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King St. food truck alley to return on a smaller schedule

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / July 21, 2014

king west eatsKing 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.

king west eatsTrucks 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

Discussion

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NoPatience / July 21, 2014 at 01:00 pm
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Why would you only give it one weekend to decide if it was successful? I wanted to check this out but the rain on Saturday caused a change of plans. On a nice weekend evening the trucks should do well in that area, at least give it an honest shot before cutting it down to three days a week for lunch service only.
Matt / July 21, 2014 at 08:08 pm
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Yay overpriced food enjoyed whilst sitting on pavement.
CW replying to a comment from NoPatience / July 22, 2014 at 08:59 am
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The article says "a representative from Allied Properties... says they're looking into establishing that as an ongoing schedule."

This means they are in negotiations with the food trucks on how much it will cost to rent the space.
Jake / July 22, 2014 at 08:42 pm
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I would choose Burrito Boyz over a food truck any day. Paying the same amount but 5 times the food.

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