Bells Beach Brewing and The Gypsy’s Lunchbox have teamed up for burgers and beers

Bells Beach Brewing and The Gypsy’s Lunchbox have teamed up for burgers and beers

Words by Keegan Bennett

Bells Beach Brewing have welcomed the much loved food truck into its new outdoor dining area.

When the pandemic took our hospitality industry hostage, among those worst affected were bars, especially those that couldn’t transition to a take-away format.

Among those was Bells Beach Brewing, which had to close its on-premises bar services, severely limiting the amount of business it could do.

Meanwhile, local food-truck, The Gypsy’s Lunchbox, was struggling to find events and places to serve their delicious American-inspired menu of burgers and loaded fries.

The food truck, owned by Jessica Lal and her husband, had been going strong since 2014, that was until the pandemic struck and put a hold on public events, including those that the truck usually operates from.

Lal and her husband transitioned to a home delivery service, using an online ordering service to deliver burgers across Geelong.

When restrictions around outdoor dining began to ease, Bells Beach Brewing was looking to reopen and approached Lal in order to facilitate the ‘dining’ part of the new rules.

And so, The Gypsy’s Lunchbox moved into its new home in the brewery’s beer garden area. Lal says the area has been transformed into a really cool space, where Bells Beach Brewing host movie nights, live music, and DJs, all with a beautiful backdrop of burgers and beers.

To celebrate the new partnership, The Gypsy’s Lunchbox has added a variety of Bells Beach beers onto its menu available for takeaway or delivery. Or why not join them for one of their outdoor events, perfect for a night out with friends.

To top off the chaotic year for Lal and her husband, they recently had their food truck decked out with a fresh wrap designed by Australian artist Jake Ross, who is currently based out of Indonesia. The artwork was inspired by the Torquay landscape, with all the characters being based on real Torquay natives.

Check out The Gypsy’s Lunchbox’s menu here. You can find them at 22 Baines Crescent, Torquay.