The Food Truck Movement

The Food Truck Movement is back again for the spring and summer months with free entry and fun for the whole family.

Adelaide Food Central was luckily enough to have attended The Food Truck Movement’s grand opening on the weekend and sample a large range of foods from six different food trucks.

With the perfect location, situated in the Adelaide Showgrounds, just outside the Goyder Pavilion, the relaxed environment is perfect for a catch up with friends or a hang out after a long day’s work.

An Adelaide cover band, The Incredibles, played live on the opening day, entertaining the crowds and encouraging them to sing along. The space is open to the warmer weather and offers plenty of seating areas both in the sun and under shade, to suit everyone’s needs.

The Food Truck Movement offered up plenty of food options to choose from, from the large range of food trucks available.

We had the pleasure of being able to taste many flavours from each food truck, tasting foods from different cultures and varieties, such as juicy Angus Beef and Pulled Pork Sliders from Gourmet Grillerz, Puttanesca, Carbonara or Bolognese dishes from the Pasta Guy or Salt and Pepper Squid and Calamari from Squid Ink.

My three favourite dishes of the day were from Taste of Spain, Beyond India and Waffle Stix’s food vans.

The Chicken and Chorizo Paella from Taste of Spain’s Paella Bar, was my top dish of the day and also seemed to be the crowd favourite.

The special mix of spices, garlic, tomatoes, stock, peas, rice, chicken and chorizo was the perfect combination of flavours. Those who dislike spicy food could still enjoy this dish, as the spices weren’t too overpowering but still strong enough to give a powerful flavour.

I would have been happy eating this dish all day, however I was keen to try what other trucks had to offer.

Beyond India’s Varanasi Samosas and Mixed Vegetable Pakoras were next on my list of favourites for the day.

The Samosas were triangular pastries filled with spiced potato, peas and cashew nuts. The Pakoras were fried seasonal vegetables, coated in chickpea flour. Both of these were reasonably spicy but were accompanied by a Cucumber Raita and chutney sauce to cool the palate. They were full of strong flavours and were great to snack on, or for starters.

Desserts are always a favourite of mine and the waffle sticks from the Waffle Stix truck were no exception.

The waffles on a stick came in three different flavours; maple syrup and icing sugar, Nutella and Sprinkles, and my favourite Nutella and White Chocolate. These could all have additional snacks added on as toppings such as Malteasers, M&M’s, marshmallows, gummy bears etc. The sweet waffles were a great way to end my meal and are also the perfect sweet for kids.

Each food truck offered a larger range of dishes on top of these selections we tasted, so there is definitely something on each menu guaranteed to satisfy every customer.

The family friendly event is on every Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday. So why not attend The Food Truck Movement with family and friends this weekend? I am sure I will definitely be going again.

Words by Cyndal King

WHERE: Adelaide Showgrounds, Goyder Pavilion, Goodwood Rd, Wayville

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