Eat & Drink

Get a tasty feed at these food trucks across the city

Over the last decade, gourmet food trucks have become a staple on our dining scene. The trend hasn’t missed Newcastle, with plenty of food trucks popping up around the city, and some even finding more permanent homes.

Craving a quick, comforting meal? We’ve rounded up Newcastle and Lake Macquarie’s food trucks, with options right across the city.

Bootleg Bakery

Bootleg Bakery might be one of Newcastle’s most in-demand food spots. Tucked into suburban Merewether, this bakery on wheels is only open on Friday and Saturday mornings – make sure you get there early before its pastries sell out!
Where: 10 James St, Merewether

Desi Streets

This food truck specialising in Indian street food can be found all over Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, serving up dishes like pani puri, pav bhaji, and paneer chilli. Make sure to keep an eye on the Desi Streets Instagram page to keep up with the truck’s location.
Where: Various locations

Dirty Bird Bero

For a quality take on fried chicken, make your way to Dirty Bird Bero. While the team operates a permanent cafe in Beresfield, the food truck can be found all over the city, most recently popping up at Method Brewing in Islington.
Where: Various locations

Dosa vs Idly

Dosa vs Idly is all about South Indian street food, dishing up specialities like dosa, onion pakodas, and chicken biryani. It’s a great spot to enjoy dishes you wouldn’t usually find at an Indian restaurant.
Where: 74 Maitland Rd, Islington

Kumache Kitchen

Kumache Kitchen may now have its own shipping container location at University of Newcastle’s Callaghan campus, but the food truck lives on at the Newcastle City Farmers Market each Sunday. Expect South American favourites like arepas, empanadas, and burritos.
Where: Drama Lawn, Callaghan Campus, University of Newcastle | Newcastle City Farmers Market

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You’ll find Jjindakk all over Newcastle and the Hunter, bringing happiness to locals in the form of Korean fried chicken. It’s become a much-loved foodie hotspot over the last year, so much so that chef Insung Park is making the leap to open a Jjindakk restaurant – keep an eye out for more information on this joint coming this October!
Where: Various locations

La Chosita

La Chosita offering is unique in Newcastle – Peruvian street food. The menu is always changing up, but you can always expect fresh, authentic Peruvian food, with a side of Spanish lessons.
Where: 78 Maitland Rd, Islington

Perry the Feeder

Head to Perry the Feeder for some of Newcastle’s best toasties. Calling Muster Point home, this food truck is dedicated to the humble toastie, with flavours like Bacon and Egg and Sloppy Joe Meatballs making an appearance.
Where: 53 Maitland Rd, Mayfield East

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Smokin Hot ‘n Saucy Barbecue

For mouth-watering Texas-style BBQ, Smokin Hot ‘n Saucy is Newcastle’s go-to. Expect brisket burgers, meat platters, onion rings, and more at this Islington-based institution. Check Smokin Hot ‘n Saucy Barbecue’s socials to keep up with its pop-up events.
Where: 116 Maitland Rd, Islington

The Cob Shop

The cob loaf has had a massive revival in recent years, making appearances at parties across the country. The Cob Shop is dedicated entirely to cob, and has four flavours to choose from, including butter chicken and carbonara – no more waiting until the next party to enjoy a cob!
Where: The Corner, Charlestown Square, 30 Pearson St, Charlestown

Looking for caffeine? Check out our guide to Newcastle’s coffee vans.

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