The Toronto food truck season is in full swing and the new trucks on the block are bringing out menu items we have yet to see before.
Variety in lunch options was on the mind of bystanders outside Me.n.u. After ordering rice balls and a taco, Colette Snyder said cutting the mandated distance from 50 metres to 30 will bolster competition.
Toronto city council voted 43-1 on Tuesday to ease the rules around food truck permits, allowing them to operate 30 metres from an open and operating restaurant.
Toronto city council should endorse plan to loosen rules for food trucks.
At the meeting, food truck operator Zane Caplansky told the committee that the restrictions were a big reason that the city only saw 17 operators take up on the new licenses. They were simply too restrictive, he said.
The Stonefire Food Truck will be touring the country from April-August, 2015 stopping in major cities along the way including San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Boston and New York among others. All are invited to stop by the food truck for free samples, giveaways and recipe tips.
Food trucks are trying to get around these rules and many cater, as a result. In the summer of 2014, food truck business owners came together to test launch a Food Truck Alley at Queen and Jarvis to bypass these fees, as per a report in the Toronto Star.
The Times of London’s powerful, acerbic restaurant critic Giles Coren has been touring a handful of North American cities — places he readily admits he knows little about — and directing his trademark piercing critiques at the local food scenes. It’s for a reality TV show that he originated, and in keeping with his media personality of supersized ego, has named “Million Dollar Critic.”