A perfect weekend outing for me involves some interesting food options, lazing around in sunny weather with some mates, listening to music and drinking some high quality beer. Recently I wandered down to the Adelaide Show grounds in Wayville to see what ‘The Food Truck Movement’ was all about and it definitely ticked all the boxes.
Run by the owners of ‘Squid Inc’ and ‘Gourmet Grillerz’ food trucks, The Food Truck Movement is a one stop shop for a good time. Turn off either Greenhill Road or Goodwood Road onto Rose Terrace, walk through the car park and into Goyder Plaza to find at least six food trucks of differing cuisines.
The vibe varies between chilled and laid back, rocking party vibes or a rave like dance party depending on the time of day and what local artist is occupying the stage area. There is plenty of seating areas available in either the sun or under a giant shade cover. Made from reclaimed wooden pallets, the tables and chairs adds to the natural feel of the area.
The Food Truck Movement is a permanent fixture in the outskirts of the CBD, opening on Friday through to Sunday. Have Friday knock off drinks from 4pm till late or make a day of it on Saturday or Sunday from 11am till late.
There is a strong focus on introducing local food trucks, hiring local musical artists and pouring local booze. South Australian wines, ciders and craft beer feature in the fridges and pour across an independently owned eight tap system. The taps change regularly, based on the drinker’s mood and of course the weather. Breweries such as Big Shed, Pirate Life, Swell, Mismatch, Prancing Pony and Coopers feature on the taps, and in bottle form behind the doors.
The Food Truck Movement’s doors are open and waiting for you to join them for a little groove, a small bite to eat and a day in the sun drinking the best SA has to offer.