Brisbane’s best gourmet food trucks

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Forget mood lighting and white tablecloths, Brisbane’s gourmet food truck trend is hands on, messy and mobile.

Food trucks, otherwise known as roaming carriages of joy, are popping up all over town, peddling fast, fresh, gourmet fare that’s easy on the hip pocket. Duck down the road, snag a spot on the grass and tuck in. Here’s our pick of the best meals on wheels:

The Bun Mobile

Brisbane’s first gourmet food truck to rock the suburbs, The Bun Mobile serves up seriously good, pillowy soft Asian style buns stuffed with fresh, innovative fillings – think Thai-style slow-cooked duck, kaffir lime infused coconut cream and lychees topped with crunchy lettuce and herbs. In addition to their ever-changing special, this wandering wonder doles out three classic combos: twice-cooked pork with hoisin, slow-cooked wagyu with shitake and teriyaki chicken with mayo. Don’t pass up an opportunity to see these guys. Seriously.

Where to catch them:

The Bun Mobile is so well loved they now have TWO vans circuiting the city. It’s a big long list of locations so you’d better like them on Facebook – check out the daily special while you’re there.

Oi! Taco

Decked out in painted palms, lapping seas and the setting sun, this excelente food truck pumps out fresh, tasty Mexican food with a conscience. Think slow-cooked organic pork carnitas, free-range Yucatan chicken and specialty beans, all smothered in salsa and wrapped in your choice of freshly-made corn tortilla or grilled quesadilla style. Brownie points for the zesty guac and fiery range of jalapeno sauces – use with care should you want to live to tell the tale.

Where to catch them

Oi! Taco makes regular appearances around Eagle Farm, Stafford, Sandgate and Teneriffe to name a few. Duck on over to their Facebook page for upcoming locations.

Puerto Taco

Returning to the streets after appearing on Restaurant Revolution, these guys get the tick for their fast, fresh Mexican fare that’s as good to look at as it is to eat. Stuffed with crisp and colourful veggies, beefed up with crunchy deef fried fish, pulled pork, taqueria beef or Yucatan chicken and finished of with homemade salsas and sauces, Puerto’s tacos will have you hooked.

Where to catch them

Check their Facebook page for updates.

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King of the Wings

This fiery orange van has been spreading the chicken wing love all over town. From sweet and sticky, to blisteringly hot and extra crispy, fingers will be licked in the consumption of these wings. Our pick? The ‘Bee Sting’ marinated in syrupy honey, sesame seeds and a generous pinch of chilli. Best enjoyed with firm friends – chicken will fly.

Where to catch them

King of the Wings does a regular stint at Green Beacon Brewing Co. most Thursdays, as well as regular trips to Slacks Creek, Bald Hills and Clayfield. Check out their Facebook page for today’s location.

That BBQ Joint

Wings dunked in blue cheese sauce, pulled pork rolls overflowing with slaw, this is street food at its unpretentiously messy best. No cutlery here, just plonk yourself down on a nearby bench and tuck into a serve of their signature slow smoked USA BBQ pork ribs, smothered in That BBQ Joint house-made BBQ sauce. If your face isn’t covered in sauce by the end, you’re doing it wrong.

Where to catch them

You’ll find these smokey folk at the Milton, Chandler and Hawthorne markets as well as Eagle Farm – best check them out on Facebook to see when they’re next near you.

Juan More Taco

After months of restorations, what was once a crumbling old donut van has been reborn in the form of a piping hot Mexican fiesta on wheels. With a sassy senorita on the side and fresh and seasonal ingredients within, expect simple, bona fide Mexican packed with flavour and served with a cheeky smile. Alongside some punchy meat tacos (hello slow-cooked crispy pork!), Juan More Taco also cooks up the best veggie taco I’ve ever tasted – sautéed zucchini and capsicum topped with fresh salsa, cheese and spicy pepitas (!!!).

Where to catch them

Juan More Taco have taken the party to Fortitude Valley, Archerfield and Coorparoo to name a few. Head on over to their Facebook page for today’s location – keep your maracas crossed!

Need more food trucks to hunt down? Check out Brisbane’s best food trucks: Round #2 and Brisbane’s newest food trucks!

Words by Sam Geldard