The food truck phenomenon continues to grow across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and there's a good reason. Today's food truck is not like anything you've ever seen before, with better quality meals, fusion cuisines, and even gourmet quality foods.
While you'll find food trucks individually in various locations, the food truck community often comes together at specific locales to offer a variety of amazing eats.
One such locale is Food Truck Alley at Aberdeen and Longwood streets on the west side of Hamilton, Ontario.
Check in with @FTAlleyHamilton on Twitter for current news and locations.
Depending on their schedules, not every truck is at any given locale at the same time, but you'll find a great selection wherever they gather. If you're into a particular food truck, check their website or Twitter feed to find out where they're headed.
Luchador offer a Mexi-fusion food experience mixed with Korean, Filipino, Japanese, Hawaiian, Caribbean, and other flavour influences. Their five-spice, pork, steam bun taco won 2013 Awestruck (food truck awards) best menu item award.
Luchador staff all wear Mexican wrestling masks to enhance your experience of Mexican fusion cuisine! They'll even take photos with your kids, aww...
Luchador on Twitter @LuchadorFT Luchador Website Here
Luchador Taquero Menu
KUNG FU TACO
Kung Fu Taco Food Truck
Kung Fu Taco serves up a Mexican-Asian food blend. The Shaolin Roll pictured below is a delicious cross between a spring roll and a taquito, served with a sweet chili sauce. Pork or shrimp, $4.00. They also offer Korean pork tacos, and Cha Shao Pork Taco.
You'll find Kung Fu Taco on Twitter at @KungFuTaco
Poor Bhoy's green tartan food truck serves Celtic/UK dishes. The Dubliner's Breakfast Burger sounds like it can squelch a raging hunger and is made with 1/4 lb. 100% beef burger topped with smoked apple bacon, a fried egg, hash brown, and melted old cheddar with a drizzle of HP sauce!
Poor Bhoy's on Twitter @PoorBhoysEatery
Poor Bhoy's Website Here
Jonny and the Gypsy manage the Jonny Blonde food truck. Jonny's been in the food business since high school. Keen on fire-grilled meats, he also makes his own dough, and bold signature sauces. He's passionate about artesanal foods, and fresh local.
Tony's Corner restaurant has been in Hamilton, Ontario since 1982. In 2013 they started their StrEATery food truck to get the Greek out there. Tony's Quintessential Greek souvlaki, gyros, Greek salad, and baklava are served via wheel food.
Tony's Corner on Twitter @TonysCorner
Tony's Corner Website Here
Pork and bacon lovers take note! This is pig heaven. Head Chef, and owner, Brett Liersch, insists on fresh ingredients and supporting local suppliers. They offer pretzel bun sandwiches such as the Ernesto, which is smoked ham, Cuban pulled pork, smoked garlic aioli, pickles, and Swiss cheese on a pretzel bun.
Find them on Twitter @TheSaltedPigLtd
Salted Pig Website Here
They also run The Dirty South Foodtruck Here
You'll find comfort-food wraps at Wrap-ture such as So Good Caesar (slow roasted boneless breast of chicken with melted parmesan, romain, crispy bacon, croutons and Caesar dressing). The serve fabulous yam fries with roasted garlic mayo.
One day I'm going to try the Nuclear Elvis. This incredible item is a deep-fried peanut butter and banana wrap sprinkled with confectioner's sugar and a drizzle of chocolate. After eating that, I'll be coming you join you, Elvis...
Wrap-ture on Twitter @WraptureInc
Wrap-ture Website Here
Launched in July 2012, Southern Smoke offers southern style brisket and pulled pork ($10.00) and chicken sandwich/meals. They also offer baby back ribs, mac and cheese, and a vegetarian option. The pulled pork is not too sweet. Promoted as Hamilton's hottest food truck!
Southern Smoke on Twitter @SouthernSmokeTk
Southern Smoke Website Here
Crazy Cravings brings 16 flavours and 30 toppings ice cream on the run. They use ice cream from the Kawartha Dairy Company (Canadian family owned). Must try Black Raspberry Thunder; a white chocolate ice cream with black raspberry marble and white chocolate chunks!
Munchmallow have taken rice crispy squares to a whole new level. Some current flavours are cinnamon bun, nutella, and oreo. The cinnamon bun sample below was awesome, with a layer of sweet in the middle.