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Introducing: Gourmet Bitches, a new Toronto food truck that’s a little healthier than most

The Bitches themselves, Shontelle Pinch and Bianka Matchett (Image: Dave Gillespie)

At a sneak preview event at the Boiler House in the Distillery District earlier this month, the Gourmet Bitches unveiled their new matte-black food truck. With the name printed as a mirror image in bold white print and purple neon lighting, it won’t be hard to find when it hits the streets in May. The cheekily named truck is a collaboration between Shontelle Pinch and Bianka Matchett, who decided to buck some of the bigger trends in mobile dining with healthy options that include gluten- and dairy-free menu items.

“Whenever we do our Food Truck Eats events, you’d think pork belly would sell first, but vegetarian stuff usually sells in the top three,” Suresh Doss of Food Truck Eats tells us. “Their biggest strength would be the fact that they’re quite open-minded in terms of their food philosophy,” Doss says of the Gourmet Bitches. “They’re not really limiting themselves in terms of what they can sell.” The menu is still a work in progress (at the tasting event, feedback cards were distributed for suggested adjustments). On offer that night was a sampling of the menu, including dry Asian rub wings with spicy mango, lemon aioli and tequila barbecue dipping sauces, and Cuban pulled pork on Korean yam fries. A tamarind steak sandwich and Balinese chicken on a corn tostada were gluten-free options, while the mahi mahi and shrimp ceviche and kale and arugula salad rounded out the lighter menu alternatives. Pricing will range from $3 to $12, with combos around $15.

The Gourmet Bitches truck should be on the streets by May, with locations still to be determined, and is currently available to cater events.

Gourmet Bitches, gourmetb1tches.com, @gourmetb1tches

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