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Toronto Food Truck Locations – April 14-20

04022013-fidelgastro-padthaifriesAfter a nice warm weekend, trucks prepare to face the elements again this week. Mother Nature needs to make up her mind because I’m quite ready for more trucks to hit the streets.

Here’s where you can go to this week to find some gourmet street eats. (April 14-April 20). More services are expected to be scheduled in days to come, so come back and check regularly for updates.

10 Bay St from 11:30AM-2:00PM:
Monday April 14: Localista
Tuesday April 15: Fidel Gastros
Wednesday April 16: Busters Sea Cove
Thursday April 17: Gorilla Cheese

University of Toronto Mississauga from 11AM-4PM:
Tuesday-Thursday: Mike’s Dog House

New Yonge & Bloor Food Truck Spot from 11AM-8PM:
Thursday April 17: Choco Churros

International Centre for the All About Pets Show:
Friday April 18: Tiny Tom Donuts and Hank Daddy’s from 10AM-6PM
Saturday April 19: Tiny Tom Donuts and Hank Daddy’s from 10AM-6PM
Sunday April 20: Tiny Tom Donuts and Hank Daddy’s from 11AM-8PM

Catch the Fire Conference at 272 Atwell Drive:
Thursday April 17: Caplanskys from 4PM-9PM
Friday April 18: Beavertails from 12PM-7PM
Saturday April 19: The Food Dudes and Tiny Tom Donuts from 11AM-8PM

Toronto Premium Outlets at 13850 Steeles Ave W:
Saturday April 19: Beavertails from 12:00PM-7:30PM

16 Orfus Road at Dufferin from 1PM-6PM:
Saturday-Sunday: Choco Churros

Ripley’s Aquarium (288 Bremner Blvd) from 12PM-6:30PM:
Sunday April 20: Beavertails

HAMILTON TRUCK LOCATIONS

Lucarelli Auto Tech in Stoney Creek at 293 Barton St from 11:30AM-1:30PM:
Tuesday April 15: Tony’s Corner Streatery
Wednesday April 16: Southern Smoke Truck

Dewildt Chrysler at 1600 Main St E from 11:30AM-2PM:
Wednesday April 16: Dobro Jesti

Upper Gage Garage at 451 Upper Gage Ave:
Wednesday April 16: Gorilla Cheese from 5PM-7:30PM
Thursday April 17: Dobro Jesti from 4PM-7PM

Ancaster Business Park at 611 Tradewind Drive:
Wednesday April 16: Tony’s Corner Streatery from 11:30AM-1:00PM
Thursday April 17: Frankie Fettuccine Southern Smoke Truck and Dobro Jesti from 11:30AM-2PM

Food Truck Alley at the corner of Aberdeen & Longwood:
Thursday April 17: Tony’s Corner Streatery, Southern Smoke Truck, Frankie Fettuccine and Luchador Streary from 4:30PM-7PM

Good Friday Road Race at the Ancaster Fairgrounds from 10AM-4PM:
Friday April 18: Gorilla Cheese & Jonny Blonde

Cafe Domestique at 12 Millers Lane in Dundas from 8PM-11PM:
Friday April 18: Jonny Blonde

Savoury Saturdays at 235 Main St W from 11:30PM-5PM:
Saturday April 19: The Salted Pig

Food Truck Events to look forward to this Spring

08142013-frankiefettuccine-02When the warm weather finally comes to Toronto after a long winter, you can always count on a few things to happen each year: Patios will start to fill up, the Blue Jays will be starting their new season, and you’ll be able to find gourmet food truck eats at almost every outdoor event make it out to.

Here’s a few food truck events you can look forward to this Spring season.

Sew Hungry 2014 in Hamilton on May 2:
The annual street party is Canada’s Largest Food Truck Festival and is back to take over Hamilton’s Ottawa Street for its 5th year. Gourmet food trucks from across Ontario will be lining the street for a lunch service (11AM-3PM) and a dinner service (4PM-8PM) on May 2nd. This year, Sew Hungry will host over 30 food trucks including favourites like Gorilla Cheese and The Dirty South, as well as new trucks like the CNE veteran, Bacon Nation. Now, why can’t Toronto have street events like these?

Whitby’s First Gourmet Food Truck Festival on May 10-11:
Trucks will be making their way to Durham for Whitby’s first food truck festival hosted by Rotary Club of Whitby. The inaugural event has invited 15 trucks to take part in their event including food truck favourites Fidel Gastros and Frankie Fettuccine. While snacking on delectable street eats, you’ll also be able to sample wines from the nearby Prince Edward County and craft beers who will also be in attendance. Visit the Rotary Whitby site for more details.

Food Truck Eats at Peller Estates on May 16-18:
For the 3rd consecutive year, Food Truck Eats is coming back to Niagara for their annual party at Peller Estates Winery. This year you’ll be able to wine and dine with 20 food trucks from across Ontario, but you’ll have to move quickly because tickets for the popular event go fast. You can buy your tickets HERE.

CraveTO at Wychwood Barns on May 30:
The Toronto street food festival is once again bringing together local gourmet cuisine, craft beer and live music; this time, they’re bringing the party to Wychwood Barns. Toronto food truck newbies, We Got Balls and CORNehCOPIA will be showing off their street fare this year alongside various other pop-up and craft beer vendors. Hungry foodies will be able to buy their food and drink samples for $5 or less. You can learn more on the CraveTO website.

With the weather only getting warmer, we are sure to see more food truck events pop-up throughout the season. I for one cannot wait to once again have the endless debate between whether I want a Bacon Explosion Sandwich or a Ossobuco Gnocchi Poutine to chase down with my beer.

If you know of any other upcoming events who will have food trucks in attendance, let me know at caspar@torontofoodtrucks.ca.

Toronto Food Truck Locations – Apr 7-Apr 13

11282012-romenchariot-exteriorNow that Spring has finally shown its face, we can expect more of your favourite food trucks to make their way back to the streets.

Here’s where you can go to this week to find some gourmet street eats. (April 7-April 13). More services are expected to be scheduled in days to come, so come back and check regularly for updates.

10 Bay St from 11:30AM-2:00PM:
Monday April 7: Buster’s Sea Cove
Tuesday April 8: The Food Dudes
Wednesday April 9: Dobro Jesti
Thursday April 10: Busters Sea Cove
Friday April 11: Randy’s Roti

Sony Centre at 1 Front St E from 11AM-2PM:
Thursday April 10: The Food Dudes and Tiny Tom Donuts
Friday April 11: Rome’N Chariot and Tiny Tom Donuts

New Yonge & Bloor Food Truck Spot from 11AM-3PM:
Thursday April 10: Hogtown Smoke

15 Allstate Parkway in Markham from 11AM-2PM:
Friday April 11: Busters Sea Cove

Food Truck Fridays at UofT at the corner of Huron/Willcocks from 11AM-2:30PM:
Friday April 11: Caplanskys Truck and Urban Smoke Truck

Toronto Premium Outlets at 13850 Steeles Ave W:
Friday April 11: Beavertails from 12:00PM-7:30PM
Saturday April 12: Beavertails and Urban Smoke Truck from 12:00PM-7:30PM
Sunday April 13: Beavertails from 12:00PM-6PM

BMO Field for Toronto FC Game from 2PM-6PM:
Saturday April 12: Smoke’s Poutinerie

Pet Value at 1656 Queen St E for National Adoption Weekend from 11AM-2PM:
Saturday April 12: Pretty Sweet

Wychwood Barns at 601 Christie St for the Community Home Show from 10AM-4PM:
Sunday April 13: Gourmet Gringos and Caplanskys Truck

HAMILTON TRUCK LOCATIONS

The Mustard Seed Co-op at 460 York Blvd:
Tuesday April 8: The Salted Pig from 11:30AM-2PM

Upper Gage Garage at 451 Upper Gage Ave:
Tuesday April 8: Jonny Blonde from 11:30AM-2PM
Thursday April 10: Dirty South from 4:30PM-7:30PM

611 Tradewind Drive:
Thursday April 10: Southern Smoke Truck from 11:30AM-1:30PM

Food Truck Alley at the corner of Aberdeen & Longwood:
Thursday April 10: Southern Smoke Truck, The Salted Pig, Frankie Fettuccine and Tony’s Streatery from 4:30PM-7PM
Saturday April 12: Tony’s Streatery, Dobro Jesti and Frankie Fettuccine from 12PM-7PM
Sunday April 13: Southern Smoke Truck, Frankie Fettuccine, Jonny Blonde and Nudulz Truck from 12PM-8PM

Hamilton Art Crawl outside the Lister Building at 28 James St N:
Friday April 11: Gorilla Cheese, The Salted Pig, Urban Express and Dirty South

LCBO at 233 Dundurn St South from 11:30AM-2:30PM:
Saturday April 12: The Salted Pig

Food trucks set to rally next to Toronto City Hall

05142013-chocochurros-caramelWith the amended Toronto food truck proposal headed to City Council for voting on April 2nd, there’s not much for us street food fanatics to do but to hold our breath, and wish for the best. However, while the city anxiously awaits a decision, a few of Toronto’s favourite trucks are getting together for lunch and will be holding a food truck rally right next door to City Hall at Nathan Phillips Square.

Between 11AM and 2PM on Wednesday April 2nd, you’ll be able to find six food trucks set up in the Square serving up gourmet eats. A diverse selection of trucks will be in attendance during lunch including Hogtown Smoke, Caplansky’s Deli Truck, Gourmet Gringos, The Food Dudes, Choco Churros and the new Randy’s Roti truck.

If you have some time on Wednesday, be sure to grab your friends and come out to show your support for Toronto’s gourmet food trucks.

Food trucks will be set up for lunch at Nathan Phillips Square at the corner of Bay and Queen from 11:00AM to 2:00PM. The all important City Council vote will be going down at 9:30AM on April 2nd.

Toronto Food Truck Locations – Mar 31-Apr 6

11262012-fooddudes-chilicheesefriesAfter a brutally long winter, I’m sure the food truck lovers of Toronto have been itching for their favourite trucks to get back on the road. With the possible loosening of the reigns on the city’s food trucks, we may be able to see more trucks than ever on the streets this season.

Here’s where you can go to this week to find some gourmet street eats. (March 31-April 6). More services are expected to be scheduled in days to come, so come back and check regularly for updates.

10 Bay St from 11:30AM-2:00PM:
Monday March 31: Randy’s Roti
Tuesday April 1: Buster’s Sea Cove
Wednesday April 2: Dobro Jesti
Thursday April 3: Gorilla Cheese
Friday April 4: The Food Dudes

University of Toronto Mississauga from 11AM-4PM:
Monday-Friday: Mike’s Dog House

Nathan Phillips Square from 11AM-3PM:
Wednesday April 2: Caplanskys Truck, Hogtown Smoke, Gourmet Gringos, The Food Dudes, Choco Churros and Randy’s Roti

New Yonge & Bloor Food Truck Spot from 11AM-3PM:
Thursday April 3: Caplanskys Truck

Steamwhistle Brewery for the Blue Jays Home Opener:
Friday April 4: Caplanskys Truck from 4PM-11PM
Saturday April 5: Caplanskys Truck from 11AM-5PM
Sunday April 6: Caplanskys Truck from 11AM-4PM

Ripley’s Aquarium (288 Bremner Blvd) from 11:00AM-8:00PM:
Friday April 4 to Sunday April 6: Beaver Tails

Good Food & Drink Festival at Direct Energy Centre:
Friday April 4 to Sunday April 6: The Food Dudes, Smokes Poutinerie, Busters Sea Cove,
I Love Churros, La Loteria (Debut) and Bacon Nation (Debut)

Toronto’s food trucks looking for your support

08242012-hogtownsmoke-exteriorLast year saw Toronto’s food trucks make some great strides against the city’s strict street food vending bylaws. After some heated city hall meetings and a food truck pilot program, the city is finally ready to re-examine the current vending laws later this month that would change the food truck scene here in Toronto.

In preparation for this important city hall vote, a group of food trucks have banded together to hire a  Toronto based lobbyist group to help represent them in the fight to change the city’s laws.

The trucks have also launched an Indiegogo campaign in hopes of crowd funding their big push for change and to garner support from the city’s hungry food truck lovers. Contributing to their cause could earn supporters prizes ranging from free meal vouchers to a food truck party for 200.

The participating trucks include: Romen Chariot, The Feisty Jack, Curbside Bliss, Hogtown Smoke, Gourmet Bitches, Per Se Mobile, Pretty Sweet Cupcakes, Gourmet Gringos, Frankie Fettuccine, Beach Boys Burgers, Curbalicious, Urban Smoke BBQ, Tiny Toms and Beavertails.

The all-important Licensing and Standards committee meeting is currently set for March 18.

Food trucks in Kensington Market this weekend for Popify

Popify food trucks

Food trucks make their way to Kensington Market this weekend. It’s all part of the Popify pop-up shop taking place Saturday and Sunday at 165 Augusta Avenue. On tap first is fish ‘n chip fave The Feisty Jack (11am – 7pm on Saturday) followed by newcomer Curbalicious (11am – 7pm on Sunday).

UPDATE: We’ve just been informed the Feisty Jack truck is having mechanical difficulties and won’t be at Popify today

 

Toronto Food Truck Locations – Dec 2-8

08242012-urbansmoke-exteriorFood truck season is winding down as the weather gets colder, but there are still some trucks who are looking to brave the winter season. Here’s where you can go to find gourmet food trucks this week (Dec 2-Dec 8). More services are expected to be scheduled in days to come, so come back and check regularly for updates.

Roy Thomson Hall (Corner of Simcoe & Wellington) from 11AM-2:30PM:
Wednesday December 4: Curbalicious
Thursday December 5: The Feisty Jack
Friday December 6: The Feisty Jack

York University (Glendon Campus) from 11AM-4PM:
Tuesday December 3: Beaver Tails

Friday Night Live at the ROM from 7PM-11PM:
Friday December 6: Gourmet Gringos & Curbside Bliss

23 Portland Parking Lot from 8PM-3:30AM:
Friday December 6: Curbalicious Inc

Tree Lighting Ceremony at Pickering City Hall:
Friday December 6: Beaver Tails

Toronto Premium Outlets (13850 Steeles Ave W):
Saturday December 7: Urban Smoke Truck from 12PM-6PM

Ripley’s Aquarium from 11AM-6PM:
Saturday & Sunday: Beaver Tails

Hogtown Smoke opens restaurant in the Beaches

Hogtown Smoke Restaurant in Toronto's Beaches

Hogtown Smoke, Toronto’s first BBQ themed food truck, is putting down some permanent roots in the east end, with their their just-opened 30-seat, sit-down restaurant in the heart of Toronto’s Beaches. Read all about the new east end hot spot here.  In a recent chat with owner Scott Fraser (who owns the business with his brother Kevin) we asked how things were going.

“It couldn’t be better,” says Scott. “Turns out a food truck really is a decent way to test things out before you start a restaurant. We’re lined up here every night and our customers are very happy. Like I say, it couldn’t be better.”

What does it mean for the Hogtown Smoke food truck? Business as usual, for the most-part – though Scott says the truck will go on a hiatus after Christmas until the warm weather comes. “’I’m sitting in a warm BBQ restaurant,” says Scott. “That’s how I plan to spend the winter.”

Photo by Jesse Milns

Toronto Food Truck Locations – Nov 25-Dec 1

04022013-fidelgastro-padthaifriesIt looks and feels like winter has arrived in Toronto, though you can still expect to find some food trucks hitting the streets and braving the weather this week. Here’s where you can go to find gourmet food trucks this week (Nov 25-Dec 1). More services are expected to be scheduled in days to come, so come back and check regularly for updates.

Roy Thomson Hall (Corner of Simcoe & Wellington) from 11AM-2:30PM:
Tuesday November 26: Fidel Gastros
Wednesday November 27: Curbalicious
Thursday November 28: Busters Sea Cove and Beaver Tails
Friday November 29:  I Love Churros

York University (Keele Campus) from 11AM-4PM:
Wednesday November 27: Gourmet Gringos, Urban Smoke Truck and Beaver Tails

Movember Wrap Party at MOD Club (722 College St) from 10PM-1AM:
Friday November 29: Caplansky Truck

Friday Night Live at the ROM from 7PM-11PM:
Friday November 29: Gourmet Gringos & Curbside Bliss

Sony Centre (1 Front St):
Friday November 29: Beaver Tails and Choco Churros from 2PM-8PM
Saturday November 30: I Love Churros and Pretty Sweet from 11AM-6PM

Toronto Premium Outlets (13850 Steeles Ave W):
Friday November 29: Urban Smoke Truck from 10AM-Midnight for Black Friday
Saturday November 30: Beaver Tails from 12PM-6PM
Sunday December 1: Urban Smoke Truck from 12PM-6PM

23 Portland Parking Lot from 8PM-3:30AM:
Friday & Saturday: Curbalicious Inc

UPDATED: Friday November 29