Let it be understood that Food Trucks are awesome and cool and should be supported and encouraged in Toronto!
But fun festivals aside, day to day, I'm not willing to spend half my lunch hour lined up for mediocre food to be eaten in an parking lot. So can we talk about the actual food?
I can't find any CH reviews of El Gastronomo Vagabondo, although there may be some buried in the food truck festival threads. I'm curious since I stepped out of a very long line at Bay Adelaide Centre last week. Instead I tried the Blue Donkey. Now living near the Danforth, mediocre Greek food is not something I go out of my way for. My calamari in a pita was okay, but the fries were probably limp even before they were wrapped in a pita and foil and carried to somewhere comfortable to eat, and it was starch overload (breading/pita/fries).
I love the beef bacon donuts from the Caplansky's truck at Dalhousie/Queen. But I've also gotten burned onion strings on a sandwich and the fries look too dark. I know Caplansky's in general is inconsistent. There's also nowhere great to eat your food around here. Practically, the donuts make great street food but not the sloppy brisket sandwich. I wish they had the tongue here.
Cupcake Diner's product is unimpressive, I reviewed it elsewhere.
I haven't tried Food Cabbie. I will someday but it seems like diner food, somewhat messy (patty melt sounds delicious but where to eat it...), not my thing normally so why from a truck? Please, go ahead and tell me how delicious it is :)
Anyone tried Toasted Tangerine?
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