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Street Food Australia
(affectionately known as SFA) is a start-up social enterprise dedicated to helping disadvantaged migrants start their own business in the food industry. By developing systems, designs and relationships, SFA will reduce the barriers to small business by creating a stepping-stone micro-industry in the form of street food vending on bikes. SFA will provide training (small business and food service) and support for each vendor for 2 years. This will enable our participants to test their food ideas, capture a following, earn an income, stash the profits and learn all the business basics for graduating into a bigger operation such as a café/restaurant. We do this, AND we transform the food system AND the life of the street by using beautifully designed street food bikes with bespoke service kitchens. The fitted out bikes are self-sufficient examples of sustainability in motion, using solar, 12V & LPG as the only fuels. No mains water. No generators. No power leads required. The food inputs are all sourced from local organic farms (where possible) and the packaging is the best biodegradable examples on the market. We are working with a quadruple bottom line which targets economic, social, ecological and cultural sustainability.



We are seeking $20,000 to help fabricate our first street food vendor bike, the 'Steamed Dumpling' cart and get it on the streets of Brisbane. The dumplings are hand made by local dumpling kitchen, 'Steamed Catering'. Others to follow could be serving, Bungeoppang (Korean fish bread), Banh Mi (Vietnamese pork baguette), and Elote (Mexican corn). Each 'cart' provides a specific cultural culinary delight, rich in flavour and authentically connected to the terroir from where it originates whilst working with regional seasonal produce availability.
The cargo bikes are handmade and imported from Denmark, with rear-wheel steering and can support a load of up to 150kg.
The vendor carts are designed by a local design studio 'Pearler' in collaboration with young design students.

Between December 2012 and June 2013 SFA will be running a pilot project designed to test the systems, the bikes, build on relationships with council and other stakeholders, and raise capital for a fixed premises with office, commercial kitchen, bike garage and cafe.

However, it first starts with you.

By pledging to SFA, you can choose from our many rewards, including stickers, lunch vouchers, t-shirts, branding opportunities and bragging rights!!!

If your collective generous support exceeds the initial $20k, then for every additional $15-20k, we will build another bike, serving up more delicious cultural delights.

Thank you from the quadruple bottom of our hearts,

The team at SFA

"We build lean, green, vending machines. We build capacity. We en-culture the street"

BREAKING NEWS
Luke Nguyen of SBS television's Luke Nguyen's Greater Mekong Series is now a partner to SFA.
We welcome Luke and his ongoing passion for developing an Australian street food culture.


Luke and Helen in Luke's gorgeous little bar "Red Lilly" at the back of Red Lantern on Riley in Sydney.

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A$10 +For a tenner you’ll get a great set of SFA stickers so you can share them with your mates or strangers or public furniture, and we’ll shout your name from the rooftops (well, rooftops being reinterpreted as the SFA website, Facebook and Twitter).
22 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is December 2012
A$15 +For fifteen bucks you’ll get 1 x lunch card to use at any of our Street Food Bikes during the 6 month trial period, and we’ll shout your name from the rooftops (well, rooftops being reinterpreted as the streetfoodaustralia website, Facebook and Twitter).
27 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is December 2012
A$25 +For twenty-five bucks you’ll get 2 x lunch cards, and we’ll shout your name from the rooftops (well, rooftops being reinterpreted as the SFA website, Facebook and Twitter).
85 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is December 2012
A$50 +Hungry? For a fifty you’ll get 5 x lunch cards, and a great set of SFA stickers so you can share them with your mates or strangers or public furniture, and we’ll shout your name from the rooftops (well, rooftops being reinterpreted as the SFA website, Facebook and Twitter).
45 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is December 2012
A$80 +Nice choice! You’ll get the coolest SFA t-shirt around, 100% cotton, non sweatshop labour, printed by hand in Bris Vegas, plus 2 x lunch cards and we’ll shout your name from the rooftops (well, rooftops being reinterpreted as the SFA website, Facebook and Twitter).
29 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is December 2012
A$105 +Now were getting the warm and fuzzies…might have to come and hug you personally… You’ll get the coolest SFA t-shirt around, 100% cotton, non sweatshop labour, printed by hand in Bris Vegas, and you will get 5 x lunch cards. Go for it! ...and we’ll shout your name from the rooftops (well, rooftops being reinterpreted as the SFA website, Facebook and Twitter).
19 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is December 2012
A$160 +Nice choice! You’ll get 2 x the coolest SFA t-shirts around, 100% cotton, non sweatshop labour, printed by hand in Bris Vegas, plus 5 x lunch cards and a set of stickers so you can share them with your mates/ or strangers or public furniture, and we’ll shout your name from the rooftops (well, rooftops being reinterpreted as the SFA website, Facebook and Twitter).
5 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is December 2012
A$260 +You are soo sweet! We love your generous heart! Were going to send you 2 x t-shirts (same cool specs as per above), plus 15 x lunch cards so you can share the love and the food with a friend! And we’ll shout your name from the rooftops (well, rooftops being reinterpreted as the SFA website, Facebook and Twitter).
7 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is December 2012
A$500 +We love your generous heart! A private street food party is what were talking about! If you live in Brisbane, we will cook for you and 10 of your friends/workmates on one of our bikes (food only), in an inner-city location (to be negotiated - something with a view?), and we’ll shout your name from the rooftops (well, rooftops being reinterpreted as the SFA website, Facebook and Twitter). BRISBANE ONLY.
3 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is January 2013
A$750 +A legend in our eyes, you are. Your pledge entitles you to a private street food party, alright! If you live in Brisbane, we will cook for you and 20 your friends/workmates on one of our bikes (food only), in an inner-city location (to be negotiated - something with a view?), and we’ll shout your name from the rooftops (well, rooftops being reinterpreted as the SFA website, Facebook and Twitter). BRISBANE ONLY.<br />
2 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is January 2013
A$1000 +Seriously, we love you, we do…and were going to show it by throwing you a private street food party. If you live in Brisbane, we will cook for you and 30 or your friends/workmates on one of our bikes (food only), in an inner-city location (to be negotiated - something with a view?), and we’ll shout your name from the rooftops (well, rooftops being reinterpreted as the SFA website, Facebook and Twitter). BRISBANE ONLY.
2 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is January 2013
A$2500 +OMG, you have just optioned a seriously creative opportunity where YOU CAN NAME A CART for the pilot project. We’ll also put your name on it as a sponsor 50 x 150mm (great opportunity for businesses to get involved), AND we will cook for you and 50 of your friends/workmates on our bike (food only), in an inner-city location (to be negotiated - something with a view?). And we’ll shout your name from the rooftops (reinterpreted as the SFA website, Facebook and Twitter). BRISBANE ONLY
0 Chosen | 4 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2012
A$5000 +Just like the creative kids above (but a bit more grown-up), YOU CAN NAME A CART for the pilot project, and put a 200 x 200 logo (your company) as a sponsor (great opportunity for businesses to get involved)…very cheap advertising! Just think of the press these babies are going to attract! Plus we’ll give you 75 x lunch passes to use yourself or share around, and we’ll shout your name from the rooftops (reinterpreted as the SFA website, Facebook and Twitter).
0 Chosen | 2 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2012
A$20000 +Now we’re fishing for the big spenders, or perhaps the astute investor? For $20K you can sponsor a cart for the entire 6 month pilot project, and we’ll give you a 600x400 advertising space on 2 sides (valued at $18,200). Plus V.I.P status at all SFA events. AND, we’d like to return your generosity by giving you 250 x lunch cards for free…now you can be totally generous to whomever you like! And we’ll shout your name from the rooftops (reinterpreted as the SFA website, Facebook and Twitter).
0 Chosen | 4 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2012