Edmonton’s appetite for food-truck fare was insatiable, and the market was wide open, but the pair concede economics, rather than desire to capitalize on a trend, was the deciding factor.
For the first time in four years, food trucks are nowhere to be found on Restaurant Canada’s list of the top 10 hot trends.
The City of Edmonton said it had issued 149 food vendor permits as of June 30, but the total includes trucks, carts and trailers. City communications adviser Karen Burgess said she believes food trucks accounted for about 70 of those permits.
This is the second annual Porkapalooza festival in Edmonton where teams compete in four categories, beef brisket, chicken, pork ribs and pork butt.
The new deli marks a shift for the Fenske duo, who opened Drift food truck four years ago, and have been going flat-out (what with catering in the off-season) ever since.
I sampled one of his mortadella sandwich at a recent What the Truck?! event, and could not believe the taste and texture of the mortadella, which was gloriously studded with pistachios. Make sure and indulge in an artisanal ice cream sandwich if you’ve got room for dessert.
Food trucks offer a unique take on food, something different than you would find in many restaurants,” Yeo says. “They offer higher quality at a lower price, which means people are more willing to experiment and try new dishes.
The app gives the location of the food truck, and tells the user whether it’s open or not. The thinking behind is it to be really easy to use and very reliable.
Owners of a popular downtown mobile eatery don’t plan to move any time soon
12Page 1 of 2