Recap: What The Truck?! in 2017

Boy, that was fast! 2017’s food truck season is coming to an end (sad face!) but we’re so glad to have brought you two What The Truck?! events this year.

What The Truck?! 2017 at Northlands
What The Truck?! 2017 at Northlands

We kicked off the season by announcing our shift away from full season events to two large events: a kickoff at Northlands in May and a finale at downtown’s Capital Boulevard this past weekend. Your response and support for both events have been incredible and we’re excited to recap 2017!

WHAT THE TRUCK?! AT NORTHLANDS – MAY 14, 2017

What The Truck?! at Northlands was one of our biggest events to date. Hosted just outside Expo Centre, parking and event admission were completely free of charge and easily accessible by public transit.

What The Truck?! 2017 at Northlands
What The Truck?! 2017 at Northlands

From noon until 7PM, over 30 food trucks joined us to share some fabulous food. Combined with music and our first family-friendly beer garden, it was an event to remember! We’re thankful for all the families that attended and happy to be a part of their Mother’s Day celebrations. We also welcomed a whopping nine food trucks to their first What The Truck?! event: The Dog, Elephant Ears, Gourmet Grill, KGW Kettle Corn, Krazy Bull, Native Delights, Paradise Grill, Sloppy Hoggs Roed Hus BBQ, and Ukrainian House. Edmonton’s food truck scene keeps growing!

What The Truck?! 2017 at Northlands
What The Truck?! 2017 at Northlands

What The Truck?! 2017 at Northlands

What The Truck?! 2017 at Northlands
What The Truck?! 2017 at Northlands

 

WHAT THE TRUCK?! AT CAPITAL BOULEVARD – SEPTEMBER 9, 2017

Wrapping up the season, What The Truck?! returned to downtown’s Capital Boulevard to bring you over 20 food trucks.

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

We teeter-tottered our way between sunshine and rain but in the end, your love for food still pulled through. Edmonton’s food truck obsession continues as our list of mobile eateries continues to grow. We welcomed five new trucks to their first What The Truck?! event: Fiddlehead Food Truck, Hola La Taco, La Chula Latin Food Truck, Montreal Hotdogs Poutine & Fries, and The Purple Perogy. We love seeing our What The Truck?! family grow!

What The Truck?! 2017 at Capital Boulevard

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

What The Truck?! 2017 at Capital Boulevard

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

MANY SPECIAL THANKS ARE IN ORDER!

We were also extremely happy to welcome back Edmonton’s Food Bank to both events this year. In total we raised 44 kg of food items and over $1400 in donations in 2017. Way to go guys! If you forgot or were unable to donate at this year’s events, you can contribute and find out more information on their website.

Edmonton Food Bank at What The Truck?!
Edmonton Food Bank at What The Truck?!
DJ ElectroKinetica Spinning Tunes
DJ ElectroKinetica Spinning Tunes

Thanks to DJ ElectroKinetica for providing tunes this year. It’s always a blast with him at our events!

Last but not least, BIG thanks to our volunteers! We wouldn’t be able to host these events without them. They keep things running smoothly and squeaky clean.

Our team doubled over the summer with the addition of two new members: Cindy Nguyen and Diane Lee. Moving forward, we will be focusing on social media and communications to help promote the food trucks and events!

What The Truck?! Volunteers
What The Truck?! Volunteers
What The Truck?! Volunteers
What The Truck?! Volunteers

Make sure you subscribe to the What The Truck?! newsletter, and follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for more news.

See you in 2018!

Your What The Truck?! Team (Cindy, Diane, Mack, Melina)


EVENT ORGANIZERS, SHARE YOUR DATES!

If you have an event coming up that includes already booked food trucks – you can fill out our Share Your Event form (preferably at least a week in advance!) and we’ll share your event and dates on our social media!
If you have an event coming up and need food trucks, you can fill out our Book the Trucks form. We’ll help you spread the word with our What The Truck?! food truck family!

HAVE A FOOD TRUCK? JOIN THE WHAT THE TRUCK?! FAMILY!

If you’re a food truck, it’s never too late (or too early!) to become a verified member. 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Recap: July 8, 2016 What the Truck?! at Park After Dark

The rain didn’t stop us from having another great event at What the truck?! Park After Dark, thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the food and fun with us.

Race

This year marked the last season of horse racing at Northlands and What the Truck?! was there for a final farewell to Park After Dark for a Friday night on the patio right next to the racetrack!

Trucks

From 5-10 pm, hundreds of Edmontonians stopped by the event to enjoy exciting races and tasty eats from 11 food trucks. There was something for everyone from the Buttered Chicken at Spice Rickshaw to BBQ Ribs at Sculpt Foods and lets not forget the S’mores Cake at Molly’s Eats! But it was Stuffed Gourmet Sausage Company with a delicous selection of gourmet sausages made with all Alberta sourced ingredients and Rapscallions‘ fantastic green onion tacos that appeared to have been the fan favorites!

Food Bank

We welcomed back Edmonton’s Food Bank to our event (they’ll be at every What the Truck?! event this season) and we raised approximately 20 kilograms of food and $360 for the Food Bank. Way to go Edmonton!

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As always, we could not run these events without our tireless volunteers who help us keep the event site clean.

A big thank you to Infinite Eye Photography, one of our season sponsors, there helping us document the season and to our other sponsors – GFL Environmental Waste Management, Hendrix Restaurant Equipment and Supplies, and Eberhardt Foods.

Last, but definitely not least – a LARGE thank you goes to our major sponsor – Northlands Park helping make yet another successful event happen at Northlands!
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We hope to see you out at our next What the Truck?! event Saturday August 20, 2016 at the Edmonton Ball Park (formerly known as Telus Field) more details to come!

 

 

July 8, 2016 What the Truck?! at Park after Dark Final Details

Join us for a final farewell to Park After Dark, where we’ll be set up next to the racetrack for a night at the races.  This year marks the last season of horse racing at Northlands, so be sure to get your fill this Friday July 8. Like all of our other events, it is FREE to attend (you just purchase from the trucks directly), and parking is FREE too!

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What: What the Truck?! 
Where: Northlands Park (7410 Borden Park Road NW, Edmonton, AB)
When: Friday July 8, 2016
Time: 5-10pm 

RSVP on Facebook here

Download the Menu PDF Here!

Download the Site Map PDF Here!

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Q: What’s better than #yegfoodtruck food?

A: FREE #yegfoodtruck FOOD!!

Join us for a final farewell to Park After Dark, where we’ll be set up next to the racetrack for a night at the races.  This year marks the last season of horse racing at Northlands, so be sure to get your fill on July 8!

 

Screen shot 2016-06-28 at 12.04.23 PMWe are always looking for #yegfoodtruck lovin’ folks to help out at events. The #yegfoodtrucks donate dinner for ALL volunteers to enjoy, as their thanks for the support.

email: team@whatthetruck.ca to secure your spot

July 8, 2016 What the Truck?! at Park After Dark Lineup

We’re off to the races! Join us on Friday, July 8 from 5-10pm at Park After Dark at Northlands Park Horse Racing & Casino. Don’t forget to RSVP on Facebook here.19144388173_b214d83030_kWe had a blast at Park After Dark last year! With a huge outdoor patio, plenty of seating, and a family-friendly beer garden, it was a no-brainer for us to come back for one last hurrah before the Horses finish up at Northlands this year. Like all of our other events, it is FREE to attend (you just purchase from the trucks directly), and parking is FREE too!

And who might be coming to feed us? Here’s the lineup:

We’re excited to welcome two new trucks into the WTT family, and hope that you give Aussie Tucker a warm welcome too!

Stay tuned for our truck menus post early next week and be sure to check out the event on Facebook!

May 28 & 29, 2016 What the Truck?! @ Northlands Final Details

Well, it might be a little rainy tomorrow but that can’t damper our excitement for the first event of 2016! Bring your raincoat, your rain boots, and your appetite!

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What: What the Truck?! 
Where: Northlands 
When: Saturday, May 28 & Sunday, May 29, 2016
Time: 3-8pm both days

RSVP for Day One on Facebook here, and Day Two on Facebook here.

Download the Menu PDF Here!

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Save the Date: What the Truck?! on September 11, 2015

After this weekend, we will only have ONE What the Truck?! event left for the season, and we’re closing out the year in the same place we started! Here are the details:

What: What the Truck?! 
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square
When: Friday, September 11, 2015
Time: 4-8pm

RSVP on Facebook!

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After the crowds we saw in May, we decided that it would be only fitting to expand our road closure and make this our largest event to date – we’ll share which 35 trucks will be joining us and what tasty dishes they’ll be serving up in the coming weeks!

If you want to win a pair of Golden Tickets to this event (where you and a friend can come early, skip the lines, and order from as many trucks as you like), your last chance to enter will be this Saturday, August 22 at Telus Field – be there or be square!