The vibrant food truck scene in Hamilton has been thriving with handfuls of new food trucks opening up their windows each season. A reason for this is due to the obvious love that the people of the city have for food, but on top of that, the city of Hamilton and surrounding towns like Ancaster, Binsbrook and Burlington all support the growth of the food truck business and have shown that through the locations and events they offer up to the trucks.
While Toronto is beginning to see some regular spots open up in the city like the new Junction Brewery patio that will be hosting a truck each Saturday, Hamilton currently has several offerings for trucks to set up and serve at each week.
For those interested in hunting for food trucks in Hamilton, here are some of the spots you should check first:
Holy Food Trucks: The Bethesda United Church at 584 Garner Rd in Ancaster offer up their lot and host up to a dozen trucks each Tuesday from 4:30PM-8PM
Wheel Food Wednesdays: Every Wednesday evening from 4:30PM-7PM, trucks will be setting up at Binbrook Fairgrounds for this food truck event, that was created to help fund repairs for a local church in Binbrook.
St. Elizabeth Village Food Truck Rally: Also on Wednesdays, a weekly truck rally is hosted by a local retirement area who shares their beautiful scenic community with several gourmet food trucks for dinner service from 4:30PM-8PM. St. Elizabeth Village is located at 391 Rymal Rd W.
Food Truck Alley: Co-owned by Graeme Smith of Gorilla Cheese and Mike Pitton of Southern Smoke Truck, the two saw that there wasn’t a spot for trucks to go to regularly, so they leased the plot of land and created a haven for food trucks at the corner of Aberdeen and Longwood. Trucks can often be found there on Thursdays and Sundays throughout the year.
Curb Your Appetite: Only running until June 26, this event has been a popular destination for trucks to make their way to each week. Located at the CUMIS Insurance Building at 151 North Service Road in Burlington, they host several trucks on their lot each Thursday from 5PM-8:30PM.
Ryerson United Church: If you’re not willing to go all the way to Burlington, this is another regular spot on Thursdays where trucks have also been known set up shop for dinner services from 5PM-8PM. The church is located at 265 Wilson St E in Ancaster.
Down by the Bay: Every Friday, many trucks head over to set up by the Hamilton Harbour for dinner service from 4:30PM-8PM. The Harbour has invited trucks to be a part of their week end festivities each week throughout the summer with a rotating roster of Hamilton regulars including The Salted Pig, Jonny Blonde and Dobro Jesti.