Food truck festival brings suburbs together
By Kathryn Lewis
Melbourne’s biggest ever food truck festival is coming to Birrarung Marr from May 2-6, with vendors from across the city all in one convenient location.
Food Truck Park directors Frank Rusitovski and Dean Trpeski hope the festival will become a part of Melbourne’s major event calendar.
“Over the last four years, having created some of Melbourne’s biggest food events, our team is looking to make this one the biggest yet,” Mr Rusitovski said.
The festival will be divided up into four sections – north, south, east and west with vendors from each of Melbourne’s most popular suburbs.
For those with a sweet tooth, an entire district titled Sweet Lane will be dedicated solely to desserts.
The festival will host more than 40 food trucks with beverages and cuisine from all over the world, with anything from tacos to vegan options.
Acting Lord Mayor Arron Wood said the City of Melbourne supported the event as it cemented Melbourne’s standing as the culinary capital of Australia.
“Our city has embraced the food truck phenomenon with open arms and I’m sure the Food Truck Festival will attract crowds of salivating diners to Birrarung Marr this May,” he said.
The festival runs from 5pm on Wednesday and Thursday and from 11am on the weekend.