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This summer, hungry foodies can find their favourite food trucks in Cathedral Square every Friday from 4-9pm. Dates: Fri 9 October 2015 to Friday 25 March 2016 (excluding Christmas Day and New Year's Day).

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Friday Night Food Trucks in Cathedral Square
Friday Night Food Trucks are back and you're invited!

It's time to say "welcome back" to the Friday Night Food Trucks in the Square. 
Last summer (2014-15) attracted more than 1,000 people every Friday night back in to the heart of the city.
Thanks to the success of the trial last summer and building on the success of the Commons Food Trucks over the winter, the Friday Night Food Trucks will now be back in the Square from Friday 9 October 2015 through to Friday 25 March 2016.  The last day for the Food Trucks to be at the Commons is Friday 2 October.

Carolyn Ingles, Urban Design and Regeneration Unit Manager says, "Friday Night Food Trucks is a fun activity that provides a great reason for people of all ages to come into the Central City, see the progress being made and see how Christchurch is being reshaped, restored and revitalised."

"Come, eat, relax. Let the kids enjoy the fair-like atmosphere that gives our Central City a warm and friendly feel. Make Cathedral Square your backyard each Friday night. Just come, bring the family, meet up with your friends - you won't be disappointed," Ingles says.


Some of the trucks you will see are: Rodi's Spice Fusion, Rollickin' Gelato, Sherpa Kai, Ceylon Kitchen, Fritz's Wieners, Kiwi Churros, Transylvanian Delight - Chimney Cakes, Tiki Taco, All Thingz Nice, Liberty Foods, Lettuce Eat, Five R's Pinoy Food, Dorothy's Pop Up Tea Rooms, Mamacita's, Street Food and Spring Potato.


For food truck enquiries please call the Christchurch City Council on 03 941 8999. 

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  • HJL said:

    23 03 2016 12:29 p.m.

    Is Kiwi Churros ganna be there on Good Friday?

  • Future Christchurch Team said:

    22 03 2016 8:26 a.m.

    Hi Anne, yes, the trucks will be at the Square on Good Friday. You can find more information here http://www.ccc.govt.nz/culture-and-community/events-and-festivals/food-trucks/

  • Anne said:

    21 03 2016 6:44 p.m.

    So the trucks will be there on Good Friday? Just double checking.

  • Future Christchurch Team said:

    07 03 2016 9:24 a.m.

    Hi Meke mussels, the last evening for Friday Night Food Trucks this summer at Cathedral Square is 25 March.

  • Meke mussels said:

    05 03 2016 1:13 p.m.

    Hi what date do the markets finish?

  • Maureen Kelly said:

    26 02 2016 6:46 a.m.

    We have been loving the Friday Night Food Vans - it is helping to bring the Square back to life.

  • Precious said:

    09 02 2016 4:28 p.m.

    If your artlices are always this helpful, "I'll be back."

  • Future Christchurch Team said:

    01 02 2016 9:16 a.m.

    Hi Mizzy, Friday night food trucks is still happening every Friday from 4-9pm. Prices are set by the food vendor.

  • mizzy said:

    29 01 2016 5:26 p.m.

    Hey is th truccks stilll runnin an what's th prices

  • Jack Willis said:

    04 01 2016 1:10 a.m.

    Hey there I'm a 15 year old solo cover singer and I would love to perform as part of these events. How could I get that oppertunity? Thank you :)

  • Future Christchurch Team said:

    30 11 2015 1:31 p.m.

    Hi Jung, please feel free to contact the Council on 03 941 8999 for any inquiries.

  • Jung said:

    20 11 2015 6:12 a.m.

    Could you let me know your e-mail address?

  • Future Christchurch Team said:

    29 10 2015 3:13 p.m.

    Hi The Old Dogs, I have forwarded your information. Feel free to call 03 941 8999 to inquire.

  • The Old Dogs said:

    29 10 2015 3:10 p.m.

    We are a crowd pleasing covers band who would love to play on some Friday nights to support this initiative. We like to have a good time by creating a good time.

  • Future Christchurch Team said:

    29 10 2015 2:50 p.m.

    Hi Gerardo, please feel free to inquire with the Council on 03 941 8999.

  • Future Christchurch Team said:

    29 10 2015 2:48 p.m.

    Hi Flo, there are 18 food trucks attending Friday Night Food Trucks.

  • Gerardo said:

    29 10 2015 8:25 a.m.

    Hi we've just started with our food truck in Ashburton "PELAO'S SANDWICHS " What can we do to joint this great idea!!!! Please send me some info thanks

  • Marty said:

    28 10 2015 8:42 p.m.

    I went a few fridays ago & found it a bit of a letdown. The food options were good but would strongly suggest some kind of entertainment to entice people to stick around longer. A band would be great !

  • Gerardo said:

    27 10 2015 8:44 p.m.

    Hi we've just started with our food truck in Ashburton "PELAO'S SANDWICHS " What can we do to joint this great idea!!!! Please send me some info thanks

  • Flo said:

    27 10 2015 7:25 p.m.

    How many food trucks are there this season?

  • Kirsty Isitt said:

    23 10 2015 5:36 p.m.

    My dad and I are going tonight, heard an ad on the radio about it. Super excited!

  • INquirer said:

    16 10 2015 4:18 p.m.

    Hello there. Just wondering why none of the gazebo style food stalls from the commons were accepted in to the square??? Some of them were providing far more healthier and quality food options than the ones available?

  • Future Christchurch Team said:

    08 10 2015 4:31 p.m.

    Hi Magdalene, thank you for your interest. If you leave a comment with your email address I can pass it on to the right people without your email being public.

  • Magdalene said:

    08 10 2015 4:24 p.m.

    Hi, I am interested in acquiring a spot to sell authentic Singapore food at the Friday Night Food Trucks in Catheral Square. Can you help me?

  • Ed said:

    09 04 2015 9:19 p.m.

    Great idea

  • Chris Smith said:

    04 04 2015 10:57 a.m.

    Brilliant idea!

  • Future Christchurch Team said:

    31 03 2015 9:24 a.m.

    Hi Katie, thanks for letting us know, we are working to fix this.

  • Katie said:

    27 03 2015 10:58 a.m.

    Would love to provide feedback, however the survey seems to be broken - it won't let me submit my answers

  • Future Christchurch Team said:

    25 03 2015 4:33 p.m.

    Yes it is. Friday 3 April will be the last evening for the summer, come and celebrate with us!

  • Samantha said:

    25 03 2015 3:51 p.m.

    Is this still happening?

  • alan sinclair said:

    09 03 2015 6:00 p.m.

    Do you need more trucks

  • Joanna said:

    06 03 2015 10:48 a.m.

    Excellent way to promote more presence in downtown CHCH! Hopefully we can see a repeat of this next summer/spring-ish?

  • Future Christchurch Team said:

    03 03 2015 12:48 p.m.

    Friday Night Food Trucks will be taking place each Friday until 3 April. If you have enjoyed these evenings please leave a comment so we can make more things like this happen in future.

  • angela said:

    02 03 2015 4:37 p.m.

    is this still happening ?

  • Blondie said:

    02 02 2015 1:27 p.m.

    Will the food truck be there on waitangi day this Friday?

  • Future Christchurch Team said:

    23 12 2014 3:21 p.m.

    Yes Steve, a selection of food trucks will be in the Square 26th December. We'll see you there!

  • Steve said:

    22 12 2014 4:13 p.m.

    Will all the food trucks be there this Friday (26th Dec)?

  • Amanda said:

    25 11 2014 2:03 p.m.

    Went there last Friday and it was great. Love being back in the city. The choice of food vans was great.

  • Garrett said:

    31 10 2014 10:55 p.m.

    Me and some friends went tonight. Very cool idea! Always good to see stuff starting to happen again in the city centre. Will be great for the long summer nights coming up.
    One thing that we noticed was the truck we went to didn't have eftpos, only cash, so we had to walk to an ATM. Something to work on.
    Also it would be cool to have some live music or something to make an even better atmosphere.

  • Jess said:

    31 10 2014 9:59 p.m.

    Such a great atmosphere and delicious food!
    Will be back for sure

  • derek said:

    30 10 2014 10:28 p.m.

    Looking forward to getting some street food in town

  • Dave said:

    30 10 2014 10:25 p.m.

    What a great idea! Definitely coming in to town now.

  • Crystal said:

    30 10 2014 2:49 p.m.

    Can't wait!