One rainy Saturday afternoon did not dissuade us from attending this year’s awesTRUCK food festival. Canada’s largest Food Truck Festival happened this weekend and here’s just a small peek at some of the offerings that we sampled.
We started off with a mochaccino from Manual Labour Coffee. Coffee on wheels, a genius idea, and I love the old-fashion style of their food ‘truck’
Their coffee isn’t just good it’s also really pretty. Look at that foamy design!
Our next stop was making friends with the Feisty Jack‘s mascot, Chewy.
In exchange, they served us up some delish scotch eggs. Their version is a hardboiled quail egg wrapped with spiced pork, and panko crusted. And lest we forget the perfect Guiness HP dip.
Next up we went for something on the sweet side and stopped by Curbside Crepes. With a pretty awesome menu it was tough to decide:
We went for option 1, the Honey Bee, and we were not disappointed. The crepes were drenched with honey, walnut, pear, gruyere cheese and lemony thyme. Such an interesting flavour profile!
After traipsing through some more mud we ended up at the Localista Food Truck. We were ready for some more savoury and were pleasantly surprised with their offerings.
We tried their BBQ Duck Cake. Not only was it extremely flavourful but I swear I was teleported to Chinatown. The cake was crispy on the outside and soft and warm in the middle. I loved the corn and tomato salad on the side.
The sun came out and we ended our Food Trucking adventure with a little Dirty Southern Love. And what is Dirty Southern Love you, ask?
Crispy Fried Chicken Triple Decker Buttermilk Waffle Sandwich (try saying that 3 times fast!) Oh! Don’t forget the candied bacon. And the maple syrup. And the buttermilk ranch dressing. Have I died and gone to heaven!?
It’s too bad that the rain probably kept away a lot of people! I was pleasantly surprised by the calibre of the food at this event, and all on wheels! I hope that it comes around again next year under better weather conditions!
In the mean time, I highly recommend following Toronto Food Trucks Twitter for daily posts on food truck locations in the city.
‘Til next Truck…