Food Truck Fridays, Peninsula Tavern, 223 Railway Parade, Maylands WA 6051, Phone 9271 1147.
Food for Thought … A new Market on the block is Food Truck Fridays. Courtesy of the Peninsula Tavern in Maylands. Open from 5.00pm til 9.00pm on Fridays every week of their first season.
This market is unusual, a little out of the ordinary because of the Tavern. Speaking with the owner of the Tavern he explained that they don’t have a kitchen so the option of Food Trucks seemed obvious to him. He decided to keep it simple and just have 6 trucks to start with to see how it would go.
The patio area of the Tavern was set up with seating for diners buying food from the Trucks. So, that means visitors could eat from the Trucks and buy a drink from the Bar. Voila, an alcohol friendly suburban Food Market. Due to alcohol restrictions, the drinks must be consumed in the patio area and not walking around the Food Trucks. I’d suggest this is a win win situation for vendors, visitors and the Tavern.
We went early, trying to avoid crowds and queuing. There were quite a few people already there. And, most of the Trucks were ready to serve dinner. We were happy with the line up.
Food Truck Fridays – The Food Trucks
The Wooden Box, cute van with faux wooden box wrap. They were selling an eclectic range of food from tacos to tapas to desserts.
Soul Cocina Cantina, a sophisticated Commercial Kitchen producing Latin American Soul Food. A fairly new kid on the block.
The Moroccan Food Truck, large van with a good kitchen. Producing quality Moroccan food with a Street Food Twist. Think Kebabs and Burgers.
The Good The Bad The Hungry. Offering a Burger and a Curry Meal. Keeping their menu simple yet catering to both Street Food and traditional tastes.
Spicy Bites. Had Pakora Nibbles for $5.00 a plate. Yummy vegetarian dish with both raita and tamarind dipping sauces. The also offered curries served with rice.
And, lastly, Spuds Plus. Offering stuffed potatoes with various toppings. This Food Van had the most enormous truck to pull it around. And, the generator was nearly as big as the Van itself. Huge.
By the time we were leaving the DJ was in full swing. Playing old hits and one hit wonders. From the smiles it appeared the music was appealing to the crowd. The Bar was doing a roaring trade.
Food Truck Fridays – The Food
We ate from three of the trucks. We had a plate of Pakoras. Some Bean Nachos. And, a Bean Tortilla with guacamole, sour cream and cheese. The food was all delicious. We wanted to try everything but sadly that wasn’t to be.
And, the crowds had arrived, the place had filled up quietly around us. Lots of people still arriving, pushing prams or just walking in. Lots of food being purchased. I would suggest it was a bit of a success.