The Food Truck Movement

If you like good food, good drinks, in a relaxed and chilled outdoor venue that caters well for children, including DJ’s and live music – then you need look no further than the Food Truck Movement.

Based at the iconic Wayville Showgrounds in the beautiful Goyder Pavilion, the Food Truck Movement (FTM) provides another chapter to South Australia’s love affair with food trucks.

Amazing Paella!
Amazing Paella!

FTM gives diners a chance to select from an ever-changing line-up of SA’s favourite food vans, and some exciting newcomers, in this close CBD location. While other events, such as Fork in the Road are occasional, this is on every weekend – and with free entry as an added sweetener.

Should you desire you can also enjoy a bevvy or two from some of our top local wine, beer, cider, spirit and coffee makers while listening to either DJ’s spinning some tunes, or a changing line-up of local SA artists performing on the FTM stage.

Samosa and bhaji from Beyond India
Samosa and bhaji from Beyond India

We were invited along to enjoy the launch weekend event, so the food and drinks were provided free of charge. But make no mistake, this was outstanding fun and the glowing endorsement had nothing at all to do with the lack of expense!

The pictures will really tell you all you need to know. There was delicious food aplenty to choose from, and it would make the final selection of what to get very difficult indeed! This is a great dilemma to have of course – definitely a first world problem.

grounds_1On the day we got to sample some of the wares from Beyond India who need no introduction; Squid Inc and their assortment of seafood; some delicious Spanish fare (oh my that Paella..) from Taste of Spain; sliders and ‘dogs on offer at Gourmet Grillerz; The Pasta Guy had some Italian delicousness; and then you have the Waffle Stix van. Waffles. On a stick. With Nutella, white chocolate, sprinkles and other choices to have on there. This is epic.

I wont go through a blow by blow of the food, as I said the photo’s largely speak for themselves. However, suffice to say all was more than satisfactory with what we had. Happy, full belly’s were the order of the afternoon.

squid_ink_2These specific vendors are not guaranteed to be there next time of course, but this is part of the beauty of the FTM. The music will also vary – but if you see The Incredibles on the line-up, then do yourself a favour as they were very aptly named. Great performers, great fun and hugely entertaining. But I digress…..

The bottom line is this – with good weather (finally) around now, this is an excellent alternative venue to enjoy some quality weekend time. Open Friday nights from 5pm, Saturday and Sunday from 12pm until late, this is somewhere to enjoy the spring and summer days. We will be back for sure – and I strongly recommend you check it out if you haven’t done so already.

Check out more information on their website or Facebook page. You can also see what they are up to on Instagram.

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