Food trucks in Toronto line busy downtown streets, serving up an assortment of sweet and savoury goodies curb-side for lunch, dinner or to satisfy midnight munchies. They’re also a staple at music and cultural festivals across the GTA. Here are 10 of them we can’t wait to try.
Eva’s Original Chimney’s
Husband and wife team Justin and Kristen Butler drive all around the GTA serving up sweet and savoury Hungarian treats.
On the menu: Hungarian chimney cakes and ice cream-filled chimney cones.
What to try: The Chocolate & Caramel S’mores Chimney Cone, a classic campfire treat made Hungarian-style.
Where to find this food truck: At festivals around the GTA or at Eva’s bricks-and-mortar location at 454 Bloor Street West. Follow @ogchimneys on Twitter for truck locations.
This food truck will change how you see pierogies, by combining traditional recipes with creative and unique toppings from around the world.
On the menu: Sweet and savoury dumplings plus the option to choose your own toppings.
What to try: Poutine pierogies for a uniquely Canadian experience.
Where to find this food truck: Across Toronto selling curbside and at festivals. Follow @mrpierogi on Twitter for locations.
A father and son duo serve up delicious Indian food.
On the menu: Indian food with a twist.
What to try: Fried butter chicken mac and cheese.
Where to find this food truck: At festivals and events across Toronto.
Founders Adrian Niman and Brent McClenahan bring fresh and creative takes on street food with a popular and inventive menu.
On the menu: Think street food favourites from around the world.
What to try: The famous mac-and-cheese balls, along with Cap’n Crunch fish tacos, which can be made gluten-free.
Where to find this food truck: Festivals across Toronto. Follow @TheFoodDudesTO on Twitter for updates.
The Kathi Roll Express
Born out of a passion for street food and Toronto, TKRE serves Indian fusion.
On the menu: Indian classics with a twist featuring burritos, tacos and kathi rolls.
What to try: The butter chicken burrito is a fan favourite.
Where to find this food truck: Curb-side around Toronto. Follow @tkretoronto on Instagram for location updates.
The Untamed Chef
This is a family run truck with Chef Michael Skan at the helm, serving up comfort food classics with inspiration from seasonal ingredients.
On the menu: An eclectic roster of food from around the world, like poutine, spring rolls and deep-fried pie.
What to try: Sweet potato tater tot tacos, avocado fries and deep-fried sour cherry pie has us drooling at our desks.
Where to find this food truck: Curb-side and at festivals. Follow @untamedtruck on Instagram for updates.
The Egg Man
For Toronto’s first breakfast food truck, Chef Tom creates farm-to-street meals.
On the menu: All things breakfast!
What to try: The breakfast poutine is jaw-dropping.
Where to find this food truck: Curb-side around Toronto as early as 7 a.m. Follow @TheEggMan on Twitter for daily updates.
Food truck-preneur Brett Liersch brings his love for BBQ to the streets of Hamilton and the GTA.
On the menu: BBQ favourites with gourmet twists.
What to try: Fried chicken poutine. The fan favourite Louisiana fried chicken-and-waffle sandwich, Dirty Southern Love, looks mouth-watering.
Where to find this food truck: Curb-side across the GTA and at festivals. Follow @dirtysouthtruck on Instagram for their locations.
Owners Cam and Ada bring Canada its first dumpling truck.
On the menu: Dumplings (and some other delicious Asian snacks).
What to try: We cannot wait to get our hands on the Korean chicken dumplings. They also have red curry sweet potato dumplings as a veggie option.
Where to find this food truck: Curb-side and festivals. Follow @feastoronto for their locations.
Armed with local, organic and sustainable produce, Heirloom brings inventive dishes to the streets of Toronto.
On the menu: Anything and everything, as long as it’s in season.
What to try: Fried Brussels sprouts and pork belly banh mi. We’d be remiss not to mention the famous cheesecake-on-a-stick. Bonus: they have delicious sounding vegetarian options.
Where to find this food truck: At Toronto festivals all summer long. Follow them @heirloomtoronto on Instagram for updates.
This entirely women-run truck that serves gluten-free Venezuelan food.
On the menu: Venezuelan street food.
What to try: Tequenos, which are basically next level mozzarella sticks, and La Vaca Real, their signature arepa with beef and cheddar cheese. Vegan options, complete with vegan cheese, are available from time to time.
Where to find this food truck: Curb-side and at Toronto festivals. Follow them @queenarepatruck.to for updates.
Curbside Bliss Cupcakes
This is a completely mobile bakery bringing cupcakes to the streets of Toronto.
On the menu: A rotating menu of 30 different cupcake flavours.
What to try: Fluffernutter, a chocolate sponge filled with marshmallow cream and topped with peanut butter frosting.
Where to find this food truck: At Toronto events. Follow @curbsidebliss on Twitter for updates.