Eat your way through Real Festival
Find out what food trucks will be at Real and start planning what you’re going to eat.
There is just so much to see and do at Real Festival and you’re going to need your sustenance to get you through. Luckily we’ve got your guide to all the food trucks that will be serving delicious food day and night. Whether you’re craving something savoury or sweet; you’re a vegetarian or like meat – there is something for all tastes and budgets.
Like any good festival there is a decent range of burger options because really, who doesn’t love a burger? They are delicious and easily consumed on the go – perfect for when you don’t want to miss a moment of the action.
Penrith locals Burger Head will be serving up their signature burgers which are a little bit fancy, and very delicious. Rangers Texas BBQ are serving Beef Brisket Burgers and Pulled Pork Burgers. There’s also Chucks Burgers who will have waygu beef and veggie burgers; everyone’s favourite Dirty Bird Food Truck with their southern style chicken wings and burgers; and no festival is complete without Potato Corner so we can eat all their chips.
Must Try: There’s so much to choose from in this category, but our pick is the Pulled Pork Burger ($14) from Ranger Texas BBQ. It come in a freshly made bun served with their special BBQ sauce and coleslaw. Yum.
Most unique burger: Who needs meat when there’s Burger Head’s Mike Tyson burger? It’s a vegan burger where mushrooms are treated like meat; smoked, pulled and BBQ’d and served with kale and slaw.
There’s Chinese, Italian, Asian, German, Mexican, Turkish and Greek food in abundance at Real Festival so do your tastebuds a favour and give them some international flavour. Anytime is a good time to head to Dumpling Time for their hand-made pan-fried dumplings and delicious natural fresh iced fruit teas. If it’s Italian you’re craving there’s Enzo’s Cucina and Urban Pasta, and Lambda Sydney for all your Greek street food needs. Vege 4 Love is Asian style vegetarian fare and what’s not to love about that? Mr Shish are serving up everything that’s Turkish and delicious; Rolling Schnitzel for everyone’s favourite German staple (and let’s face it, we’ll all be rolling home after all this food) and Raza Central is all about South American food – nachos, burritos, tacos and more!
Must Try: Lambda Sydney’s Lamb, chicken or gilled haloumi souvlaki ($14) served with tomato, onion, special sauce and chips wrapped in a warm Greek pita bread. ($14). While you’re there you may as well try the loaded chips with feta cheese, oregano and garlic infused oil ($12). It would be rude not to.
Most unique dish: Raza Central’s Pupusas are not to be missed. Freshly made soft corn tortillas filled with pork crackle; served with cheese and refried beans or zucchini cheese and jalapeno, and slaw and salsa.
Make sure you keep room for dessert because you’re going to want to visit the food trucks serving the sweet stuff. Pimp My Chimney have traditional Hungarian grilled pastry cones with soft serve ice cream, custard and toppings. There’s Torch Me Crème Brulee who have put their street style on this fancy French dessert and everyone’s favourite Stroopbros waffles - what they do to their waffles is truly amazing. Indulge with a caffeine hit with a difference with PullnShots Coffee in a Cone. Finally Gelato Messina are taking us back to our childhood by serving up Spiders – combining fizzy drinks with gelato is a match made in tastebud heaven. You don’t want to miss out.
Must Try: Gelato Messina have created something special for Real Festival, and you’re going to want to try it. Check out their Real Festival Spider (inspired by the Peacock Spider illuminated artwork at Real Festival); just like the cute critter pictured above - it’s colourful, crazy and all kinds of delicious.
Most unique dish: The Hungarian chimney pastry cones from Pimp My Chimney gets our vote. Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside and perfectly finished with either a Nutella Brownie or Caramel Fudge toppings and soft serve ice cream or gelato.
If you thought this event couldn’t get any better, think again. There’s a riverside bar where you relax and can enjoy beverages (with or sans alcohol) food, sweeping views of the river and still be close to all the action. There’s plenty to entertain you while you sit down to eat and drink with the bar getting premium views of all the dancing in Silent Disco Dome and the performances on the main stage. Thirsty? Well you will be well hydrated in the bar with a menu of beer, wine, cider and cocktails if you’re after something fancier.
Must try: It's bound to be hot and when it's hot, there's nothing quite like a refreshing glass of Pimms to cool you down. Luckily you can pick up a jug of delicious Pimms cocktail at the Real Festival bar to share between friends while enjoying the beautiful views and atmosphere.