It’s a couple of years behind the trend – but better late than never.

Today the City of Melbourne announces five permanent food-truck precincts will open early next year.

The sites will be on St Kilda Road (outside the NGV and Arts Centre); Peel Street (next to the Queen Vic Market); Les Erdi Plaza on the Yarra (near Arbory Bar & Eatery); Batman Park (opposite Crown); and the underpass on the corner of Spencer and Flinders Streets.

From March 2017 there’ll be 17 trucks across all five locations – some permanent and some rotating monthly. Expressions of interest to trade as a participating food truck will officially open soon.