Pop-up food trucks in Darwin: Where and when

Darwin locals know you can eat out any night of the week along the beach-side locations of Nightcliff, Rapid Creek and East Point Reserve. Instead of you trying to remember who’s trading where and when – we’ve written you a guide to our favourite pop-up Darwin food trucks and street food, what nights they trade, and where…

Nightcliff Food Van
Crepes from Ken’s Crepes Mindil

MONDAY

Nightcliff

  • BBQ Lady – Vietnamese chargrilled BBQ, from 4pm – 8pm @ the Foreshore
  • Spice Garden Street Food – Authentic Sri Lankan, 5pm – 8pm @ Nightcliff Pool
  • Rigney’s Kitchen – Laksa and Dumpling specilaists, 4pm – 8pm @ Nightcliff Pool

TUESDAY

Nightcliff

  • BBQ Lady – Vietnamese chargrilled BBQ, 4pm – 8pm @ the Foreshore
  • Rigney’s Kitchen – Laksa and Dumpling specialists, 4pm – 8pm @ Nightcliff Pool
  • Taco Daze – Mexican Taco Van, 5.30pm – 9pm @ Nightcliff Jetty

WEDNESDAY

Nightcliff

  • BBQ Lady – Vietnamese chargrilled BBQ meat, from 4pm – 8pm @ the Foreshore
  • Cucina Sotto le Stelle – Wood-fire pizza, 5pm @ Chapman Rd Car Park, Rapid Creek
  • Harry’s Mobile Kitchen – Burgers, Hot Dogs & Yiros, 5pm – 8pm @ Nightcliff Jetty
  • Curled Ice Cream4pm – 8.30pm @ Nightcliff Jetty
  • Kens Crepes Mindil – Sweet & savoury crepes, 5pm -8.30pm @ Windsurfers Corner
Potato Man food truck
Potato Man @ Nightcliff

THURSDAY

Nightcliff

  • BBQ Lady – Vietnamese chargrilled BBQ meat, from 4pm – 8pm @ the Foreshore
  • Curled Ice Cream4pm – 8.30pm @ Nightcliff Jetty
  • Harry’s Mobile Kitchen – Burgers, Hot Dogs & Yiros, 5pm – 8pm @ Nightcliff Jetty
  • Rescue Me – Fish & Chips, 5pm – 8pm @ Chapman Road Carpark

FRIDAY

Nightcliff

  • Kens Crepes – Sweet & savoury crepes, 4.30pm @ Windsurfers corner
  • Cucina Sotto le Stelle – Wood fired pizza, bruschetta and Panna Cotta, 5pm @ Chapman Rd Car Park, Rapid Creek
  • Harry’s Mobile Kitchen – Burgers, Hot Dogs & Yiros, 5pm – 8pm @ Nightcliff Jetty
  • Yianni’s – Greek food, 5.30pm – 8pm @ Nightcliff Pool

East Point

  • Rescue Me – Fish & Chips, 5pm – 8pm @ Southern Coastal Car Park
  • SATURDAY

    Nightcliff

    • Jay’s Coffee Bar – Coffee!! 8am – 7pm @ Nightcliff Jetty carpark
    • Lovely Bites – Sweet and savoury snacks made from wholefood ingredients, 7am – 12.30pm @ Windsurfers corner
    • Harry’s Mobile Kitchen – Burgers, Hot Dogs & Yiros, 8am – 8pm @ Nightcliff Jetty
    • Cucina Sotto le Stelle – Woodfired pizza, bruschetta & panna cotta, 5pm @ Chapman Rd Car Park, Rapid Creek
    • BBQ Lady – Vietnamese chargrilled BBQ meat, from 4pm – 8pm @ the Foreshore
    • Curled Ice Cream4pm – 8.30pm @ Nightcliff Jetty carpark

    East Point

    • Salty Plum – Coffee, Smoothies & breakfast food, 7am – 1pm @ Southern Coastal Car Park
    • Rescue Me – Fish & Chips, 5pm – 8pm @ Southern Coastal Car Park

    SUNDAY

    Nightcliff

    • Jay’s Coffee Bar 8am – 7pm @ Nightcliff Jetty carpark
    • Harry’s Mobile Kitchen – Burgers, Hot Dogs & Yiros, 8am – 8pm @ Nightcliff Jetty
    • Noi’s Pad Thai – Delish Thai street food, 5pm @ Nightcliff Pool
    • Rescue Me – Fish & Chips, 5pm 8pm @ Champan Road car park
    • Potato Man – Loaded Baked Potatoes, 5pm – 7.30pm @ Nightcliff Pool

    East Point

    • Kens Crepes Mindil – Sweet & savoury crepes, 8am – 1pm @ Northern Coastal Car Park
    • Salty Plum – Coffee & breakfast food, 7am – 1pm @ Southern Coastal Car Park
    • Curled Ice Cream11am – 8.00pm @ Northern Coastal Car Park

    Due to seasons, weather conditions and trading reasons these are subject to change, so best to check their Facebook or Instagram accounts before you go!

    And a pick of some of our faves…

    Taco Daze

    It’s Taco Tuesdays with Taco Daze! Get your taco fix and enjoy the sunset at the Nightcliff Jetty. Our local’s tip – Your Mumma’s taco is a hot favourite – but order the Chicken Tingaling with jalapeños for some extra heat! And non-vegans don’t be scared of the Just Jack (spiced jackfruit), if we didn’t tell you, you’d think it was pork! Delish!

    Noi’s Pad Thai

    Noi’s know a good thing when they’ve got it – and that’s pad thai. They also offer a few other select menu items, but our local’s tip is go the pad thai. You’ll never regret a Noi’s. 

    The Potato Man

    The queue at The Potato Man each week is proof of how good these loaded spuds are. You can choose a medium or large spud, and select your own toppings. Our local’s tip – get down there by 5:30pm to avoid the queue. However, they do move quickly and make them on the spot. 

    Cucina Sotto Le Stelle

    From the owners of Darwin-institution Alfonsino’s, Cucina Sotto Le Stelle (meaning ‘kitchen under the stars’) is simply that. This woodfired pizza oven located on the Rapid Creek foreshore turns into an outdoor restaurant of picnic rugs under the stars. Our local’s tip – order the bruschetta to eat whilst you wait for your pizza to be ready. 

    Ken’s Crepes Mindil

    Ken’s Crepes is well known across all of Darwin as you’ll find them popping-up at markets and foreshores most nights of the week. Make a meal out of it and start with a savoury crepe for dinner followed by sweet for dessert. Our local’s tip – pay the extra dollar for salted caramel sauce! 

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