There’s a food truck that’s a firm fixture on Ireland’s ‘Wild’ western Atlantic coast. A fixture that’s not permanent, but amasses a following wherever it pitches up. If you haven’t heard of Julia’s Lobster Truck, we guarantee you’re going to know the name and hear a lot more… and this week we’re chewing the fat with Julia Hemingway herself.
With her beaming smile and bright blue truck, Julia serves all manner of seafood to her adoring public. Lobster is the mainstay, grilled to-order and dripping in garlic butter, but there’s a whole line-up of deep see and shoreline treats that she turns her hand to, running the stall with her husband Chris.
We catch the pair just at the beginning of the Dingle Food Festival, where they’ve pitched up for three days of deliciousness, and whilst they’re prepping their van and gathering their ingredients before they open the hatch, we sneak in for a quick chat…
We delve into how it all began, how Julia has witnessed Irish food change and adapt over the years, her favourite local produce, what a moment street food is having in Ireland and also about the successes and challenges of her industry.
We’ve written about some of the people like Julia who are doing amazing things where street food and food trucks are concerned, which you can read here.