22 May 2020
All those craving the delicious tastes of the Rotorua Night Market will be pleased to know that Rotorua Food Truck Thursday will fill the gap next Thursday (28 May 2020).
Twelve local and regional food trucks will provide a range of takeaway treats between 4.30pm – 8pm in Tūtānekai Street, in the block between Hinemoa and Pukuatua Streets.
To comply with Covid-19 guidelines, and to keep everyone safe, Rotorua Food Truck Thursday will have several differences to the normal Rotorua Night Market.
There will only be one entry point to the market which will be at Te Manawa (Hinemoa Street end of Tūtānekai Street) and numbers will be limited to 100 people at a time. Ideally, one person per family will go through to purchase to help reduce queuing time.
All people entering the Food Truck Thursday marketplace will need to be contact traced by either registering on the Sine Pro App or by manual register.
The market will facilitate correct hygiene practices, physical distancing, contactless pickup and contactless payment (no cash purchases).
Visitors will be able to choose takeaway meals from the following food trucks: NZ Crepes, Buon Appetito, Desi, Kai Café, Mussel Madness, Terrific Bubble Tea, Rosco’s Coffee, Heat Caravan, Aayats, Smokers and Grillers, Mobile Chef and Homegrown Kitchen.
With the Rotorua Night Market celebrating its 10th birthday in March, just before lockdown began, creator and Rotorua Lakes Council Markets Manager, Brigitte Nelson, has never had to shut the market for anything other than bad weather since its inception.
“We are excited to get this version of the Night Market up and running to support our vendors and the local community. We are looking forward to seeing everyone however please note this is a trial run so please be patient on the night”, says Mrs Nelson.
Visit the Rotorua Night Market Facebook page from next Tuesday (26 May) to check out a selection of the dishes that will be available from each of the food trucks.