Fork on The Road @ The Depot

Voila! The first ever weekend Fork on the Road and Damn the Man Night Market has just ended last Sunday (March 17). I am pretty sure that almost all the Adelaideans were there to savour the vast variety of food from our fellow mobile food truck vendors. The Depot has been really fascinating in bringing these two events together in conjunction of the last day of the Fringe Event! How many of you have enjoyed the accompaniments of food and music? Sure you do! 

Scratching your head to figure out who those places and terms are? Well, there is a little bit insights about them. The Fringe event is an annual open-access art festival which runs over 4 weeks in Adelaide during February and March. Its role is to support, encourage and facilitate registered artists, presenters and venues. In this way, artists and presenters can have the best possible experience, not to mention that audiences have the opportunity to be exposed by these amateur or professional artists. A great time to aggregate artists around South Australia as well as the globe. 

The Depot was originally an old bus depot at Franklin Street. Under the initiative of Splash Adelaide which aims to create a vibrant city of Adelaide, it has been turned into the Fringe's newest hub and performance venue. It has been a hive of activity for the past one month with various entertainment and food events. The good news is that the Depot will continue bring liveness to the city despite the end of Fringe event! It has also been nominated for The City of Adelaide Prize at this year's Architecture Awards. Well done!

Being one of the biggest food event in Adelaide, Fork on The Road has done a great job in bringing Adelaide food trucks, bikes and vans together for a food feast. It has also been included in UK renowned newspaper, Guardian on its list of highlights of Adelaide. 

I missed out on the previous Fork on The Road events so this time off, I will not let myself to miss it again! Hence, my Fork on The Road journey starts!

The Entrance of the Depot 

Nice weather for a food event
The crowd at 1pm
Seating areas 
More seatings at the back
The shady seating areas 
Alrights! Enough with the settings, we shall proceed to the FOOD now! 36 food truck vendors turned up that day with their tantalising display of food. See the whole range of list here. Do notice that their names are really unique. 

Cambodian rolls - bread roll
Mischief Brew - coffee

Chimney Cake Station 

A bread-like cake which looks like chimney, being covered with cinnamon and sugar. 
Chimney cake station
Chimney cake

Loca Pops

My friend had tried Sweet Potato and Chocolate Chilli ice blocks from Loca Pops. The Chocolate Chilli seemed to be a mismatch but the sweet potato one was nice despite that it tasted like yam. 

Loca pops - Mexican style ice blocks 

Chimichurri Grill 

Chimichurri Grill serves Argentinian food on food truck. I ordered Chimi Steak which is tender scotch fillet steak, provolone cheese, rocket, and its signature chimicurri sauce being served in ciabatta roll. I added on fries and dipping sauce because I was craving for it! 

The Chimi steak was too dry and hence I put the dipping sauce to enhance the flavour. Other than that, the ciabatta roll was really soft and this has become my new obsession. The dipping sauce was homemade and it tasted really superb with the fries. Dipping sauce is a must if you go for Chimichurri Grill. 

Sneaky pickles

Chimmi Steak 
Fries with homemade dip  
Chimichurri Grill Mobile Food Truck on Urbanspoon

Burger Theory

Selling the best burger in the town. This burger is always on my number 1 burger list. However, my friend said this was a little bit salty. 

Burger Theory

Sneaky Pickles

The chilli fries was not spicy at all. It was spread by bolognese sauce instead. An unique combination! The tasting platter consisted of pastrami on rye, Texas pulled pork and fried pickle. It was petite and perfect for foodies who like to try different options. Still remember that I mentioned about trying fried pickle here? Well, I had finally tasted it! It was really unique and suited my taste buds, but not my friends'. Besides that, the pastrami on rye was pretty good too. 

Chilli fries
Tasting platter 
Sneaky Pickle Roaming Food Truck on Urbanspoon

The Little Van That Could

Selling all the -ades. Refreshing drinks for a hot day! Take a look at Advertiser's review on the board. 

The little van that could 
The variety 


I tried churros from ChurrOZ and I can never forget the sensation! Eat this when it is piping hot and I can assure you that you want some more! This can be deemed the best churros in Adelaide. 
Churros with chocolate sauce (ChurrOZ)


Do not feel left out if you have never been to Fork on the Road because it will be held again on April 12! Mark your calendar and bring on your hungry stomach! 

Love, Victoria 

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