The Southside Social

Melbourne's best food trucks are converging on the south for six weeks only.
Tagen Davies
Published on May 05, 2015


The south side doesn't often get the chance to boast about cool, new happenings, but thanks to the enterprising minds behind TOASTA, Elsternwick will play host to a weekly convoy on food trucks aptly named The Southside Social.

When TOASTA sandwich purveyor, Bec Feingold got word of a vacant block next to the Classic Cinema in Elsternwick, the cogs started turning. And the result is a space where south-siders can come and experience the enormous variety of food trucks that navigate our streets. Over the next six weeks, The Southside Social will have a rotating roster of trucks including the Brûlée Cart, Danger Dogs, Soul Kitchen Pizza, Nem N' Nem Vietnamese, Big Cook Little Cook Indian and, of course, TOASTA. And there's still more to come. In addition to the food, the team from Pink Lady Cider will be on the scene serving up beverages.

Until now, Melbourne's food trucks rarely make it past South Melbourne. While typically associated with the north, provisions have been made to ensure The Southside Social is a little less rough 'n' tumble than the usual creepy side street of the north. Music, tables, chairs, ping pong, blankets and heaters are just some of the accoutrements that will make this a positively southside affair.

Never has an empty block been so well utilised, creating what is essentially a glorified and constantly changing outdoor food court. We predict The Southside Social will be a welcome addition to the south of the river. The Southside Social will be rolling into Elsternwick Wednesday to Friday 5.30-9pm, and Saturday and Sunday 12pm onwards. Keep an eye on the TOASTA facebook page for locations and which trucks will be parking up.


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