BY ALEX EUGENE
Paddy’s Markets will lead the way in Sydney’s food truck revolution, providing a smorgasbord for food lovers every Saturday starting next week.
Night markets are popular in Asia and Europe, and have been gaining traction in Sydney over the last few years. With the city’s obsession with cooking shows and celebrity chefs, the Paddy’s Markets initiative is right on the money, described as what will be “a buzzing urban eatery with authentic and original street food- a unique concrete playground.”
Among the quirky goodies on offer are gelato brioche, soda served in light bulbs and chocolate gozleme. ChurBurger, Kayter Co, Maverick Wings and Dirty Bird are some of the vendors who will serve up tantalising treats at tiny prices.
The menu will change every month to reflect a different theme, and insiders have hinted that some of the celebrity chefs around the traps will make appearances to keep the standards high.
But families with young punters haven’t been forgotten. While mum and dad can indulge their taste buds, kids will have access to retro classic arcade games like PAC-man and Daytona Challenge, to the backdrop of DJ Mike Hyper dropping beats all night. And to top it all off – it’s free.
Brad Latham, CEO of Sydney Markets said the event would give start-up food businesses a chance to share their talents and reach an enthusiastic degustation audience.
“It not only offers a unique space that compliments experienced vendors, but provides a platform for rising street food start-ups to launch and showcase their product offerings,” he said.
“The Paddy’s Night Food Markets evolves the Paddy’s brand by harnessing the capability that food trucks have in bringing together local foodies. We anticipate that the weekly event will be supported by the local community, young families and street food aficionados.”
William Lovehill, Owner of the legendary food truck Chur Burger, said:
“Paddy’s Night Food Markets has created a vibe that no one else can replicate and a space that I’ve never seen before. The size and set up of the carpark has made it surprisingly intimate for such a huge space and is the perfect place for food trucks to trade.”
Paddy’s night markets will run every Saturday night from July 1, 6.30-10.30pm. Free parking is available in the Western Carpark.
For more information or to find out about upcoming themed events go to @PaddysNightFoodMarkets on Facebook, @paddysnightfoodmarkets on Instagram or follow the hashtag #forknflava on either social network.