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Five gourmet Toronto food trucks that have us compulsively checking Twitter

Five gourmet Toronto food trucks that have us compulsively checking Twitter

1. Blue Donkey Streatery

Mississauga’s first food truck serves classic Greek-Canadian food, like greasy and delicious chicken gyros on a warm pita, stuffed with tomato, onion, tzatziki and, thank Hellas, hot French fries. @bluedonkeytruck

2. El Gastronomo Vagabundo

Adam Hynam-Smith and fiancée Tamara Jensen sell a killer cod taco with smoked pineapple sauce, topped with coconut sour cream. It nabbed the top prize at the inaugural Awestruck food truck awards. @elgastronomo

3. Hogtown Smoke

It’s no wonder Hogtown Smoke draws huge lines—the heady hickory fumes from its smoker encircle two blocks. Each luscious sandwich comes piled with brisket, pulled pork or tequila chicken. Order sides of cornbread and slaw to cut through the rich, sticky-sweet meat. @hogtownsmoke

4. Buster’s Sea Cove

An offshoot of the St. Lawrence Market fish fry, this truck serves an excellent Nova Scotia–style lobster roll. The chunks of claw are tossed with mayo, celery, chives and lemon juice, then stuffed into a top-loader bun. It comes with a pickle and a bag of Miss Vickie’s chips. @bustersseacove

5. Gourmet Gringos

Krystian Catala, whose great-grandma taught him to make Argentine empanadas by hand, teamed up with his best friend, Terry Nicolaou, for Gourmet Gringos. They fold their pockets, stuffed with beef, onion and egg, just like she used to, and serve a mean Baja fish taco, too. @GourmetGringos

  • Jeff Chalmers

    I had the pleasure of sampling the fine fare from several of
    the aforementioned trucks during last summer’s food truck rally at the CNE.
    Just fabulous. Great food, festive atmosphere and refreshingly different. More
    and more chefs, entrepreneurs and creative folks are jumping into the food
    truck fray and that can only be a good thing. Here’s hoping that Toronto and other cities
    around the GTA see the light and alter the ridiculously restrictive by-laws
    that make these ventures so arduous. As someone who has recently taken the
    plunge into the business I would invite readers who may
    find themselves in and around Brampton to drop in, say ‘hi’ and grab a bite.
    Rock on, dudes…. @cartinthepark

  • Brooklin10

    Love the variety of food trucks. We attended a outdoor festival in Markham last year, and a number of the gourmet food trucks were there. We tried a different food item from each truck – they were all great. These people are entrepreneurs doing something they love and providing great food. As the weather warms up, I love to be able to grab something quick and great tasting to eat and enjoy the outdoors.:)

  • TreemanBirch

    Hands down the Blue Donkey Streatery food truck is one of my favourite places to eat! The chicken gyros pita with spicy feta sauce is truly incredible.

    I’ve enjoyed their food my last two visits to the Molson Ampitheatre and already can’t wait go back. Sadly, I’m from out of town and only get to have it when I come to the GTA.

    Keep up the great work Blue Donkey Streatery!