King St. food truck alley to return on a smaller schedule
King West Eats, Toronto's newest food truck alley, served a lot of hungry lunch diners last week. Now, it looks like the alley, Toronto's second, will be sticking around for a while longer - but in a more limited capacity, serving only on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during lunchtime.
The trucks are slated to return this Wednesday through Friday, and a representative from Allied Properties, who teamed up with local food truck Curbalicious to launch the site on a company-owned parking lot, says they're looking into establishing that as an ongoing schedule.
Allied and Curbalicious owner Brittney Pawlick worked together to launch the alley, which ran Monday to Sunday and saw over a dozen trucks driving in throughout the course of the week to dish out everything from healthy wraps and Mexican fare to smoked meat and cupcakes.
Service started at 11am daily to cater to the local lunch crowd; though the parking lot at 7 Morrison St., just off of Adelaide and Brant, is tucked away from view, diners still found their way in fairly steadily throughout the week, with lunch crowds often lined up a few dozen deep.
Trucks stuck around until 11pm until Friday and Saturday night to catch bar-hopping diners; evidently, lunch service seemed to be the far stronger draw (and a rainy Saturday that washed out business probably didn't help).
This week's schedule is yet to be unveiled; for the latest info on truck locations in Toronto, check out Toronto Food Trucks.
Photos by Jesse Milns