Vivid Sydney – A Feast for the Eyes, Nose and Mouth

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Vivid Sydney has become more than just a light show, it’s now attracting the very best in food and dining.

Sydney’s newest food trucks are hitting the streets and serving up some  of the best street food in some prime locations all over town.

One of the latest venues for street dining is Vivid, Sydney’s hallmark light show and temporary home to many of Sydney’s best mobile take-aways.

The food truck scene has seen a renaissance since the granting of nine food trucks with permits to operate across Sydney as part of a City of Sydney one year trial.

Many of these trucks have been scattered around Vivid’s viewing precinct so you can literally eat your way around and sample some mesmerising flavours. Here are a few to try out for size:

Agape Organic Food Truck, Sydney Opera House

Organic street food made with love

From the creators of Agape Organic Restaurant in Botony, this food truck provides a sample of flavours with home-style food at the very core. Spelt is a focus on the menu, which admittedly is in a bit of a grey area as far as paleo is concerned. Certainly off limits to coeliacs and those gluten-intolerant, however a ‘sometimes’ food for those who enjoy the occasional ancient grain. A stand out on the menu is the ‘spelt rollers’ which comes with slow braised grass-fed organic wagyu beef, home made slaw, chimichurri served on a spelt bun (or without for the grainless). This earned immediate street cred despite the way it’s spelt (terrible joke I know but I had to!)

Eat Art Truck, Hickson Road

Globe trot around this menu with signatures including Japanese shichimi wings, Koren inspired twice-cooked steak, confit spatchcock with crispy noodles and Annindofu (almond milk jelly with seasonal fruits). It will definitely get your taste buds dancing and provide a sensory overload while you take in the towering light views.

Veggie Patch Van, Hickson Road near the Harbour Bridge

This solar powered and seasonally inspired van provides a flavoursome feast for those seeking meat-free or just wanting some plant food love. The menu changes daily but expect a fresh mix of colour all sourced locally from around NSW. Chill out with a smoothie or freshen up with a juice as you take a stroll under the bridge and catch a glimpse of the show centrepiece, the illuminated Opera House.


Vivid Sydney is on every evening from 6pm until Monday 9 June.  For updates on food truck locations and times, visit Sydney Food Trucks or download the App.

Alison Sims

Passionate about real food and healthy living, Alison Sims is the founder and author of Paleo Foodies. She is on a mission to discover the best paleo dining in Australia and all around the world. What started as a part time blog in 2013 has lead to a full time career for Alison, who previously spent a decade in Advertising and Marketing. She is now a regular contributor to health and lifestyle publications, a public speaker in food and health, and co-publisher of Paleo Foodies Magazine.

2 Comments

  • Reply June 1, 2014

    soullachamberlain

    I had the Agape ‘spelt roller’ last night with slow braised grass-fed organic wagyu beef and it’s was yummy! Got my thumbs up! Great to have a real Wholefoods option available. Finally.

    • Reply June 2, 2014

      Alison Sims

      I agree Soulla, it was mouth watering! How nice is it to eat so well when you’re out and about :)

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