If you’ve enjoyed the Forage street food offerings you will love The Hamlet on Lonsdale Street Braddon, a (temporarily) more permanent home for these caravan vendors of yummy, casual eats.
Open Tuesday to Sunday, it’s a great, inexpensive night out and just perfect for sharing a range of samplings between a group in good weather (just bring a sharp knife and a few extra paper plates).
Start a Lonsdale Street food tour (as it’s hard to get a table later) or stay the whole evening.
BYO (drinks and glasses) without corkage, adds to the great value.
Top picks include Mr Pappas’ Pork Belly Roll ($12)….
….and Broddogs “pups” (perfectly sized for sampling, $5-$7 each).
…or a full sized ‘dog’ $6.50-$11 (about 1 1/2-2 times the size of a ‘pup’)
New Yorker Dog with a Kransky
Omi Pup (the best!), New Yorker Pup & Chilli Pup are all good.
Choose from a Vienna Frankfurt, Spicy Kransky or Pork free sausage.
Also worth trying is the pork roll with apple sauce from the Spit Shack ($12:90)…
….and the Bratwurst in a roll with sauerkraut $9 from ‘Bratwurst’…
I’m also told that the Bratwurst’s Schnitzels are good and easily shared ($16 small, $21 large).
One of the great things about the Hamlet, is that there are often smaller serving sizes on offer like Free Range’s pulled pork with couscous, rice and salad ($8).
There’s also plenty to choose from for those wanting gluten free options. Broddogs has gluten free buns available and the sausages are gluten free. Free range’s pulled lamb is gluten free.
Mr Papa’s Pork Belly sandwich is also gluten free if you skip the roll.
Other choices include Mr Papas’ Peruvian Stuffed Potato (tasty, but plenty of outside coating to get through)
…and Mr Papas’ Empanadas and Chicken Wings.