Festival serves up a springtime smorgasbord By Kate Sears

A food-lover’s dream hit Frankston foreshore from October 11-15 - and boy, it did not disappoint! There were squeals of delight as the delicious line-up of Melbourne’s finest food trucks was discovered and drool-worthy food enjoyed. Guests were euphoric and excited as there was so much variety on show they didn’t know where to start.


The Seaside Street Food Festival was hosted by The Food Truck Park next to the pier on the picturesque Promenade at Frankston Waterfront.  Live music and a DJ had the area alive with festivity for the enjoyment of all ages.  Guests enjoyed free entry to the event and feasted their eyes on the market stalls while they feasted on scrumptious food from all over the world.

The Food Truck Park is the home of Melbourne street food, and Frankston was ever so spoilt with this free community event in partnership with Frankston City Council and the 2017 Tourism Event Attraction Program. Crowds wined and dined on a delicious line-up of Melbourne’s finest food, twilight artists’ markets, a craft beer bar and entertainment that flowed over the five-day event.

The Food Truck Park director Frank Rusitovski was delighted to take the trucks on the road. “The food truck culture is a huge part of this city, and now we want to share the love of street food again in Frankston after the huge success in 2016. The festival has doubled its footprint and expanded with twilight markets to attract an even bigger crowd and we thank Frankston City Council again for their support.”

With spring in the air, the public enjoyed a stroll along the pier to walk off those calories after overindulging on the gastronomic delights.  People soaked up the beach vibes and the excitement of summer as they devoured shared plates with friends while planning the next truck to taste-test. The trucks gave visitors the chance to be exposed to multicultural dishes and try food out of their comfort zone.

Frankston City Mayor Brian Cunial was thrilled with the success of the Seaside Street Food Festival. “Spring is the perfect time of year to enjoy exciting outdoor events like this,” Cr Cunial said.

After their taste buds were set alight, guests sat back and watched the sunset as they enjoyed the live music.  It was a vibrant atmosphere that definitely made an impact on the locals and encouraged tourism to the area with its combination of sunshine, seaside views and street food.

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