Winnipeg, CAN: Food Trucks Tempt Taste Buds in Downtown Winnipeg

Pimp My Rice serves up Philippino food. Brittany Greenslade / Global News

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Pimp My Rice serves up Philippino food. Brittany Greenslade / Global News
Pimp My Rice serves up Philippino food. Brittany Greenslade / Global News

The warm weather is bringing with it a truck load of new cheap eats to the streets of Winnipeg.

A rolling food revolution is changing the lunch landscape and adding more options then ever before.

Falafels, tater tots, smoothies, tacos, wings and Filipino foods can be found right in the heart of the city.

During the summer months it becomes the battle of Broadway with chefs waging wars with street food.

One of the city’s newest food trucks, Totwheels, opened at the beginning of June.

Chef Darryl Crumb is the mastermind behind it and has an impressive resume to back up his food.

Crumb was not onl professionally trained at the Cordon Bleu cooking school in Quebec, he also did a stint on Season 1 of Top Chef Canada and has cooked at Michelin star rated restaurants around the world.

“Good food can come from anywhere. You don’t have to go to a fancy restaurant and spend a lot of money,” said Crumb.

But for him it’s all about interacting with his clientele.

Professional chefs aren’t the only ones entering the food truck battle; business students and home cooks are jumping on board too.

For Roddy Seradilla of  Pimp My Rice Inc. it’s all about bringing ethnic foods to people who may be too intimidated to go to a proper sit-down restaurant.

“Food trucks are not intimidating. We put up pictures of exactly what the food is and when someone orders ‘spring rolls’ we try to educate them as well and say ‘do you mean lumpia,” said Seradilla.

While the trucks only roll out during the summer months in Winnipeg, it’s clear there is more demand then ever for different types.

TotWheels plays with the popular children’s toys’ name. At TotWheels, the food is named after cars. The TotWheels Beetle. There are even Tots for Tots at TotWheels.
TotWheels plays with the popular children’s toys’ name. At TotWheels, the food is named after cars. The TotWheels Beetle. There are even Tots for Tots at TotWheels.

Tot Wheels

Twitter: @totwheelswpg

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Totwheelswpg/561484997207649?ref=stream

Pimp My Rice serves up Philippino food. The Pimp My Rice menu includes illustrations for those who aren’t familiar with Philippino food.
Pimp My Rice serves up Philippino food. The Pimp My Rice menu includes illustrations for those who aren’t familiar with Philippino food.

Pimp My Rice
Twitter: @pimpmyriceinc
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PimpMyRiceInc
Website: pimpmyrice.ca

El Torrito
Twitter: @ElTorrito1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElTorritoTacoTruck

Vilai’s Spice Box
Twitter: @vilaisspicebox
Website: http://www.vilaisspicebox.com

Stuff It

Twitter: @stuffitfoods
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stuffitfoods

Smashbox Poutine
Twitter:@smashboxpoutine

Little Bones Wingery
Twitter: @LittleBonesWingery
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LittleBonesWingery

On a Roll
Twitter: @onarollWpg
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OnARollWpg

Habanero Sombrero
Twitter: @habsombrero
Website: http://www.habanerosombrero.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Habanero-Sombrero-Taqueria

Lovey’s BBQ
Twitter:@LoveysBBQ
Website: http://www.loveysbbq.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Loveys-BBQ

So-Cal Smoothies tries to put Winnipeggers in a surf state of mind.
So-Cal Smoothies tries to put Winnipeggers in a surf state of mind.

SoCal Smoothies
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SoCalSmoothies

The Sis & Me menu offers standard food fare from different cultures. Sis & Me serves up food at mid-morning on Tuesday.
The Sis & Me menu offers standard food fare from different cultures. Sis & Me serves up food at mid-morning on Tuesday.

Sis and Me
Website: http://www.sisandme.com

Tokyo Rabbit

Website: http://www.thetokyorabbit.com

Pizzapotomus
Twitter: @pizzapotomusmb

Corn on the Curb
Twitter: @corncurb
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Corn-on-the-Curb
Website: http://www.cornonthecurb.ca

Beaujena’s
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beaujenas-French-Table

Mikky’s standard food-cart fair attracts customers on Tuesday. Mikky’s offers traditional Winnipeg street food, including Ukrainian food.
Mikky’s standard food-cart fair attracts customers on Tuesday.
Mikky’s offers traditional Winnipeg street food, including Ukrainian food.
Falafel Queen waits for the lunch rush on Broadway on Tuesday morning. Falafel Queen’s menu includes gyros and kababs.
Falafel Queen waits for the lunch rush on Broadway on Tuesday morning. Falafel Queen’s menu includes gyros and kababs.

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