July 6, 2018 What the Truck?! at Edmonton Valley Zoo Lineup

 

What The Truck?! 2017 at Northlands

Food trucks and summer go hand in hand and in our opinion, there is nothing better than spending a Friday night at a What the Truck?! event (of course we may be a bit biased). We are excited to host our next What the Truck?! at a new (to us) location – the Edmonton Valley Zoo! We have 15 trucks interspersed throughout the zoo for you to choose from, including 5 food trucks* joining us for their first What the Truck?!

Here are the participating trucks:

We’re welcoming back the Edmonton Food Bank at this event and their fantastic volunteers will be available on site to collect any donations you can bring. Please see below for items that are most needed:

Most Needed Items by the Edmonton Food Bank
Most Needed Items by the Edmonton Food Bank

As with at our kick-off event, we have another Golden Ticket contest for our August event at Re/Max Field (Edmonton Ball Park!).

  • Bring at least 2 non-perishable items or make a monetary donation of $5+ and the Edmonton Food Bank will award you with an entry for a chance to win the Golden Ticket. The more you donate, the more entries you’ll receive, so donate donate donate!
  • Winner of the Golden Ticket and three friends will have VIP Reserved Seating at our next event (Sunday, August 26, Re/Max Field) and a Skip The Line access pass, where a WTT Team Member will escort you to the front of the line. No need to search for a spot to eat and no need to wait in line!

What: What the Truck?!
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo (13315 Buena Vista Road & 87th Avenue)
When: Friday, July 6, 2018
Time: 5-10pm 

Note: You do not have to pay admission to attend this event however donations to the Valley Zoo Development Society will be gratefully accepted!

Hang tight, menus are coming soon. And remember to RSVP to the Facebook event and share with your friends!

Recap: May 26, 2018 What The Truck?! at Capital Boulevard

Edmonton, you just keep getting hungrier and hungrier!

Thank you to everybody who made it out to Capital Boulevard and kicking off the 2018 season with us! The weather was in our favour, the Legislature fountains were on, music was in the air, and you came out ready to roll!

What The Truck?! May 26, 2018 at Capital Boulevard

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May 26, 2018 What the Truck?! at Capital Boulevard Final Details

The sun is coming out strong this year and so is What the Truck?! Our kick-off event for 2018 is this Saturday. Are you ready?! Head over to our Facebook event, RSVP and share with your friends!

What: What the Truck?! 2018 Kick-Off Event
Where: Capital Boulevard (99 Avenue and 108 Street, Edmonton, AB)
When: Saturday, May 26, 2018
Time: 3PM – 8PM

If you haven’t already, check out this year’s season openers and all the delicious dishes they have to offer! You can also download a copy of the menu and sitemap in PDF format for quick access.

Download the What The Truck?! at Capital BoulevardSite Map & Menu PDF Here!


DONATE TO EDMONTON FOOD BANK & 
ENTER TO WIN THE GOLDEN TICKET!

  • The Edmonton Food Bank will be on site collecting both food and monetary donations. This year, we’re making it interesting and will be drawing one lucky donor to win a Golden Ticket!
  • Bring a non-perishable item or make a monetary donation and the Edmonton Food Bank will award you with an entry for a chance to win the Golden Ticket. The more you donate, the more entries you’ll receive, so donate donate donate!
  • Winner of the Golden Ticket and three friends will have VIP Reserved Seating at our next event (Friday, July 6 at Edmonton Valley Zoo) and a Skip The Line access pass, where a WTT Team Member will escort you to the front of the line. No need to search for a spot to eat and no need to wait in line!
  • One (1) winner will be selected randomly from all eligible entries and announced on our blog and social media platforms. Winner must contact What The Truck?! within 48 hours of announcement to claim prize or otherwise forfeit their winnings.
  • No purchase necessary for contest entry.
Most Needed Items by the Edmonton Food Bank
Most Needed Items by the Edmonton Food Bank

A FEW FINAL TIDBITS FOR WHAT THE TRUCK?! AT CAPITAL BOULEVARD.

  • Transportation & Parking: The closest LRT station is Grandin, just two blocks to the west. Corona is also close, just a couple of blocks north. Street parking is available on surrounding streets, but note there is no parking right at the event site.
  • Public Washrooms & ATM: Available inside the Alberta Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre at the Edmonton Federal Building. Please note that there is only one ATM in this building, so it’s best to prepare with cash ahead of time! 
  • What the Fork?!: We’ve heard your feedback and requests to help our events be more environmentally friendly, so one of our volunteers has organized a cutlery rental booth! Re-usable forks, knives and spoons are available for rent for a $2 deposit (which will be returned to you when you return your cutlery) to help reduce the amount of cutlery that is thrown out over the course of the event.
  • Waste: Help our volunteers keep the site clean by putting your trash and recyclables in the appropriate bins!
  • Fur-mily Friendly: This our only pet-friendly event of the season, so bring your fur-balls! Please keep all dogs and pets on a leash and be sure to clean up after your furry friends.
  • Entertainment: It’s not a party without some tunes. The Tsunami Brothers will be providing live music at 5PM and 6:15PM showtimes! Come get your surf on and cool down with the Centennial Plaza fountains!
  • Lost/Found People & Property: If you find any lost people, pets, or property, please return it to the What the Truck?! Info tent (marked with our logo on the sitemap). Likewise, if you have lost something, please come visit us at the Info tent!
  • Seating: There’s plenty of seating in and around the Federal Building plaza. Please be mindful as they do not allow the on-site use of bikes, skateboards, and rollerblades in the plaza, so you will need to dismount and walk your wheeled items through the event space.
  • Be weather wise: Last but not least, please dress appropriately for the weather. Shades, hats, and SPF recommended! We’re ready to feed you, rain or shine!

FIRST TIME AT A WHAT THE TRUCK?! EVENT? HAVE NO FEAR!

Here are some Tips & Tricks as well as our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any other questions while you’re at the event, you can always tweet us at @whatthetruckyeg or find one of our team members in our What the Truck?! gear (yellow shirts or jackets).

As always, tag us in your photos on Twitter or Instagram or use the hashtag #whatthetruck! We’d love to see what you’re eating and what your favourite dishes are from all the trucks.

Our 2018 kick-off event wouldn’t be possible without help from the Legislative Assembly Visitor’s Centre, and of course – you!

See you there!

May 26, 2018 What the Truck?! at Capital Boulevard Menus

Working on your What the Truck?! plan of attack? Hopefully, the menus here can help you on which trucks are a must and/or if you need to round up a few more friends to join you at the May 26 kick-off event.

Burrazo

  • Burritos – Homemade flour tortilla filled with refried beans and a choice of: Carnitas, Chorizo, Bisteck, Pollo, or Rajas – $6.00
  • Quesadillas –  Homemade flour tortilla filled with refried beans, cheese and a choice of: Carnitas, Chorizo, Bisteck, Pollo, or Rajas – $6.00
  • Tortas –  Traditional bun filled with refried beans and a choice of: Carnitas or Chorizo  – $8.00
  • Dorilocos – Dorito chips. Served with pico de gallo, peanuts, cucumbers, sour cream and Valentina sauce – $5.00 
  • Traditional Fresh Water – Horchata water. Based on rice, cinnamon and milk – $3.00

Divine Crepes

  • Banana Nutella – Fresh bananas with Nutella in a crepe topped with house made whipped cream – $8.00
  • Strawberries and Cream – Fresh cut strawberries with chocolate or maple strop in a crepe topped with our whipped cream – $8.00
  • Chicken Florentine – Seasoned chicken breast, spinach, tomato, red onion, spicy mayo and cheese. Our crowd favourite – $10.00
  • Banana Split – Banana, strawberries, pineapple, chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream – $10.00
  • Nutella Crepe – Nutella and whipped cream – $5.00
  • Drinks – Coffee, Tea and Pop

Elephant Ears

  • Sugar/Icing sugar topping – Elephant Ear with sugar/icing sugar topping – $5.00
  • Cinnamon and sugar topping – Elephant Ear with cinnamon and sugar topping – $5.00
  • Strawberry syrup topping – Elephant Ear with strawberry syrup topping – $5.00
  • Nutella topping – Elephant Ear with Nutella topping – $6.00
  • Chocolate syrup topping – Elephant Ear with chocolate syrup topping – $5.00
  • Drinks – Water, Juice, and Pop

Explore India Food Truck

  • Butter Chicken – Marinated tandoori chicken served in a rich and butter tomato cream sauce. Served with rice – $10.00
  • Coconut Chicken Curry – Curried boneless chicken simmered in a coconut milk curry. Topped with shredded coconut. Served with rice – $10.00
  • Chana Masala – Chickpeas served in a fragrant onion-tomato curry. Served with rice – $9.00
  • Indian Street Samosas – Two of our famous vegetarian samosas topped with chana masala, tamarind chutney, fresh cucumbers, green onions, and crispy onions – $9.00
  • Vegetarian Samosas – Served with sweet tamarind chutney – $5.00

Family Dough

  • Edible Cookie Dough – We serve edible cookie dough! Safe and delicious to eat. We carry such flavours as S’more, Chocolate Chip, Unicorn, Peanut Butter and more – $8.00
  • Ice Pops – Our Family Freezed Ice Pops are hand made with the freshest ingredients. We have a huge assortment of flavours. Many have been modeled after our delicious lemonade flavours – $5.00
  • Award Winning Lemonade – Our Family Squeezed Lemonade is what put us on the map. We are multi award winners for our fresh and delicious flavours. We use fresh fruit and herbs in all of our creations – $6.00

Ohana Donuts

  • Unfilled Donut – Cinnamon sugar, Plain – $2.25
  • Filled Donut – Vanilla whipped cream, Coconut whipped cream, Vanilla custard – $2.75
  • 2 Donut Special – 2 filled or unfilled donuts – $4.25
  • Coffee (Fresh Brewed) – $2.25, Iced Coffee/House Lemonade – $2.75
  • Bottled Beverages – Water, Pop – $1.50

Orbit

  • Pork Carnita – Crispy pork taco, fresh guacamole, charred salsa verde, cilantro/onion relish – $5.00
  • Shrimp Taco – Sautéed shrimp, roasted garlic basil habanero vinaigrette, fresh guacamole, mixed greens, mango salsa – $5.00
  • Chips and Dips – House fried corn tortilla chips, charred salsa verde, fresh guacamole, feta – $5.00

Paradise Grill

  • Fire Grill Jerk Chicken – Grilled with Jamaica’s secret herbs and spices, our fire grill jerk chicken is served with your choice of rice and peas or fried dumplings – $12.00
  • Jerk Chicken Poutine – Canada meets Jamaica in the kitchen with our succulent jerk chicken breast layered with our secret sauce and cheese curd – $10.00
  • Jamaican Patty – Delicious, spicy beef patties – a Jamaican past-time – $4.00
  • Wings – Your choice of Jerk, BBQ, Salt, and pepper or the Jamaican – $10.00
  • Jerk Chicken & Bammy – Traditional Jamaican beach food served with Bammy, Jerk Chicken and Fried Plantain – $5.00
  • Drinks – Jamaican Beverages

Pizza Noli

  • Margherita – Fior di late, San Marzano tomato, pecorino cheese, fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil – Pizza Slice – $5.00; 12″ Pizza – $10.00
  • O sole mio – White pizza, ricotta cheese, mascarpone, pecorino cheese, pineapple, capiccolo ham, extra virgin olive oil – Pizza Slice – $5.00; 12″ Pizza – $15.00
  • Linea Verde-Vegetarian – Ricotta cheese, pecorino, mozzarella, red and green bell pepper, mushroom, onion, pesto, olives,c herry tomatoes, olive oil (all veggies are sauteed) – Pizza Slice – $5.00; 12″ Pizza – $15.00
  • Vezuvio – Fior di late, mozzarella, San Marzano tomato, soppresata salami, hot pepperoni, jalapeno peppers, Tabasco sauce – Pizza Slice – $5.00; 12″ Pizza – $15.00
  • Drinks: San Pellegrino beverages, Bottled water, and Pop

Rapscallions

  • Thai Chicken Green Onion Cake Taco – Thailand style chicken served with in-house Thai peanut sauce, cucumber and lettuce. Finished with sesame seeds – $9.00
  • Roasted Pork Belly Green Onion Cake Taco – Chinese style roasted pork belly. Tender meat and crispy pork crackling served with a sweet chili sauce, lettuce, and pickled carrots and daikon – $9.00
  • Korean Beef Green Onion Cake Taco – Korean style beef, shredded and drenched in original braising sauce. Served with kimchi and sesame seeds – $9.00
  • Teriyaki Tofu Green Onion Cake Taco – Crispy tofu served with teriyaki sauce on bed of lettuce and red bell peppers. Finished with sesame seeds – $8.00
  • Scallion Rice Rolls – Scallion oil cooked rice roll noodles topped with green onions and crushed peanuts, served with tamari sauce – $5.00
  • Individual Sides:
    • Vegetarian Spring Rolls (2) – $3.00
    • Green Onion Cake – (1) $4.00 or (2) $6.00
    • Mango Pudding – $3.00
    • Caramunchies Salted Original – $6.00

Soner’s Donair and Kebabs

  • Donair – Beef donair served wrapped in a pita with your choice of lettuce,tomatoes, onions, cheese and sweet or tzatziki sauce – $10.00
  • Donair Poutine – Poutine served with donair meat on top with sweet sauce – $10.00
  • Falafel – Chickpeas with herbs fried in a meatball shape served wrapped in a pita with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and sweet or tzatziki sauce – 9.00
  • Deep Fried Oreos – Three deep fried Oreos served with chocolate syrup, icing sugar and whipped cream – $5.00
  • Dolma – Grape vine leaves stuffed with rice and served with tzatziki sauce – $5.00

Street Eats

  • Lobster Stuffed Grilled Cheese  – Classic grilled cheese made with 3/4″ Texas Toast, then stuffed with butter poached lobster and 2 slices of Swiss cheese – $7.00
  • BBQ Pulled Pork Slider – Our homemade slow cooked BBQ pulled pork on a bakery fresh slider bun, topped with our homemade cole slaw – $6.50
  • Fish Taco – A 6″ flour tortilla with our lightly battered cod then topped with Tex cheese, fresh chunky tomato salsa, lettuce and choice of sweet chipotle or garlic aioli sauce – $6.00
  • Chicken Taco – A 6″ flour tortilla with our crispy chicken tender then topped with Tex cheese, fresh chunky tomato salsa, lettuce and choice of sweet chipotle or garlic aioli sauce – $6.00
  • Classic Grilled Ham & Cheese – Classic grilled cheese made with 3/4″ Texas Toast, then stuffed with deli sliced ham and block sliced cheddar cheese – $5.00

The Hat on Wheels

  • BBQ Baby Back Ribs – Baby back ribs marinated with our house-made rub and slow-cooked. Finished with our signature BBQ sauce on a char grill – $10.00
  • Beer Beef Chili Fries – Crispy fries, topped with slow-cooked beef chili, made with Alberta beef, finished with beer. Topped with cheese and a dollop of sour cream – $8.00
  • Butter Chicken and Rice Pilaf – White chicken marinated and slow-cooked with tomato-butter curry sauce, served with fluffy Basmati rice pilaf – $9.00
  • Artichoke Spinach Dip – Freshly made in-house dip, with artichokes, roasted red pepper, baby spinach and cheese, served with warm naan and crispy corn tortilla chips – $8.00
  • Mango Lassi – Yogurt based drink made with Indian mangoes – $5.00

The Sizzling Stick

  • Sizzling Sampler – 3 satay skewers (choice of pork, chicken or beef), peanut sauce – $11.00
  • 3 Stick Combo – 3 satay skewers (choice of pork, chicken or beef), peanut sauce, large coconut rice, choice of salad – $15.00
  •  2 Stick Combo – 2 satay skewers (choice of pork, chicken or beef), peanut sauce, large coconut rice, choice of salad – $13.00
  • Curry Fried Noodles – A generous serving of delicious curry fried noodles with veggies and tender pieces of our signature satay meat! – $9.00
  • Sizzling Snack – 1 satay skewer (choice of pork, chicken or beef), peanut sauce, small coconut rice – $5.00
  • Individual sides – Coconut rice, Asian broccoli slaw, chickpea and quinoa salad, sweet and sour noodle salad

Ukrainian House

  • Canadian – Grilled Ukrainian Kovbasa with perogies served with pan-fried bacon bits, caramelized onions, and sour cream – $10.00
  • Ukrainian – Big Ukrainian cabbage roll with perogies served with pan-fried bacon bits, caramelized onions, and sour cream – $10.00
  • Classic – Nalisnyk (Ukrainian pancake with cottage cheese, fresh dill, saute in butter) served with pan-fried bacon bits, caramelized onions, and sour cream – $10.00
  • Royal Meal – Nalisnyk, Grilled Ukrainian Kovbasa, Big Ukrainian cabbage roll with beef, rice and pork, and perogies with bacon, onions, and sour cream – $16.00
  • WTT Special Perogies Plate – Perogies served with pan-fried bacon, caramelized onions, and sour cream – $5.00

Via Cocoa Creamery 

  • Ice Cream Bars – Premium ice cream sold in 7 flavours, dipped in premium Belgian chocolate – $6.00

Please note menus and prices are subject to change.

May 26, 2018 What the Truck?! at Capital Boulevard Lineup

We have started to see the food trucks come out of hibernation over the past few weeks, and we couldn’t be more excited to kick off the 2018 What the Truck?! season at Capital Boulevard! We have over 15 trucks for you to choose from, including 6 food trucks* joining us for their first What the Truck?!

Here are the participating food trucks:

We are happy to be partnering with the Edmonton Food Bank again at our events and their lovely staff and volunteers will be available on site to collect any donations you can bring. Please see below for items that are most needed:

Most Needed Items by the Edmonton Food Bank
Most Needed Items by the Edmonton Food Bank

What: What the Truck?!
Where: Capital Boulevard (99 Avenue and 108 Street, Edmonton, AB)
When: Saturday, May 26, 2018
Time: 3-8pm 

Hang tight, menus are coming soon. And remember to RSVP to the Facebook event and share with your friends!

What the Truck?! Team Member Recruitment

Love food trucks AND volunteering? Well, have we got a role for you! As we embark on another season of food-trucking, we are also on the hunt for someone to join the team as a volunteer coordinator.

Some of the key things we need a volunteer coordinator to lead are:
– Volunteer recruitment and marketing
– Volunteer management
– Volunteer supervision on the day of events

In addition to volunteer coordination, this role is an active member of the What the Truck?! committee and would be providing input and support in all other aspects of the work we do.

If you think you’d be the perfect addition to the What the Truck?! team, e-mail us at team@whatthetruck.ca and tell us about you and what makes you awesome. If you’ve got ideas about how you could help make the 2018 What the Truck?! season the best one we’ve ever had, tell us that too! For good measure, you should also tell us what your favourite food truck item is. We will start reviewing applications as soon as they come in, but ideally would like to receive them by April 27, 2018.

What the Truck?! 2018 Season Announcement!

While it may feel like we are still in the grips of winter, the sunshine and (slowly) melting snow remind us that Spring is nearly here and with it comes food truck season! We are pleased to announce the early details of our 2018 What the Truck?! season.

What The Truck?! 2017 at Capital Boulevard
What The Truck?! 2017 at Capital Boulevard

Saturday, May 26, 3:00 – 8:00pm: Capital Boulevard (99 Avenue and 108 Street)

After last season’s wrap up event on Capital Boulevard, we are back again to kick off food truck season!

RSVP on our Facebook event – We hope to see you there!

Edmonton Valley Zoo Entrance

Friday, July 6, 5:00 – 10:00pm: Edmonton Valley Zoo

We are very excited to be at the Edmonton Valley Zoo for the first time! The trucks will be parked throughout the zoo so you can find dinner while learning about the animals.

Save the Date on our Facebook event!

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Sunday, August 26, 11:00am – 4:00pm: Re/Max Field (Edmonton Ballpark)

We are thrilled to be bringing back the Trucks in the Outfields to cap off the 2018 season! Previous events in 2015 and 2016 were fantastic fun and we are keeping our fingers crossed for sunshine for our last event of the year.

Save the Date here!

Volunteer with Us!

We are also looking for volunteers to assist on the days of the events! Please fill in the volunteer form if you are interested in volunteering.