The city’s best food trucks
Here are five of Auckland’s best food trucks.
Life in Auckland can get a bit hectic at times. Mad March is no exception. Fear not, Auckland is home to some of the greatest food truck fare on offer.
Is there anything that isn’t better with cheese? Melt thinks so and uses a raclette grill to melt cheese until it’s hot and creamy, then pours it over, and into, everything from wedges to pasta. Their bestselling dish is a cheese steak made with onions, smoked manuka cheddar cheese and gravy.
The Lucky Taco
Tacos are a tried and true staple of street food and those served by Lucky Taco won them the inaugural outstanding street food award last year. You should probably give the Lucky Lengua (beef tongue) a try. The dish has to be boiled and braised in herbs and spices for five hours, wrapped overnight, cut into match-sticks, and mixed with a spicy marinade before being browned and flash-fried on a hot plate.
Double Dutch Fries
For Timothy van der Werff fries are the main course. His trademark dish is Patat Oorlog, hand-cut fries topped with mayonnaise, satay sauce and finely chopped onions.
Hungarian Fried Bread
La´ngos are a popular deep-fried flatbread from Hungary that can be covered in pretty much anything. Back home in Hungary Monika eats La´ngos with cream cheese and garlic, garlic, and more garlic. In New Zealand her stall is known for being equally generous with a wider variety of toppings.
The White Lady
Their truck has been parked on Commerce and Fort for as long as we can remember and the burgers and toasties are well worth the hike and have been since 1948.