TORONTO — More than 3,000 foodies gathered at Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works on Saturday to sample food and drinks from more than 30 independent food vendors, gourmet food trucks, craft breweries and Ontario wines.
The Toronto Underground Market (TUM) and Food Truck Eats (FTE) joined for the first time to host the event and raise the profile of food trucks in the city.
The sold-out event featured Cinco de Mayo-themed dishes and two servings. Food highlights included the Reef and Beef Taco from El Gastrónomo Vagabundo, made by the truck’s husband-and-wife team, Adam Hynam-Smith and Tamara Jensen from St. Catharines, Ont. “The Tempura Cod Taco and also the Drunken Monkey [a homemade tequila-based ice cream] have also gone over very well tonight,” said one of the truck’s volunteers.
The Hamilton, Ont.-based Gorilla Cheese truck attracted long line ups for its El Gordo Queso grilled-cheese sandwich, with ground chorizo, creamy verde sauce, red onion and mozzarella. And, St. Lawrence Market’s Busters Sea Cove premiered its gourmet seafood truck.
Other vendors included Bonfire Catering, The Toasted Tangerine, Caplansky’s, Blue Donkey Streatery, Portobello Burger, Cupcake Diner, Stone Soup Foodworks, Roaming Buffalo and more.