The mobile kings and queens of takeout-style cuisine, food trucks are wonderful semi-hidden gems full of tasty eats from summer classics to hot new takes on old favourites.
Here are 10 fired-up food truck options from coast to coast to hit up in a city near you.
Newfoundland Comfort Food Truck (Corner Brook, NFLD)
Parked at Corner Brook’s Canadian Tire location, Newfoundland Comfort Food Truck is ready to satisfy with hot delicious eats this season.
Enjoy their popular selections including Fish & Chips, Funnel Cake, Lobster Rolls, Lobster Poutine plus homemade burgers like the Ringer Burger (topped with onion rings) and the Dill King (topped with two fried dill pickle spears).
For more East Coast flavour, try the Codzilla burger with tartar sauce, coleslaw and Atlantic Cod.
4 Murphy Square, Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador A2H 1R4.
Thai Pad PEI (Charlottetown, PEI)
Open 6 days a week, Thai Pad PEI brings Thai flavour to the forefront with fresh, affordable meals, including $9 lunch specials.
Current menu offerings include Green or Spicy Curry, Pad Mee (stir-fried fine rice noodles), Meat Cashew Nuts and Kaow Soi.
Visit their Facebook page for up-to-date additions and specials.
68 Allen Street (Mission Thrift Store), Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 5A9.
Gecko Bus (Dartmouth, NS)
“Canada’s Freakiest Food Truck,” Gecko Bus prides themselves on creating modern Mexican cuisine with a twist, and have won Metro Halifax and Best of Halifax’s Best Food Truck because they’re just that good.
Take your taste buds on a Mexican getaway soon with their Gecko Tacos and Burrito Bowls, made with popular fillings like Pulled Pork Carnitas, Bombay Vegan Curry, Taco Spiced Ground Beef, Guacamole and Spiced Fajita Chicken.
1000 Cole Harbour Road (next to Home Hardware), Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2V 1E7. @geckobus
Monks & Jonesie Gastro Truck (Fredericton, NB)
Known for cooking up “pub food with an upscale twist,” Monks and Jonesie is on the road again with a fresh menu for summer 2020.
Check out their latest feats including Fish Tacos, Chicken or Cauliflower Wings, Loaded Sweet Potato Fries, Greek Nacho, Deep Fried Pepperoni and more.
Visit them at their location below and check their Facebook to see where else they’ll be popping in.
130 Bishop Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3C 0E1.
Ad Mare Seafood (Ottawa, ON)
Catering to the gourmet seafood cravings of the nation’s capital, Ad Mare Seafood is waiting to take your order.
Enjoy al-lure-ing dishes like their Whole Lobster, Shrimp or Fish Tacos, Key Lime Pies, Fish & Chips, Lobster Rolls and Kichesippi Beer-Battered Buffalo Shrimp.
Catering is also available.
2265 Robertson Road (Kichesippi Brewery), Ottawa, Ontario K2H 5Z2.
Feed the Six (Toronto, ON)
Offering dishes as diverse as the citizens of Toronto, Feed the Six is back with delivery also available for pre-orders.
This year’s offerings include Jerk Chicken, Longanesa Burgers, Korean Fried Chicken, Fried Basa Fish, Momos (Beef, Chicken or Veggie), Fried Mac and Cheese and more.
For ordering, location and booking info, visit their Instagram. @feedthesix
Simba Safari Grill (Winnipeg, MB)
We’re not ‘lion,’ it’s authentic African cuisine on wheels at Simba Safari Grill!
Made with African and Kenyan spices and seasonings, you’re invited to try delicious African-inspired cuisine or dishes of North America; your choice!
Recently featured dishes include Beef Curry with Spaghetti Squash and Sauteed Spinach, Skillet Enchiladas, Guacamole Burger Wraps and Nyama Choma (BBQ roast beef with African-style cornbread).
Visit their Facebook to see where they’ll be parked next.
Rebel Melt Food Truck (Saskatoon, SK)
“Put the South in Yo’ Mouth” when you visit Saskatoon’s Rebel Melt Food Truck.
Celebrating 6 years of service (and counting!), Rebel Melt is cooking up a “hillbilly”-inspired menu of sandwiches and sides to bring the Southern heat to your summer.
Try the Pickled Melt Sandwich (gooey cheddar, fried dill pickles) or the award-winning Rebel Melt (bacon, smoked gouda, truck-made sweet n’ spicy bacon jam) with a side of Savoury Sage Fries, Zuke Stix or Southern Street Corn.
Lil’ Truck on the Prairie (Calgary, AB)
Helmed by Top Chef Canada competitor Elycia Ross, Lil Truck on the Prairie is serving up affordable, approachable meals that’ll satisfy anyone’s taste buds.
This summer, feast on some Roast Chicken and Mushroom, Coffee Braised Beef Short Rib, Roasted Root Veg and other tasty creations.
Follow them on social for their location and latest menu offerings. @liltruckontheprairie
Burger Crush (Victoria, BC)
With a dedication to local ingredients and hand-pressed patties, Burger Crush is reinventing the classic American burger to become your summer-long valentine.
Their cheeseburgers are available in regular, vegan and veggie style (vegan patty with regular cheese on brioche buns) and served with sides like French or Crushed Fries made from Kennebec potatoes.
Tofu Nuggets and Milk or Vegan Shakes are also available!
1580 Cook Street, Victoria, BC V8T 3N8. @_burgercrush