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26 Food Trucks Everyone In Brisbane Should Chase Down Immediately

Track down your next meal on wheels.

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1. Chip Tease

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This rock 'n' roll themed food truck produces beer-battered original and sweet potato fries with toppings you never dreamed of. Try pulled pork and gravy on chips or the signature Nutella sundae – sugar-coated sweet potato fries, drizzled with Nutella and topped with Chantilly crème.

2. The Bun Mobile

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It feels only right to kick off with Brisbane's first gourmet food truck. The Bun Mobile has been roamin' the mean streets of the city since March 2012. You've always got a choice of four buns – chicken, pork, beef or the special. The regular ones are all just $10.

3. Bella BBQ

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A meat pattie is stuffed with grated cheese, peanut butter, strawberry jam, banana then wrapped in bacon and smoked in the Yoder – that's right, the Elvis (Burger) is in the building. Those chasing American barbeque, Bella is the real deal. Get your mits around pulled pork, beef brisket, and The Mega Burger. All sauces and rubs are house-made and gluten free too.

4. Vira Lata

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Vira Lata serves Brazilian and Portuguese cuisine. Try the classic Pernil (hot pork baguette $11) to transport yourself from the streets of Brisbane to those of São Paulo. Alternatively the halloumi hot dog or pulled wagyu brisket (both $11) are a real treat.

5. Doughnut Time

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This hole-in-the-wall doughnut shop now has wheels, and is bringing the dough to you. All your favourites will be there, including the 50/50 Nutella-to-dough morsel.

6. King of the Wings

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Who does the best wings? The king. Take your pick from the Portuguese Crumb, Southern Style, American Barbecue, Bee Sting or Chillology rubs or sauces and get six for $7.95 or 12 for $14.95 (two flavours). It also pumps out delicious sweet potato fries ($3/$5).

7. Juan More Taco

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Served out of the coolest red retro bus, Juan One Taco is a Mexican fiesta on wheels. The pundemonium doesn't stop with its name. Try the "Chicken Juan", "Pork Juan", "Beef Juan" for $6 each.

8. Char Baby

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Travel inspires the palate behind Char Baby. Owner Nicole has more than 20 years experience as a chef and puts the world on a plate from this small truck. Serving barbecue cuisine from all over, the menu changes but the quality is always high.

9. Rollin' Fattie's Po-Boys

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New kids on the block (which block?), Rollin' Fatties presents New Orleans finest cuisine. Chase it down for a shrimp and oyster po boy, mac 'n' cheese and wings.

10. Pizzantica

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Wood-fired pizza served from a custom-built Italian pizza oven mounted on the back of an old VW kombi – what's not to like? The toppings are classic – just as nonna would have wanted – and the quality is that of a restaurant.

11. The Bone Lorry

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There are few trucks on the streets that do food better than many restaurants – and The Bone Lorry is one of them. Tuck into the slow-braised beef cheek cheeseburger with aioli, bread & butter pickles, slaw and melted cheddar.

12. Cone Queen

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Run by an eccentric Albanian-Australian woman named Sofija, the Cone Queen van is one part ice-cream, the other part love. Get yourself a stacked sundae, milkshake, thickshake, spider or classic cone.

13. Micasa

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Mi casa es su casa – so make yourself at home with one of the south-east's newest food trucks. Serving up tasty Tex-Mex treats – chow down on chicken tacos with pawpaw and pineapple salsa or a classic cheesy nachos.

14. How We Rolls

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How We Rolls caters to all – except vegetarians. Continuing the smoked meats trend, get your toasty brioche rolls stuffed with smoky spiced and seasoned meats, then topped with salads and house-made sauces. Carb conscious can get it as an open plate. Just be sure to save space for the sticky date & fig cookie sandwich, stuffed with gooey flame-torched marshmallow.

15. The Curious Caravan

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Say hello to Peggy Sue, the 1957 vintage caravan and coffee bar. Peggy Sue has a residence at Brookfield Produce and pops up at events and festivals selling hot coffee and cold drinks.

16. Gourmet H-Dogz

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You've never seen hot dogs so damn fancy. Choose from a bratwurst, Angus beef or lamb & rosemary sausage and top it with four options for $10. Pictured is the bourbon barbeque sauce and vintage cheese topped with smoky bacon and fresh chives.

17. The Doughnut Bar

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Sweet damn rings of happiness, Brisbane just can't get enough doughnuts! The Doughnut Bar can be found at Eat Street Markets every weekend and has been popping up in the CBD during the week.

18. That BBQ Joint

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It's all about the barbeque and That BBQ Joint is taking us to the Deep South. Tuck into a brisket roll, onion rings, chilli cheese fries, smoked lamb ribs or Mississippi mud cake and take pleasure in knowing that all sauces are house-made – and available in bottles to take home.

19. Kombi Koffein

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Meet Muriel, the split-screen 'Bean Machine'. Peddling direct-trade organic coffee, tea, chai and chocolate, Kombi Koffein pair it with Maleny Dairies milk in compostable cups for a guilt-free indulgence.

20. Local Mobile Deli

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In the "cutest food truck" awards Local Mobile Deli would defs be top five. Like a tiny garden shed on wheels, the white hut specialises in sandwiches. Produce is primarily smoked, pickled, cured, fermented, and baked in-house. The Rick Reuben is the bees knees.

21. Fire 'n' Dough

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They roll up and then roll out the dough to make the perfect thin and crispy pizza with just the right amount of toppings. Chase them down on the south side of the river.

22. Greek Street Grill

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"The greeks may not know how to solve a financial crisis, but they sure know how to solve a hungover crisis". Greek food is having somewhat of a comeback and it may have to do with gyros.

23. Mr America

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Hot dogs and fries and that can't be beaten. Indulge in "The Yankee" a classic Frankfurt with American mustard and ketchup for $6. Make it a cheese dog for $2 extra, and throw a serve of $5 french fries on the side. Adding melted garlic butter to the fries for $1 will change your world forever.

24. Mangia Mangia

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The name translates to "Eat! Eat!" and Mangia Mangia is serving up fine Italian street food that will have you agreeing. Tuck into basil pesto and mushroom truffle or bolognase arancini, crumbed and fried lasagne bites, a meatball panino or Nutella panzerotti. Yummm.

25. Little Back

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Get set to pig out! Little Back cooks it low and slow to make tasty dishes for the masses. Tuck into pulled pork on corn chips with sour cream, or on a roll with slaw, gravy and pickles for $12.

26. Tender Calamari

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Sometimes there is nothing better than a cone of piping hot calamari. Get the latest catch at the Rocklea Markets every Saturday, or chase them around town by checking the location online.

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