Feast in the East; Food Truck Blitz!

5 Oct

As we were running out of our summer temperatures it was time to get serious about finishing off our 10-food truck adventure.   On a cool October afternoon, we took our taste buds on a food truck blitz at Feast in the East!  After a couple wrong turns finding the East Village parking lot,  four of us arrived to sample delights from six different trucks.

Sticky Ricky’s

Sticky Ricky’s was one of the most popular trucks and my nieces liked how colourful and lively it was.  This Cajun themed truck was serving up red beans and rice, po-boys, gumbolaya, and poutine.  We decided to try the sweet potato poutine, which was fresh, delicious, and a large order.  Although we all enjoyed and the sweet potato fries were fresh and fun to try we found the sweet potato fries a bit sweet for poutine.  My niece Cory who both loves poutine and has a sweet tooth thought they were yummy, yummy.

Food  17/20

Service10/12

Cost $$

Overall 4/5

Ordering

Ordering

The truck

The truck

Sweet Potato Poutine!

Sweet Potato Poutine!

Red Wagon Diner

It was love at first sight with this bright red truck with the retro wagon logo.  My sister and I are big fans of reubens and other smoked meat sandwiches so went in with high expectations.  Although most of their offerings had meat on them they did have a vege-mighty on the menu with egg and grilled veggies that was tempting.  We however were set on getting some smoked meat and were not let down when we ordered the Special.   The Special was Montreal Smoked meat, grilled onions, lettuce, and tomato with house made mustard on grilled rye bread.  We are drooling for one now just writing this up.  Was sooooooo good.

Food 20/20

Service 11/12

Cost $ (7.50)

Overall 5/5

Can't miss the bright red truck!

Can’t miss the bright red truck!

The Special Sandwich

The Special Sandwich

Mighty Skillet

This was the busiest truck at the feast!  I also thought it had it had the best paint job with a mighty chef cooking food in his skillet with lightning speed and energy.  Specializing in brunch the menu included; eggs benedict, wedge fries, bangover burger and omelet sandwich.  We couldn’t resist the bang over burger; served on an English muffin, with a fried egg, a large beef patty, fresh lettuce, cheese and bacon it had just the right amount of grease and was delectable!

Food 20/20

Service 11/12

Cost $$

Overall 4.5/5

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The mighty chef

Bangover burger

Bangover burger

Take It and Go

East African food with a touch of Indian spice, you had us intrigued!  Samosas, butter chicken, curries, we wanted to try one of everything but it was Drew’s pick and she had a craving for ribs.  The beef short ribs did not disappoint, it was a large order that we ate with our hands and had no trouble finishing every last one.

Food 19/20

Service 10/12

Cost $$

Overall 4/5

The truck

The truck

Oh those ribs :)

Oh those ribs 🙂

Yummi Yogis

So many items sounded good on this truck that we had to try three!  With a theme of sweet organic justice they are serving up nutrient rich food that is welcome addition to the Calgary food truck scene.  Menu items included fresh salad rolls, zucchini pasta, harvest soup, wraps and salads.  We choose salad rolls, harvest soup, and couldn’t resist pasta made not from flour and eggs but straight up shredded zucchini.  The salad rolls were packed with julienned vegetables and came with a tangy dip.  The seasonal harvest soup came with kale chips, was earthy and a gratifying warmth on the cool fall afternoon.  Our favorite dish at this truck was the zucchini pasta that we all loved!  It came in a fresh marinara sauce with meatballs.  We didn’t like the meatballs however and pushed to the side to eat every scrap of the zucchini pasta.

Food 19/20

Service 12/12

Cost $

Overall 4.5/5

Harvest soup

Harvest soup

Fresh and delish

Fresh and delish

Sweet organic justice!

Sweet organic justice!

Purple Pastry Chef

This truck was not actually a truck but rather a van.  Not put off by our first impression, we were ready to satisfy our sweet cravings.  With a stuffed purple chef that looked they it was from Sesame Street or the Muppets, the van had a cute theme going for it.  The menu listed gourmet cupcakes and cake pops that were all made ahead of time and served out of the van.    We indulged in the red velvet cupcake, a pumpkin spice cupcake, and a double chocolate cake pop.  Both cupcakes had a cream cheese icing that was rich and the cupcakes were moist and gorgeous.  The cake pop was chocolate indulgence with a rich flavour and texture.

Food 18/20

Service 19/20

Cost $

Overall 3.5/5

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Food van…

Oh so sweet!

Oh so sweet!

A successful feast by anyone’s standards!!!

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One Response to “Feast in the East; Food Truck Blitz!”

  1. Janet October 17, 2013 at 2:22 am #

    YYCFoodTrucks are awesome!

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