Local TV and radio stations should put Drift Food Truck on their traffic reports because, wherever Nevin and Kara Fenske park their truck, there are sure to be swells of pedestrians and jams of cars looking to get by the spot where all of the foodies have spilled onto the street.
Drift’s go-to item is the fantastic pork belly sandwich, a playful take on a Vietnamese bánh mì. The addictive pork is served with shredded daikon and carrot. But the buttermilk fried chicken sandwich is also a highlight, and Drift’s tangy house-made ketchup makes even an order of fries a gourmet experience. Drift consistently finishes at the top of our Food Truck ratings, year after year. And the king shows no sign of abdicating his throne. –Steven Sandor
If you’re not sure what to pick amongst Bully’s offerings, go for the dishes that bear the bright orange truck’s name. The Bully Mac is the perfect comfort food. Bully pours its signature sauce over an already creamy baked macaroni and cheese to produce a decadent dish with six types of cheese. There’s the option of adding proteins like lobster or pulled pork when they’re available, but why mess with perfection? For carnivores, the Bully Bomb combines AAA Alberta beef with Alberta pork, and the mixture is topped with smoked bacon, bruschetta and the Bully Mac. It’s a messy meal – a knife and fork are definitely required – but the best ones always are. –Adrianna Szenthe
Though Sailin’ On is the obvious choice for the vegans and vegetarians in Edmonton, it has quickly become a festival and downtown lunch hour favourite for everyone.
For veggie eaters nostalgic for the meat-filled dishes of their past, offerings such as the vegan reuben (made with a shaved seitan corned “beef” on rye bread), the tofulemongrass “chicken”-filled Drunken Chicken or even the vegan corn dogs provide the flavours missed by those on a vegan diet. Add in the ample side dishes, such as the Irish – an overflowing mass of crisp fries smothered in vegan cheddar cheese, carrots, shredded cabbage, green onions and a rich creamy curry sauce – and it’s easy to see why Sailin’ On’s easily accessible menu is a favourite to those from all dietary walks of life. –Cory Haller