For years you used to only be able to grab a snack to go at one of the many hot dog stands that lined the streets of downtown Toronto.
But now, you’ll notice that food trucks have quickly begun to dominate Toronto’s cheap eats scene, particularly during the warmer months.
These four-wheelers have now become the go to spot for lunch, post bar snacks, innovative eats at an event or party, and really, any other time of the day.
So for your dining (and viewing) pleasure, we’ve rounded up our favourite food trucks in the city.
Warning: these accounts may cause drooling.
No summer in the 6ix can be complete without paying Bake Three Fifty a visit. Serving up build your own cupcakes and ice cream sandwiches, this truck has quickly become one of the most popular dessert food trucks in the city.
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Your tastebuds will be thanking you after chowing down on an iconic Venezuelan arepas from Arepa Republic. These grilled flatbreads are filled with your choice of options like chicken, fish, beef, pork, avocado, black beans, cheese and sweet plantain.
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Every winter, the masterminds of me.n.u (me & you – get it?) travel and eat their way through the greatest street food cities across Asia. Each summer they share their mouthwatering discoveries with the people of Toronto. If you’re hankering for some life changing Asian cuisine, make sure to track down this food truck.
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Sushi lovers rejoice, there is a new sushi burrito food truck rolling through town that’s serving up some of the best hand rolled burrito rolls in the city. Make sure to give them a follow so you can stay up to date on where they’ll be parked next.
First Tastey Thursday going down Nathan Phillips Square today! Catch Curbalicious 11-2pm Serving up our Dirty Bird Sammie -Beer Brined Chicken, Southern Fried, pickled daikon, cucumber, sriracha mayo, hoisin sauce, sweet bun #dirtybird #tasteythursday #toronto #foodtrucksto #curbaliciousstyle #catering #southernfried #sriracha
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If you’re looking to snack on some food that will make your soul happy, track down Curbalicious as they serve up European fusion dishes that are packed with locally sourced ingredients that are fresh and always in season.
Here are our weekend #chimneycone locations:. . @torontounion #unionsummer daily until September 5. 11am-9pm . Toronto Food Truck Festival – Look for our all-black truck with the “Eva’s Original Chimneys” logo! This is the only place at the festival serving our original cones. Friday July 29th, 5 to 10 PM; Saturday July 30th, 12 noon to 10 PM; Sunday July 31st, 12 noon to 8 PM. . 📷 @kristalii #ogchimneys
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Grandma Eva’s mouthwatering Chimneys have easily become the most sought after and Instagrammed dessert of the summer. These delicacies are made with freshly baked Hungarian bread-like pastries known as Kurtoskalacs (or Chimney Cakes) that are topped with soft ice cream and your choice of savoury or sweet toppings. You can currently find the Chimneys food truck parked at the Union Summer Market, but make sure to follow them on Instagram to see if they change locations.
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If you don’t have the funds or calendar freedom to have a bite in the Big Apple, than the Gotham Grill food truck is the next best thing. Inspired by the street food mecca that is New York, you can expect to find burgers, wraps, wings, poutine, and french fries.
🔔📢 NEW SPOT TODAY 📢🔔 Setting up for the first time at University & Dundas (south of Dundas) !! Here from 11:30am – 2:30 pm. Come by for some lunch 😎👌🏽 Thanks for the shot @candace_nayman . . . #lunchtime #foodtrucks #toronto #university #dundas #getstuffed #fullyloadedto #funfoods #prayingfornorain #repost #awesomecustomers
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Chicken wings are easily one of the tastiest meals around. But could you imagine how incredible it would be to chow down on wings that have been stuffed with your favourite comfort foods like mac and cheese, kimchi fried rice, chicken and waffles or pepperoni pizza? Fully Loaded T.O. has made this a reality with their game changing stuffed chicken wings. Track down this food truck and get stuffed the right way.
Known for their delectable churros, Pancho’s Bakery has branched out of its traditional storefront and broken out onto the food truck scene. Now you can get their tasty, authentic Mexican desserts all throughout the city. Make sure to follow them on Instagram to see where they’ll be parked next.
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As Toronto’s first-ever dumpling truck, FeasTO serves up a wide range of mouthwatering gourmet dumplings such as Pho Beef, Lemongrass Chicken, Thai Green Curry, Duck and Foie Gras. If dumplings aren’t your jam, they also serve bao and noodle dishes too.