Food Trucking: A Labour of Lunch

I work in the South side. In the mornings it is a blessing – 11 minute commute, very little traffic even at 8:15am, no need to pay for or fight to find parking. But around 11:00am, when tweets start rolling in either from the abundance of downtown restaurants listing their lunch specials or from downtown workerbees tweeting the great lunches they “ran out” to eat, the downside of my location becomes quite apparent.

Since several food trucks have come into the Edmonton food scene I have become especially jealous of the folks who show-and-tweet their insanely good looking sandwiches, waffles, and wraps.

Molly's Eats - Sabich

Which is why I was super-excited on the August long weekend Monday when Drift and Molly’s Eats held a food truck lunch meet up at Victoria Park. I finally got to try Drift’s sandwiches (here was the post from that holiday lunch). This past Labour Day Monday, the two trucks along with Carnival Cravings, hosted another lunch at Victoria Park.

MY EATS:

  • Drift spiced fries with the house tomato sauce – the fries were recommended by Baconhound and they were good, but damn that sauce! It tasted like ketchup spiced with butter chicken mix. I would have happily dipped my fingers in that sauce to eat up the whole container… if there weren’t people around. 
  • Last time we tried Drift’s Jerk Chicken and Pork Belly Sandwiches, this time we tried the Chorizo. Perhaps it was the avocado or the queso, but the Chorizo is so far my favourite Drift sandwich. The sausage was juicy and the avocado and queso calmed down the spiciness of the sausage.
  • Molly’s Eats – Sabich pita. Sabich is a popular Israeli fast food item. “Kind of like a falafel without the fried balls” was how it was explained to us. The pita was topped with eggplant, hardboiled eggs, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and I believe hummus or tahini. Was worth every one of the five napkins that it took to eat this beast.
  • Of course I had to have some of Molly’s empanadas (posted about my love for the flaky crust here and here). Panicked a bit when I didn’t see them on the board but thankful that the ladies were able to take a couple out of the freezer for us (“Sure we’ll wait the 10 minutes! We have no problem with that.”).
  • How do you make mini-donuts even better? I saw the gooey, chocolate-y donuts at Carnival Cravings and knew I wanted to try one.. or two.. or ten. I ordered up the “OMG” which was oh.my.god. ridiculous (in a good way). The mini donuts were slathered with chocolate and peanut butter (which is my favourite combo as per previous posts here and here) then topped with whipped cream.

Let’s just hope long weekend food truck lunch becomes a regular occurence in Edmonton!

Enjoy the pictures from our Labour Day lunch. Photos courtesy of Dong Kim.

Drift: Chorizo Sandwich

Eating our way through a Chorizo Sandwich

Molly's Eats - Sabich

The "Sides": Drift's Fries; Molly's Empanadas, Escovitch, and Kimchi

Molly's Eats - Kimchi & Drift's Fries

Molly's Eats - Escovitch

Carnival Craving's "OMG": We had already eaten up all the choc/peanut butter before taking this picture.

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2 Comments on “Food Trucking: A Labour of Lunch”

  1. September 7, 2011 at 12:01 am #

    Uh, I believe I DID see you scooping “fry sauce” when you thought nobody was looking.
    I love the sauce too, but find I never use it because I love the fries with drift spice so much on their own.

    I also had the Sabich. It’s almost everything I hate, rolled into a pita! Eggplant, cucumbers, hard boiled egg… blech. And yet it was absolutely delicious. How did they do that??

    Hot doughnuts with chocolate, peanut butter, and whipped cream are the new crack!

    • September 7, 2011 at 3:02 pm #

      Dammit! Didn’t think anyone saw.. 😉 I would eat that sauce with everything.

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