Do You Eat at Food Trucks?

Canadian diners may finally have alternatives to the street vendor hot dog if the food truck craze catches on. photo Brian Snyder/Reuters

By STAFF | CBSNews.ca

Canadian diners may finally have alternatives to the street vendor hot dog if the food truck craze catches on. photo Brian Snyder/Reuters

To the delight of foodies tired of street vendor hot dogs, food trucks may finally be rolling into Toronto, according to the National Post.

A food truck named “Thunderin’ Thelma” has hit the T.O. streets, serving up smoked meat from Toronto’s popular Caplansky’s deli.

At the same time, a La Carnita truck has been doing great business doling out pulled pork tacos to hungry residents on the downtown streets.

The trend of eating gourmet grub served off the back of a vehicle has already taken hold in cities like Vancouver, and trucks have been sighted in both Halifax and Saint John.  It’s been less prevalent in Ontario, in part due to prohibitive licensing fees and tricky health regulations and bylaws.

Montreal had food trucks until they were banned by a former mayor, but hungry fans have started a Facebook page “Bring Montreal street food back,” in hopes that gourmet meals on wheels will return.

The food truck craze is so big in the United States that it has spawned the popular show Eat Street on The Food Network.

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