Good news food truck fans!
The portion size of this 9th annual Winnipeg Food Truck guide is only slightly smaller than our pre-pandemic street-eat-peak of 2019, when more than 60 vehicles roamed the city.
As you'll read in the 4,357 words below, Winnipeg's current fleet of more than 50 trucks (which will surely grow as the summer progresses) is brining even more diverse options from around the world to our streets.
Within this guide you’ll find past favourites—including several from our inaugural 2013 guide—plenty of past ManyFest Food Truck Wars champions and several newbies who are already out slinging curbside culinary creations.
Aboriginal Fusion has been on the road since 2019, serving its unique take on bannock tacos, bison burgers, taco fries and fish and chips using local pickerel. Owner and chef Tara Hall is from the Pinaymootang First Nation and is a graduate of Red River College Culinary Arts. You can catch her red and white truck bustling at 1831 Selkirk Avenue throughout the summer months. Follow their Instagram, Facebook and Tiktok for updates and locations.
A Little Pizza Heaven
That garlic-buttered crust is a godsend, bringing standard pies like double pepperoni, buffalo chicken and Heavenly Veggie to a higher plane. Its mobile unit isn’t always in use (so find it on Insta below), but you can always catch individual slices and full pies at its storefront locations in Osborne Village (for your post-bar snack), St. James, St. Vital and Transcona. Check out Little Pizza's Instagram and Facebook for updates.
Baekho–Taste of Korea
Winnipeg's sole Korean food truck is so good. Baekho's white tiger logo would make for a badass tattoo (our buddy Jun informs me that Baekho indeed translates to white tiger, based originally on a Chinese character), while the truck slings bowls featuring bulgogi, je-yuk (spicy pork), or sam-gyeop-sal (pork belly) that come with rice and all those fabulous fermented, crunchy Korean condiments. It’s saucy too, with the spicy ssamjang sauce (a mix of gochujang, doenjang, green onion, and other goodies) being our go-to. The meats are cooked to order while the pickled radish and Korean sweet chili sauce are "insanely delicious" and "bananas" according to Mike's wife. She also says the glass noodles with shiitakes and crunchy radish are “amazing.” No social media—making this truck as elusive as its namesake—but we have seen it on Broadway during happier times by the Legislative Building.
Its first summer season in 2018 was so successful that it led to the opening of Bao House restaurant on Corydon Avenue, located in the former home of Bisita (637 Corydon; which, interestingly enough was also a spin-off of the food truck Pimp My Rice). The restaurant has been serving steamed buns, Japadog-inspired hot dogs, sliders and sushi towers since March 2019, while come summer from May through October, the bun mobile is in action, slinging baos done in the style that David Chang made famous in North America. Slogan proposal: “Bao down when we drive through your town.” Check its Instagram for locations.
BBK’s operation has been on the festival and special event circuit since 2005, which is where you’ll find them once again this summer. This place is all about barbecue, with applewood-smoked brisket and pork shoulder, signature apple-butter barbecue sauce and all the classic sides. Get ready to get your hands dirty. Check out its Facebook here.
This truck first appeared in 2017 on Broadway, specializing in Middle Eastern dishes like kibbe, lamb and beef kabobs, shawarma and falafel. The extensive menu also includes fries and burgers. No social media for locations.
Bigg Smoak BBQ
Steinbach’s serious barbecue joint, Bigg Smoak BBQ, Smokehouse and Grill has a mobile unit that’s been operating since 2021. On it, you’ll find the same award-wining brisket, along with plenty of smoked meats and sides. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook for upcoming dates and locations.
Drink it up! This colourful number just got started at the end of the 2021 season, offering a range of bubble tea and slushy drinks. Its fruit-forward flavours include taro, mango and strawberry smoothies, along with classic milk tea with plenty of boba (aka tapioca pearls; for those of you who aren't in the know when it comes to bubble tea). You can find them all on Instagram along with the Tyndall Community Market (2255 King Edward St.) every weekend on Saturday (4 p.m. to 9 p.m.) and Sunday (3 p.m. to 8 p.m.) to keep you cool.
Blue Haze BBQ
Established in 2019, Blue Haze BBQ’s "rib mobile" is a catering extension of its barbecue shop in Beausejour, MB. Its award-winning meats (including a slew of first, second and third-place finishes for its chicken, ribs and brisket respectively at the now defunct Winnipeg BBQ & Blues Festival) are rubbed with a blend of spices and seasonings then smoked over select hardwoods for around 16 hours. Winner of Judge’s Choice at the 2019 ManyFest Food Truck Wars. Follow its Instagram and Facebook to keep up with locations and dates.
Bright Side Kitchen
The city's newest truck (this entry was done on Aug 31) just got going in time for Le Burger Week, which this year is attempting to get as many vegan burgers on offer as possible. Owner Kristie Brooks' truck is all about vegan comfort food, with an ever-changing menu featuring dishes like vegan breakfast tots with tofu eggs and hollandaise, along with the Le Burger Week entry which is a nod to Winnipeg's classic Fat Boy burgers called the Plant Boy, with the chili sauce made from Impossible-brand ground "meat." Find this fresh pink truck's location on Instagram.
Casama Food Truck
The newest concept from Charlee’s Restaurant & Lounge, this Filipino-Mexican food truck started rolling in August 2021. The menu dishes items like sinigang tacos, kilawin, campechana and loaded elote (corn with calamansi butter rolled in chicharon and flaming hot Cheetos–now say that three times fast!). Catch this blue truck with LED lights and a sleek feathered design at the Tyndall Community Market every Saturday and Sunday with free admission and free parking. Check out its Instagram for updates.
This sleek new(ish) Filipino food truck (we love the black matte design with the yellow logo) served its first customers on May 18, 2019. Champs is by the same owners as Charlee's Restaurant and Lounge, and its street eats include BBQ pork skewers, chicken wings, kare kare poutine, sisig poutine (sunny side up egg and all!), rice bowls, pork lumpia and sandwiches, along with cool treats like calamansi slushies and numerous types of halo-halo. During its first ManyFest Food Truck Wars, Champs took the “Most Original” title. Follow on Instagram for updates on locations.
The Choripan Stop
The Churro Stop family has entered the savoury market with The Choripan Stop, specializing in the sort of Argentinian street food you’d find in co-owner Jacko Garcia’s homeland. Along with the namesake choripan sandwich (an Argentinean classic), there’s also milanesa, empanadas and Chilean lomito sandwiches. The chorizo is made in-house as are the empanadas. Follow on Instagram here.
The Churro Stop
Drop everything and roll up to The Churro Stop. The handmade, hand-cut Argentinian churros are so good that they have taken the Judge's Gold Award in both 2015 and 2017 for "best bang for your buck" at ManyFest Food Truck Wars. The dulce de leche, Bavaria cream-stuffed and raspberry-stuffed versions are insane (Mike wishes he was eating like six of them while writing this), while the owners, Jacko and Tara Garcia, are total gems. In 2018 they also started making four flavours of empanadas, in case you need something savoury before you hit the sweetness, while there are several vegan items too. This truck is often spotted at the Tyndall Community market on Saturdays and Sundays; FreshCo Niakwa on Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; FreshCo Henderson on Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; FreshCo Jefferson from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m; and FreshCo Henderson from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays. Check out Instagram and Facebook for updates.
Donna’s Food Truck
Donna’s Food Truck does all things comfort food. New to the Winnipeg streets this year, this truck offers burgers (beef+pork and beyond meat), hot dogs, bagels, poutines and of course the perfect duo: grilled cheese and tomato soup. Cool off with drinks like the sparkling honey hibiscus lemonade and coffee from Thom Bargen. Catch this truck from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stephen Juba Park (229 Waterfront Avenue). Check out their Instagram and website to keep up with locations and updates.
Donut Forget Your Coffee
Coffee, doughnuts and lemonade? Talk about a triple threat. This truck is back for summer 2022 serving pink buckets of mini donuts, coffee and flavoured lemonades. For curbside appeal, you can’t beat this mint-green/hot-pink vehicle with its angry doughnut mascot chasing a jaunty cup of coffee on the roof. Follow their Instagram to keep up with various locations in the city.
The name says it all. Last year, this team started wheeling gourmet burgers (using both ground chuck or a Beyond Meat patty), chicken wings, chicken fingers and fries. We’ve seen it at FreshCo on Jefferson while they also update locations daily on Instagram. Follow them here to find this slick green trailer.
Egnocha Ethiopian Eatery
The city's newest and first-ever Ethiopian food truck is set to hit the streets soon, bringing that injera to somewhere near ya. We don't have the full details about this one yet, so come back here to learn more once we hear back from them on Twitter.
A regular participant at ManyFest Food Truck Wars, you can normally find this food truck parked at the Home Depot by CF Polo Park. It doesn’t appear to have any social media accounts, so go with intention of eating meat wrapped in pita served with a yogurt-based sauce.
What is better than poutine? Poutine on wheels. Check out Extreme Fries with cook Bobbie Mack, crafting up dishes like the chicken bacon ranch poutine, maple bacon poutine and vegetarian options like the veggie cheeseburger and Tex-Mex poutine. This graffiti-ed truck will be all over the city, so best to follow its Facebook and Instagram for live updates. You may also have even seen it in a music video with Al Simmons and Rusty Matyas!
Feastro Global Bistro
This multi-cuisine truck is back serving up eastern and southern Mediterranean items like a chickpea curry feast box, butter chicken naan tacos, falafel, chicken shawarma and beef kebab (available as a wrap or plate with salad, rice, hummus and pita). Don’t get us started on the hot garlic crispy potatoes. Often found at the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market while you can follow it on Instagram and Facebook for updates.
Fire and Ice
In 2021, this truck was located on Wellington Crescent under the St. James Bridge. It's a perfect location to provide ice cream and coffee before you explore beautiful Assiniboine Park. Operating from noon to 6 p.m. everyday.
Fired Up-Mobile Wood Fired Pizza
With the Red Ember set to retire after this summer, this will soon be the only wood-fired truck in town. It’s been blazing since the original guide of 2013 and is one of Winnipeg’s OG new-school trucks. On the taste front we’ve always been big fans of the chewy charred crust and simple ingredients, while as a show you'll often see one of the chefs come outside to grab more wood from the little cubby hole located near the window where you order. If you see the pear, cambozola and balsamic crema pizza on the menu that day you must order it! It's stunning. The chef sometimes also does a beet and kubasa pizza with a white garlic sauce that is out of control too. This spring it's been at Shelmerdine Garden Centre and in front of The Fairmont at Portage and Main. Check Facebook and Instagram for location updates.
This beachy, colourful orange trailer is an extension of the Italian gelato specialists that have been serving from its iconic shop at 705 Corydon Ave. since 1995. This summer, they’ll again be using this mobile version to showcase the dozens of flavours you can find at the shop from the fruity to the decadent. We usually go for lemon and raspberry or hazelnut and vanilla while the shop also offers milkshakes and a selection of boba. Check out its website for menu updates.
For 27 years now, Goldies’s has been serving everything from burgers, to poutine, fries, hotdogs, chicken burgers and perogies. You can spot owner Darryl Leiman (#legend) and The Goldies truck at Old Market Square every day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., bringing all those positive vibes to The Exchange. Check Facebook for updates.
Ice Cream 4 Tacos
Food trucks with pun names will always be winners, particularly when they combine two of our favourite things. On the sweet side, this yellow truck serves waffle cone tacos (made in-house of course) stuffed with things like Oreo ice cream. On the savoury, there's taco in a bag and flour tortilla burritos. It started in June 2021, making it one of the newer trucks in this guide. Find it on Instagram.
Just a Little Squeeze
Made with real fruit and no syrups, this lime-green coloured lemonade serving truck is the go-to on hot summer days. You can spot this truck at a variety of locations across the city including the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market, St. Adolphe Market, Winkler Harvest, Summer in the City (Steinbach), Gimli’s Icelandic Festival, ManyFest Food Truck Wars and Fun with Family Day just outside of Portage La Prairie. Check out Instagram and Facebook for updates.
KYU Grill Food Truck
KYU Grill Food Truck has set the bar high for food trucks in Winnipeg. It is The Perennial People’s Choice ManyFest Food Truck Wars Champion (2015-2021) and the Food Truck Warz Brandon Champion (2019-2021). They are back for another season with the robatayaki-inspired skewered heroshima sandwich. This year, KYU is offering more toppings like nori, friend panko, scallions, mango sauce and kewpie mayo, as well as the birria tacos that have proved to be a storefront hit. If you can’t make it to the truck, you can find KYU Grill restaurant at 260 Henderson Highway. Other KYU concepts around the city include KYU Bochi (870 Logan Ave.), 1928 Eatery and Pub (1719 Portage Ave.), KYU Snack Box (260 Henderson Hwy.) and the original KYU Bistro at 185 Isabel St. Check Instagram, Facebook and website for more.
While Just Loaded's name refers to how much they stack within two slices of bread, it would also be fitting for that other version—that one that involves you searching out food after last call at the bar as this menu is drunk food at its finest. Its specialty is sandwiches that flaunt freshly-shaved meats like Montreal smoked brisket, while the ever-changing menu also features more heavily loaded things like Winnipeg Old Country hotdogs covered with perogies and kraut or pulled pork with crushed chips, along with their new loaded baked potatoes. There's also plenty of sides to choose from, along with old school Pic-A-Pop and slush puppies to quench your thirst. You can spot this truck at Upper Crust Bakery in Selkirk Monday to Wednesday and venturing into Winnipeg for the weekends. Check out its Instagram for updates on locations.
Little Bones Wingery
Alex Goertzen, Transcona's "King of Wings," is certainly not chicken when it comes to making big flavours fly. His Little Bones company started as a food truck in 2012, and has since grown to include the shop at 123 Regent where they do more things to wings than you can imagine. The truck features 40-plus flavours of wings and will start the season in Goertzen's hood during the High Neighbour Festival. Look to Facebook for up-to-date locations of the truck, including a list of festivals it will be at.
The Little Eggplant:
This Italian food truck is back for summer 2022, having first started in 2018 with a unique concept that focuses on ultra-fresh paninis. How fresh you say? Well, they press the raw dough right on the truck, creating the most pillowy base that is then loaded with house-made pesto, cheeses and cured meats. It also serves Italian desserts like gelato tarts and cannoli. The truck offers services for private parties as well. Check out its website and Instagram.
Mighty Micki’s Mini Donuts
Ah, the sweet smell of childhood. Catch these buckets of mini donuts at the Investors Group Field during games. The recipe features a signature dough which, after frying, gets hit with Mekong River cinnamon sugar. The family who owns this operation are also super nice, as confirmed by their neighbour Kim, who is our company’s Director of Finance and a mini-doughnut and lemonade connoisseur. Check out its Instagram and website for updates.
This old-school truck has stood the test of time as one of the city's original food trucks dishing out burgers (with fried onions), fries and various other comfort food bites. Look for the white truck with red trim and fun food pics at 333 Broadway.
Minnie's Pierogi Truck
Ever since the closure of the could-have-been-legendary Better than Baba's, Winnipeg's streets have been missing quality food truck pierogis. Enter Minnie, an extension of Minnie's Handmade Ethnic Treats in Lundar, Manitoba that went to wheels in late 2020. It specializes in steamed pierogis, with two staples–classic cheddar-potato, and pulled pork–that are also available deep fried. Find it here on Instagram.
Miss Tiny’s Jamaican Food Truck
There’s nothing tiny about the flavours coming out of this large, colourful truck. Established in 2018, Miss Tiny is back for the summer serving an authentic Jamaican menu featuring patties, jerk chicken served on rice and peas, ackee and plantain, and even a jerk poutine. The truck is most often parked at the Wholesale Club on Ellice (11 p.m. to 4 p.m.). Check out its Instagram and Facebook for location updates.
Nawabi Grill Kabab
A new truck in 2019, Nawabi specializes in South Asian cuisine. It has a very extensive menu that includes biryani, dosas, pakoras, chicken tandoori, puri bhaji and butter chicken. They are currently not on social media.
Oh! Good! Path!
This Japanese food truck has all the goods for summer 2022. It serves sushi burritos, like the salmon lover and the shrimp masago roll; skewered scallops; takoyaki; and rice bowls. Check out its Instagram to stay updated on locations, which range from The Maples to Saint-Boniface.
Pacific Spring Roll Catering
You can catch this family-owned food truck serving all things spring rolls (pork and veggie—incredible bang for your buck), as well as burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, chicken strips, fries and poutine. They are located at the St. Norbert Farmers Market every Saturday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can find its Instagram here.
This storied cart was first started by Angela Farkas and Alana Fiks, two culinary stars who own/run the successful (and amazing) Black Market Provisions. This was their first venture, which they started as a side project back in 2015 that quickly became a mobile cart phenom of sorts taking over Winnipeg Instagram because everything they made was just so damn tasty and colourful. In 2018, after opening Black Market, the pops took a backseat, but they’ve recently been resurrected by Ryan Wiebe and Shawn Vidal from Bones and Marrow Broth Company (one of our favourite local makers) who have purchased the biz. These fellas are now pumping out plenty of pops, so much so that they are now available at quality retailers across the city including, you guessed it, Black Market Provisions! The pops are made with quality ingredients and kept simple using real fruit, cane sugar, coconut milk, vanilla and fresh herbs and spices. Since its inception in 2015, there have been over 75 flavours sold! Keep up with its locations on Instagram, Facebook and the website.
This new truck from 2021 comes courtesy of WestJet pilot-turned food entrepreneur Erin Popoff, who can now be found putting poached eggs on vibrant creations in her truck that is currently located within Cargo Bar at Assiniboine Park. These plates are about as pretty as you're going to see coming out of a food truck, with daily specials like the "next level fish n' chips" Eunoia, featuring pan-seared walley spiced with everything bagel, slow-roasted potatoes and dill pickle carrot slaw on a crispy wonton base (with a perfectly poached egg on top, of course). You can follow Erin's personal Instagram for updates and menu items.
Potoba is the newest Indian food truck to hit the streets of Winnipeg, having just stared in spring 2022. Its specialty is katori chatt–essentially a fried shredded potato basket filled with curried vegetables, while there’s plenty more including butter chicken poutine, peri peri seasoned cheese fries and even a selection of bao. You can catch this truck at the FreshCo on Jefferson (no times listed yet). Check out its website and follow it on Instagram here.
PVG Street Eats
PVG first hit Winnipeg in 2016 as PVG’s Breakfast Club, with all the members of the Brat Pack emblazoned on the truck to accompany your eggy sandwiches. While breakfast is gone, Molly and the gang remain (including a blazin’ Brian Johnson–he was “the brain”) beckoning you for a selection of burgers that’s as diverse as those kids in weekend detention. The menu by chef/owner Paul VanGInkel this season also features Pizza Toasties—a take on pizza in the form of a mouth-watering grilled cheese that has us all. Be sure to stay updated on its locations and menu via Instagram and Facebook.
The Red Ember
Established by owner Steffen Zinn, The Red Ember food truck is back for its 10th—and final—season. It was rumoured that 2021 would be the massive red truck’s last year, but Zinn couldn’t resist giving Winnipeggers the pizza that they need for one more summer. Similar to Clifford, this big red truck is huge—the second largest food truck in North America at one point—and Zinn built it himself using a shipping container. You can spot this truck from a mile away (literally) because people will be lining up to grab a slice on Broadway across from the Manitoba Legislature Building as well as the St. Norbert Farmers Market. The dough is made from 100 per cent Manitoba organic flour along with local fire roasted tomatoes and a blend of spices. Zinn and his business partner Quin Ferguson also have a location in The Forks Market called Red Ember Common as well as a New York-style pizza spot, Wall Street Slice with co-owners Edelma Miranda and Micheal Sung. They offer private catering but are almost fully booked for 2022. Follow on Instagram here.
Ruby Red’s Kansas City Barbeque – NEW NAME CHANGE COMING
This new truck from 2020 specializes in smoked meat in a variety of genres—from straight up brisket, to Carolina-style pulled pork, Caribbean pork belly, to Mexican smoked pork loin with pineapple salsa verde. All of these meats are served within a Gunn's Bakery bun and come with a salad, "Craig's famous beans," and a choice of drink for just $13.50. Find its location on Facebook here.
Smoked and Sauced Mobile BBQ
While technically a Brandon-based food truck, we're still putting this meaty machine on the list as it often makes stops in Winnipeg to join the festival circuit. Since 2017, this family run biz from owner Jayson McCallum utilizes a large smoker that gets towed around on an even larger trailer behind the flaming food truck. McCallum has over 20 years of experience in the kitchen, and his truck specializes in barbecued ribs, pulled pork poutine, brisket and all those essential sides that bring round out the barbecue experience. Use its Facebook account for locations and updates.
Smoke'n Bob's Hot Dogs
The age-old question, "Is a hot dog cart technically a food truck?" is one we've debated for years when making this guide. Normally we'd say no, as it would mean this guide could start to grow as long as the lines that Smoke'n Bob produces from its six trucks located around downtown as they beckon office workers with that sweet smell of fried onions. This family run business has been at it since 1990, using only top dogs (aka Winnipeg Old Country Sausage products) between City Bread buns. It's this commitment to local, along being a "taste sensation" that not even Mo Willems' pigeon would dare share (sorry Duckling)*, that ensures it makes this year's guide. Plus, there's gluten-free and vegetarian options available too. For locations check out its Instagram account.
Winnipeg’s first Indian-fusion food truck is back for summer 2022. The menu offers traditional items like aloo tikki, panipuri and chicken momos, along with burgers like the Angry Bird Burger that features a deep fried buffalo chicken patty topped with lettuce, onions and mayo. The spring rolls are also said to be incredible. You can spot the white and purple truck at 1295 Pembina Highway. Follow on Instagram.
Sweet and Salty Concessions
Salty and sweet can’t be beat. Owner/operator Marcel Petit has a full fleet of food trucks with four truck/trailers to his name along with 18 years of food truck experience running his family company. For 2022, Petit will provide three mini-doughnut trailers, The Meltdown (a deep fried cheese curds mobile) and a Beavertails truck. Talk about range! See its Instagram and website here.
La Taqueria Mexican Street Tacos
La Taqueria first started serving tacos in July 2021, making it one of our newest entries. The simple menu lists birria, cochnita and mushrooms al pastor—all of which are gluten-free. You can find them at the Unicity Canadian Tire parking lot (3615 Portage Ave. on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from noon to 7 p.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Be sure to visit Instagram to keep up with locations and updates.
Now in its sixth year on the streets, Tamale Time (which we also like to call "Pupusas, Please!"™) is back for another 2022 season. On top of the tamales and pupusas, you can also find tostadas and tacos featuring pork carnitas, chicken adobado, or bean and mushroom for a vegetarian option. New for 2022 is the land shark, a fish taco featuring flour battered walleye served on a corn tortilla with red cabbage, pico de gallo and white Baja sauce. The red truck—with its sombrero-ed senõr inside a clock face—is easy to spot, and regularly posts its location using the social media platforms below. This summer, it will be a regular at Confusion Corner and on the farmers' market circuit too. Check out its Instagram and Facebook here.
Ice cream, you scream, we all scream for boozy ice cream! Trendy Treats specializes in hard ice cream and Swiss Ice (somewhere between a sorbet and a slushy). Adult (aka booze-infused) ice cream flavours include Bailey’s, Amaretto, port and sweet bourbon, while for Swiss Ices you’ll find sangria, peach Bellini and Piña Colada. All of this sounds terribly exciting, while you can also purchase numerous kid-friendly flavours from the truck in both ice cream and Swiss Ice form. See its trendy Instagram and Facebook here.
A perennial favourite on Broadway and at ManyFest Food Truck Wars, Tot Wheels is one of Winnipeg’s OG nouveau trucks, having started back in 2013. The crispy hand-rolled tots put anything that Napoleon Dynamite kept in his pocket to shame, including the maple bacon poutine and the beetle (applewood smoked chicken, pico de gallo, pickled onions, roasted corn, cilantro and spicy many)—all using local ingredients too. Along with tots, the truck offers burgers, with 1/3 pound beef patties, chorizo/beef, and more recently the honeybird (buttermilk chicken dunked in a Manitoba honey butter and topped with lettuce, pickles, pickled onions and dill aioli on a Gunns Bakery potato bun), all served with a side of tots. Its honours include “Best Presentation” at 2015's Food Truck Wars (Mike judged that year, and also had it at #1 for taste), while in 2018 it took the “Most Original” trophy. Along with posting its location on Insta and Facebook, you can now also order directly from the truck to your house via DoorDash.
For the past five years, Tulum Treats has been hitting the festival circuit along with the occasional appearance on Broadway. This green truck, replete with a moustachioed sombrero-sporting man as a logo, specializes in tacos on flour tortillas, plenty of cool treats and some deep-fried fare too, including jalapeño poppers and hand-cut fries topped with Latin-inspired fixins’. Follow it on Instagram here.
The Walleye Wagon
This truck, which first started rolling back in 2014, is owned and operated by David Jonasson. He’s a commercial fisherman in Riverton, Manitoba on Lake Winnipeg, so you better believe he knows his product. The walleye fillets are beer battered and available individually or inside a taco, while the truck also serves fries using Manitoba potatoes. Catch them kicking off the summer at the food truck battles at the Assiniboine Downs in the last weekend of May! Follow on Instagram and Facebook here.
This small but mighty hot dog cart has been operating since 2018. Owner Will Gault has over two decades experience in the biz and he only uses quality local meats from Winnipeg Old Country Sausage Ltd. along with buns from City Bread (veggie dogs available too). Outside of special events, Willy Dog's operates Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside of St. Boniface Hospital on Tache and Rinella Place. Check out its Instagram here.
Za Pizza Bistro (the food truck)
This booming Manitoba-based casual pizza chain is going mobile this summer, adding to its roster of 10 storefronts found across the province. Owned by local entrepreneur Blair Mckibbon–who has been in plenty of these past Winnipeg Food Truck guides with his now retired concepts Healthy Eats and Burgers are Us– Za's truck brings the same 11" pizza format to the streets, allowing customers to choose between the thin(ish) regular crust or gluten-free cauliflower crust, with numerous sauce, cheese, and topping options too. Follow it on Instagram for truck locations and all the various storefronts.
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