Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Food Truck Envy

Perhaps the only reason that I ever envy The Professor's work location is for his luncheon options. Frequently he and his lunch buddy "go to the trucks" along St. George near the campus at noon. It's a difficult decision as to which one to choose from.

Recently there was an article in the Globe and Mail newspaper about Five Fantastic Toronto food trucks. I'm thinking this should be a summer quest. Find all these trucks and sample their excellent offerings. The following blurbs caught my attention.

Shrimp tacos: two corn tortillas stuffed with fat, sweet and juicy shrimp in ultralight batter, topped with gently spicy tomato and cilantro salsa.

The truck is named "Thunderin' Thelma" after Mr. Caplansky's grandmother. Brisket sandwich on an oniony challah bun.

Poutine, made from hand-cut, skin-on fries, topped with pulled pork, pulled smoked chicken and brisket.

Beef and veal meatballs. Fat, juicy, and beautifully seasoned with cheese, fresh herbs and garlic. Served with long-simmered marinara sauce and a parsley, herb and olive oil emulsion that tastes like the greatest mayo ever.

No review on this one, but one could always start with dessert first!

Who's in???

If you want to get an update on where the trucks are on any given day, you can sign in for email, twitter, Facebook alerts...torontofoodtrucks.ca It's sort of like chasing tornadoes :)

Head's Up for Today, Tuesday July 10, 2012

Per Se Mobile — Queen and Jarvis, 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. **First Downtown Service**
Blue Donkey Streatery — Front and Bay, 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Curbside Bliss Cupcakes — Appletree Farmer's Market, Mt. Pleasant & Davisville Park, 3:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

(I may be forced to drive to Mt. Pleasant and Davisville Park later today!)

All Credits: Chris Nuttall-Smith, The Globe and Mail


  1. What on earth do you mean FORCED to drive. I thought you'd be emailing from the car!!

    Everything was great except the cilantro. I know Lar and I won't opt for that.

  2. Pick up a cupcake for me, please!

    Lauren A.

  3. Those look like lots of fun! Food trucks have certainly taken off in DC, too. In the SW neighborhood recently, there have been cupcakes, kabods, BBQ and funnel cakes! The lines, however, are something else.


  4. I'm absolutely up for a road trip to target as many of these trucks as possible - I just love the concept of specialized food offerings.