Aucklanders who know the virtue of weekend brunch in all its beloved forms might be no stranger to Famous Eddy. But we’ve done some digging for those yet to discover the joys of this under-the-radar food truck. Capturing the attention of foodies across the city, Famous Eddy’s indulgent, on-the-go brunch options are a welcome sight. And having seen them littered across our feeds on Saturday and Sunday mornings, we simply had to know more.
Famous Eddy was the nickname given to Eddy Janchinorat by his former boss at Rude Boy Deli and Winona Forever. The talented chef is no stranger to brunch fare, having led the kitchens at Just Like Martha before purchasing a food truck and setting up his own weekend shop in a garage just off Dominion Road.
Here, alongside Jenny Siangphloen (a food science student), he marries his two food loves. Menu items like the pork belly sandwich (the perfect combination of double-smoked, thick-cut pork belly teriyaki, a sunny side up egg, paired with Japanese slaw and Big Mac sauce, served on a grilled brioche) and the croffle fried chicken benedict (white balsamic hollandaise and cajun spiced buttermilk fried chicken served on a waffle-croissant hybrid with red wine pickled onion) are evidence alone of his culinary creativity — and it is one that crowds can’t get enough of.
Given the indulgent nature of Famous Eddy’s fare, we’re almost grateful that it is only open on Saturdays and Sundays (saving our waistbands somewhat). The food truck concept makes it perfect for a brunch to grab and go, but there are tables should you choose to grab a coffee and stay a while longer. With rumours from Janchinorat himself of an expansion into a nighttime offering on the horizon, this is a spot we’re grateful we’ve discovered before it completely takes flight.
Saturday — Sunday, 8am until 5pm.
660 Dominion Road,
Mount Eden, Auckland