Calgary is home to innovative food trucks that offer delicious, locally made meals. This comprehensive guide captures the best trucks in the city and their must-try dishes. If you live in Calgary or plan to visit, here are all the food trucks you need to add to your bucket list this summer:
Two pals who’ve been friends for 20 years teamed up to bring Venezuelan food to Calgary.
On the menu: Venezuelan street food
What to try: The spicy chicken arepa, which includes BBQ chicken, chorizo, grilled queso duro cheese, avocado and tomato vinaigrette salsa and mayo garlic sauce. Don’t forget that side of yucca fries
Where to find this food truck: Curbside in Calgary. Follow @arepaboss on Instagram for daily updates
Mighty Halifax Style Donair
Get an authentic taste of the Maritimes in Calgary thank to this food truck.
On the menu: Donair
What to try: Donair egg rolls
Where to find this food truck: Curbside around Calgary. Follow @MightyHalifax on Twitter for daily updates
Find traditional Eastern European street food on this truck.
On the menu: Sweet and savoury pierogis
What to try: Poutine pierogis for some Canadian flair with chocolate pierogis for dessert
Where to find this food truck: Curbside and at festivals around Calgary. Follow @PerogyBoyz on Twitter for daily updates
With a passion for wood-fired pizzas, the team behind this truck brings Neapolitan-style pies to Calgary.
On the menu: Wood-fired personal pizzas
What to try: Prosciutto and arugula pizza and a Nutella pizza for dessert
Where to find this food truck: Curbside and at events around Calgary. For daily updates, follow @savinopizzeria on Instagram
Take It and Go
This East African food truck brings traditional street food to YYC.
On the menu: East-African street food with a North American twist.
What to try: The Naan Dog, a the perfect marriage of North American and East African flavours
Where to find this food truck: Curbside around Calgary. Follow @takeitandgoyyc on Instagram for daily updates
The Dumpling Hero
The first specialty dumpling truck in Calgary dishes out meals with unique flavours and toppings.
One the menu: Dumplings
What to try: Cheeseburger dumplings for an American spin on this classic street dish
Where to find this food truck: Curbside around Calgary. Follow @thedumplinghero on Instagram for daily updates
Zilford’s Fried Chicken
With quality ingredients and a secret recipe, ZFC brings delicious Nashville comfort food to Calgary.
On the menu: Fried chicken, done up how you like it – Nashville-style (open-faced on white bread, with pickles and slaw), in a sandwich or in a salad
What to try: Nashville-style chicken doused in hot sauce for the perfect balance of spice and flavour
Where to find this food truck: Curbside and festivals. Follow @zilfordsfriedchicken on Instagram for daily updates
When I, as a rational and responsible adult, decide that my packed lunch will instead be my dinner and I go burger hunting. Bitty Beef Bandit Burger & Parm and Herb Fries from Bandit Burger. #yycliving #calgarylife #yycfood #calgaryfood #yycfoodtrucks #calgaryfoodtrucks #banditburger #burgerlife #yessss #eatingeverything #lunchismyfavouritesubject
A burger-lover opened this Calgary-based food truck dedicated to simplicity and quality ingredients
On the menu: Burgers of all stripes
What to try: The Bacon Bandit made up of pork sirloin and slab bacon patties topped with cheese, slaw, marinated tomatoes and the truck’s signature Bandit sauce
Where to find this food truck: Curbside around Calgary. Follow @BanditBurger on Twitter for daily updates
Red Wagon Diner
Armed with a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, this truck brings your beloved greasy spoon to the streets of Calgary.
On the menu: Diner classics, with a specialty in Montreal smoked meat
What to try: A Reuben sandwich
Where to find this food truck: Curbside around Calgary. For daily updates follow @redwagondiner on Twitter
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Using fresh and local ingredients, this family-run business serves hand-made ice pops perfect for hot summer days.
On the menu: A rotating list of popsicle flavours depending on seasonal availability
What to try: Dulce De Leche Mini Donut Popsicle
Where to find this food truck: At festivals around Calgary. For location updates follow @familyfreezed on Instagram
This truck delivers a modern take on Asian street food.
On the menu: Tacos served on house-made steamed buns and Korean-inspired fries
What to try: 24-hour sous-vide pork belly tacos with kimchi tots on the side
Where to find this food truck: Curbside around Calgary. Follow @taikotaco on Instagram for daily updates
Now you can add "eating vegan corn dogs at @yycfoodtrucks picnic in the park" to your what to do on Saturday list 😉. Hand battered and dipped vegan 🌽🐕 will be happening at Murdoch park in bridgeland this Saturday from 11 – 7. And only available on the truck! Update. We'll be at parkshow in Inglewood at the yellow warehouse (actual name!) From Noon Till 5pm on Sunday May 28. More corn dog eating opportunities!
Vegans rejoice, as this all-vegan truck serves up comfort food classics like corn dogs, poutine, taco salads and more.
On the menu: Classic comfort food, vegan-ized
What to try: BBQ pulled-porkless burger topped with slaw, vegan mayo and mustard
Where to find the food truck: At Calgary festivals. For location updates, follow the truck on the Street Food App