7 October 2015
Following Christchurch City Council's successful trial last summer in the Square and complementing the winter season run by Gap Filler and The Commons, Friday Night Food Trucks are returning to The Square over the 2015 –16 summer period, starting 9 October 2015.
The trucks will be there every Friday from 9 October 2015 to 25 March 2016 except on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Food Truck culture has become a highlight of the city experience in Christchurch and the Council is grateful that the Commons and who others have kept the trucks going over the winter.
Food Trucks offer a range of cuisines – from Mexican street food to Pinoy, Vietnamese, and European dishes, sweet treats and delights.
"Come, eat, and just hang out. 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."Carolyn Ingles, Urban Design and Regeneration Unit Manager
Operating from 4–9pm on Friday nights, the Friday Night Food Trucks programme invites residents and visitors to explore a variety of foods, experience street entertainment and participate in family-based activities. It’s also a chance for Cantabrians, especially people from the suburbs, to reconnect with the heart of Christchurch City in and around the Square.
Carolyn Ingles, Urban Design and Regeneration Unit Manager says, "Friday Night Food Trucks is a relaxing family activity that provides a great reason for people of all ages to come into the Central City, see the progress being made, visit some new attractions, and see how Christchurch is being reshaped, restored and revitalised."