Food-truck fever hits Edmonton every summer, with endless dining options for discerning foodies. The city celebrates its food-truck culture once a month at What the Truck?!, with often over 25 of the hottest food trucks serving their tastiest fares in one spot. Come early to one of these events, as the lines can be long, but the food is always worth the wait!
The next events are:
Friday, July 10 | 5 pm – 10 pm
Northlands Park | 7300-116 Ave.
Saturday, August 22 | 4 pm – 8 pm
Telus Field | Rossdale Rd. & 96 Ave.
Friday, September 11 | 4 pm – 8 pm
Sir Winston Churchill Sq. | 102 Ave. & 100 St.
Here are some trucks serving unique fair that you can expect at an event or on city streets! Use the Street Food App for a real-time list of what trucks are open, or follow the trucks below on Twitter to stay up to date on their schedules!
Attila the HUNgry (@AttilaTheHUNgry)
A Red Seal chef puts an Asian spin on food-truck favourites.
Popular eat: Duck tots (crispy tater tots with tender braised duck legs, lime sriracha sauce, hoisen aioli, green onion); The Peacemaker (a handmade beef patty with Thai peanut butter, strawberry Sriracha jam, and crushed peanuts, on a brioche bun); Attila Dog (a hot dog with pineapple relish, cabbage, and spicy coconut sauce).
Bully Food Truck (@BullyTruck)
Gourmet comfort food with a side of nostalgia.
Popular eats: Bully Mac (6 different cheeses married in a signature cheese sauce); Turkey Burger (fresh-ground local turkey, topped with pickled red onions, bruschetta, fresh greens, and a four-cheese blend); Brandy Peppercorn Brie Burger (pork seasoned with a chef’s blend of spices, brie, brandy peppercorn sauce, spinach, and tomato on a pandasal bun).
Chedda’ Heads (@CheddaHeads)
A wide variety of gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches with fresh-baked breads, locally sourced ingredients, and high-quality cheeses.
Popular eats: Big Poppa (grilled jalapenos and cream cheese); The Hellbent (three-cheese blend with avocado and crushed nachos); Parmesan Tater Tots.
Authentic Mexican cuisine with top-notch ingredients.
Popular eats: Enchiladas, tamales, taquitos, quesadillas, tacos, and tortas.
Fusion-style craft sandwiches — and don’t miss trying their homemade ketchup with cardamom and ginger.
Popular eats: Falafel Sandwich (chickpea and herb patties with pickled red onion, tzatziki, and greens); Pork Belly Sandwich (pickled carrot and diakon, cilantro, and chili mayo); Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich (with house pickles and slaw).
Knosh Catering (@KnoshCatering)
British cuisine that will make you wish you could always eat across the Atlantic Ocean.
Popular eats: The Drunken Pig (beer-brined pork belly with beet and cabbage slaw, English mustard on a pretzel bun); The Joint (a giant Yorkshire pudding filled with braised beef, rosemary gravy, and house slaw); The Londoner (roast pork loin and grilled apple, with brie cheese, organic greens, and garlic mayo).
Moose on the Run (@mooseonrun)
This truck doesn’t serve wild ungulate friends, but rather locally sources beef, pork and chicken.
Popular eats: All-Day Breakfast Sliders (buttered toast, eggs, bacon, and cheese, with a side of fresh fruit); Montreal Smoked Poutine (thick chunks of bacon, cheese curds, gravy, on fresh-cut fries); BBQ Pork Baby Back Ribs (with a side of slaw); Curry Chips (crisp fries smothered in a homemade curry sauce).
Smak of Ukraine (@SmakofUkraine)
Delicious traditional Ukrainian foods.
Popular eats: Homemade borscht, kolbasa, perogies, and cabbage rolls.
Smokehouse BBQ (@smokehousebb)
Southern-style smoked BBQ.
Popular eats: A delicious variety of sandwiches made with ribs, pulled pork, or brisket; spicy chili and gumbos.
Sailin’ On (@sailinon780)
Edmonton’s only all-vegan food truck.
Popular eats: BLT Wrap (housemade vegan coconut bac’n, vegan mayo, lettuce, tomato, and carrot on flour tortilla); Chili Lime Tofu Tacos (chili lime tofu, refried beans, vegan cheddar, taco veggies, and salsa verde).