After watching The Amazing Food Truck Race and Eat St., I have been wondering as to why Toronto didn't have any gourmet food trucks or at least other than the ones you see downtown in front of City Hall.
On July 2, 2011, Toronto finally was on the food truck scene thanks to Suresh Doss aka @spotlightcity who organized the event, Food Truck Eats. (#foodtruckeats)
The event was held at the Distillery District. I got there with a few other tweeps at around 11:30 or so thanks to @deguzzi's pimpin ride. It really beats riding the bus on such a hot sunny day. The event was from 11-3. I couldn't believe how insane it was. It was jam packed with people.
Luckily, @manleyh, @mgip and @omakase_ninja were already there. They devised a plan where each person will line up at a different vendor and will buy food for the whole gang. So me and @lu_amy7 were told to go line up at the truck, El Gastronomo Vagabundo. Here was the back of the line. I couldn't even see the truck. Needless to say, after 5 minutes we gave up.
But thanks to @manleyh, @mgip and @omakase_ninja, we were able to sample food from at least 2 spots.
Here was the menu from Simple Fish & Chips.
The cajun catfish taco ($4) was yummy but man was it messy to eat. The sauces kept dripping from both ends. Part of @sandwongsta's sauce dripped on both my legs as well too lol. Let's just say there was a lot of sauce all over the floor at the district.
This was my favorite of the two, the wasabi lobster slider ($4). It was refreshing and filled with meaty juicy lobster meat. So delicious I wanted to eat 10 of these but the lineup scared me away from going back for more.
Last was the grilled cheese sandwich from Gorilla Cheese.
Here was the Canadian lumber jack ($5) with bacon, granny smith apple slices, maple syrup and Jensen's old Canadian cheddar. Cheese and bacon. What's not to love bout this sandwich? This was cheesy and very filling. The apples were a nice touch of tartness to cut from all the greasiness as well as the sweetness of the grilled cheese.
For more pictures of this event, click here.
The next Food Truck Eats will be August 20th. If you missed this one then mark your calendars for the second event. There's suppose to be more trucks, more food and more surprises. Make sure to arrive extra early or be prepared to wait for a very long time.
Thanks again to @manleyh, @mgip and @omakase_ninja for grabbing the gang food. You guys are awesome. Next time the rest of us will wait in line:)