10 Best Food Trucks Across Canada
Some of the best food trucks in the world can be found right here in Canada. Here are 10 trucks, carts and trailers that serve up seriously delicious street eats, from coast to coast to coast.
Toronto, ON – Pretty Sweet Mobile Cupcakery
And now for the sweet tooth faction: Toronto’s bright blue dessert house on wheels. Think the cupcake fad has jumped the shark? Think again: these treats come in traditional flavours like chocolate, vanilla and red velvet, but unique offerings also enter the fray, with flavour combos like mint-chocolate and apple caramel. If you’re not a fan of cupcakes, this truck also offers an array of other sweets that will surely satisfy, including cotton candy, cake pops, and ice cream sandwiches.
Halifax, NS – Nomad Gourmet
Halifax’s Nomad Gourmet food truck can be found at the Farmers’ Market on Lower Water St., and from the popular burritos and burgers to the smokehouse chili, you’ll have no problem finding a reason to stop by every weekend. Craving chicken and waffles? Their version is made with lightly breaded fried chicken in a Belgium waffle sandwich with apple slaw. Luckily for Halifax residents, the truck’s tasty waffles are also available in the morning: enjoy a breakfast sandwich with bacon or sausage for a sweet-and-salty kick.
Vancouver, BC – The Kaboom Box
Located on the corner of Granville and Robson in downtown Vancouver, The Kaboom Box offers a slew of seafood offerings, among other tasty, oft-healthy meals. Using fresh, locally sourced and organic ingredients, this food cart is known for its Hot Smoked Salmon Salmwich (boasting an added kick from the spicy mayonnaise, and a sharp sweetness from the maple-mustard slaw), and the BC Poutine – a unique take on the Quebec delicacy – made with mushroom gravy.
Montreal, QC – P.A. & Gargantua Grilled Cheese Truck
Grilled cheese sandwiches are a comfort food staple (and, conveniently, super-easy to eat on the go), and this truck offers a wide variety. Purists can get the classic variation-albeit done better, with smoked butter and Ile-aux-Grues aged cheddar-but don’t hesitate to try some of P.A. & Gargantua‘s yummy creations, such as Liam’s Brisket, with spicy barbecue sauce and marinated onions, or the bacon grilled cheese with a shallot confit. It’s no wonder this is one of Montreal’s most popular mobile eateries.
Winnipeg, MB – El Torrito Taco Truck
Come lunchtime, head over to Portage Avenue for some authentic Mexican grub. El Torrito may have a small menu, but it packs a punch with its a selection of light, fresh and flavourful tacos (chicken or beef), as well as the chorizo dog, a crowd favourite. Served on a bun with tomatoes, onions, salsa verde, cilantro, and mayonnaise, this popular pick has a good amount of heat. Best of all, the tacos are relatively inexpensive – three for $5 – which is a steal compared to what other gourmet trucks tend to charge.
Regina, SK – Bon Burger Food Truck
Sometimes, a good burger is all you need for a satisfying and filling lunch. Using locally sourced beef, buns and toppings, you can truly taste the freshness in a Bon Burger. The added fun is in the creativity injected into each meaty offering. Standouts include: The Haus, which has maple-glazed bacon and a special sauce with a kick of cognac; Le Bleu, with blue cheese, caramelized onions and a red wine barbecue sauce; and The Mustang, with maple mustard, spicy ketchup and slices of fried salami. It’s safe to say that Bon Burger goes above and beyond the standard burger.
Calgary, AB – Perogy Boyz
It’s hard to resist a good perogy; the Polish dumplings are a favourite among many, and the guys behind Perogy Boyz know how to feed the people of Calgary well. This truck offers a traditional type of perogy, made with potato and bacon, but they go all-out creative with the rest of the menu. From a perogy poutine to a nacho-style offering and a dessert perogy made with apple and cinnamon, the offerings are anything but basic at this Stampede City favourite. They also dish out a much-hyped-about borscht.
Bathurst, NB – Jobie’s Mobile Kitchen
Usually found by the Bathurst Causeway all summer long and well into fall, Jobie’s Mobile Kitchen is all about tasty comfort food. The Jobie Burger is a popular choice, made with a beef and pork patty and topped with caramelized onions, and you can never go wrong with their pulled pork sandwich with apple-cabbage slaw on a summer’s day. Special offerings, like a three-cheese mac and cheese or Italian arancinis, tend to pop up in the menu, too. Is your mouth watering yet?
St, John’s, NL – Ziggy Peelgood’s
Ziggy Peelgood’s has been known for its French fries for years, and the company’s trailers pop up at festivals and parades in St. John’s throughout the summer. Their famous fried potatoes can be enjoyed solo, in the form of a poutine, or the creative way. Go the extra mile with the Mex-Zig-An, which combines fries with mozzarella cheese, diced jalapeños, salsa, and sour cream for just the right amount of heat.
Summerside, PE – Out to Lunch Food Truck
No matter your palate, there’s something for everyone at Out to Lunch. Craving good ol’ BBQ? Try the pulled pork sandwich. Have a need for Greek? They’ve got souvlaki. Our to Lunch mixes up the menu every once in a while, offering a variety of eats from across the globe as a weekly special. One week it might be butter chicken, and the next a Caribbean quinoa dish. A world of flavours, all in one place!