- By gctipi
- 13 March 2016
Street food dining has really taken off on the Gold Coast, with some seriously cool food trucks popping up at local festivals and events every weekend. They are fun, easy and cater for weddings, corporate functions and special events. We love how they give your guests the freedom to eat when they want, in a casual, chilled setting.
It’s no secret that Gold Coast Tipis and the food truck experience go hand-in-hand. This relaxed style of dining is perfect for all types of events, from marquee style corporate functions, to the super popular ‘wedfest’, festival style celebration.
To help you choose your favourite food truck, here’s a list of vendors we have personally worked with and others we are happy to recommend for your next special occasion.
Inspired by the LA food truck scene, Siguenos has been popping up all over the Gold Coast for quite some time now. Specialising in tacos and fresh, tasty Mexican cuisine, this uber cool food truck has plenty of spunk to light up any event.
The Wiener Haus
Gourmet hot dogs
These are no ordinary hot dogs! The Wiener Haus specialises in gourmet hot dogs and they are something special! Combining authentic German smoked sausages with New York themed street food style toppings, these dogs are next level!
The Italian Job
This is the catering arm of the popular Kirra restaurant and lounge bar, Bread and Butter. The Italian Job will bring something extraordinary to your next wedding, event or special occasion. These woodfire specialists use only the best quality ingredients, sourced daily from local markets. If you’ve ever had a pizza from Bread and Butter, you know they’re something special! Delicious!
JR’s Smokehouse Barbecue
Hailing from America’s south-west, barbecue has been in JR’s blood since he was a child. Think ribs, grilled corn, slow-cooked beef brisket, pulled pork and chicken. JR’s Smokehouse Barbecue is the all American, authentic Texas-style BBQ experience.
The Spanish specialises in authentic paella, tapas and Pintxos. They engage Spanish chefs for their unique flavours and culture, to ensure the Latin experience is unforgettable. Their paella is cooked onsite, creating a theatrical hands-on experience with tantalising smells and flavours. Look out for this catering arm of the popular Palm Beach Latin eatery, Pablo Pablo.
Ditlef & Co
Ditlef & Co specialise in fresh, locally sourced, organic vegan street food. Fresh, tasty and full of flavour, Ditlef & Co have a healthy and inspiring menu.
Pop Taco is a traveling taqueria, inspired by the festivals of Mexico and they have been serving up authentic Mexican fare to celebrations and events in Queensland and Northern New South Wales since 2013. Pop Taco is the catering arm of their gorgeous brick and mortar grab and go cocina, Goodness Gracias, in Palm Beach.
Vira Lata is a roaming modern Brazilian/Portuguese street food kitchen on wheels, with secret family recipes, a handmade ethic and street cred to match. Vira Lata serves up a beautiful menu of fresh, wholesome handmade Brazilian/Portuguese goodness.
Chubby’s Diner is a retro food caravan, serving Chubby’s style burgers, sliders and American BBQ. Specialities include their kick-ass sliders and po-dogs.
Mobile bars and cafes:
High-tea and coffee
My Vintage Lane
Mobile caravan bar hire
This cute, traveling bar will stand out in any crowd and is sure to be the talking point for all your guests. With the service of alcohol and/or coffee, My Vintage Lane will add a unique touch to any event. From weddings and engagement parties, to corporate events, birthdays and garden parties.
Fresh juice or mobile BYO bar
Smooth Juice offers a selection of services to suit all budgets, ideas and concepts. Work with them to customise a menu with their healthy juice and smoothie recipes. They cater for all sizes of celebrations with 100% natural juices, smoothies and healthy snacks, or alternatively as a BYO bar.
Mobile BYO bar
If you’re looking for a unique addition to your next event, take a look at Austream Affairs and their 1972 Airstream. The Airstream is ideal for corporate events or as a bar for private parties, weddings and festivals, or even as a DJ booth. It is guaranteed to be a show-stopper and a talking point, whether it’s hired for business or for fun.
Mobile caravan bar hire
This husband and wife team work with a crew of bar tender professionals to bring to life a boutique pop-up bar and caravan. Offering good old-fashioned service, Gathering Events love working at weddings, corporate events and private celebrations. This mobile caravan is the ultimate life of the party and they know how to keep guests entertained.
The Curious Caravan
Pop-up cafe and bar hire
The Curious Caravan vintage caravan cafés are caffeinating across Brisbane and South-East Queensland. They serve up yummy organic fair trade coffee, luxury teas (hot or refreshingly iced), natural chai lattes and gluten-free, dairy-free treats. When hiring these gorgeous vintage caravans you also have the option of full bar service and fun lawn games. Play a spot of croquet while you sip on your almond milk latte!
Luxury of Vintage Enterprises – ‘Woody’
Mobile bar hire
‘Woody’ is a charming mobile bar from Luxury of Vintage Enterprises, and the first of its kind in Australia. With a touch of retro class, a fully-licensed barman will serve your alcohol from the stunning 1960’s style, wood-grain, pop-up bar. Festoon lighting above the bar creates a great atmosphere and the smartly dressed bar staff provide exceptional service from Woody throughout every event.
Olive & Co
Mobile bar and cafe
Olive is a travelling vintage cafe and bar who loves adventure. She is a brand new 1950’s inspired bond wood, hand-built caravan. She is available for engagements, weddings, birthdays, product promotions, corporate gigs, garden parties and celebrations of any sort. Olive would love to join in your next event and make it different from the usual.