Where to find your mobile meal
Straddling the divide between Northcote and Thornbury, Welcome To Thornbury is Melbourne's first permanent bar and food truck park. Our tip: bring at least six mates, order something from each food truck (there’s a huge number on rotation) and try a bit of everything. The indoor space houses multiple bars and a beer hall, while the outdoor space hosts park-style seating and plenty of foliage.
You can't really go wrong with Preston's Food Truck Park. Head down High Street on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday and you'll find an ever-rotating selection of food trucks (including the magnificent Cheese and Bread) as well as craft beer, cider, and wine from the bar. On warm days, the AstroTurf outdoor area is heaven – otherwise, an indoor warehouse space awaits.
Southsiders after a spot to eat and do your weekly shop in one go should mark the calendar for the Hank Marvin markets at Alma Park East. Open every Saturday from 9am-3pm, Hank Marvin brings some of the biggest names in mobile nibbles to the park, as well as market stalls selling fresh produce.
The Yarraville Gardens is the perfect spot for a picnic, with barbeques and tables surrounded by trees. The gardens host the Yarraville Farmers Market on the fourth Saturday of each month. You're also likely to find food trucks hanging around during the week. Check the park's Facebook page to see what trucks are rolling in.
If you need a quick meal on the go in the city, there's always at least one food truck parked next to Federation Square's information centre. Plonk down on the Fed Square steps and grab a meal on wheels.
Thanks to Cremorne Food Trucks, local office workers and residents can expect two food trucks to roll up to Cubitt Street every weekday in time for lunch time. See who they've got coming this week on their Facebook page.
Opened in late 2017 along Mount Alexander Road in Ascot Vale, the Ascot Lot runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, serving snacks from some of Melbourne’s coolest food trucks.The space has been transformed from a vacant car lot into a cheery pastel-painted space, with picnic tables, timber stools, fake grass and brick booths perfect for balmy afternoon hangouts. Inside their high-ceiling indoor bar, there’s video projections on the walls and $10 Espresso Martinis on tap at the bar. Plus, the entire venue is pooch-friendly, so feel free to bring your four-legged friend along too.