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Where to Eat Now 2012: the 10 top food trucks in the GTA

Flavour of the Year 2012: A Movable Feast

This year, a fleet of new trucks raised street food standards in the GTA. Trouble is, they’re always on the move. Here, the top 10 and their Twitter handles (so you’ll never miss another taco, burger or brownie).

BLUE DONKEY STREATERY
@bluedonkeytruck
Greek junk food, straight up: calamari pitas ($6), chicken gyros doused with ouzo-jacked mayo ($6) and feta poutine ($4.50).
BONFIRE CATERING
BONFIRE CATERING
@bonfirecatering
A wood-burning oven on wheels turns out thin-crust pizzas—soft, chewy, charred—with toppings like bacon jam and fior di latte ($12).
THUNDERING THELMA
THUNDERING THELMA
@caplanskytruck
Zane Caplansky’s smoked meat sandwiches ($7), plus other greasy glories, like barbecue brisket sliders ($7 for two) and bacon-maple doughnuts ($3 for three).
CUPCAKE DINER
@cupcakediner
Thirty-odd kinds of freshly baked cupcakes piled high with ruffled frosting. Our favourites: the caramel apple pie and the banana peanut butter cup ($2.75).

EL GASTRONOMO VAGABUNDO
EL GASTRONOMO VAGABUNDO
@elgastronomo
Gourmet tacos in a variety of styles, like the Moroccan version with lamb tajine and harissa, or the Thai special with coconut curried pork ($8 for two).
FOOD CABBIE
FOOD CABBIE
@foodcabbie
American street food at its trashy best: hand-formed sirloin burgers ($5), bean and chorizo burritos ($6) and cheddar-smothered Philly cheesesteaks ($6).
GORILLA CHEESE
GORILLA CHEESE
@gorilla_cheese
Grilled cheese made to order in fancy combinations like aged cheddar with bacon, green apple and maple syrup on multi-grain ($7.50).
SMOKES’S POUTINERIE
SMOKES’S POUTINERIE
@poutinerie
A dozen or so variations on our favourite artery clogger, including one with bacon, sausage and pulled pork for the truly committed oinkivore ($10).

TOASTED TANGERINE
TOASTED TANGERINE
@toastedtangerin
Artisanal sandwiches like a strawberry-glazed pork shoulder with mango-jalapeño coleslaw on a soft ciabatta bun ($8).
SWEETNESS BAKERY
SWEETNESS BAKERY
@bakerysweetness
All manner of sugar rushes: brownie-based cupcakes ($3), lemon meringue tarts ($3.50) and dulce de leche shortbread squares ($2.75).

(Images: Raina and Wilson)

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