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Truck Stops

Written by Natalie Caceres

Truck Stops

Thanks to Hawaiian burgers, short-rib sandwiches, and fried dough, these 8 food trucks are worth the wait in line.

Hogtown Smoke

Usual Spot: Sony Centre

Staff Pick: Their signature po’boy: a pulled brisket bun-sandwich topped with a creamy horseradish sauce. $10

Beach Boys Food Truck

Usual Spot: King & Spadina

Staff Pick: The Hawaiian burger, which features fresh pineapple, cilantro, and red pepper salsa. $7

Per Se Mobile

Usual Spot: Sony Centre

Staff Pick: The short-rib sandwich covered in Swiss cheese and arugula and served with a side of homemade chipotle sauce. $9

Hank Daddy’s Barbecue

Usual Spot: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Staff Pick: Pulled-pork parfait. Served in a sundae-style cup, it’s filled with mashed potatoes, beans, pulled pork, and barbecue sauce. $9


Usual Spot: Downtown Toronto

Staff Pick: The Avalanche. Fried dough drenched in vanilla icing and sprinkled with pieces of Skor chocolate bars. $7

Buster’s Sea Cove Food Truck

Usual Spot: Front & Lower Sherbourne

Staff Pick: The Ensenada-style fish tacos — lightly breaded sole, fried and topped with a mildly spicy, yet rich, salsa. $10

Urban Smoke Fusion BBQ

Usual Spot: Sony Centre/Cork Town Gas Station

Staff Pick: The pulled pork sandwich covered with sweet apple coleslaw and a side of fries. $7

Mike’s Dog House

Usual Spot: Special events around downtown

Staff Pick: The Mama Mia, a foot-long sausage sandwiched between a loaf of garlic bread and topped with pasta sauce and Parmesan. $7