Everyone knows that the best thing about music festivals (other than the music!) is the food. Before the festival wave, snacking at events consisted of your standard hotdogs, burgers and fries. Now you can expect to find rows of food truck options for festival goers from fish tacos to cupcakes.
With the growing popularity in gourmet street cuisine, these greasy glories are taking to social media to keep hungry Toronto foodies in the loop. You don’t need to go to a festival to find Toronto’s best street food, just follow them on Twitter, or @foodtrucksTO will do it for you!
Here is our list of 10 must-try food trucks in YYZ. What’s your favourite Toronto food truck? Let us know in the comments below.
CAPLANSKY’S “THUNDERING THELMA” | @caplanskytruck
From Zane Caplansky’s famous Toronto deli, Thundering Thelma feeds the streets of Toronto with classic smoked meat sandwiches. Make sure you save room for the maple-bacon doughtnuts.
BLUE DONKEY STREATERY | @bluedonkeytruck
Straight up Greek street food including gyros, calamari, and feta poutine.
I LOVE CHURROS | @Panchosbakery
This summer Pancho’s Bakery broke free from their walls and took to the streets to deliver authentic Mexican churros to lucky Torontonians. Have your choice of dulce de leche, chocolate or strawberry, or try all three (3 per order).
HOGTOWN SMOKE | @hogtownsmoke
If you smell a hunger-inducing hickory aroma, you’re likely in proximity of the Hogtown Smoke truck. Chow down on luscious sandwiches topped with tequila chicken, pulled pork or brisket. And don’t skip out on the sides of slaw and cornbread.
WEST COAST POUTINE | @WCpoutine
Brought to you from the same team as Hogtown Smoke, West Coast Poutine got their wheels in July and have been pumping out two-pound Canadian favourites to the downtown core ever since.
BEAVER TAILS | @BTMobileGTA
This Canadian ski hill favourite became mobile last winter in order to spread their float fried pastry joy.
BUSTER’S SEA COVE | @bustersseacove
The favourite St. Lawrence Market fish fry truck serves an excellent lobster roll with all the fixings. If you’re craving something sweet too, try their key lime pie!
GOURMET GRINGOS | @GourmetGringos
Toronto’s first Latin street food vendor Gourmet Gringos can be found cooking up authentic tacos and homemade empanadas.
BESTIA | @bestianera
Toronto’s first wood-burning oven on wheels will cook you a personal Naples-style pizza. Other options include roasted meat sandwiches, salads and dolce specialties.
GORILLA CHEESE | @gorilla_cheese
Whether you like to keep it original or get fancy with sharp cheddar, green apple and maple syrup, Gorilla cheese has you covered. They’ve even got a grilled cheese for the sweet tooth: nutella, strawberries, mascarpone cheese whipped with marshmallow spread, on cinnamon raisin bread.
(Top photo courtesy of Toronto Star)