Brazil­ian trip leads to food truck idea

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS - Aaron Cor­lett

THE food truck phe­nom­e­non has rolled up to the South Perth fore­shore.

South Perth res­i­dents Mad­die Rus­sell and An­drew Moyes have brought their busi­ness The Acai Cor­ner, which sells acai bowls, drinks and treats, to the Mends Street Jetty.

The cou­ple had launched the busi­ness and run it in Mar­garet River for a year be­fore mov­ing back to the city in re­cent months.

Ms Rus­sell said the cou­ple had been ap­proved for one year af­ter a smooth process, which only took a few days.

“The City of South Perth have been the best; the process was very easy,” she said.

“We are in­ter­ested in bring­ing healthy and fresh food and we love the sense of com­mu­nity as peo­ple walk along the fore­shore.”

Af­ter work­ing high-pres­sure cor­po­rate jobs, the cou­ple booked a one-way trip to Ja­maica be­fore dis­cov­er­ing acai in Brazil.

“Peo­ple would ask how we were and we would say we were busy; since when do we use busy as an ad­jec­tive to de­scribe our feel­ings,” Ms Rus­sell said. “We were try­ing one of the bowls at a juice bar in Rio and we were feel­ing so en­er­gised.

“We had never heard of acai be­fore, so we were ask­ing what it was and where we could get it.

“That led us to meet some of the farmers in the Ama­zon and from there we knew what we wanted to do when we came back to Perth.”

Ms Rus­sell said acai was loaded with anti-ox­i­dants, d467133 which could help with colds or flu.

“We like to avoid the term su­per food and just like to say it’s good food,” she said.

The City of South Perth has ap­proved 60 food trucks in the past 12 months, usu­ally at events like Em­bargo Bar and Aus­tralia Day cel­e­bra­tions.

City of South Perth Deputy Mayor Glenn Crid­land said food trucks helped to at­tract vis­i­tors to ar­eas through­out the City.

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek

An­drew Moyes and Mad­die Rus­sell at The Acai Cor­ner.

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