Your guide to Adelaide food trucks

By Prerna Ashok

You’re on Facebook during lunch and suddenly, out of nowhere, a food truck announces that it has parked around the corner from you and is sizzling up the grill. You jump out of you chair, grab your coat and wallet and rush out the door with only one thought in your mind: ‘Must get limited edition <insert delicious food item here>’. Most of us have been there and done that—here’s your guide to some of the Adelaide food trucks creating massive queues and encouraging us to picnic in the parklands.

Sneaky Pickle

For classic Southern flavours such as pulled pork, smoked turkey, Reubens and, of course, gherkins and ‘slaw.

RAW Thirst

Wash down your picnic with a RAW Thirst juice blend. They have a cure for every ailment and taste delicious.

Mama Chau

For something different try a KFC (Korean Fried Chicken) Bao and lotus root chips— this Asian twist on tacos will leave you hungry for more.

Burger Theory

The Godfather of the Adelaide food trucks with the best burgers on wheels. The boys now have permanent premises on Union Street off Rundle Street with more choices and a retro themed diner.


The ChurrOz van serves wonderfully crispy doughnuts fresh to order with your choice of topping—chocolate, caramel, or simply dusted with cinnamon sugar.

La Cantina Co.

Delicious Mexican tacos and burritos to be found here.

Veggie Velo

Forget the bland salads and grains that is traditional hippy food because these burgers and sauces are packed with flavour and healthy goodies.

Chimichurri Grill

More Latin American flavours with added spice; the South American chorizo is a beautiful blend of spices that dance on the tongue, with fresh salad and a secret sauce bringing it all home.


For traditional wieners and hot dogs WienerBago have the best of the best Hahndorf gourmet sausages, including Kranskies, sauerkraut, and condiments.

La Chiva

Unique Latin American street food and quality ingredients that pack a punch. What more could you want?

Archie the Pastizzi Bus

In Malta, pastizzi are the food of the street—a hot flaky pastry with sweet or savoury fillings. Archie’s pastizzi range from traditional to experimental and include savoury and sweet options.

The Satay Hut

Asian street food lovers rejoice! The Satay Hut rule the Asian street food and Oz Asian fusion scene with giant dim sims, spring rolls, wraps, and of course, satay.

Phat Buddha Rolls

The Phat Buddha Rolls truck offers an explosion of Cambodian flavours with top notes of lemongrass, herbs and spices. Fresh salad and soft buns nestle the filling and soak up the fusion of flavours.


Meatballs with a difference; choose from Hungarian or Italian style meatballs, or vegeballs nestled in a cob bun.


Other foodie finds:

Adelaide Central Market – an institution and ubiquitous part of the local food and culture scene.

Tasting Australia, McLaren Vale Sea and Vines festival, Adelaide Food and Wine Festival, Unley Gourmet Gala, the Market on Holland Street and other culinary exhibitions.

Fork on the Road – a gathering of all the local food trucks.

Rundle Street, Waymouth Street, Flinders Street, Gouger Street, Hutt Street, O’Connell Street, Melbourne Street, The Parade, King William Road – the major dining precincts in and around Adelaide.

Boutique wineries – the Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale are a haven for wine buffs and many wineries have weekend events with live bands, food and wine pairings, and activities celebrating local talent.