The most recent mobile eatery to join the ranks of Sydney’s emerging and evolving food truck scene is dedicated to ‘low-and-slow cooked’ American-style barbecue, and it’s bound to leave you wondering how this mercurial treatment of meats has escaped your attention for so long.


The Firetruck BBQ menu is a meat lover’s dream, proudly showing off its team’s patience in the fire pit with a 12-hour pecan smoked beef on brioche bun, 15-hour pecan and apple smoked pulled pork roll and a 15-hour hot pastrami sandwich with Russian dressing and American mustard.

Apple and cherry smoked sticky pork ribs or spice rubbed lamb ribs are available by the rack (you can get a half rack of the pork if you’re running solo), while sides include slow-cooked pinto beans with ham hock, mac ‘n’ cheese with garlic and parsley sourdough crumbs, as well as corn cobs with butter and spice or spicy buttermilk marinated free-range chicken wings.

The Firetruck team have put together some suggested combos to ensure you’re getting a taste of all the goodness on offer, or you can always opt for a slider from either the beef or pork sandwiches (when choosing one is just too much to deal with).

Every menu item comes with your choice of slaw and Olivia’s housemade original or fire sauce on the side. This is serious barbecue, people, and worlds away from the classic Aussie barbie we know. Bring a bib.

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They’re only around on weekends at the moment, but will soon be trading everyday, with some big plans in the pipeline soon to be announced via their website, Facebook and Twitter.

Firetruck is currently at 1 Farr Street, Marrickville on weekends from 11.30am until sold out (usually around 3pm).