People of Canberra, put out your empty plates and give thanks to the pastry gods! In possibly the most Canberran business pivot ever, the team at HuskBakery have taken their bread, pastries, cronuts and pies on the road to keep hungry Canberrans happy.
The Husk van uses votes on their Facebook and Instagram to choose the lucky Canberra 'burbs which will be graced by it's golden presence. By popular demand, the team then bring their crunchy, buttery goodness direct to a street near you. All you need to do is keep a listen out for the ice-cream van jingle then step outside where the doors of the van will fling open and reveal dreamy stacks of croissants, bread, danishes and more. There's a fridge packed with pies to bring home and bake too.
When the news landed on Facebook that Husk was visiting my suburb, I'll admit it was a nervous wait. Every reversing truck had me imagining I could hear the jingle and my FOMO was strong. But don't be like me - the Husk team know how to keep their customers happy and there will be plenty to go around. They'll keep doing laps until sold out and on the day I visited them (three times but who's counting?) they were around from 10:30am until late afternoon.
If you're still not convinced, think of the Husk Van as a much more awesome version of the traditional ice cream van. There's something about the anticipation as you can hear it creeping closer that creates a childish joy when you finally manage to find it. Then there's the pure indulgence of having top-class pastries delivered to your doorstep that make this a must-do if you're a Canberra foodie.
And remember, if your suburb hasn't had a visit yet, you can still get your hands on the Husk goodness at the Capital Region Farmer's Market on Saturday and the Southside Famer's Market on Sunday each week. Now listen up because that sound could be the truck coming 'round your corner and believe me, you don't want to miss it!