What the Truck?! 2016 Season Survey

The 2016 season was another great one for food trucks in Edmonton. With more than 90 trucks operating in the metro region and hundreds of events featuring food trucks held over the summer, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to getting your food truck fill!

What the Truck?! at Blatchford

We held five of our own events this summer, including our two-day kickoff in May at Northlands:

Many food truck operators are taking a well-deserved break now that the cooler temperatures have arrived, but we’re already thinking about 2017!

To help us plan, we’re curious to hear what you thought about this year’s events. Please share your feedback with us in this quick survey:

What the Truck?! 2016 Season Survey

Thank you in advance!

Recap: June 18, 2016 at Blatchford Tower

Our second event of the season took place on Saturday, June 18 at Blatchford Tower and once again we were greeted by warm, sunny, beautiful weather!

What the Truck?! at Blatchford

From 4-8pm, hundreds of Edmontonians stopped by the event to enjoy tasty eats from 10 food trucks as well to learn more about Blatchford, a new neighbourhood being developed by the City of Edmonton on the former City Centre Airport lands. It might not look like much now, but in a few years the area will be completely transformed into a vibrant, mixed-used urban community.

What the Truck?! at Blatchford

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June 18, 2016 What the Truck?! at Blatchford Tower Final Details

It’s here – our second event of the season is ready to go at Blatchford Tower! RSVP on Facebook here and bring your appetites!

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What: What the Truck?!
Where: Blatchford Tower – Airport Road (see it on Street View here)
When: Saturday, June 18, 2016
Time: 4-8pm

Download the Menu PDF Here!

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June 18, 2016 What the Truck?! at Blatchford Tower Menus

Join us on Saturday, June 18 from 4-8pm at Blatchford Tower! Don’t forget to RSVP on Facebook here. We’ve added a few more trucks to the lineup!

R.I.P. CYXD
Photo by Chris Saulit

This event is going to be a lot of fun because it’s such a unique location. We’re going to be right on Airport Road near the Blatchford Tower (the address is roughly 30 Airport Road, you can see it on Street View here). If you make a donation to the food bank, you’ll have the opportunity to go up inside the tower too! It’s quite a view of the skyline, you won’t want to miss it. Parking is free at both ends of the street – at the Ramada Hotel on Kingsway on the west and the Alberta Aviation Museum on the east.

Here are the menus for the event (menu items & prices subject to change):

Blue Giraffe Creamery

  • Ice Cream – Fresh made ice cream frozen with Liquid Nitrogen which comes in two flavors: 1) Vanilla with your choice of topping: chocolate, strawberry or caramel -OR- 2) Wild Blueberry – $6.00
  • Mini Combo – A half serving of our delicious fresh made ice cream served with a small plain, golden delicious Belgian waffle on a stick. The Waffle comes with your choice of a milk chocolate or cream cheese flavored drizzle or maple syrup. – $5.00
  • Pre-packaged Ice Cream Sandwich and Haagen Daz bars Jumbo Freezies Pop and Water

Calle Mexico

  • Pozole – Delicious traditional Mexican dish Pozole is a homeny stew with chicken – $7.00
  • Barbacoa Tacos – Slow cooked beef marinated with spices topped with cilantro and onions – $10.00
  • Chicken tostadas – 2 crispy tortillas topped with marinated chicken, beans, lettuce,tomatoes, sour cream, radish, cheese and avocado . – $8.00
  • Tacos de mole – 3 chicken marinated with mole sauce – $10.00
  • Traditional Sopes (2) – 2 sopes (thick tortilla topped with chicken, radish sour cream and avocado ) – $5.00

Canicus Catering

  • Pizza pretzel – Pepperoni & cheese pizza pretzel – $7.00
  • Pizza pretzel – Meat lovers pizza pretzel – $8.00
  • Pizza pretzel – Veggie pretzel – $8.00
  • Pizza pretzel – Prosciutto, red onion & goat cheese pretzel – $8.00
  • Mini cheese – Mini cheese – $5.00

Cookie Love Machine

  • PB chocolate ice cream sandwich – Smooth peanut butter slathered on two of our cookies accompanied by Pinocchio’s chocolate ice cream. – $5.00
  • Vanilla ice cream sandwich – Pinocchio’s vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two of our cookies. – $5.00
  • Salted caramel ice cream sandwich – Pinocchio’s famous salted caramel ice cream between two of our cookies. – $5.00
  • Smartie ice cream sandwich – Going a little sideways with smartie ice cream and a couple of our cookies. – $5.00

the GOOD stuff

  • Daily Grind Burger – Custom grind Alberta lamb burger. Feta, kkak sauce, lettuce and pickled veg. – $10.00
  • Belly Bao – Grilled, sousvide Irving’s Farm Fresh pork belly, pickles, sauce, peanuts and cilantro, in hand made steam buns (Gua Bao). Two Buns. – $11.00
  • Larb Rice Bowl – Laotion spiced minced Irving’s Farm Fresh pork shoulder, fried egg, pickles, cucumber, carrot, nam phrik, cilantro, peanuts, jasmine rice – $12.00
  • Kettle Chips – Fried potato goodness dusted with flavour $3 bag $5 boat – $5.00
  • Belly Bao Single – Grilled, sousvide Irving’s Farm Fresh pork belly, pickles, sauce, peanuts and cilantro, in hand made steam buns (Gua Bao). – $5.00
  • Side Chips $2 with main, Water $2.25 Soda $3 Wild Child Booch: limited run, in a jar, market price, TBD

Irie Foods Xpress

  • Jerk chicken – Jerk chicken served with rice and peas with salad – $9.50
  • Jerk poutine – jerk poutine fries with cheese shredded jerk chicken and jerk gravy – $7.50
  • Ox tail – Jamaican ox tail served with rices and peas and salad – $12.50
  • Jerk burger – jerk beef Pattie with jerk mayo pineapple jerk sauce tomato and Kerry’s served with fries – $11.50
  • Jamaican patties – Beef or veggie Jamaican Pattie and a canned drink – $5.00

Jackie O’s Street Treats

  • Original Sugared Mini Donuts – Your choice of fresh sugared mini donuts(cinnamon, white, icing sugar, or plain) – $6.00
  • Strawberry Shortcake – Mini donuts with strawberry topping, sprinkled with icing sugar and topped with real whipped cream – $8.00
  • Death by Donut – Mini Donuts drizzled with chocolate and caramel sauce, sprinkled with Skor bits, and topped with real whipped cream – $8.00
  • Maple Bacon – Mini donuts drizzled with maple syrup, sprinkled with icing sugar, topped with real bacon bits, and whipped cream – $8.00
  • New Flavor debut: Apple delight – A smaller portion of our new feature gourmet mini donuts! Cinnamon sugar mini donuts, with apple topping, drizzled with caramel sauce and topped with real whipped cream! – $5.00
  • Fresh squeezed lemonade (20oz) – 5.00 Pop and bottled water – $3.00

La Poutine

  • Traditional Poutine – Hand-cut fries topped with Quebec cheese curds and gravy. Vegan cheese and gravy also available. *This item is gluten-free & vegetarian – $7.00
  • Quebecoise Poutine – A traditional poutine topped with shaved Montreal smoked meat. *This item is gluten-free – $9.00
  • Supreme Poutine – A traditional poutine topped with smokey bacon, sour cream and green onions. *This item is gluten-free – $9.00
  • Hot Wing Poutine – A traditional poutine topped with chicken that has been smothered in Frank’s red hot sauce, and drizzled with ranch dressing. – $9.00
  • Mini Poutine – A snack sized Traditonal Poutine (hand-cut fries + cheese curds + gravy.) – $5.00

Nhon Hoa

  • Chicken satay sub – Marinated chicken stir fried in rich peanut sauce and homemade spice on a crusty French Baguette with all the vegetables make it a perfect Vietnamese sub! – $7.00
  • Beef satay – Same recipe as chicken satay for beef fans. – $7.00
  • Vegetarian subs – Tofu subs, Vege satay beef subs, Vege satay chicken subs, shredded Vege chicken subs with all the different flavours for non- meat eaters! – $7.00
  • French fruit bubble drinks – 8 unique fruit blend drinks with real fruits! – $5.00
  • Spring rolls – Home made meat and vegetable spring rolls served with plum sauce – $5.00
  • rice dishes! Plate of white steamed rice topped with your choice of meat and vegetables!

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  • Buffalo Carrots – Local fried carrots, Louisiana hot sauce, crumbled blue cheese – $5.00
  • Lamb Merguez – Merguez sausage, Cola braised onions, pimento cheese, mint yogurt – $9.00
  • Combo – Incl. Entree feature, side & beverage – $15.00
  • Buffalo Carrots – Local fried carrots, Louisiana hot sauce, crumbled blue cheese – $5.00

See you Saturday!

June 18, 2016 What the Truck?! @ Blatchford Tower Line-up

After a successful and busy opening event back in May at Northlands, we’re ready for round two. Join us on Saturday, June 18 from 4-8pm at Blatchford Tower! Don’t forget to RSVP on Facebook here.

R.I.P. CYXD
Photo by Chris Saulit

This event is going to be a lot of fun because it’s such a unique location. We’re going to be right on Airport Road near the Blatchford Tower (the address is roughly 30 Airport Road, you can see it on Street View here). If you make a donation to the food bank, you’ll have the opportunity to go up inside the tower too! It’s quite a view of the skyline, you won’t want to miss it. Parking is free at both ends of the street – at the Ramada Hotel on Kingsway on the west and the Alberta Aviation Museum on the east.

Here’s the truck line-up for June:

Stay tuned for our truck menus post early next week and be sure to check out the event on Facebook. This event is being sponsored by the Kingsway District Association, Blatchford, and GFL Environmental.

May 28 & 29, 2016 What the Truck?! @ Northlands Final Details

Well, it might be a little rainy tomorrow but that can’t damper our excitement for the first event of 2016! Bring your raincoat, your rain boots, and your appetite!

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What: What the Truck?! 
Where: Northlands 
When: Saturday, May 28 & Sunday, May 29, 2016
Time: 3-8pm both days

RSVP for Day One on Facebook here, and Day Two on Facebook here.

Download the Menu PDF Here!

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May 28 & 29, 2016 What the Truck?! @ Northlands Menus

We’re kicking off the 2016 season with not one but TWO days of food truck goodness! We hope you’ll join us on Saturday and Sunday from 3-8pm at Northlands!

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If you haven’t already done so, RSVP to our Facebook events on May 28 and May 29!

Here are the menus for the trucks that will be participating in the May 28 & 29 event:

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Food trucks help Fort McMurray evacuees at Northlands

Last week wildfires forced the evacuation of Fort McMurray and destroyed or damaged thousands of homes and other structures in the city. Many are temporarily calling Edmonton home as a result and individuals and organizations all across our community have stepped up over the last week to help. Tonight the local food truck community had an opportunity to help in our own unique way!

Food Trucks at Northlands

Northlands planned an outdoor BBQ for evacuees registered at the Edmonton Reception Centre and they reached out to us for some assistance cooking French fries. We put the call out to all the food trucks and very quickly had twelve that stepped up to offer their deep fryers and time:

Throughout the evening guests had the opportunity to get outside and enjoy piping hot French fries from those trucks. We’re thrilled to have played even a small part in helping displaced Fort McMurray residents feel more comfortable during their time here in Edmonton.

Food Trucks at Northlands

Thanks again to the twelve trucks that came out tonight to help!

September 12, 2014 What the Truck?! Final Details

Our final event of the season takes place in mere hours! With 25 trucks, the most we’ve ever had in the history of What The Truck?!, we hope you’re planning to come hungry.

What: What the Truck?! at Churchill Square
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square Edmonton
When: Friday, September 12, 2014
Time: 4-8pm

RSVP on Facebook!

You may have already looked at the menu post, but we know that’s a lot of information to digest. To make it easier to scan what’s available and to find the trucks in and around the square, we’ve put together a downloadable menu and sitemap!

wttsept12menuTo make the most of your time at What the Truck?!, have a look at our FAQs and our Tips & Tricks.

You can enjoy all the great games and other activities in the square, and DJs Thomas Culture, Chesterfield and The Hugonaut will be on hand that night to set the tone – get ready to party!

Be sure to tag your photos on Twitter or Instagram using #whatthetruck and follow us at @whatthetruckyeg.

We hope to see you there!

August 16, 2014 What the Truck?! Sitemap

Are you ready to come out and enjoy Borden Park and some great food trucks tomorrow? The festivities get underway at 4pm!

What: What the Truck?! at Borden Park
Where: 7507 Borden Park Road
When: Saturday, August 16, 2014
Time: 4-8pm
RSVP on Facebook!

If you haven’t already done so, check out the menus here.

Borden Park is a big place, so we put together a simple sitemap to help you find the trucks:

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Please note the area is going to be busy, as the Canadian Derby is taking place at Northlands Park in the afternoon. Consider taking transit as parking will likely be limited!

DJs Chesterfield, Polyesterday and Thomas Culture will be setting the tone with the best beats to eat your treats to!!

Hoe to see you there!