Your guide to Toronto food trucks

Sep 05, 2014

In recent years Toronto has seen a trend in delicious and unique food trucks that have residents eating fast yet fun food throughout the city. There are an assortment of different food trucks offering up their specialties from smoked meat to fish tacos to poutine and many more. Today we’re taking a look at a few popular food truck eats in the city as well as where to find them. Timbercreek’s Toronto Communities  are located in some of the city’s hottest areas including Liberty Village, the Upper Beaches and the bustling Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood.

 Food Truck Must-Try’s 


Caplansky’s is one of Toronto’s best-known food trucks and for good reason. This Jewish deli on wheels (named the Thunderin’ Thelma) offers classic staples such as brisket sandwiches, delicious smoked meat, latke pakoras and heart stopping maple-bacon doughnuts. Caplansky’s brick and mortar restaurant is less than a 15minute transit ride from Timbercreek’s 392 Sherbourne Street community , for days where you don’t want to hunt down the food truck.

El Gastronomo Vagbundo

This award-winning pioneer of the Ontario gourmet street food movement offers a delicious menu of globally inspired cuisine. Best bets at El Gastronomo Vagbundo include their gourmet tacos, Southeast Asian specialties and meal-sized fresh salads.

Hogtown Smoke

Hogtown Smoke is a Southern barbecue truck offering up big flavours and lunchtime lineups. Food favourites at Hogtown Smoke include their pulled pork sandwich, fiery chili, pulled pork poutine and smoked chicken wings.

Buster’s Sea Cove

Buster’s Sea Cove food truck was launched when the popular brick-and-mortar St. Lawrence Market shop launched its first truck in 2012. If you enjoy fresh seafood with a twist this food truck is your best bet. The lobster roll and shrimp tacos are this food truck’s best sellers, so start your culinary journey there.

Top Food Truck Locations 

Let’s take a look at the most popular food truck locations in the city:

  • Sony Centre
  • 10 Bay Street
  • Yonge and Bloor
  • John St. and Pearl St.
  • Roundhouse Park
  • Willcocks and St. George 

For updated daily truck whereabouts and service schedules check out and download the companion app for real time updates including menu changes, daily locations and more.

Finally, be sure to check out Awestruck 2014 which is the final food truck rally and awards ceremony of the season. This event takes place on Saturday, September 6th and features over 30 of the city’s favourite food trucks. Admission is free and more information can be found here.

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