With the support of the Adelaide City Council and Splash Adelaide, the number of food trucks is rapidly increasing. Fork on the Road is Adelaide's very own street food event which brings together as many mobile vendors as possible in a celebration of street food. The inaugural event was held on 30 Nov 2012 in Victoria Square. People must be loving it because the turnout was HUGE!
The second Fork On The Road was held on 21 Dec 2012 in Hindmarsh Square. This was the first day we discovered newcomer Sneaky Pickle! The truck's name and paint job were just too awesome to pass up.
When I saw Fried Pickles ($5) on the menu I simply had to try them. The crunch from the batter and the crunch from the pickle make for a perfectly sneaky, crunchy combo. The fried pickles come with a zesty creamy mayo for dipping too. They're salty, sour, and divine! I'd choose these over chips (french fries) any day.
We also ordered the Pastrami on Rye with slaw & pickles ($9). If you're not familiar with pastrami, it's basically smoked corned beef. Pastrami was brought to the United States by Romanian Jewish immigrants in the late 1800's and first became popular in New York City at places like Katz's Deli. Sneaky Pickle makes their own pastrami and puts some thin sliced rye bread around it.
The sandwich comes standard with cheese and mustard, but I also like to add some of the self-serve bbq sauce. Along with the sandwich you also get a side of creamy slaw and two slices of dill pickle. Yum!
The newest item on the menu is Texas Pulled Pork w/ BBQ Corn & Bread 'n Butter Pickles ($9).
This sandwich is soft, juicy, and very moreish with a great crunch from the coleslaw. This is the best pulled pork I've had so far in Adelaide and I think it's going to be very tough to beat.
Sneaky Pickle definitely adds distinct flavours and styles to Adelaide's street food scene. The quality and uniqueness of the food will keep me coming back. The best way to keep tabs on where to find Sneaky Pickle is via Facebook or Twitter.
Update 21 Jan 2013:
Last week, Sneaky Pickle added a new sandwich into their rotation - The Reuben ($9). Corned beef, melted swiss cheese, and sauerkraut on toasted rye bread. It also comes with a great homemade tangy Russian dressing which is perfect for dipping. Sides of crinkle cut potato chips and a sneaky pickle round out the meal. This is my new favourite menu item and I highly recommend everyone to try the Reuben as soon as you can.