It’s been a summer of Food Trucks and we were very excited for FTFO – Food Truck Festival of Ontario. Situated at the Ontario Place grounds, they advertised a big line up of many of our favourite food trucks.
While the picture above looks like a beautiful day, it was raining cats and dogs in the morning which meant that a few scheduled trucks didn’t end up showing up. That meant long lines and sometimes hour waits for one dish. Yikes.
That being said we managed to snag some yummy food when we did manage to get to the front of the line. I lined up at the Localista food truck which we’ve tried before at awesTRUCK 2013.
The great thing about many of these meals on wheels is that the menus are always changing. This means that even if you’ve tried a truck before, there’s a good chance they’ll have something new to offer.
We loved the spices in the meatballs of this sandwich. Only down side – we wanted more sauce. We love saucy sandwiches!.
Really interesting flavour combination although the red bean made the empanada a little dry.
Southern Smoke Truck delivered exactly what they advertised. Here is the Caroline pulled pork sandwich -16 hour smoked pulled pork, topped with slaw and 40 Creek BBQ sauce.
Jackie lined up and grabbed us some DELICIOUS samosas from Kal & Mooy – Ontario’s only East African truck! This was the BEST thing we had a the festival hands down.
It looks like a pretty modest samosa but there’s lots of flavour in this little 2 bite samosa. I hope to run into this truck again very very soon!
Last but not least our FAVOURITE gelato on wheels – Dolcella Gelato! We couldn’t decide which scoops we wanted so we tried to grab them all!
We loved their Spiced Pumpkin Pie (I almost wish I had a full scoop of just that!)
So our final thoughts on FTFO? Sadly it wasn’t our favourite food truck festival. We love being able to chat up the chefs in the trucks and with the massive lines you just couldn’t do that here. The wait times were just too long (at one point one of us waited almost 2 hours for a crepe!)
Hopefully next year they’ll have more food trucks and perhaps have the festival run over two days to help keep the lines low and the foodies happy!