Every Friday, 12 – 3 pm, I’m starting to see a bunch of gourmet food trucks on the University of Toronto campus. More often than not, there are also hoards of students standing in front of each truck. As much as I would like to call myself a “foodie”, the truth is I’m a bit hesitant spending money – well, my own money – to try out new foods. If the food isn’t up to my expectations, I feel like I’ve “wasted” my money and that makes me feel like crap. Judge me if you will, but that’s student life for you. In such situations, I must say I concur with Drake that sometimes money is over everything and it very well quite often is on my mind…
If you’re like me and feel it’s too much of a risk to stand in long line-ups for food that tastes like God knows what, fear not. I’ve made it incumbent on myself to go learn more about these food trucks and snap a few photos just to see what they have to offer. If I know a little about them, next time I see them around, I’ll be more willing to grapple with a throng of students just to grab a bite.
First up in my campus food truck series is Blue Donkey Streatery. They were parked on St. George Street when I recently came across them. It’s essentially Greek fare on the go. The couple of guys working there, Mike, Ron and Evan quickly whipped up their signature food for me: fried calamari pita stuffed with Greek salad, tzatziki and fries, served with garlic Ouzo mayo. And, for dessert? Honey pita sticks – lightly fried and dusted with icing sugar and cinnamon.
I mean the pictures speak for themselves. This seems like it would make a pretty appetizing lunch doesn’t it? Give it a go if you ever see them around or follow them on Twitter /Facebook to find out where they’ll be next so you can get your hands on this goodness!