Food Trucks: A Moveable Feast

Last night saw eight food trucks converge at Sydney’s Town Hall for an epic Moveable Feast. The event turned parts of George Street between Park and Bathurst Streets into a pedestrian zone with funky tunes filling the night air and an outdoor movie screening at one end.

Eat Art Truck, Cantina Mobil, Al Carbon, Agapé Organic, The Veggie Patch, Let’s Do Yum Cha, Urban Pasta and Tsuru – each food truck offered many temptations to hungry Sydney-siders. Marking the finale of Art and About festival and in collaboration with Crave Sydney, the event was great in concept but somehow lacked in execution.

In short, the moveable feast barely moved.

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The area chosen for the event was far too small for the massive crowd that spilled onto the street with barely any room to move. Attempting to do a lap around the trucks to check the offerings was a futile exercise and not one for the claustrophobic. There was confusion as to which queue belonged to which truck, where one line started and another ended.

Joining the end of the zigzagging queue for Cantina Mobil, half an hour had passed and only four steps forward were made. Food, admittedly, was very slow to be served all round unless you were at the Gelato Cart. The mission was duly abandoned in favour of finding other eateries nearby, which must have benefited from extra business on the night.

A Moveable Feast could have been an exciting open air night event, inching Sydney’s CBD nightlife closer to that of parts of Europe. Assemble the food trucks, build it and they will come. But they came in droves, waited, and some left hungry and frustrated.

A Moveable Feast was held on Saturday 20 October 2012 from 7.30pm to midnight.

Photography © by Kevin Burke for Gourmantic – Copyright: All rights reserved.

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the founder and editor of Gourmantic. An avid scribe, she has taken pen to paper since the age of five. Her repertoire includes long works of fiction, short stories and travelogues. She is a winner of the GT travel writing competition, has judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and several cocktail competitions. She is also named in the Australian Bartender Most Influential List.

4 Comments:

  1. We wasted a lot of time in a queue then gave up! Went to Chinatown instead. I’ll check out the food trucks another time. That was way too hard.

    Great photos!

  2. We waited in line from 7.25pm at El Carbon & finally got served at 8.30pm. To be honest the food wasn’t worth the wait. The meat in the taco’s was over cooked. We then waited 40min in line at the Pasta Truck & once the lady had taken my money she told me it was a 45min wait for the food! Eat Art Truck seemed to be the only truck that things under control. Their food is worth the wait!

    • Eat Art Tuck is the only one we’ve tried on several occasions in the past, and I concur their food is delicious! You must have had a lot of patience waiting 85 min for pasta! I hope it was worth it in the end :)

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