After some talk in April, we were worried that the movement on street food had fizzled out. Lo and behold, Councillor Filion is rounding up his troops of chefs for the promised Toronto Street Treats Event on Friday at Nathan Phillips Square from 12 to 2 p.m. with little to disappoint.
A full list of the playful and potential street food that will be served was released along with the official word that August 1 will mark the addition of salads, fruit, hamburgers, pizza, samosas, non-dairy smoothies, burritos, corn on the cob and baked goods to Toronto’s streets.
The Rubino brothers (of indulgent Rain Restaurant fame) disappointingly pulled the frog’s legs porridge from their original menu and are now offering the equally interesting “5-Spiced Chinese Melon Soup with Curried Shellfish.” Other more unique dishes include Florentine Tripe Stew, Flamishe, Dosa, and Tsukune. At the same time, there are thankfully more usual street eats and some that are even slated to show up after August. Look for Chili Lime Corn, Fruit Skewers, Empanadas, Souvlaki on a Pita, and Fresh Salad Rolls. Items range from $1 to the rather-astronomical-for-street-food price of $6.
We’ll have a bite-by-bite review after the event.
Photo by bilgemonkey from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.