6 Calgary food trucks to try at Picnic in the Park 2017

With Calgary’s warm weather (hopefully) here to stay, the city’s food truck scene is entering its busiest time of year. Since there are so many delicious mobile eateries to choose from, YYC Food Trucks has organized Picnic in the Park, a two-day food frenzy that takes place May 27 and 28 in Murdock Park in Bridgeland. Here are six food trucks you need to check out while you’re there. [Photo credit: YYC Food Trucks]

Fiasco Gelato

110-221 19 Street SE, Calgary, AB T2E 7M2

This small-batch gelato company is a Calgary institution, serving up scoops of handcrafted gelato and dairy-free, vegan sorbetto. Customer-favoured flavours include Strawberry Rhubarb, Dark Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt, and Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean. Fiasco’s food truck also has its own espresso bar to help you satiate your caffeine mix.

Sal's Flatbread

311 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0A5

The mobile offerings of Sal's Flatbread will also keep guests of the Picnic in the Park full with both savoury and sweet flatbread options. But if you want to chow down, take note – Sal's will only be on site in Murdock Park on May 28.

Calgary Mini Donuts (Food Truck)

Calgary, AB T2P 2G8

Mini donuts have steadily become a local favourite after winning Calgary’s heart at the Calgary Stampede. Calgary Mini Donuts was established in 2004, and has grown into one of the most sought-after food trucks in the city (they currently have three trucks). The truck serves pint-sized fluffy rings of fried dough, which are drowned in sugar and served up in convenient plastic carrying buckets.

Taiko Taco (Food Truck)

Calgary, AB T2P 2G8

Taiko Taco is a Pan-Asian eatery on wheels that specializes in street tacos, and it’s one of Calgary’s more adventurous gastronomical offerings. Taiko’s tacos are served up in house-made steam buns (instead of typical taco shells or tortillas) in variations that include Szechuan style eggplant, pork belly and more. Taiko has also just introduced a brand new duck taco option which will be available at Picnic in the Park. Also make sure you grab an order of Taiko’s legendary kimchi fries.

The Sugar Cube

Calgary, AB T3K 1P5

If you’ve got a hankering for sweets, Sugar Cube is Calgary’s very own mobile candy store. The bright purple food truck serves up a variety of old-school and hard-to-find sweets, with a selection that far rivals what you’d find in the grocery stores or convenience store candy bins.

The Dumpling Hero (Food Truck)

Calgary, AB T2P 2G8

Dumpling Hero is a mobile fusion street eatery with a menu consisting entirely of dumplings (that is, food wrapped up inside of other food). On the savoury side of things, Dumpling Hero makes an excellent pork cabbage dumpling, as well as some of the best spring rolls in the city. If you’re looking for something sweet, try the golden banana or egg tarts.

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