Foodies rejoice! The Adelaide City Council’s new Mobile Food Vending Guidelines mean amazing things for the street food scene in Adelaide.
We are talking seven brand new mobile food operators rolling around the streets in 2016. That will include two already established fixed food business operators. Oh you know, just the relatively awesome (ok, totally awesome) Street ADL and the gurus at A Perfect Cup.
So basically one of the really exciting elements of the new Mobile Food Vending Guidelines is the new permit category specifically for entrepreneurs and fixed food businesses. With the buzz and hype, the Council have already handed out 24 permits.
Five new entrepreneurs have also joined the party: Daisy Burger, Madame Spice Fine Food & Catering, Rolling Lemo, Saint Espresso, and Signor Arrosticini each with their own unique take on street food.
Established favourites like Veggie Velo and Delectaballs, both of whom have grown from their original mobile vending businesses to include fixed food or retail supply offerings, will continue serving Adelaide in their own unique styles.
Based on meeting selection criteria which includes providing a unique food or beverage experience, the 24 permit holders will trade in accordance with the revised Mobile Food Vending Guidelines.
Acting Lord Mayor Houssam Abiad said he was pleased with the outcome of the revised Mobile Food Vending Guidelines which provide opportunities for new and existing mobile food vendors, including five permits reserved for fixed food businesses to trial their own version of mobile food vending.
“I’m confident we have settled on a sensible balance that supports both fixed food and mobile food businesses, while encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit Adelaide is so well known for, in a way that is affordable and easy to navigate,” said Houssam.
“Our mobile food vending program has produced many successes such as Veggie Velo, which now has a fixed food business to complement its mobile business, Delectaballs whose produce is now available through major retails, and let’s not forget Burger Theory who led the way with the incorporation of bricks and mortar in Adelaide and recently their new store in Melbourne.
“These three examples show how mobile food vendors, with vision, imagination and courage can incorporate and transition fixed food offerings into their stables. I look forward to hearing more of these success stories as the months and years roll on,” he said.
With the intention of adding vibrancy and variety to our already pumping city, we can’t wait to see Adelaide’s already awesome street food scene just flourish!
For those interested, there are still three general permits and three specifically for fixed food businesses available.
For all you food lovers just download the Adelaide Street Eats app, STREET EATS! from the Apple Store or Google Play. Why? Well that means that you can keep your eye on which mobile food vendor is trading on any given day. Yes!