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Calgary joining food truck brigade

Move over hotdog cart, there’s a new craze in town that’s ready to distribute gourmet and traditional favourites to the streets- via mobile food truck.

These stylish vendors have been popping up in major cities in all over North America, and Calgarian foodies can rejoice, as the city is finally starting to jump on the bandwagon and approve the mobile eateries to operate on city streets.

Food trucks have come along way from their initial roots. The first trucks were found in the UK and were used mainly to distribute meals to soldiers; the idea has since been adapted and utilized to offer urban residents a more unique fast food experience than the traditional burger joint.

Since the explosion of street meat in major cities in the US, food trucks are the newest trend on the mouths of connoisseurs and chefs alike.

Food Network shows Eat Street and the Great Food Truck Race has added fuel to the fire and is making this culinary phenomenon a must-have in North American metropolises.

Canadian cities like Vancouver, Montreal, and Edmonton have seen the arrival of several critically-acclaimed trucks, which offer everything from Korean-fusion cuisine to decadent Belgium waffles.

Beltline Appearances of Food Trucks
Following the kickoff event, YYC Taste the Trucks, the buzz about Calgary food trucks has been non-stop. Twitter updates have kept faithful foodies informed with the location and duration of the trucks stay during the past week, and mobile vendors have been greeted with long lines well before the set opening time. With the majority of food trucks operating in the Beltline, residents have been spoiled with a wide selection of mobile cuisine. Stops Central Memorial Park and at the opening of Ox and Angela at the 500 block of 17th ave have created flash-mobs at the locations, resulting in the depletion of the trucks’ allotted food supply. To receive updates on food truck locations, follow YYC Food Trucks on Twitter. Also check back to this page for updates and future sightings of the trucks in the Beltline area.

Truck SightingsAlley Burger: 

  • Sep 13 - 5th St and 10th Ave SW
  • Sep 11 - H1 Festival (1st St SW)
  • Sept 8 - 8th St & 10th Ave SW
  • Aug 26 - 5th St & 10th Ave SW
  • Aug 24 - 5th St & 10th Ave SW
  • Aug 20 - 5th St & 10th Ave SW
  • Aug 16 - 5th St & 10th Ave SW
  • Aug 15 - Ox and Angela opening

Perogy Boyz: 

  • Sep 19 - Central Memorial Park
  • Sep 15 - Central Memorial Park
  • Sep 11 - H1 Festival (1st St SW)
  • Sep 9 - Central Memorial Park
  • Sep 8 - 14th Ave & 11th St SW
  • Sep 6 - Central Memorial Park 
  • Aug 31 - Central Memorial Park
  • Aug 27 - 14th Ave & 4th St SW
  • Aug 26 - 14th Ave & 11th St SW
  • Aug 24 - Central Memorial Park
  • Aug 23 - 14th Ave & 6th St SW
  • Aug 19 - Central Memorial Park
  • Aug 18 - 14th Ave & 11th St SW
  • Aug 15 - Ox and Angela opening
  • Aug 13 - Central Memorial Park

Fries & Dolls:

  • Aug 15 - Ox and Angela opening

Blam!Wich:

  • Sep 20 - 15th Ave & 1st St SE
  • Sep 20 - 10th Ave & 8th St SW
  • Sep 19 - Central Memorial Park
  • Sep 2 - Central Memorial Park 

Los Compadres:

  • Sep 15 - Central Memorial Park
  • Sep 13 - Central Memorial Park
  • Sep 12 - Central Memorial Park
  • Sep 11 - H1 Festival (1st St SW)
  • Sep 9 - Central Memorial Park
  • Sep 7 - 12th Ave & 4th St SW 

Pimento's:

  • Sep 11 - H1 Festival (1st St SW) 

Jo Jo's BBQ:

  • Sep 11 - H1 Festival (1st St SW)

Fiasco Gelato:

  • Sep 15 - Central Memorial Park
  • Sep 11 - H1 Festival (1st St SW)
  • Sep 9 - Central Memorial Park
  • Aug 26 - 14th Ave & 11 St SW
  • Aug 18 - Central Memorial Park
  • Aug 17 - Hotel Arts
  • Aug 15 - Ox and Angela opening
  • Aug 13 - Central Memorial Park
  • Aug 12 - Central Memorial Park     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Perogy Boyz on August 15, at the opening of Ox and Angela

 

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The line-up for Alley Burger has out the parking lot by 7:30!

 

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Picnic tables were set up for hungry customers

 

Perogy Boyz at Central Memorial Park

Fiasco Gelato at 1st Street SW

Fiasco Gelato happy customers