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Friday, April 06, 2007

Harry's Cafe de Wheels, Woolloomooloo



Sure you can have a Harry's pie or hot dog in Haymarket or Ultimo, but you can't beat having one at the original Harry's Cafe de Wheels pie cart down in Woolloomooloo.

Darkness has fallen, you've had a few drinks, and there's a whole group of you starving and in need of a cheap feed. The lights on the pie cart are a welcoming beacon.



A few minutes in the queue and you have your dinner clutched tightly on a flimsy paper plate with crinkling greaseproof. We squish together on the log barriers lining the wharf, jostling for room whilst we balance our cargo.


Harry's Hot Dog de Wheels

Everything comes with a fork, the hot dog included. My curry tiger is bracingly spicy, but first there's a mound of mashed potato, a layer of mushy peas and a lake of thick brown gravy to get through first.

I grab my fork, and start digging.


Curry Tiger meat pie






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Harry's Cafe de Wheels Woolloomooloo
Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo, Sydney
Tel: +61 (02) 9357 3074


This has been included on Grab Your Fork's Top 10 Sydney Eats for Tourists. Read the entire list here.

Opening hours:
Monday to Wednesday 8.30am-2.30am
Thursday 8.30am-3.30am
Friday 8.30am-4.00am
Saturday 9.00am-4.00am
Sunday 9.00am-1.00am


Also available at:
Harry's Cafe de Wheels Haymarket
Hay Street, Haymarket, Sydney
Tel: +61 (02) 9281 6292

Hannah's Pies
562 Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney
Tel: +61 (02) 9211 2506


Related GrabYourFork posts:
Harry's Cafe de Wheels Haymarket
Hannah's Pies

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posted by Helen (AugustusGloop) on 4/06/2007 12:07:00 am


8 Comments:

  • At 4/06/2007 8:10 am, Anonymous hazchem said…

    yum, Harry's are the best pies in Sydney, and living around the corner from Hannah's hot pies is just great.

    Other pies worth mentioning if yu can find them are those from Boscastle, I had one down in Melbourne and it was delicious, but they aren't all that easy to find in Sydney. Also, if you ever travel to Bateman's Bay, stop in for a pie at the East Lynne Roadhouse.

    Further south, the Wharf pie from the bakery in Tathra is unusual (olives!) but yummy. A little inland from there you can also get a good pie from the bakery in Bemboka.

    Of course, before you reach ANY of them, there is the Berry pie shop - a south coast institution.

    yes, i like pies. a lot.

     
  • At 4/06/2007 11:56 am, Anonymous Katie said…

    That pie looks absolutely delicious! Mushy peas and mashed potato make a pie the best ever! :) But I've never heard of a hot dog being served with a fork! Very ... interesting. :)

     
  • At 4/07/2007 3:43 am, Blogger Rachael said…

    Woolloomooloo is the best name of a place I have ever heard. Ever! LOL.

     
  • At 4/07/2007 3:58 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi hazchem - You do like pies! lol. Sounds like a pie roadtrip could be on the cards :)

    Hi Katie - The hot dogs are so packed with extras (chilli con carne, mushy peas and/or mashed potato) that a fork is very much necessary :)

    Hi Rachel - I always have to check its spelling too! Far too many o's and l's for my addled brain to contend with. There are quite a few theories on its origin too.

     
  • At 4/08/2007 9:36 am, Anonymous hazchem said…

    AG, it's easy to remember how to spell Woolloomooloo, all you have to remember is sheep, toilet, cow, toilet!

    Wool-loo-moo-loo

    Oh, and I can make just about ANY road trip into a Pie road trip!

     
  • At 4/08/2007 11:21 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi hazchem - lol. LOVE IT. How will I ever forget after that little saying? Thanks! :)

     
  • At 9/21/2009 1:40 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Being an old Naval man i remember many a time when returning to my depot when staving Harry:s has been there all hours of the morning. What memories. Doug

     
  • At 9/23/2009 4:51 pm, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Hi Doug - Wow, I'm sure you have lots of great memories of Harry's. You must have so many stories to tell!

     

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