Food Trucks in the City: April 2014

Food trucks have arrived back on the streets of Edmonton! What the Truck?! may still be a month or two away, but check the Street Food App for the truck nearest you!

  • Bully, Casa Doce, Drift and the Lemongrass Grill have all been out and about in the last week or so.
  • The next installment of Hawkers Market takes place on April 12, 2014 at the Mercer Warehouse. Hawkers Market has been postponed until June! A number of trucks will be vending: Bully, Drift, Orbit, Parts and Service and Sailin’ On.
  • Nevin Fenske of Drift Food Truck will be reprising his popular Whole Chicken workshop at this year’s Eat Alberta food conference – learn how to butcher and use a whole chicken. The class is among fourteen different sessions involving those involved in our food community. Eat Alberta 2014 takes place on April 26, 2014 at NAIT.

And…stay tuned for our first What the Truck?! announcement later this month!

Food Trucks in the City: March 2014

Spring is coming! You know what that means – food trucks will be on a street near you in no time:

Food Trucks in the City: February 2014

Even though we’re in the thick of winter, there are still means of getting your food truck fix! Here are a few ideas:

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  • On the Spot Pop Up is hosting a Maker’s Faire at the Boyle Street Plaza (9538 103A Avenue) on February 8-9, 2014. Treats from Molly’s Eats will be found at the pop-up coffee shop.
  • Several food truck vendors will be participating in the upcoming Hawker’s Market on February 22, 2013 at the Mercer Warehouse. Look forward to sampling wares from Bully, Casa Doce, Drift, and new 2014 truck Parts and Service.
  • Keep an eye out on Twitter for more details about Hijacked, “a slow takeover” on March 8, 2014, an event being organized by Shovel and Fork. Drift will be serving a set menu alongside Alley Kat Beer.
  • Earth’s General Store (9605 82 Avenue) now stocks Sailin’ On‘s popular coconut bacon.
  • And of course, Woodwork, the restaurant made up of Nomad’s Mike Scorgie and barman Andrew Borley, has been open since December. If you’ve been missing Nomad’s crack ‘n’ cheese, you can now remedy that craving.

What the Truck?! Gives Back

We’re playing a little bit of catch up here recapping the season, but we hope you’ll bear with us! In the meantime, we just couldn’t wait to share the amazing event we were lucky to be a part of this weekend.

On Sunday, October 6, 2013, What the Truck?! partnered with the Bissell Centre for a special Truck Stop. Our desire was to try and replicate the spirit of our other pop-up events, but of course, this one had one major twist: the food was free.

Bissell Centre Truck Stop

Six trucks served over 900 meals to underprivileged individuals that day. We can’t tell you how rewarding it was to see people enjoying themselves.

Bissell Centre Truck Stop

We always knew we were lucky to have such a great food truck community in Edmonton, but the participating vendors that day took that statement to another level. Thanks to The Act Out & About, Bully, Lemon Grass GrillLittle VillageThe Local Omnivore, and Sailin’ On for your generous contributions.

Bissell Centre Truck Stop

Bissell Centre Truck Stop

It was also a wonderful experience working with the staff from the Bissell Centre. The agency has had a rough month, experiencing a fire in their Thrift Shoppe, but the staff were more than accommodating to help us put on this event on their day off! Thanks to the staff and volunteers for their hard work.

Check out a video of the event from CTV Edmonton.