Posted on 01 June, 2020 in Hospitality, Catering

Food Trucks Galore: The Pop Up Scene Is Exploding in Darwin

Food Trucks Galore: The Pop Up Scene Is Exploding in Darwin

"Pop-Ups," or food trucks, are a growing trend in the Darwin Shore area. This dry season is the perfect time to taste the wide variety of food available on the Darwin Coast. There are almost as many reasons to try eating a meal from a pop-up as there are pop-ups themselves.

You can find a great deal of variety, making it an adventure to try something new every night. Meal options are more convenient and cost-effective than traditional, sit-down restaurants, making stepping into the pop-up way of life incredibly easy. Why should you venture far from your spot on the shore, when you can grab a quick bite not far from the sand and surf? 

Must-Try Food Trucks on the Darwin Shore

You might be wondering where to begin when ordering from a food truck for the first time. Here is a list of some of the most popular food trucks to help you decide where to grab dinner tonight:

  • Needle in a Haystack Street Bistro: This culinary delight brings sophistication to the beach with their bistro style offerings. They include a delicious beef brisket, as well as zucchini and lemon myrtle fritters. They limit the number of offerings on their menu so they can focus on the quality of the food they serve their customers. Think of the refined flavours you would find in a bistro in a more relaxed setting. 
  • Damascus Kitchen: This is perhaps one of the most highly reviewed pop-ups on the Darwin shore. This food truck is known for their impeccable Syrian cuisine, including various lentil and rice pilaf dishes and braised meat kabobs. They are also known for cooking other traditional types of Mediterranean food. The vibrant flavours they use are a tasty complement to a day in Darwin. 
  • Noi's Pad Thai: Looking for some delicious Asian flavours to spice up your trip to Darwin? Noi's Pad Thai is a tasty way to dine during your stay at the coast. This pop-up is one of the most popular Asian food trucks in Darwin. It can usually be found anywhere there is a party or other event. You will certainly want to try the classic Thai dish, Pad Thai, the way it is made at Noi's. 
  • Salty Plum Cafe: If it's a delicious breakfast you're searching for, this little pop up might just have what you need. Salty Plum Cafe is known for its rich coffee and spiced chai tea lattes. They also have a rotating menu of breads and pastries, which changes based on holidays. This food truck chooses to set up camp in places that offer relaxing views and plenty of shade to create a pleasant atmosphere for its guests. 
  • Yummy Yianni's: This food truck arguably has the best Greek food in Darwin, according to its reviewers. Gyros, kabobs, and Greek coastal dishes are served here in heaping portions. The relaxed setting is perfect for a casual lunch or dinner near your spot on the beach.
  • Jay's Coffee: When you'd like to fuel your morning jog with some coffee, this is a great place to stop. This pop-up offers expertly roasted coffee and pastries. The mobile coffee shop also offers seating for its customers. 
  • Jetty and the Fish: What food could be more suitable for a day on the Darwin shore than seafood? This coastal classic offers fish and chips, as well as other delicious food with a casual coastal flavour. This food truck takes the flavours in its food seriously with its five-star rating on social media. 

These pop-ups may offer completely different types of cuisine, but they all strive to keep their food fresh and flavourful for their customers. Pop-ups that run smoothly always have great refrigeration and kitchen tools to ensure they leave their customers with a satisfying experience, as well as a passion for sharing amazing eats. The next time you visit the Darwin area, be sure to look for these food trucks by the shore. 

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Posted on 01 June 2020

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