It was only a few short years ago that there were no food trucks in Calgary. Now, there are more than 40 road-worthy restaurants serving the city, and that number continues to grow. The first food trucks hit the streets in 2011 as part of a City of Calgary pilot project to determine the viability of food trucks and the regulatory system necessary to sustain them. Calgarians responded in droves, lining up for street food, following the trucks on social media and booking them for private events. Food trucks are here to stay. Here are a few rolling-restaurants to keep an eye out for:
Taiko Taco is not your average taco joint. These tasty tacos have an added twist to them by fusing with Asian flavour. Each taco is served on a steamed bao bun and is bursting with flavours such as sous vide pork belly or chili chicken. Served with a side of Taiko fries or Asian mini donuts, each bite will leave you wanting more.
Fiasco Gelato redefines the image of an ice cream truck by offering a variety of sweet and refreshing treats with unique, hand-crafted gelato and sorbetto flavours. It also services a full scale expresso bar so you can caffeinate while treating your sweet tooth.
RED WAGON DINER
Red Wagon Diner is smoked meat on the go, but more than just basic sandwiches. The special, with its addition of tomatoes and grilled onions, has a fresh taste, while the smoked meat hash topped with soft basted eggs has us grateful breakfast isn’t just for mornings anymore.
WAFFLES & CHIX
With the classic pairing of southern-fried chicken and warm Belgian waffles, Waffles & Chix the perfect combination of sweet and savoury, crispy and chewy. Topped with white gravy and maple syrup, it’s a satisfying, sticky handful.
A few years ago there were no food trucks in Calgary. Now, there are more than 40 road-worthy restaurants serving the city.