Toronto is a city known for food indulgence because of its wide array of dining restaurants and eateries. While many would think that such spots are enough to justify Canadians’ love for food, the popularity and sprawl of food trucks have shown another way of bringing out the “foodie” in us, immediately inducing our cravings without the need to be hungry. Every year, Toronto releases a fresh wave of food trucks that never fail to excite our taste buds. Whether they’d be situated at a street or a major outdoor event, here are 10 food trucks that you must absolutely try this upcoming summer season!
1. Gorilla Cheese
Based in Hamilton, this food truck is known for serving the best grilled cheese sandwiches in town! Traveling between Niagara and Toronto, they elevate the favourite classic delight by experimenting with ingredients from a variety of local sources. Two of their must try’s are the Sarducci and the Lumberjack.
2. Pure Vibes Cafe
Their non-mobile truck is situated by the Toronto Premium Outlets in Hornby. Though quite new, Pure Vibes Cafe has already gained some popularity because of its delicious authentic Caribbean and Latin food! Dishes such as curry coconut shrimp tacos and burgers with grilled pineapple have been a major hit. An ideal go-to after hours of shopping!
3. Awesome Yummy Treats
This food truck completely lives up to its name and is perfect during the summer season! They serve soft ice cream in Vanilla, Chocolate, and swirl as well as delicious slushies and sundaes. The perfect way to top off a meal of savoury and greasy street food.
4. Mexican Bowl
If you’re craving for delicious Mexican food then this food truck can easily fulfill that. Serving one of a kind burritos, tacos, nachos and quesadillas, the people behind Mexican Bowl uses recipes that have been down over generations. An absolute must-try is the Roasted Yam Quesadilla which consists of yam, cheddar cheese, green peppers, onion, guacamole, sour cream, and salsa for dipping.
5. Fry Hard
Another gem based in Hamilton, Fry Hard excels in serving deep fried goodies! For their mains, they serve classic Canadian poutine as well as chilli cheese fries all of which consist of homemade ingredients. For dessert, you can never go wrong with deep fried twinkies or oreos!
6. Dang Good BBQ
As many people would say, this food truck is just so dang good! Specializing in all things barbecue, they serve mouth watering smoked ribs and sandwiches such as pulled pork. If you are fan of the rib fest, then you don’t have to wait for the big event to savour on delicious ribs. Just simply keep track of this food truck’s location daily!
7. The Little Red Wagon
It is clear that Hamilton is home to many of the Golden Horseshoe’s best food trucks and the Little Red Wagon is a solid proof of that. Serving an array of homestyle cooked dishes such as Mac N’ Cheese and baked potatoes, this food truck will simply keep you wanting more!
8. Mr. Pierogi
For those who have never had pierogis, Mr. Pierogi will certainly introduce you to them the right way. Being in the neighbourhood for quite some time now, we just can’t seem to stop endorsing this food truck especially because of their numerous toppings that take the traditional cheese-filled Polish dumplings to the next level.
9. Dora’s Express
Their service for 20 years in Hamilton justifies their expertise in achieving quality and quantity. From sandwiches and wraps to pasta and barbecue dishes, Dora’s Express service an extensive range of food that are made only with the best quality ingredients. If you happen to stumble upon this food truck, you must order their All Beef Chilli which is based on an all-time favourite family recipe.
10. Dobro Jesti
Bringing a taste of Europe in Toronto, this food truck which literally means “good eats”, serve Slovenian goodies including chicken and pork schnitzel sandwiches. Owned by Jim and Lori Godina, their family recipes that are made only with the freshest ingredients will never fail to appease your taste buds!