Food truck trial StrEats to bring flavour to Morley


Mike Thompson, owner of Rancho Sombrero food truck. Bayswater will trial pop-up food trucks at different sites around the City. Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d454355
Mike Thompson, owner of Rancho Sombrero food truck. Bayswater will trial pop-up food trucks at different sites around the City. Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d454355

A MORLEY carpark seems an unlikely location to grab some Japanese octopus balls, traditional chicken parmigiana or a Tex-Mex burrito.

However, food vendors will serve from the Crimea Reserve carpark in Morley as part of City of Bayswater’s StrEats, a trial run by the operators and the council to have small clusters of food vans in the City.

Last year, the vans popped up in Bert Wright Park in Bayswater, but Rancho Sombrero owner Mike Thompson said the new Morley location was a better “high traffic area”.

Mr Thompson, who sells Tex-Mex cuisine, said 10 vans were currently on rotation at the site, with more to come.

“Last Friday was one of the first nights and we had a few hundred people here,” he said.

“It’s been busy here from the get-go.”

The vans will sell a mix of food including crepes, pizza, Brazilian, Vietnamese, Japanese and Pilipino.

Mr Thompson said they would be serving at the Morley site for about six months and were trying out different days and times.