As summer approaches, there seems to be a lot more festivals and events in Calgary. This weekend, I went to YYC Food Trucks‘ ‘Spring Frenzy’. It’s an opportunity to support local food vendors and enjoy local artists (and pet lots of local dogs!). I had so much fun, despite the moody weather, and I’ll definitely look out for my YYC Food Trucks events during the summer.
Here are some of my highlights – be prepared to feel hungry and 100% ready to attend the next Food Truck gathering.
Our first stop was Take It and Go, an East African food truck. Something that my friend and I noticed was that many of the food trucks had a local twist to it, or combined ‘Canadian’ food with classic dishes from other countries. Here we ordered the Butter Chicken Poutine; it was a surprising taste at first – cheesy, cumin-y, and sour – but I definitely loved it.
Next we got some traditional perogies from Perogy Boyz. Again, this mixed traditional cuisine with Canadian cuisine: Ukrainian perogies topped with bacon and caramelised onions, a very Canadian topping in my opinion. Not only did it look colourful and filling, it was also extremely delicious. This one was, without a doubt, my favourite of the day.
Finally, we had an assortment of tacos from The Happy Fish Truck. We had a tempura taco, fish/mango taco, and a beef bulgogi/kimchi taco. They were really photogenic but a little too healthy (a.k.a. not enough sauce) for my taste. I would recommend ordering the fish and chips here, they had a few samplers and those were really good!
Aside from the food, there was live music and many, many dogs. We bought some mini doughnuts and sat down to enjoy Lexi Strate‘s performance. She’s extremely talented and has such a mesmerising voice. I was so excited when she sang one of my all-time favourites, No Scrubs by Bastille.
YYC Food Truck Spring Frenzy was really enjoyable and delicious, make sure to keep an eye out for the next event!
All photos are mine.