We put Hobart’s food vans to the taste test
Hobart’s food van scene has really taken off in recent years. Here’s our pick of five of the most popular.
If there’s one thing you need after a scenic trip to Mt Wellington, it’s a decent cup of coffee. Whether it’s to thaw out your frozen bones or unwind after a hard hike, Bentwood can provide the goods. The van operates at the Springs from Wednesday to Sunday, while it can also be found serving espresso martinis at the Hobart Twilight Market.
One of Hobart’s most popular food vans, Taco Taco has been pumping out Mexican delights since 2013. Since then, it has built a second truck for catering events such as weddings and other celebrations, and fed the masses at numerous street locations and large festivals with the original. Taco Taco can be found all over Hobart, visit tacotacotas.com.au for more information.
The Funky Cactus
An American-Mexican style food truck, The Funky Cactus specialises in fun, creative, and different food. Operating for the past three years, it has built a reputation for quality food, with the Philly cheese steaks, burritos, and range of loaded cheese fries particular hits with customers. The Funky Cactus can be found most commonly in Bathurst St in Hobart and in Main Road, Moonah.
The Ember Box
The Ember Box is a pizza van specialising in handcrafted wood-fired pizzas. It started in April this year after being transported from the Netherlands, where it had operated since 2014, and the pizzas have been very well received by the local community. The Ember Box can regularly be found in Evans St, Hobart, and also provides private catering in and around the city.