normal van food truck

Food Trucks Galore in the Margaret River Region

Channel your inner explorer and hunt down the best spots for food truck eats in the Margaret River Region.

Sometimes there’s just no time to cook dinner, linger over a long lunch, or hunker down in a coffee shop with a cuppa and a good book.

When a bite on the go is what you’re after, the rise in fresh, fantastic offerings from food trucks means there’s no reason that speedy has to equal poor quality or unhealthy food.

Remember to check online for current updates on truck locations: the very nature of meals on wheels mean they might be visiting another spot!

Combi Coffee Van

Margaret River Farmers Market Eats

Hit up the Farmers Markets on Bussell Highway every Saturday morning with more than 50 regular stalls and food trucks. Try a coffee or two from Combi Coffee (also found at River Mouth car park on other days of the week) or from the Yahava truck and be sure to bring a reusable cup for an environmentally friendly latte.

Accompany your coffee with a serve of MaLa Dumplings – whether it’s breakfast or lunch, they will hit the spot. These morsels are crafted by dumpling addicts Matt and Teesh, who lived in Beijing and honed their skills to a fine art before developing their flavour bombs and homemade sauces from local produce in Margaret River. After one taste you will definitely be on the hunt for their blue and white van again; their avid following of dumpling lovers in the region echo Matt’s words: “There are two types of people in the world; those who are addicted to dumplings, and those who haven’t tried them yet.” You can also find the van at the regular night markets about town, check their Facebook page for updates.

Margaret River Food Truck

Coastal Haunts

Be sure to pack a rug and enjoy one of the best views in the south west for another dining option at Surfers Point. Hit up Hooked Up Fish and Chips for some seafood with your sunset – be warned though, the fish tacos are addictive and may have you back for seconds.

Those that are closer to the other end of the cape can still be treated to seaside dining. Throughout the warmer months Old Dunsborough boat ramp plays host to the Silver Bullet Espresso on regular mornings from 7am in a cool vintage airstream, then on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings curry lovers can get a fix with The Spice Odysee Indian Food truck. Catch them at other times in Margaret River Rotary Park for a fresh flavoursome spice fix.

Origins Market Busselton
The bustling Origins Market features a delicious line-up of food trucks and stalls.

Busselton Bites

Mandalay Holiday Resort are further along the coast towards Busselton and during the school holidays there’s plethora of foodie options on different days of the week, check out their website to see what delights are in store. Outside of the holidays you can still find a regular coffee van, and breakfast pastries to get your day started the right way.

Busselton locals have been in the know for some time now with Eat Street running at The Shed Markets from Thursday through to Sunday each week. Swap your daily coffee for a revitalising fresh juice by Raw Life Juice Bar or go in search of lunch time offerings from the food trucks. There’s a distinctly community vibe, and vegans / vegetarians are particularly well catered for.

Origins Market is an undercover space that has been designed so that food trucks can drive in and serve up their tasty bites, no matter what the weather is like. There is a regularly rotating cast, but permanent fixtures include Korean food truck Bobcha slinging some crazy good chicken, cheesy saucy goodness from Cesco’s Pizzeria, and fresh out of the ocean oysters from Get Shucked.

normal van food truck

Gourmet Fast Food

Another food truck worth hunting down is Normal Van, delivering burgers and grilled sandwiches done right, and upstages every known basket of fries I’ve eaten. Australia, in a global sense, has been slow to the table when it comes to perfecting burgers and fries, but Normal Van does that New York style food without fuss. It might be business owner Robert Webster’s North American heritage that has something to do with it. Either way, there’s just the right amount of grease and a bucket load of flavour. Vegetarians are also catered for, with hands down one of the best veggie burgers you will find. Bring your appetite.

Normal Van sets up on the weekend from 12pm at LS Merchants, or you can also find them on Monday nights in the Margaret River District Club car park.

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