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You couldn't ask for a more inviting line-up to get you outdoors this winter.
Some food truck venues are transitory, but the Preston Food Park is a fixture with an indoor hall and plenty of seating. While there is an outdoor area as well, there is plenty of heating and undercover booths.
The venue might be a set address, but the food trucks change weekly. There are themed events right through winter, so that every time you go back there you will find a totally new eating experience.
But while the kids play, parents like the fact that they can get some mulled wine, beer or cider at Barry's Bar.
And there is a themed weekend for every interest. Being a coffee addict I'm keen to try the coffee festival. And who could resist the Street Food Cinema where you are invited to come along dressed in your onesie and ugg boots!
Take a look at the great line-up:
All American Feast, June 30 – July 2
Preston's bringing a true All-American food truck experience to Melbourne this winter! Serving up classic, southern-style Louisiana gumbo, burgers, philly cheesesteaks, sliders and more. Includes Real Burgers, Bluebonnet BBQ, Loaded Gourmet Hotdogs and Sliders on Tyres.
Can you take the heat? The Food Truck Park will boast the hottest food trucks to heat up even the toughest palettes this July. Heat up with: Yo India, Flamin Skewers, Kulfi Bar, The Real Jerk Food Truck, Farang Thai Isaan Eatery, Rai Thai, Curry Up Now, Satay Truck, VAN GO FOOD Trucks, Loaded Gourmet Hotdogs - Food Truck, Señor Churro, Paella Truck, Mamánane's, Chai Walli, Ostrich & the Egg - Food Truck, Cheese & Bread, Corn Kid and Mr Softey.
We are the caffeine capital of Australia! Sample the art of coffee for three days with gourmet street eats, tea providers and pop-ups from boutique roasters. Available in small sizes (for $2) allowing for guest to taste the best beans in Melbourne. Grab your friends and lock in that coffee date. Line-up announced soon.
That's amore! There is nothing better than a big slice of hot, cheesy pizza. Melbourne's best pizza from the biggest providores in the game will be dishing out everything from triple cheese to pepperoni and vego! Line-up includes Pizza Wagon, Just Like Nonna's, Soul Kitchen Pizza, The Pizza Doctor and Forge Pizzeria.
Asian Street Food Weekend, July 28 - 30
This foodie favourite event is back! Serving up everything from Shanghai to Seminyak, this will be the one place to experience all your favourite Asian food trucks all weekend long. Enjoy Nem N' Nem, Satay Truck, Farrang Thai Issan BBQ and the new 'it' food on the block Poke Time.
Get your popcorn and relax with a big screen flick at Preston's street food cinema. Wear your ugg boots and put on your onesie as the warehouse transforms into an urban cinema. Grab your date and sample Greek Trojan Gyros, Boss Burger and Shakes plus Manny's Doughnuts and more.
Skip the queues at your favourite brunch hang because The Food Truck Park is serving breakfast all weekend. In a Melbourne first, enjoy bacon sangas, brekkie hot dogs, loaded hash browns, cheesy toasties, brunch burgers, smoothies plus more… Get brunch with Cheese & Bread plus more announced soon.
Sausage Fest, August 18-20
Preston's newest BBQ event is happening this August, and it's a big one! Featuring Melbourne's best snag food trucks for three days only. Includes Snaggas Healthy Sausages, Loaded Gourmet Hotdogs and the aptly named Sausage Fest.
Street Food Clash: Souva Vs Kebab, August 25-27
The battle is heating up! Melbourne's favourite food trucks will be serving up traditional late night feasts all weekend long. Line-up announced soon. Check out Mary and a Little Lamb and more names announced soon.