Fond childhood memories arise for most Torontonians when they think back on times spent in late August at the CNE. After all this 18 day festival has been around for 133 years now.
With hopes of continuing that trend, organizers have jumped on board Toronto’s unrelenting street food revolution, bringing 18 foodtrucks onsite for this year’s action.
David Bednar, CNE General Manager, thinks the trucks are going to add a new dimension to The Ex this year. “The CNE is in the experience business…These trucks are using different cultural foods, mixing and matching them together and creating different experiences.”
Patrons will have no shortage of options to indulge and fulfill their food truck desires.
The rally will host multiple BBQ trucks, serving up favorites such as brisket and pulled pork. Your East coast cravings can be satisfied by seafood offerings such as lobster rolls. You can try Latin American and Greek inspired food. Get your hands on ‘Extremo sandwiches’, sausage stuffed paninis, wood-fired pizza and more. There will also be ample opportunity to get your sweet tooth fix, with doughnuts, and cupcakes to name a few.
With so many trucks together in the same spot, the event is sure to create a buzz.
Festival goers will have three days to taste the variety of unique food truck offerings. The trucks will be parked along Princess Blvd, just inside the gates and open to all Friday from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Popular Food Network show East St. will also be on hand to cover some of the action so you may have a chance to get yourself on TV if you’re lucky.
Here is the list of participating trucks:
- Buster’s Sea Cove
- Hank Daddy’s BBQ
- Gourmet Bitches
- Blue Donkey Streatery
- Sweetness Bakery
- Hogtown Smoke
- Texas Tornado
- Tiny Tom Donuts
- Pretty Sweet Cupcake Truck
- Canuck Pizza Truck
- Stuft Gourmet Sausages
- Rollin on the River Muskoka BBQ
- Gourmet Gringos
- Mike’s Doghouse
- Fidel Gastros
- Per Se Mobile
- Food Dudes
- Urban Smoke Fusion BBQ