Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have noticed by now, the growing popularity of food trucks. Popping up in random locations, rotating menus, live music and personalised orders are all rewards for going on what we like to call a “Food Truck Hunt“.
…I was so thankful to finally find the local answer to my burger addiction.
Living in Western Sydney, it is always a struggle to find good quality local food. So, when I was introduced to Holy Heffa a couple months ago, I was so thankful to finally find the local answer to my burger addiction. The best thing about Holy Heffa is it has a permanent location in the parking lot of Fred’s, a local grocer. So, when those sudden burger cravings arise, I know exactly where to go! (Holy Heffa is open Thurs-Sunday 6pm – 10pm, outside of those hours I’m screwed).
So far, I have visited between 6pm-7pm and the queues haven’t been very long. I have waited less than 10 minutes each time for my order and seating is sufficient. Service is great, the guys and girls in the truck are always full of smiles, and the menu changes every week.
ITEMS WE’VE TRIED
Here are some items on their rotating menu we’ve tried so far, check back often for updates (♥ = my rating, ♠ = AK’s rating):
Homeboy Heffa ♥♥♥♥ | ♠♠♠♠ – Grass-fed Angus patty w/ maple-glazed bacon, American cheddar, beer-battered onion rings, lettuce, jalapenos, gravy, hickory-smoked BBQ sauce and house maple mayo. [$10]
Heffa Homewrecka ♥♥ – Angus patty, American cheddar, dill pickles, Spanish onions and special “Alibi” sauce. [$10]
Pedro ♥♥♥ – Angus patty, bacon, American cheddar, caramelised onions, chipotle peppers, lettuce, hickory-smoked BBQ sauce and two of uncle Pedro’s sauces. [$10]
Heffed-Up Fries ♥♥♥♥ | ♠♠♠♠ – Beer-battered fries topped with house cheese sauce, Mexican shredded cheese, bacon, paprika, chives and chipotle aioli. [$8]
Heffed-Up Sidewinders ♥♥♥♥♥ – Craft beer-battered sidewinder fries topped with house-seasoning, garlic aioli and maple-glazed bacon. [$8]
On our first visit to Holy Heffa, the Homeboy Heffa burger and Heffed-Up fries were on their menu. It was really hot that day so we opted to get takeaway and eat it at home.
I devoured the burger straight away, but AK ate it a bit later so he found it a bit soggy. I really enjoyed the onion ring, maple-glazed bacon and sauces in the burger, especially the maple mayo which complemented the burger with a layer of sweetness. The flavours intertwined perfectly, although unhealthily (this is definitely a cheat-day meal).
…melted cheese on fries (need I say more?).
The Heffed-Up fries were delicious! If you know me, you will know I am a sucker for fried potato (fries, wedges, hash brown, gems…this way please…), so these were guaranteed to impress me even without any toppings. The toppings were an extra bonus and the flavours went beyond what I expected – I mean melted cheese on fries (need I say more?). My only complaint was I was so full from the burger I could barely squeeze in much of the fries.
My second visit to Holy Heffa was to introduce it to my sister. This time the Heffa Homewrecka burger and Golden Gaytime shake was on the menu. Once again I grabbed takeaway to eat it in the comfort of home.
If I had tasted this burger on my first visit to Holy Heffa, I would not have returned.
Maybe because I had such high expectations from the complex flavours of the Homeboy Heffa from my first visit, I was a little dissapointed with the Heffa Homewrecka. With a lot less ingredients, this burger just tasted like your typical beef burger and lacked individuality. At $10 a burger, I didn’t feel it was worth it. If I had tasted this burger on my first visit to Holy Heffa, I would not have returned.
The Golden Gaytime shake wasn’t as great as I expected either. There was an overwhelming almond flavour which made it taste slightly like medicine. Golden Gaytimes are usually one of my favourite ice creams, so this was a little disappointing.
My third visit was to catch-up with a girlfriend, so this was the first time I actually ate on the premises. Holy Heffa has milk crates for chairs and pallets for tables set up for their customers in the parking lot. It was a really hot day that day, but as the sun set, a cool breeze swept through and Holy Heffa quickly became a nice little hangout to just sit around and chat. One complaint though, we ended up leaving because our bottoms were getting sore from sitting on the milk crates for too long, or else we would have liked to stay longer.
Let’s talk about the food. This time the Pedro burger, Heffed-Up Sidewinders and Rock-Efella shake was on the menu. We ordered 2 burgers, sidewinders to share and 2 shakes.
Like the Heffa Homewrecka, the Pedro wasn’t as great as the Homeboy Heffa which I had on my first visit. I liked that the Pedro had a little kick of spice to it, but it felt like there was a bit of an overload of sauces on the burger in general. It was a decent burger, but the flavours weren’t that special and not one I would crave for. Again, I wouldn’t pay $10 for this burger.
On a more positive note, the Heffed-Up Sidewinders were AMAZING! Even better than the Heffed-Up Fries which I was already impressed with. The serving is generous and I could easily just eat this as a meal on it’s own and be completely satisfied. The maple-glazed bacon and choice of sauces went so well with the sidewinders, I am literally salivating as I’m thinking about it right now.
Lastly, the Rock-Efella shake was decent, however the rockmelon flavour could have been stronger. For $6 it was a little pricey.
I popped by Holy Heffa today to grab a serving of their delicious sidewinders and I saw a new shake on their menu. As a huge fan of Mango and Cream Weis ice cream, I had to try the shake. This is definitely my favourite shake so far and tastes exactly as it sounds. In fact, I drank it all before I captured a photo.
Holy Heffa Burger Truck
661-671 Smithfield Road, Edensor Park
Open Thurs-Sun, 6pm – 10pm