Food trucks are so popular in the US that they’re almost passé—with vendors offering a cornucopia of empanadas, cupcakes, Vietnamese báhn mì sandwiches, tacos, even bite-size buttermilk pancakes. Here in Canada we’ve managed to roll out only a handful of trucks in the country’s largest cities, most notably in Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary. (Do your own comparison using this neat street-food tool.)
TorontoLife.com tells us why the food truck biz is a challenge in Canada’s largest city, and why the Prairies hub of Calgary has got Toronto licked.
And for Where’s favourite food trucks across the country, see our “Canada’s Best Street Food Vendors” slideshow.