Food truck vendors are among Toronto’s heroes, filling bellies with everything from the classics to the latest trendy dish. But how do you find these elusive gourmet chefs on wheels? We’ve put together this guide to Toronto’s food truck scene for your summer convenience. And be sure to follow Toronto Food Trucks on social for up-to-the-minute accounts on all your fave meals on wheels.
Where to Look:
Toronto Food Truck Festival
The TFTF is the ultimate food truck event with free admission and over 30 food trucks from all over the city! Don’t miss your chance to sample all of Toronto’s must-try trucks from July 29 to 31 at Woodbine Park.
You’re guaranteed to find a couple food trucks lingering on the north side of the Green P at Liberty St. and Atlantic Ave. Coordinate with a big concert at the Molson Amphitheatre or a TFC game and you’re sure to have a variety to choose from.
Brickworks Summer Nights
Evergreen Brickworks does summer nights right every Wednesday. You can expect to find an array of food trucks lined up to serve this event, including Heirloom and Caplansky’s.
Nathan Phillips Square
Nathan Phillips Square is an iconic destination for food truckery. For a multicultural meal fix, checkout Tasty Thursdays, where local restaurants pull up to provide guests with a variety of international cuisine all summer.
The Union Summer market hosts a TON of food trucks everyday until September 5. Whether you need to fuel up during your commute or you’re exploring the city, treat yourself right outside of Union Station.
Rolling onto the scene:
Feed The 6
Toronto is raving about this new mobile restaurant. From jerk chicken sandwiches to tacos and beef dumplings, each dish is as mouth-watering as the next.
Heirloom’s “farm-to-truck” mission has been a successful one, with foodies flocking to this truck for grub they can feel good about. Menu items include fried chicken poutine, curry quinoa falafel sandwich, and the must try whipped cheesecake.
Fully Loaded T.O.
Fully Loaded is a brand new food truck that’s been heating up the streets with stuffed chicken wings. What are stuffed chicken wings, you ask? Words do not do justice – you’ll have to trust us.
Made in Brasil
Made in Brasil is an extension of the Mata Petisco Bar in Toronto. Like it’s home base restaurant, this food truck provides Toronto pedestrians with a South American street food style menu.
Combine two of your favourite foods into one and you’ve got Sushitto. It’s basically a a giant hand roll.
Take a Bite from the Classics:
Caplansky’s Food Truck is the mobile version of College Street’s popular Jewish deli. While honing the same delicious flavours found at its main location, this food truck serves up smoked meat sammies, donuts, and sliders.
Buster’s Sea Cove
Permanently posted at the St. Lawrence Market, Buster’s Sea Cove food truck offers a freshly made seafood menu that includes fish tacos, lobster rolls, and a side of Canada’ s beloved Miss Vickie’s.
Pad thai fries, club sandwiches, buffalo chicken, fried shrimp, and more. Fidel Gastro’s is a Toronto classic that offers reliable, drool-worthy roadside dishes. This truck is so good that its creator Matt Basile now has his own TV show, Rebel Without a Kitchen.
You can’t go wrong with grilled cheese. Gorilla Cheese is a Hamilton-based food truck that travels throughout the GTA and serves a variety of grilled cheese recipes with locally sourced cheese and fresh bread.
Thanks to BeaverTails’ food truck, you don’t have to wait for winter to grab a bite of those heaven-sent deep fried pastries. Working as an extension of the Ottawa-based BeaverTail bakery, this food truck roams around the city throughout the summer and is often spotted as Nathan Phillips Square.
Big Rock Brewery – now at the LCBO and Beer Store.