The Wandering Elephant is a street food experience rolling to a stop near you.
The “Elephant” visits Brisbane’s most happening urban areas, parks, markets, construction sites and office buildings, with a carefully selected range of gourmet Asian street food all priced under $10.
Wandering Elephant operates seven days a week, serving lunch and dinner with a possible late night operation on weekends for Fortitude Valley revellers seeking a midnight feed.
The idea was conceived following a holiday through Asia where owner and operator Ben Carter noticed the popularity of street food vendors with locals and tourists and began to research opportunities in Australia.
“The street food craze is already gaining speed in Sydney and Melbourne and we’d like to give it a kick along in Brisbane” said Carter.
Carter and his business partner Anthony Bartzis studied architecture together at QUT and share similar backgrounds working in their family-owned restaurants and more recently collaborating together in Ben’s catering and cooking class venture.
The pair brings a youthful edge to the Brisbane food scene and offers a new take on the typical mobile food vendor.
“Wandering Elephant really is committed to providing its customers with gourmet street food. We’re not a pie van or sandwich truck, we’re a gourmet food vendor offering menu items that you can’t get anywhere else, cooked fresh when you order” said Carter.
The “cheap and cheerful” menu includes Vietnamese Spring Rolls, Indonesian Satay Beef and Chicken, Malaysian Ayam Goreng (Deep Fried curried chicken), Malaysian Beef Rendang (Beef Curry) and Thai Yum Nua (Beef Salad) as well as monthly specials and it’s location can be found on the Wandering Elephant Facebook page.