Toronto has two new downtown food-truck hubs

Toronto has two new downtown food-truck hubs

Introducing: Hogtown Smoke (Image: Karolyne Ellacott)
 

No thanks to city council, Toronto food-truckers seems to be doing okay. More than okay, actually. In the past couple weeks, they’ve banded together to form two semi-permanent snack venues, both set up on private lots. On the east side, there’s Food Truck Alley, a Wednesday-through-Friday lunchtime hub located on a wedge of asphalt at Queen and Jarvis streets (there’s currently only room for two trucks at a time—so, baby steps). Servicing the west side is King West Eats, a larger operation that’s open seven days a week, for lunch and dinner, in a parking lot near Adelaide and Brant streets. It’s not exactly an east-west rivalry (Toronto food truckers are a pretty tight-knit bunch), but downtowners will have to decide where they want to pledge their lunchtime allegiance. Or, you know, just go to whichever one is closer to work.  A complete Toronto food-truck calendar is available here.