Food trucks rolling in to new Eat Street in Invermay

Food trucks rolling in to new Eat Street in Invermay


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FRESH AND TASTY: Hide Nakano of the Smallgrain food truck puts the finishing touches on some steamed pork dumplings. Picture: Kasey Wilkins

FRESH AND TASTY: Hide Nakano of the Smallgrain food truck puts the finishing touches on some steamed pork dumplings. Picture: Kasey Wilkins

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“A few other food trucks want to join us here.”

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Food trucks have started rolling into Invermay.

Smallgrain food truck’s Hide Nakano said while waiting for the City of Launceston’s decision on High Street permits, he had been operating wherever else he could.

He said the truck had now been operating on Lindsay Street, Invermay for “a couple of months”.

The street had been quiet to start with, but Smallgrain was soon joined by Sailor Food Truck and things had gotten busier.

“It’s starting to pick up now,” he said. “A few other food trucks want to join us here.”

City of Launceston general manager Michael Stretton said he was pleased the council’s “proactive work” opened up new areas of the city to food trucks.

"The council has issued two permits for this site so far, and we continue to see interest in other areas of the city including suburbs like St Leonards where permits for food vans have also recently been issued,” he said.

"The City of Launceston will also discuss three permit approvals for the Eat Street site at St Georges Square at next week's council meeting.

"Despite a lot of social media commentary, the City of Launceston is a firm believer that food vans have a place in our city and we've been a supporter of ventures like Eat Street since 2013.

“With redevelopments underway at sites like North Bank, we also expect this will create new opportunities for food van operators in the future.

"Our goal in developing a food van policy framework has been to meet our legislative responsibilities, while ensuring we're imposing the smallest regulatory burden possible on operators."

Visit the trucks’ Facebook pages for information on operating times and locations.

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