EAT YOUR HEART OUT | Foodies will be in heaven this month

Liverpool has become a hot spot in Sydney’s vibrant food scene, with different cultures adding their flavour to the mix.

So there’s no better place to celebrate the joy of food than Liverpool – and the wait is nearly over with Eat Your Heart Out festival coming on October 28.

Liverpool Council expects the event to attract thousands of foodies from far and wide to check out a range food trucks opening their doors.

There will be many highlights on the day, savoury and sweet.

Some popular food trucks to make an appearance are Dirty Bird Food Truck and the The Donut Dealer. 

What we sell is unlike anything at your average donut shop. - Beau Sutherland

Dirty Bird is known for their juicy fried chicken and burgers. Donut Dealer sells jaw-dropping gourmet donuts, some injected with Nutella, Golden Gaytime or salted caramel and cronuts topped with decadent ingredients, such as popcorn, rocky road, Mars Bar, Oreos or Kit-kats.

Owner Beau Sutherland only took over the food truck business four months ago. But he said he’s noticed a growing demand for donuts and cronuts.

“What we sell is unlike anything at your average donut shop. I haven’t seen much of what we do elsewhere. I have regular sweet-tooths who come back every week for our salted caramel popcorn or Nutella cronuts, which are our best-sellers,” he said.

“There’s been noticeable growth in the donut scene. Four months ago I only had about 4000 followers on Facebook and now I’m close to reaching 10,000 so the boost has been amazing and the following is out of this world.”

When he first took over the business, he said it felt as if he was walking on thin ice because it was a different industry but so far the risk has paid off.

“I took over the business from a friend. Before, I was actually working as a tradie. I’ve always been interested in food trucks and a good opportunity came up so I took the risk. Although I was nervous during the first few weeks, when I got into the swing of things it worked out and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made.”

Mr Sutherland said he has a supplier who makes fresh donuts and cronuts daily and ensures there are options for customers with certain food requirements.  

“I know a lot of people have allergies so we’re mindful of that. Nut allergies are common these days, so we have nut-free options available for those types of customers. 

“Although I live in Narellan now, I used to live in Prestons so it’ll be good to be in the Liverpool area again. I’ve traded in Liverpool before and we got a great response so I’m looking forward to the festival.”

The event will be at Bigge Park and will continue to Macquarie Mall. Apart from the main attraction – food – the event will also have live music, jumping castles and other fun family activities.

  • Event Details: October 28, Bigge Park from noon and Macquarie Mall from 3pm.
  • Food-truck lineup: The Donut Dealer, Dirty Bird Food Truck, Lemonrose, Miss Mabel’s, Sakura on Wheelz, Pizza Nights and Bellbird pop-up restaurant.
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