This is the first sign of Summer. Yesterday, Food Space made its debut on Daldy Street. From 11am-late there were food trucks, music, and drink stands. Essentially, a baby Silo Park (see here, here, here). At 4pm most of the food trucks were either sold out or ‘sold out’ – read, holding it out for the dinner crowd. So it’s best to go when they first open or at dinner time. Tiger Burger is a must. Though maybe only if you are die-hard kimchi addicts like us. The Kimcheese burger ($11) is melted cheese between toasted brioche buns, with a juicy beef patty and shreds of kimchi. Nothing extravagant but just so damn good. On the Kimcheese fries ($8) there’s some amazing chilli sauce, spring onions and of course more kimchi – highly recommend. Another food truck to make a beeline for is Ryan’s Kitchen. Get the brioche s’more, the Eaton Mess, and the chicken salad i.e. everything on the menu. Food Space was definitely missing some kind of juice/smoothie truck but Goodnight Cocoa’s cocoa was perfect for getting through yesterday’s strong wind situation. While Goodnight also offered s’mores, which were exciting to watch being prepared, nothing could compete against Ryan’s brioche combo. That s’more is the answer to your late night Buzzfeed food video cravings.
We finally made it to The Roaming Dive. Having been told they were at Silo Park, we did a quick detour on Friday and stopped just long enough to grab a combo deal: two sliders + crispy crunchy fries ($11).
The sliders were brilliant. The buns were soft, sweet and delicious. Our favourite was the Chicken slider. It was juicy and flavourful covered in buffalo sauce. They were so good we went back for more but sadly they were sold out already (around 8pm).
The Crispy crunchy fries were sprinkled with parmesan cheese and parsley. Though they were neither crispy nor crunchy. All three items were $4 each by themselves so I would suggest skipping out on the combo and going with just the sliders. (Prawn Po’Boy was $8.)
Only half their menu was on offer this time but they’re at Silo Park this coming Friday too (17 Jan), thank goodness. Hopefully they’re coming armed with more items, more quantity, and actually crispy and crunchy fries.
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Corner Jellicoe & Beaumont Streets, Wynyard Quarter.