Food truck season has arrived in Toronto and with it brings a new fleet of tasty trucks. This truck season, prepare to chow down on more cheesecake on a stick, mini pancakes and loaded hot dogs.
Here are some new food trucks to visit in Toronto in 2019.
Cheesecake by Heirloom Heirloom’s epic dessert, cheesecake on a stick, debuted back in 2016. Since then it’s gone totally viral. As a result, they’ve finally pulled the trigger and opened a food truck completely dedicated to the treat.
This bright orange food truck is dishing out more than just your average street meat you can find on any corner. Hot dogs here come loaded and so do the fries.
Korean fusion tacos and bowls featuring bulgogi and Korean fried chicken is what you’ll be able to order up at the Gogi food truck. If that’s not enough, they’ll also be serving rice balls.
Pancake to Take
Dreams do come true. One of your favourite ways to start the day will be available curbsite. The Pancake To Take truck will be dishing out mini pancakes topped with Nutella, blueberries, maple syrup and much more.
Toronto may have said goodbye to the Made in Brasil food truck but now a a new Brazilian food truck will be hitting the streets dishing out all your favourites like pastel and espetos.
Food truck events in and around Toronto this summer are a great way to try some new offerings for 2019 and get reacquainted with some of your favourites. Some of the biggest events of the season will be taking place throughout July and August so make your calendars and come hungry.
Here’s a round-up of food truck events to check out this summer.
Burlington Food Truck Festival
For 2019 the Burlington food festival will be expanding to three days. It will take place July 19 to 21 at Spencer Smith Park. Admission is free and attendees can expect performances from local talent, cold beer and eating challenges.
Toronto Food Truck Festival
The city’s largest food truck festival will be returning to Woodbine Park for summer 2019. The four-day festival will go down August 2 to 5 and will feature dozens of food trucks from all across Ontario. Admission is free.
Pickering Food Truck Festival
Esplanade Park is the place to be August 9 to 11. The park is being transformed into to a food truck haven and if that’s not enticing enough there’s a children’s village, beer garden and live entertainment stage. As always, admission is free.
Brampton Food Truck Festival
Similar to the Burlington Food Truck Festival, the one in Brampton will also be expanding to three days. The food fest will take place August 30 to September 1 at Chinguacousy Park. The event will have 40 trucks present and admission is free.
Popular food truck locations can be found scattered all around Toronto. Sadly, we don’t have the most truck-friendly bylaws so it’s not that easy for food trucks to find parking on city streets as you may think.
Here are some locations in Toronto where you can regularly find food trucks.
Church & Bloor
Food trucks have found a promising curbside spot in the Church & Bloor area. It’s a great spot for hungry office workers looking to grab a quick bite to eat.
University & Dundas
This spot has certainly gained some popularity over the last few years. It started off as one or two trucks parking along University Avenue into a food truck hot spot. Head there on your lunch break and you’ll often find four trucks parked on either side of the street.
University & College
Just north of Dundas and you’ll also find food trucks near the MARS building. This is one of the original curbside vending spots in the city.
Mel Lastman Square
Here’s a popular food truck location outside of the downtown core. This North York location is frequently visited by many Toronto trucks including Road Grill and Gogi.
Resurrection & Bloor
Food trucks roll into Etobicoke for Food Truck’n Friday from spring until the fall. You can chow down on food trucks eats at this ongoing event in the parking lot at Resurrection Rd. & Bloor St. W almost every other Friday.
One of the summer’s biggest food truck events will be returning to Woodbine Park over the long weekend. The annual Toronto Food Truck Festival will take place August 3 to 6 and will give you the chance to taste street food from over 40 food trucks and vendors from across Ontario.
Here are the trucks and vendors you can expect at the Toronto Food Truck Festival for 2018.
Thursdays are going to be food truck days this summer if you live or work near Yonge and St. Clair. For the second year in a row, Food Truck Thursdays are back starting this month. The weekly event will take place every Thursday from May until October. Expect to find two food trucks on Delisle Avenue behind 40 St. Clair West on Thursdays throughout the summer from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.