Introducing: Wiggle Room, a new East Coast street food stall at Scadding Court’s Market 707
Name: Wiggle Room
Neighbourhood: Alexandra Park (Bathurst and Dundas)
Contact info: 707 Dundas St. W. (second vendor from the West), 647-638-6779, Facebook page
Owners and chefs: Husband and wife Daniel Tremblay and Ashley Shortall (The Stop)
The food: East Coast–inspired street food, including Toronto’s only donair burger ($8) and Newfie poutine ($6). Vegetarian options include a lentil mushroom burger ($6) and caramelized leek and wild grain salad ($5). All meat comes from the nearby Sanagan’s Meat Locker, and and as far as possible, ingredients are organic and local, and sourced from Kensington Market stores.
The drinks: When the weather warms up, Tremblay and Shortall will be adding carnival-style ginger lemonade ($3) to the current list of bottled water and canned pop.
The place: Wiggle Room is the newest vendor at Scadding Court’s Market 707, a strip of refurbished shipping containers that acts as an incubator for food entrepreneurs who don’t yet have the capital to open their own restaurant. The couple’s stall, which previously belonged to Casbah, is decked out with East Coast kitsch and blue vinyl.
By the numbers:
• $14,500, the amount that Market 707 is trying to raise through crowd funding to build permanent seating and a small removable stage
• 200 people, the daily crowd that Shortall feeds at her day job as The Stop’s sous chef
• 80 square feet, the total size of Wiggle Room’s portion of its shipping container
• 3, the number of seats at the window counter