Street food revolution is on a roll in YYCStory by Tara MacKinnonPhoto by Shane Yuhas
Last year, YYC’s culinary landscape was forever changed when the city, in conjunction with local entrepreneurs, simultaneously launched seven unique food trucks. Recently, a new pack of trucks have been added to the roster, and there are more surprises on the horizon (including a cupcake truck).
So what’s the best way to find a truck? You can start by following @yycfoodtrucks on Twitter for daily location updates and info about the program, or go directly to the source and follow your favourite trucks individually on Twitter or Facebook. For a taste of what’s available so far, look for one of the following food trucks at a location near you.
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FRIES & DOLLS
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Get fantastically smoked ribs and pulled-pork sandwiches on-the-go from Calgary’s own queen of the barbecue, Jody Barned. This former “pit master” from The Palomino Smokehouse has all the fixin’s for a proper low ’n’ slow barbecue experience, including killer coleslaw and corn fitters.
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For a rolling taste of Mexico, stop by the Los Compadres truck for their fresh and authentic takes on dishes like tacos pastor, tortas, quesadillas, carnitas and zesty adobada tacos. Follow us on Twitter @loscompadresmx
Brunch time! Get your fill of breakfast delights like eggs benedict and corned beef hash from Calgary’s original brunch truck. Try the Kingpin with a handmade pork patty, fried egg, tomato and cheese on an egg-dipped bun.
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Naan taco anyone? Featuring three delectable options (chickpea fritter, butter chicken or beef vindaloo), Naaco’s locally sourced, organic ingredients will keep you coming back for more. All naacos are topped with a fresh salad and your choice of chutney. Be sure to save room for Naaco’s “s’moresa,” a dessert samosa made with Callebaut chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows.
Follow us on Twitter @TheNaacoTruck
THE NOODLE BUS
How about some pho to go? Noodle Bus features fast, fresh Vietnamese cuisine with tasty dishes like sugarcane shrimp skewers, vermicelli bowls, salad rolls, and chicken or beef pho. And if that doesn’t fill you up, you may want to add a little pep to your step with a Vietnamese iced coffee and deep-fried banana fritters for dessert.
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PIMENTO’S MOBILE PIZZERIA
A taste of Italy curbside. Serving up pizzas dressed with quality ingredients like Italian organic tomatoes, fresh basil, premium meats and real cheeses, Chef Mario’s pies are hand-tossed on the spot and finished with extra virgin olive oil.
Follow us on Twitter @ChefMarioMobile
Brought to us from the folks at Holy Grill, this steak-o-rama on wheels specializes in steak sandwiches made with local prime rib and served on handmade toasted ciabatta. Try the steak and potato sandwich topped with matchstick potatoes, sour cream, homemade bacon bits and chives. All sandwiches come with your choice of handcrafted sauce — from jus to Dijon and horseradish mayo. And if you’re not in the mood for a sandwich try SteakOut’s signature steak bites.
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