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3 food vendors this week!

Hello foodies!

We have great news for this week!

Tomorrow Tuesday August 13th Sula Wok will be bringing lunch!

This Wednesday 14th Rico Peru will be coming back for the second time this season!

And on Thursday 15th, Dash Mobile will be back at his spot.

And to wrap this great week Sula Wok returns on Friday 16th!

Spread the word! Let your coworkers know!

Rico Peru is back on August 14th!

Rico Peru is bringing lunch again on Wednesday August 14th from 11 to 2pm.

They are happy to bring people’s always favorite empanadas, Ceviche, Lomo Saltado, Arroz Chaufa, Tallarin Saltado and their new menu items Causa Rellena, Solterito and Salpicon de Pollo!

Spread the word and do not miss this chance to have an authentic Peruvian lunch!

Cheers!

 

Street Food Social & Flea Market

Join us on Sunday, August 4th at Cancer Survivor’s Park for a day of delicious street food from local food trucks! Hosted by the Capital Street Food Association, the grounds at 1500 Alta Vista Drive will once again be transformed into a picnic paradise for you and the whole family.

And by popular demand, we will also be bringing back our flea market and featuring vendors from all over the city.

Food truck hours: 11am – 7pm

Flea market hours: 10am – 5pm

With music, games and entertainment brought by The New Hot 89.90!

Street Food:
ūüć§Ad Mare Seafood
ūüćõAngry Dragonz
ūü•óSula Wok
ūüáĶūüá™Rico Peru Food Truck
ūü•ôROYI Latina Fusion
ūüá≤ūüáĹMr. Churritos + La Catrina Caf√© Bar
ūüć®Stella Luna Gelato Caf√©

Flea Market:

  • Phoenix Bath & Beauty 613
  • Stella & Dot
  • Heart Tea Heart
  • Ultra Riche Products
  • Mini Escape Goat
  • Gringos Blazing Sauces
  • United World Voices
  • Spyce Girlz
  • Big Belly Comics
  • Thats Sew Cute

And many more!!

Spread the word! Bring your chairs, blanket and enjoy a picnic day with fun for the whole family.

Event Facebook link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2398504806852834/?ti=cl

Rico Peru is back on August 14th!

Rico Peru is bringing lunch again on Wednesday August 14th from 11 to 2pm.

They are happy to bring people’s always favorite empanadas, Ceviche, Lomo Saltado, Arroz Chaufa, Tallarin Saltado and their new menu items Causa Rellena, Solterito and Salpicon de Pollo!

Spread the word and do not miss this chance to have an authentic Peruvian lunch!

Cheers!

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Rico Peru Food Truck special appearance!

Rico Peru is bringing lunch on Wednesday July 31st from 11 to 2pm.

They are happy to bring people’s always favorite empanadas, Ceviche, Lomo Saltado, Arroz Chaufa, Tallarin Saltado and their new menu items Causa Rellena, Solterito and Salpicon de Pollo!

Spread the word and do not miss this chance to have an authentic Peruvian lunch!

Cheers!

We appreciate your support! Please keep spreading the word!

Hello friends at Union Street Food Trucks!

As we finalize our third week into the season, we want to take a moment to thank you very much for your support. I know the weather during the first three days of this week was not the greatest, but some of you still came out. Thank you very much for that!

Our business is weather dependent, we all try our very best to continue when there is light rain or when predictions are lower than 80% . Some of us may even come out at risk of showers. Consequently, we are trying our very best to keep all lines of communications updated. We are always updating our website, our calendar and our twitter feeds in order to keep you as well informed as possible.

So once again, thank you very much for your support, please continue spreading the word among your coworkers and friends that food vendors are back, we are all local small business and without your support we could not make it.

The season is short, so lets all enjoy it as much as possible!

For any questions, comments or suggestions, feel free to email us by filling out our email form found on the main page, or via text at 613.816.1617.

Cheers!

Union Street Food Trucks

Union Street Food Trucks – the 2017 Edition?

As Ned Stark never said – winter is going.

Perhaps not quickly enough to suit us, but nonetheless, it will soon be on its way out.

And come the spring, our fancy turns to walks in the park, the smell of new flowers… and maybe, just maybe, eating somewhere other than the cafeteria.

Which should be where the food trucks come in.

Except that the person who organized them last year is now out on post. And the person who was caretaker at the end of last season has too many commitments.

Which means that¬†while the Food Truck Association¬†has called to ask when they can start coming again,¬†and the precedent is there for renting the Bordeleau parking lot from the City, and we know the customers are keen… no one is on deck to make this happen.

So this is a call for expressions of interest.

To make Union Street 2017 happen will take one of two things Рeither a single individual who is willing to invest up to one day a week doing this as a part-time business venture, or a small committee of volunteers, each willing to spend an hour or so a week.  In either scenario, it is likely to take a bit more time early in the year, and less once the season is up and running.

The labour involved is not rocket science – talking with the City; liaising with the trucks; setting the roster; a weekly website update; collecting payments from the trucks (to recoup the cost of the rental contract with the City); some basic marketing/publicity; and the ubiquitous¬†“troubleshooting.”

In some respects, the tasks¬†might be best suited to a single individual with an entrepreneurial spirit –¬†someone has to sign a contract with the City, and it involves fronting a not insubstantial sum of money, both aspects which could be challenging for a committee.¬† Approached¬†with some business savvy, there would even be a modest profit in it.

Would you like to get involved?¬† If so, and you think you’d like to take this on solo, then drop¬†us a line by March 22nd at unionstreetfoodtrucks@gmail.com.

If you’re interested but would rather engage as part of a committee, then either form a consortium with friends and notify us by e-mail, or post your willingness to volunteer¬†in the comments section of this blog, so you can connect with other people who might also be up for the challenge.

In two weeks time¬†we’ll close out the expressions of interest, consider¬†the options, and hand over the keys to the kingdom (contacts with City and the food trucks; spreadsheets; templates; access codes for the website) to whoever looks like the best¬†candidate to run this smoothly – because at the end of the day, having this run well is what will make the¬†lives of colleagues at 111 and 125 just that little bit¬†better.

About our trucks…

Ad Mare Mobile Seafoodadmareseafood.com. Like the name suggests, they prepare a variety of delicious seafood dishes, using only fresh seafood to ensure quality, freshness and variety.

Angry Dragonz – www.angrydragonz.com. Asian fusion with a twist – rice bowls, noodles, skewers and more.

Big D’s Dog House & Poutine Emporium –¬†www.bigdsdoghouse.com. Serving up gourmet hot dogs and poutine, fresh and locally bought.

Bytown Bayou Louisiana Smokehousewww.bytownbayou.ca. True Southern cooking the way the old folks used to make it. Fresh ingredients and BBQ done right!

Dash Mobilewww.dashtruck.ca.¬† A diverse menu based on what‚Äôs in season. Think kimchi grilled cheese stuffed with shredded pork, or a walnut flax burger, or¬†slow-braised meats and¬†quick pickles…

Dosa Inc dosainc.ca. Serving an eclectic selection of the delectable rice batter and lentil creations known as dosas, plus special recipe chutney and sambar sides.

The Grilled Cheeseriewww.thegrilledcheeserie.com.¬†Ottawa’s¬†original Grilled Cheese Food Truck! Adventures in¬†gooey¬†deliciousness.

The Merry Dairy – themerrydairy.com. Fresh, premium, original-recipe Jersey (soft-serve) and Midwest (scooped) style frozen custard, plus Merry Pops & homemade cookies

Mr. Churritosmrchurritos.com. Offers the famous Mexican churro, which is the simple but delicious concept of fried dough rolled in cinnamon and sugar. Complement it with dipping sauces like dulce de leche, or with a traditional Mexican hot chocolate!

Red Roaster Рredroastertruck.com. Rotisserie style chicken, sandwiches and sides. A changing menu but some standards include pulled pork tacos, jhal muri, and sweet potato fries.

Rico Peruricoperu.ca. Mouth-watering Peruvian cuisine on wheels. Meals made from scratch with fresh ingredients. Ceviche, anyone?

Rico Peru¬†also offers Cremoladas –¬†a delightful¬†blend of¬†real fruit and crushed ice that is perfect¬†for quenching your thirst on a hot day.

Stella Lunawww.slgelato.com. Not just your ordinary gelato. Freshly handcrafted by a chef trained in Bologna, and awarded 4th Best Gelato in North America in the Gelato World Tour!

Streat Gourmet –¬†Locally sourced ingredients and¬†an ever-changing¬†variety¬†of international street cuisine. Check their daily blackboard menu on Twitter.

Sula Woksulawok.com. “An Asian Taste Adventure” – blending traditional Asian flavours into popular street foods of the world.

Sula Wok also offers Suzy Q¬†doughnuts (suzyq.ca), which¬†honour the traditional Finnish recipe of the ‚ÄúSugar Munkki‚ÄĚ with unique flavours like Maple Bacon, Cookies n‚Äô Cream, and Dirty Chocolate

Urban Cowboyurbancowboyeats.com. Serves Texas-style food, with a mix of BBQ and Tex-Mex, but the backbone of the operation is the celebrated Belcher Burger.