Harrys Café De Wheels famous meat pies and hot dogs
Famous Sydney Pies
Harry’s has withstood the test of time. A trip to Harry’s lets you enjoy authentic Aussie tucker while taking a trip back through Harry’s history. The story of ‘Harrys Café de Wheels’ goes back to the depression years of the late 1930’s.
The world was on the brink of a devastating war when an enterprising Sydneysider named Harry Edwards opened a caravan café near in Woolloomooloo.
Word spread quickly with Harry’s ‘pie n’ peas’ and crumbed sausages soon becoming a popular part of the city’s nightlife.
Harry operated the caravan until 1938 when he enlisted in the AIF during WWII. During Harry’s time in the Middle East, he was nicknamed “Tiger” due to his boxing prowess and the name stuck. Harry returned to Sydney in 1945.
Harry realised that Sydney hadn’t changed much and it was still almost impossible to get a good feed late-night. So Harry reopened and the caravan has been operating continuously since.
The phrase ‘Café de Wheels’ came about as the city council of the day insisted that mobile food caravans move a minimum of 12 inches a day. Harry dutifully obeyed and thus the name was expanded to Harry’s Café de Wheels. Before the councils ruling, the caravan was known simply as ‘Harry’s’. In July 2012 the Harry’s Penrith Franchise opened.
|Tiger Pie||Pastie & Peas|
|Pie & Peas||Sausage Roll|
|Pie & Mash||Hot Dogs|
|Pie & Sauce||Continental|
|Chicken & Mushroom||Chilli Dog Hot Dog De Wheels|
|Lean Beef & Curry Pie||Harry’s Cheese Dog|
|Beef, Cheese & Bacon||Banana Bread|
|Curry Chicken||Custard Tart|
|Veggie||Chocolate Chip Cookies|