Here’s a list of the best local food trucks to support in the Geelong region this lockdown

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Here’s a list of the best local food trucks to support in the Geelong region this lockdown

Words by Mackenzie Pennycook

With lockdown extension on the horizon, and no festivals or markets in sight we’ve compiled a list of the best local food trucks who need your support this lockdown.

Whether it’s burgers, pastries, donuts, Mexican or roast rolls these are the best food trucks to satisfy those sweet and salty cravings. With permanent locations across Geelong and the Surfcoast and mobile vans with moving locations there is sure to be something within your 5km.

The Gypsy’s Lunchbox

This food truck has all your best burger dreams covered. Slinging burgers, loaded fries and a heap of sides (think wings, mac and cheese balls and cauliflower bites to name a few) this place has all bases covered. Their menu consists of fan favourite burgers like an angus beef & bacon, southern fried chicken, fish buttys. They also offer vego and vegan options, the fried cauliflower burger or a felafel that can be made vegan upon request.
The Gypsy’s Lunchbox is slinging burgers and fries out of Torquay Thursdays-Sundays from 5-8.30pm.

Free delivery to 3228 postcode locations or pickup available from 2/22 Baines Crescent, Bells Beach Brewing, Torquay.

Head to their website here to suss the menu and put in your order.

Sweet Adeline

This permanent food truck is ready to satisfy all your sweet treat cravings. Serving up Ket Baker pastry goodies, choc hazelnut tarts, and of course the most irresistible cakes. If sweet treats don’t take your fancy there’s also a number of savoury pastry treats available, including ham and cheese croissants and a range of savoury tarts (pumpkin & goats cheese, mushroom walnut and smoked salmon to name a few).

You can get your sugary fix at Sweet Adeline 6 days a week, Tuesday through Sunday from 8am til 3.30pm.

You can find Sweet Adeline located at 1/560 Latrobe Boulevard, Newtown.

Rockin’ Donuts and Coffee

If it’s good coffee and even better freshly made donuts you’re after Rockin’ Donuts and Coffee have you covered. with jam, salted caramel and Nutella varieties all up for grabs there’s sure to be something to take your fancy. If its not coffee you’re after, don’t fret, Rockin’ Donuts also offers up milkshakes and spiders. If you’re after something a little more savoury, Rockin’ Donuts also has hotdogs on offer.

Rockin donuts is slinging their freshly made donuts and number of beverage options every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4pm.

You can find Rockin’ Donuts in the Try Boys Basketball Stadium car park at 501 Ryrie Street, East Geelong.

The L’il Dumpling Van

If dumplings are your vibe The L’il Dumpling Van is the food truck for you. Offering mobile frozen dumplings delivered straight to your door The L’il Dumpling Van is making securing your dumpling fix even easier. They’re made fresh, and then frozen ensuring you get the tastiest, freshest dumplings delivered to your door, ready to be devoured. There are four flavours, beef, chicken, pork and veg. Fresh cooked dumplings are not available at this time due to lockdown restricting festivals and markets but they’re so easy to cook at home even kids can make them!

To suss out the dumplings on offer or to get your hands on some, head to their website here.

PM Perfection

For a classic roast roll head to local food truck, PM Perfection. There’s four types of roast meat up for grabs, chicken, beef, pork and lamb. The roasts are cooked to perfection on a rotisserie over charcoal and smothered in their house made rubs to ensure the very best smokey barbeque flavour that Geelong has to offer. Whether you’d prefer your roast in a roll slathered in gravy, or perhaps as a meal deal with hot chips and homemade coleslaw PM Perfection has you covered. Loaded fries, chicken tenders and chicken wings are also all options at PM Perfection, and of course there’s delicious gravy to douse every ounce of your meal in.

PM Perfection is consistently on the move, serving up delicious roast rolls until sold out most days.

To find out where PM Perfection is heading next and to ensure you don’t miss out on your next fix, head to their Facebook page here.


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Sidewalk Cantina

For your Mexican fix Sidewalk Cantina is the food truck for you. When they aren’t serving up authentic Mexican food at markets and festivals, Sidewalk Cantina is serving up frozen Mexican meals that can be delivered and ready to demolish in the comfort of your own home. Sidewalk Cantina’s meals include Mexican lasagne, enchiladas, burritos and their signature ‘sidewalk stacks’. There are several gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options to ensure there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

With free delivery for orders over $75 or pickup from their Grovedale location.

Head to their Facebook page here to place your order for Sidewalk Cantina.


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Miss Love A Catering

Miss Love A Catering is a mobile donut van ensuring you can always get your donut fix. With several hot cinnamon and jam donuts on the menu there’s something to keep everyone satisfied. Whether its Nutella, jam, caramel, chocolate or the classic cinnamon donut you’re after you’re sure to find it at Miss Love A Catering. Coffees and hot drinks are also available to wash down your sweet treats, as well as a range of cold drinks and soft drinks.

Miss Love A Catering is located at the Lara RSL but be sure to keep an eye on their socials to ensure you can still get your donut fix if they’re on the move.

Open most weekends until 5pm there’s plenty of time to get your Miss Love A donut fix.

Head to their Facebook page here to keep an eye on locations and opening hours.

Mulita BBQ

If you’re craving the best of American cooking with a touch of Mexican flavours, Mulita BBQ – a joint for all burger lovers – often loads up their food truck and hits up different parts of the region to bring locals a dose of delicious American BBQ with fresh and vibrant Mexican influences. Above all, it’s their dedication to the Texas-style smoked meats (with some dishes requiring up to 12 hours of smoking) that have customers coming back time and time again.

While the restaurant has always been a favourite, it’s their food truck that’s been delighting the region, hitting up various locations on weekends, from Lara and Bannockburn, to Mt Duneed and Torquay.

It’s usually open from 5pm but you’ll have to check socials to find out where they’ll be on Friday and Saturday nights. 

Head to their Facebook page here to keep up to date with times and locations. 


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Tinie Tamper

As the world’s coffee capital, Victoria has never fallen short of providing you with perfectly brewed coffee. Now with the rise of trendy coffee vans, access to the perfect coffee has never been easier, even in lockdown.

Tinie Tamper is a vintage coffee van that has found its forever home in Grovedale on Torquay Road, and while the coffee is second to none, it’s their food that’s earned them a rightful place on this list, offering some of the tastiest gourmet treats in town! From a pulled pork and three-cheese toastie to a spicy bell pepper and chorizo toastie, you’ll be licking your lips just ordering these babies. The van also has muffins, cronuts and warm banana bread to feed your hungry soul!

Alongside the perfectly brewed coffee (and the free alternative milks) and these epic toasties, there’s also delicious juices and smoothies, iced coffees, iced lattes, milkshakes, and iced frappes on offer, providing something for every taste.

The van operates Mon – Fri from 6am – 3:30pm, and on weekends from 8am to 1:30pm. Find it at 272 Torquay Rd Grovedale. 


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Mr Pro Whipp

Spring is officially here and there’s never been a better time for ice cream!  ‘Mr Pro Whipp’ AKA Ben Ramos is a well-loved ice cream van who travels around the region selling scoops of absolute joy to anyone fond of an icy treat. With COVID-19 restrictions once again preventing kids’ birthday parties and even minor celebrations, the ice cream van has also been visiting multiple suburbs to celebrate kids birthday’s in the region, with many having had their parties and celebrations cancelled.

Each day, Mr Pro Whipp will post to the Facebook group ‘Mr.Pro Whipp Ice Crean Van locations: Geelong’ detailing the suburbs he’ll be driving through. Across the day, he posts street locations of the suburbs as he approaches them. If it’s in a 5km radius from others in the area, they’re all welcome to come for a visit and grab a scoop.

The sweetest part of all is that there are no booking fees or any additional costs for requesting a visit for your child’s birthday – all you need to do is pay for the ice cream. To request a visit, simple message the suburb and date as well as some info about the birthday.

While they won’t be able to confirm any visits until the day, it’s pretty special to know that someone out there is willing to traverse a whole lot of kilometres just to bring a smile and a scoop to a little one on their birthday. Suburbs he’s visited include Little River, Lara, Corio, Bell Post Hill, Geelong West, Moolap, Belmont, Highton, Grovedale, Waurn Ponds, Clifton Springs, Leopold, Whittington, Armstrong Creek, Belbrea, Ceres, Hamlyn Heights, St Albans Park – you name it, he’s been there. I don’t know about you, but that’s someone I sure want to support.

You can join the Facebook group here to keep up to date with location and/or request a special iso visit.


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