Summertime is almost here, and that means the best of the food truck scene will heat up in the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region.
The scene has never been more vibrant, boasting a diverse range to satisfy all different tastes and offerings, popping up at markets, community, corporate and private events. It is so exciting to see regional businesses like these championing the best of local produce, and leading the way with sustainable packaging and practices.
Here are some of the best.
A coffee van with a feel-good vibe and a social conscience. The Social Foundry is a social enterprise empowering communities by mentoring and imparting work and life skills to young people with limited opportunities in the Macedon Ranges. 100% not for profit – what’s not to love?
Dele Foodstore & Catering
Offering full event catering, Dele does it all – from their food van too! Focusing on local and ethical produce, they delight in doing your work for you. They proudly boast that they have a package to match every event size and budget, and no matter what, their food is always on point. Find Dele at Musk Lane Wine cellar door this summer.
The Tea Caravan
All things tea dished out from the coolest 1965 Globetrotter caravan! Serving a range of hand-blended tea by The Cottage Herbalist, these guys also do pop up bars. You’ll see them all over Victoria this spring and summer.
Judder Bar Eats
The crew at Judder Bar Eats are all about the joy of food. A former chef from hatted restaurants harnesses his versatility and love of diverse food cultures with a menu adapted to every event and season, using local, fresh and sustainable produce.judderbareats.com.au
Dhaba Curry Truck
Bouncing around Central Victoria is this off-shoot of Dhaba Indian Restaurant in Kyneton, dishing out all your faves including samosas, butter chicken, korma, and chat masala fries. I’m not drooling – you’re drooling!
Trailer Made showcases an amazing variety of ingredients, locally sourced from the Daylesford area. The seasonal menus, using restaurant-standard techniques and presentation, are influenced by the owner’s travels through Europe and Asia, and a love of Middle Eastern food.
Le Péché Gourmand
If you have a sweet tooth, then look no further than Le Péché Gourmand in Creswick. Not only do they have a bricks and mortar store, but the incredible French Boulangerie patisserie also has a mobile caravan, ‘Le Petite Péché’, serving coffee and pastries.
Again, another incredible business supporting local, the bread and pastries are made on premises every day and the dynamic team use organic ingredients sourced within a one hundred mile radius when possible, such as Brooklands Free Range Farm, Salt Kitchen Charcuterie, Tuki Trout Farm, Buninyong Blueberry Farm and Southern Light Herbs.