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We've gone Mobile!

Introducing 'MR ST JOHN', our awesome 1985 Bedford ex ambulance, transformed into our beloved Nelson Food Truck. We drive to popular spots around Nelson's central locations each week and are also available for hire for work function catering, private parties and events catering, functions and are perfect for wedding catering too.

Want something to STAND OUT at your next event? Then let us know what you're thinking. Check out our FAQ below to find out more.

Where are we this week?

Find our schedule & location on our Facebook Events tab Make sure to click 'going/intrested' for any updates.

Booking enquiries

You've got questions, we've got answers!

How much to hire a food truck?

There is a one-off hire fee of $750 this is to cover the cost of the truck, staff, vehicle and administration costs. Food is charged on top of this with a minimum of 25 people.

See below for more options about pricing options.

What is included in the hire fee?

The hire fee includes three staff and 2-hour food service. (this is usually enough time)

We require a 1 hour set up and a 30-45mins to clean down, pack up and leave. 

Food is an additional charge at an agreed rate per head. (see below for pricing options)

What food can we have? Can I customise the menu?

We have a range of dishes on our menu which you can choose for us to feature for your event.

Custom menu? No worries! We will work with you to come up with the right menu no matter what style or occasion.

Get in touch to discuss the options.

Where do you go?

We are registered to trade in the Nelson & Tasman districts. Because of the age of our truck, some places we can go are limited. Just fill out the request form below and we will let you know.

What's included? What do we need to provide?

We will provide all the cutlery, napkins and food boxes, so you won't need to hire anything else foodwise. We've got it covered.

Don't work about environmental impact, all our cutlery is completely compostable. We do however expect you to dispose of the rubbish, however, if you need us to do this we can at extra cost. 

Any dietary requirements, just ask!

Pricing options


$20 per head

This will get you up to 3 street style foods off our Menu. $20 a head with a minimum 25 people.


Cocktail style mini versions of our food off the menu + specials, staff will hand out on trays throughout the event. (best option for larger groups as no lining up).  Minimum 25 people.


Customise your menu to fit what you need. From street food to canapes just ask! If we can we will. 

Pricing starts with the hire fee that covers the truck, staff, transport and administration fee, then a per head amount based on one of our packages. Additional staff can be hired for $30 an hour.

What they're saying...

" Great range of food, it was hard to choose what to order! Tried the bhaji burger which was yummy and very filling! The staff are friendly and welcoming - would definitely like to try other items on the menu! "

Beautiful, artistically crafted food. Healthy, clean and so tasty. This place is a bit of a secret, being off the beaten track, definitely worth the detour home!

Always amazing food, there's a different special every week which never disappoints. I would highly recommend this place.

Tried the jerk chicken wings and Korean hot dog, both amazingly tasty. Very friendly staff, highly recommend!

I don't know why I waited so long to stop in here. Do yourself a favour and try the jerk chicken, hands down incredibly done. Everything else I saw come from the kitchen looked delicious. I'll be back.

Exceptionally friendly welcoming service, lovely relaxed vibe, awesome diverse menu, fantastic coffee and food, and unusually great range of condiments!! The vegan plate with homemade falafel was special (and I’m not vegan). And these guys know their coffee. We are planning to come back again on our way back through Nelson. Highly recommend!

This place is a little gem! Incredible coffee and the food was absolutely fantastic and with a bit of flair as well! The owners are super lovely and inviting. This has got to be one of nelsons best kept secrets!

* Reviews taken from Google Reviews left by customers

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