Many of the best eateries in town started life as a food truck, and we’ve got to say they’re often one of the best parts of any weekend market, music festival or cultural event. Here, we’ve collated some of the best food trucks in town to keep an eye on, from ramen to dumplings, ice cream to gluten-free fare.
Vege Bang Bang
An Auckland-based vegan food truck, Vege Bang Bang proves plant-based fare can be anything but boring.
Real fruit ice cream is the essence of summer, and Cinta Caravan’s are some of the best. Choose from a vanilla, yoghurt or vegan coconut base, and add various berries, mango and banana.
Popping up all over Auckland, chef Taku Hida brings his premium quality Tokyo Street Ramen to the people, and it never disappoints.
Can’t eat gluten? No problem, when it comes to Noodlechick, Auckland’s first Coeliac Dining Out Programme-certified food truck. Offering gluten-free, plant powered bites, Noodlechick can be found serving up an Asian-fusion menu of handmade, coeliac-friendly noodles and dumplings.
Grown up Donuts
With permanent digs in Henderson and Wairau Valley, these indulgent donuts also appear regularly at markets around Auckland. You’re going to want to follow their social media to find out where, as these are unmissable.
Serving artisan Turkish flatbread (pide) from scratch, make sure to catch the goods from this “mobile wood-fired concept” next time it pops up at a market.
Akemi Obata is a gyoza aficionado, having grown up eating her grandmother’s handmade dumplings in Japan. We recommend seeking out Akemi’s Gyoza every Sunday at Clevedon Farmers Market.
Che Lucio BBQ
For Argentinian BBQ that can come to you, look no further than Che Lucio. Catering all manner of events, this truck is ideal for lovers of expertly cooked meat.
The Rolling Pin
Specialising in scrumptious handmade dumplings, whenever we see this food truck at an event, we can’t resist.