July 6 2018 What the Truck?! at Edmonton Valley Zoo Final Details

We’re feeling the summer vibes and can’t wait for the 2018 mid-season event this Friday! Are you ready to hang out with our friends in the zoo?! Head over to our Facebook event, RSVP and share with your friends!

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

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

If you haven’t already, check out the truck lineup 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 Edmonton Valley Zoo
Site 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 (Sunday, August 26 at 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!
  • 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 EDMONTON VALLEY ZOO.

  • Transportation & Parking: Parking on-site at the Edmonton Valley Zoo is free of charge, but we caution everyone that the number of spaces (even with overflow parking) is limited to several hundred vehicles. You may also park nearby along Buena Vista Drive (observing all parking restrictions, and without impeding private property) and walk up/down the hill, or over at William Hawrelak Park and walk across the footbridge following the path through Sir Wilfred Laurier Park through to the Zoo. There is an ETS bus route that does come to the Zoo, with the last service ending at 6PM.
  • Public Washrooms: Public washrooms will be fully staffed and accessible.
  • Compostable Cutlery Booth: The Valley Zoo Development Society will be running a booth offering compostable cutlery for a donation, and is located just inside the front gate. We encourage everyone to reduce the amount of waste that we’re producing by using compostable cutlery and re-using it for multiple food items!
  • Waste: Help our volunteers keep the site clean by putting your trash and recyclables in the appropriate bins!
  • Entertainment: The resident DJ for our events is ElectroKinetica (Ohmera Entertainment), and he will be providing us with sick tunes at the outdoor amphitheatre.
  • Agents of Discovery App: Want to learn more about the animals you’re seeing while at the Edmonton Valley Zoo? Download the Agents of Discovery App and play along as you wander through the Zoo.
  • Lost/Found People & Property: If you find any lost people 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 are tons of places to sit and eat throughout the Zoo grounds! With benches along most of the pathways, as well as picnic tables and extra seating in the front entry plaza, up by the big event tent and the amphitheatre, plus tons of green space to lay down a blanket and sit closer to the animals, there will be options to suit everyone.
  • 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 mid-season event wouldn’t be possible without help from the staff at the Edmonton Valley Zoo, and of course – you!

See you there!

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

What The Truck?! 2017 at Northlands

Want to know what will be served up as you hang out with all the animals at the Edmonton Valley Zoo? We’ve got you covered with the release of the truck menus for our July 6 event.

Calle Mexico

  • Beef Barbacoa Tacos (3) (GF) – Slow roasted prime rib marinated with spices and chilies topped with cilantro and onions – $12.00
  • Chicken Tinga Tacos (3) (GF) – Shredded chicken breast marinated with mild chipotle sauce topped with lettuce, tomatoes, radishes and sour cream – $11.00
  • The Famous Calle Mexico Tostadas (2) (GF) – 2 crispy tortillas topped with beans, chicken tinga, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, cheese, radishes and avocado – $8.00
  • Classic Mexican Mini Sopes – 2 thick homemade tortillas topped with chicken, sour cream, cheese and avocado – $7.00
  • Oaxaca Style Chicken Tamales – Classic banana leaf wrapped Oaxaca style chicken tamales – $5.00

The Davinci Cone

  • Ice Cream – A variety of homemade ice creams, including a selection of dairy free flavours – $4.00
  • Waffles – Your choice of: Nutella and Banana, Nutella and Strawberry, or Nutella and Strawberry and Banana – $4.00
  • Waffle Ice Cream Cones – 2 Scoops of homemade ice cream – $6.00
  • Waffle and Ice Cream – Your choice of waffle filling and one scoop of homemade ice cream – $5.00
  • Coffee – Freshly ground coffee – $4.00

Dedo’s Food Truck

  • Chicken Shawarma Wrap – Sliced chicken breast marinated in house spices and grilled to perfection. Wrapped in a pita with lettuce, pickles, and homemade garlic sauce. Served with french fries – $11.00
  • Falafel Wrap (V) – Chickpeas blended with onions, garlic and fine herb spices. Wrapped in a pita with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, sumac seasoning, and homemade tahini sauce. Served with french fries – $11.00
  • Chicken Shawarma Platter – Mediterranean cooked rice with vegetables, served with chicken shawarma, homemade garlic sauce, hummus, pita, salad or french fries – $12.00
  • Beef Shawarma Platter – Mediterranean cooked rice with vegetables, served with beef shawarma, homemade garlic sauce, hummus, pita, salad or french fries – $12.00
  • Stuffed Vine Leaves (V) – Grape leaves stuffed with rice, mixed vegetables and tomato cooked in olive oil – $5.00

Diane’s Country Kitchen

  • Perogy Plate – Kubasa, 4 cabbage rolls, 6 perogies – $12.00; without Kubasa – $10.00
  • Diane Burger – Burger with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, mayo, special sauce. Served with french fries. Complimentary choices of: onions, sauerkraut, hot peppers, ketchup, mustard and/or relish – $14.00
  • Mozza Burger – Burger with mozza cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, mayo, special sauce. Served with french fries. Complimentary choices of: onions, sauerkraut, hot peppers, ketchup, mustard and/or relish – $14.00
  • European Hot Dog – Smokie – $5.00

Drift

  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich – Fried chicken with lime slaw and house pickles – $8.50
  • Pork Belly Sandwich – Pork belly tossed in hoisin glaze, with chili mayo, pickled carrot and daikon, and fresh cilantro – $8.50
  • Falafel Sandwich (V) – Chickpea patties, with tzatziki, pickled red onion and lettuce – $8.50
  • Hand Cut Fries –  Fresh cut fries, seasoned with Drift spice, and served with our housemade ketchup – $4.00
  • Poutine – Hand cut fries, beef gravy and fresh cheese curd – $5.00

Go Nuts 4 Donuts

  • Caramel Apple Mini Donuts – Mini donuts drizzled with apple pie filling, cinnamon sugar and caramel sauce – 15 mini donuts – $7.00; Bucket – $15.00
  • Strawberry Shortcake Mini Donuts – Mini donuts drizzled with strawberry sauce, icing sugar and topped with whipped cream – 15 mini donuts – $7.00; Bucket – $15.00
  • S’mores Mini Donuts – Mini donuts drizzled with chocolate sauce, graham cracker crumbs and topped with miniature marshmallows – 15 mini donuts – $7.00; Bucket – $15.00
  • Boston Cream Mini Donuts – Mini donuts drizzled with chocolate sauce and custard filling – 15 mini donuts – $7.00; Bucket – $15.00
  • Classic Mini Donuts – 15 mini donuts served in a bag. Choices of: Cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar – $5.00

Gourmet Grill

  • Elk Burger – Hand pressed, locally sourced elk burger topped with bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles. Served between fresh fried bannock – $13.00
  • Bison Burger – Hand pressed, locally sourced bison burger topped with bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles. Served between fresh fried bannock – $13.00
  • Beef Burger – Hand pressed, locally sourced beef sirloin burger topped with bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles. Served between fresh fried bannock – $8.00
  • Elk Poutine – Tender pieces of elk sirloin, sauteed onion and mushrooms, mozzarella cheese, hot gravy piled on hot crisp fries – $15.00
  • Bannock Dessert – Fresh fried cinnamon sugar bannock topped with your choice of: berries and whipped cream or nutella caramel and whipped cream – $5.00

The Lemon Grass Grill

  • Lemon Grass Chicken Combo – Our popular lemon grass chicken skewers served with vermicelli, a bed of fresh greens, and spring rolls – $12.00
  • The Summer Buddha Roll (V) – Tofu, oyster mushrooms, cucumber, basil, cilantro, and vermicelli rolled in a rice paper wrap – $6.00
  • Lemon Grass Pulled Pork Baguette Banh Mi – Asian style pulled pork slowly cooked in a medley of Asian spices, lemongrass, and ginger stuffed in our traditional banh mi baguette – $10.00
  • Vietnamese Pork Sausage Skewers – 2 Vietnamese pork sausage skewers – $7.00
  • Vietnamese Rice Paper Deep Fried Spring Rolls (GF) – Gluten free pork spring roll deep fried in rice paper wrap – $5.00
  • Drinks – Pop, Water

Lil Havana

  • Cuban Sandwich – Ham, marinated pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, honey mustard on a panini press – $10.00
  • Steak Sandwich – Marinated beef, sauteed onions, house made avocado mayo spread on a toasted ciabatta – $8.00
  • El Cubano (Chicken) –  Over rice with black beans. Side of plantain bananas – $12.00
  • El Cubano (Beef) – Over rice with black beans. Side of plantain bananas – $12.00
  • Fresh Pina Colada – Fresh pineapple, coconut water, milk and sugar – $5.00

Little Village

  • Slow Roasted Lamb – Slow roasted lamb on top of little lemon roasted potatoes – $11.00
  • Lil Roasted Lambwich – Roasted lamb with pickled cabbage and mint yogurt on brioche – $10.50
  • Chicken Souvlaki – Chicken souvlaki wrapped in pita with fresh cabbage mix and tzatziki – $9.00
  • Falafel (V) – Chickpea patty wrapped in pita with fresh cabbage mix and tzatziki – $8.50
  • Saganaki – Fried cheese on a stick – $5.00

Mi Tierra

  • Carne Chorrillana – Crispy french fries topped with caramelized onions, seasoned chopped grilled steak and a fried egg – $12.00
  • Lomito Chorrillana – Crispy french fries topped with slowly roasted Latin style pulled pork, caramelized onions and cilantro crema – $10.00
  • Cheese Empanadas – 2 empanadas – deep fried pastry dough filled with our signature blend of cheeses, served with a side of Pebre (Chilean style mild salsa) – $8.00
  • Primavera Salad (V) – Quinoa, black beans and grilled vegetable mix, all dressed with our house made sundried tomato vinaigrette – $7.00
  • Chorizo Papas – Crispy french fries topped with housemade Chilean chorizo, queso fundido sauce and salsa roja – $5.00
  • Drinks – Horchata, Pop, and Water

The Mini Donut King

  • Mini Donuts – Mini donuts with your choice of: cinnamon sugar or icing sugar. Small – $4.00; Large – $6.00; Bucket – $10.00
  • Popcorn – Theatre popcorn. Small – $4.00; Large – $6.00
  • Snow Cones – Flavours you can put on yourself: Grape, Orange, Cherry, Lemon Lime, Strawberry, and/or Blue Raspberry – $4.00
  • Fresh Squeezed Lemonade – Fresh squeezed lemonade – $4.00
  • Mini Donuts and Pop or Water – Mini donuts with a pop or water – $5.00

Roka Wood Fired Pizza

  • The “Meat” – Hand stretched dough, red sauce, mozzarella cheese, bacon, ham, and salami – $9.00
  • The “Five-O” – Hand stretched dough, red sauce, mozzarella cheese, ham, and pineapple – $8.00
  • Say “Cheese” – Hand stretched dough, red sauce, mozzarella cheese – $8.00
  • Pepperoni – Hand stretched dough, red sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni – $8.00
  • The “Sweetie Pie” – Hand stretched dough, Bavarian custard, peaches, mandarin oranges, cinnamon – $5.00
  • Drinks – Pop and Water

Streetside Celebration

  • Slider Trio – 3 slow roast BBQ pulled pork sliders. One of each: Hawaiian – topped with pineapple and slaw; Greek – topped with tzatziki, red onion, cucumber, feta and greens; Asian – topped with ginger, wasabi, apple and cilantro slaw – $10.00
    • Plain Slider Kid Pack – one plain slider, drink, fruit snack and apples or carrots – $8.00
  • Chicken Cordon Bleu Griller – Seasoned roast chicken, swiss cheese and ham with a homemade sauce rolled in a tortilla and grilled – $7.00
    • Mini Chicken and Cheese Wrap Kid Pack – Mini chicken and cheese wrap, drink, fruit snack and apples or carrots – $8.00
  • Huli Huli Chicken and Coconut Infused Rice (GF) – Roast chicken in a huli huli sauce of citrus and sweet tang on the edge of Hawaiian blending with Asian flavours. Served on a bed of coconut infused rice – $6.00
  • Sweet Potato Fries and Aioli (V) (GF) – Seasoned sweet potato fries server with a homemade sweet chili aioli infused with coconut, roasted garlic and chipotle – $5.00
  • Blueberry and Brie Quesadilla (V) – Delicious blueberries in a spiced rum glaze covered in brie cheese. A sweet cheese spread all in a tortilla and grilled until gooey and warm. Dusted with icing sugar and cut for sharing – $5.00
  • Drink– Pop and Water

Via Cocoa Creamery 

  • Hand Crafted Artisan Ice Cream (GF) – Hand crafted artisan ice cream dipped in premium Belgian chocolate – $6.00
  • Hand Crafted Artisan Ice Cream (Not Dipped) (GF) (Vegan) – Hand crafted artisan ice cream – $5.25  

 

Stay tuned for final details and a site map next week! Share the event on Facebook with friends and family and RSVP now!

We are sad to announce that Monkey Y Sus Amigos will not be attending the event as previously listed. Please note menus and prices are subject to change.

 

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.

August 16, 2014 What the Truck?! Line-up

Are you getting excited for our next big event? It’s less than two weeks away – be sure to mark Saturday, August 16 in your calendar!

What: What the Truck?! at Borden Park
Where: 7507 Borden Park Road
When: Saturday, August 16, 2014
Time: 4-8pm
RSVP on Facebook!

Borden Park

We’re looking forward to having nine great trucks joining us at Borden Park:

We’re glad to have some familiar favorites back, and we’re thrilled to welcome Canicus, Dolce & Banana, Native Delights, and One Cool Cookie to their first What the Truck?! event!

Stay tuned for menus next week!

May 24, 2014 What the Truck?! Line-Up

Help us kick off the food truck season at our first What the Truck?! event next week!

What: What the Truck?! on 104 Street
Where: 104 Street, between Jasper and 102 Avenues
When: Saturday, May 24, 2014
Time: 5-9pm
RSVP on Facebook!

We will have twelve trucks joining us, including three new vendors participating in our festival for the first time:

Please help us welcome Big City Sandwich, Incredible Edibles and Nhon Hoa Sandwich Bar to the What the Truck?! family!

Also – we’d like to take a moment to recognize our wonderful sponsors for this event, who include: Capital City Cleanup, the City Market and the Downtown Edmonton Community League.

Last but not least – to help set the mood, we’re thrilled to have DJs Thomas Culture and Polyesterday back with us again!

Check back next week for the menu details.

Save the Date: What the Truck?! on May 24, 2014

With nearly fifty food trucks ready to serve the Edmonton area this summer, without a doubt this will be the biggest year in the city’s food truck scene thus far.

And to kick things off, we are happy to share the date of our first event of the 2014 season!

What: What the Truck?! on 104 Street
Where: 104 Street, between Jasper and 102 Avenues
When: Saturday, May 24, 2014
Time: 5-9pm
RSVP on Facebook!

What the Truck?!

This is the second time we’ll be taking over 104 Street; in 2012 What the Truck?! partnered with Al Fresco.

We anticipate having 12 trucks on hand, including several new vendors to tempt your taste buds. Check back next week for the line-up!

You can RSVP for the event on Facebook!

Save the Date: What the Truck?! on August 24, 2013

Our next big What the Truck?! is coming up in just over two weeks! We’re looking forward to bringing ten food trucks into the river valley:

What: What the Truck?! at Louise McKinney
Where: Louise McKinney Riverfront Park
When: Saturday, August 24, 2013
Time: 5-9pm

Louise McKinney Riverfront Park

Here’s the lineup you can look forward to:

Stay tuned for menus to be posted next week. Hope to see you there!