Food Truck Food Court Review – Melbourne Good Food Month

During Melbourne’s Good Food Month they had some really interesting events such as Pop Up Parties, Taste of Melbourne Festival, Shoot the Chef and Food Truck Food Courts.  I had the opportunity to take advantage of some of these events, one being the Food Trucks.  Each week during the festival the organizing committee would announce where the Food Trucks were located and they would have different vendors every time.

The night we went there was some Mexican, a noodle truck and my personal pick – an American style BBQ truck, I obviously chose the Smokin’ Barry’s BBQ.  They had brisket, pulled pork, slaw, chips and unfortunately they had run out of ribs.  I ordered the combo basket with an assortment of the lot, sat outside in the Belgium Beer Garden and enjoyed.

The food was smoky, saucy and incredibly tender.  The slaw and chips beautifully accompanied the meat in a medley of deliciousness.  I was satisfied with our choice to attend and I’m always eager to eat slow cooked BBQ.  I’ll definitely be attending again next year.

Food trucks can really push out some awesome food without the costs or challenges that a regular kitchen has to deal with.  It really is a shame that more Western Cities do not embrace the idea of eating on the streets.  Throughout Asia and much of the Eastern world the best food is found on the street, but for some reason the West are too concerned about rules and regulations to let this fine way of dining develop.  Hopefully change is coming, but for some reason I can’t see it happening anytime soon.




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3 Comments on “Food Truck Food Court Review – Melbourne Good Food Month

  1. That brisket looks incredible!! Yum, I am a huge fan of any kind of smoky, slow-cooked meat. Food trucks are becoming more and more popular over here in WA too. I’m a huge fan of handheld food so it suits me 🙂 Hope that you and your family have a fantastic start to the new year!

    • It was really great. BBQ style cooking is becoming more popular in Melbourne, so that’s a good thing, but we still lack street food culture.

      Have a good new year.

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