Growing up as a kid in Launceston, the only food trucks in my day were Mr Whippy, the milkman and the baker. This is definitely showing my age, but it seems to me we’ve really come a full circle to where we find ourselves today with vendors on the streets ‘delivering’ food to the masses. Food trucks are now a common site on Tassie streets having grown massively in popularity over recent years. Tasmania may have been a little slow to join the food truck revolution compared to some of our mainland counterparts, but have now adopted in abundance. In Launceston you will regularly see a range of food trucks parked at St. George’s Square with a wide range of food including burgers, icecreams, turkish food & more. It’s great to see families with a picnic basket sitting on the grass and enjoying the long twilight nights that we experience in Tasmania during summer months. Expect to see Burger Junkie, Turkish Tukka, Food for Dudes, Lickalicious Icecream, Tacos de Pancho and Wunderlist on a regular basis.
In Hobart, you will also find local favourites out and about serving delicious food to the masses on Hobart streets ad at markets, festivals and sporting events. Taco taco, Big Henry’s, Flamecake, Spice on Wheels, Mr Burger, Van Demons Cafe de Wheels, The funky cactus and Chasing Crows to name but a few. On the North West Coast, keep an eye out for What the Fork, The Tasmanian Food Co, The Flying Calamari Brothers, Berry Indulgence and The Sweet Life Van.
Today we are showcasing Big Henry’s Curbside Catering. A Hobart institution, Big Henry’s can be regularly found at the Good Guys in Moonah and at events including school fairs and festivals. Big Henry’s Food Truck offers American-style tucker and is operated by Richard Parkes. They serve poutine (chips with cheese and gravy), smoked pulled pork with apple slaw with chips and Korean-fried popcorn chicken, to name but a few of their mouth watering choices. Keep an eye out for Big Henry’s, you won’t be disappointed!.