You like bagels. You like burgers. Now imagine combining the two. Genius! That's what you'll find at the Round the Way food truck: toasted bagels with a range of delicious fillings. It's breakfast, it's lunch, it's any meal you darn well want. We cruised on over to Round the Way at the farmers' market on the banks of the beautiful Lake Wendouree on the weekend, on our way to visit Sovereign Hill. I was in a brunch mood and was dreaming about a classic toasted sesame-seed bagel with cream cheese (my go-to breakfast from the Thompson Cafe downstairs in my building when I lived in SoHo).
Unfortunately the friendly Round the Way fellas were way too sophisticated for that so, instead, I 'settled' for a slightly sweet filling of orange and chia-seed cream cheese. Let the person who didn't get so stuck into her bagel that she forgot to photograph it until half way through the meal complain about that!
Other options on the menu for the day were mixed berry cream cheese; smoked salmon with capers, red onion, fresh dill, rocket and cream cheese; a good old BLAT; grilled sheep-cheese with rocket, tomato and beetroot pesto; and a grilled chicken bagel with spiced Cuban rum, lettuce, tomato and lime mayonnaise.
Oh and freshly squeezed orange juice, to perfect the breakfast experience. We took our juices and bagels down to a bridge by the lake so Madeleine could watch the swans, and I promise I didn't throw anything to the ducks. Not even a crumb.
I'm eating my way through the wares of all the food trucks in Melbourne. Here's where I'm up to so far. The things I do for you guys.