Grub Food Van

Finding out where Melbourne’s food trucks are has got a lot easier thanks to the new Where the Truck At website.  Instead of checking individual truck’s Facebook pages and twitter feeds you can find them all on one website.  Genius.
The shiny silver Grub Food van
Even more brilliant though is the Grub Food Van as the vintage Airstream van is permanently parked in Moor street Fitzroy, meaning there’s no need to check a website at all to get your food truck fix. I went there for breakfast last weekend with Joyce from Mel: Hot or Not.  
Crusty baguette filled with egg and ham
It’s a fun place to eat with tables under umbrellas outside the truck and a large covered area out the back where the owners are growing tomatoes, herbs and peppers.  It feels a bit like eating in your own greenhouse.  
Food is served out of a vintage Airstream van
Given the limited kitchen space available the menu is pretty limited.  One of the few hot meals on offer was a crusty baguette filled with mashed warm egg and shaved ham ($10).  It was satisfying enough but fairly basic fodder.  
Rillette
The rillette ($10) also failed to impress as although the potted meat was topped with a good layer of fat the  serving size was fairly small.  
The quirky greenhouse area out the back of the food van
A better option was the smoked trout ($10) which came flaked with a dollop of dill creme fraiche and rocket.    
Smoked trout
Coffee at the Grub Food van is by Seven Seeds but my latte was bitter and served luke warm.  While I was charmed by the space the food and coffee at Grub Food van failed to excite me.  
Seven seeds coffee

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Essentials
Details: Grub Food Van, 87–89 Moor Street, Fitzroy 3065 (Ph 03 9419 8991)
Damage: Reasonable.  The bill was about $50 for four.  
5/10

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Posted by: on April 12th, 2012     9 Comments »

Category: Breakfast, Cafe, Drinks, Fitzroy, Lunch
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9 Comments on “Grub Food Van”

  1. catty said at 7:55 am on April 13th, 2012:

    Shame about the quality of the food but i like the idea of a single website telling you where all the trucks are!

  2. Mr Noodles said at 10:04 am on April 13th, 2012:

    Nice concept, but shame about the execution. I like the idea of food trucks, but not sure whether there’s enough space in London for them to pitch up like they do in Melbourne and other cities.

  3. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said at 12:59 am on April 14th, 2012:

    Such a cool place to eat despite the food!

  4. msihua said at 4:09 am on April 14th, 2012:

    Those heads are scary. So sad that all the food trucks and vans are on the hippy side of town :(

  5. cara waters said at 6:14 am on April 15th, 2012:

    Catty – Yes very handy – I hear food trucks are coming to Sydney

    Mr Noodles – There seems to be a bit of a food truck thing happening in London with Pitt Cue Co and Eat Street but yes the mobile truck would not really work

    Andi – Yes it had a good feel.

    MsIhua – It is sad that they are all North side and South side misses out. Of course I don’t mind now I have moved South Side!

  6. love2dine said at 3:25 pm on May 2nd, 2012:

    a cool place to have the sandwiches.

  7. Lauren aka Ms Baklover said at 4:56 am on May 3rd, 2012:

    FOOD TRUCKS Y U NO COME TO WESTERN SUBURBS…. *cries*

  8. cara waters said at 10:53 am on May 3rd, 2012:

    Love 2 Dine – Indeed

    Lauren – Also annoying that they don’t go south. North siders get all the perks where food trucks are concerned.

  9. lunch at Grub on Moor St | LocalHero said at 12:39 am on June 24th, 2013:

    […] has been positively reviewed by Howie but Gourmet chick was less impressed. I was satisfied and will likely become a repeat […]


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