The peanut butter crumpet costs just $3. It's a hand made crumpet with lashings of peanut butter, and it's pretty much heaven in a paper bag. I'm astounded I can get such good food at such a price. It's the perfect thing to warm me up on this nippy morning.
The venture is the work of Salvatore Malatesta, Chris Lucas and George Colombaris, who have created a food truck each to serve delicacies from their individual restaurants. It's a smart idea, and the workers from the nearby offices are loving it.
There is some fantastic food to be found in these three trucks, and an impressive range. The crumpet occupying my attention on this frosty morn comes from the St Ali Church of Secular Coffee. Even the name of this place is enough to make me drool. St Ali is of course one of the best names in coffee, and the cup I have steaming beside me is living up to its promise.
The mini buns I ordered were a little bit disappointing, I have to admit, but mostly because of their size. Charging $11 for two mini buns seemed a bit steep when the end product in hand. These are really bite-sized buns and not particularly filling with it. I had nothing to complain about with flavour though: the peanut-butter tofu bun was sensational, with a light bite from the chilli mayo, and the pork bun had a huge chilli hit.
George Colombaris' Jimmy Grants is a huge hit in Fitzroy, known for perfecting the souvlaki, and there's no difference here. The price is also pleasing, with souvas for under $10. With St Ali next door serving up burgers at lunch time, the three trucks have a great range to offer for a cheap(ish) lunch.