Category: Food Trucks

#FoodTruckFriday – Knosh Catering

#FoodTruckFriday – Knosh Catering

Knosh Catering came onto the Edmonton Food Truck Scene in 2013. I was fortunate enough to be able to try their fare at Eden’s Market on 124.

Anyone that supports Eden’s Market has a special place in my heart; Eden’s Market is run to support YESS (Youth Empowerment and Support Services).  Many wonderful vendors and the family members come together to put on this extra-special Farmer’s Market.  I digress…

Stuart Parry is the man behind Knosh Catering.  He grew up in Leeds England and has always had a passion for food. He has been in the food service industry for the last 25 years.  Two years ago Stuart decided to take his passion to the street and purchased the food truck and catering company. He called the company “Knosh” which is an old British slang for “Let’s go Eat”. With the Food Truck it has given him the opportunity to take his love of British cuisine to the streets. Using traditional recipes with a bit of a twist, they make and bake everything fresh the day it is sold.

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Hawkers Market Comes to Edmonton

Hawkers Market Comes to Edmonton

Hawkers Market is based in Vancouver, BC.  They have most recently set their sites on Edmonton as a place to launch their event.  A Hawker Centre or “Cooked Food Centre” is usually in an open-air market format.  Thanks to our lovely Alberta weather, this particular version of the market was held indoors.

Hawkers Market’s Edmonton edition was held in the Mercer Warehouse basement.  If you are a patron of the “Mercer Collective” popup events featuring local artists, then you are familiar with the space.  The walls have some great graffiti art that gives the space that “underground” ambiance.  The market’s intention is to introduce food makers to the consumers to help launch local businesses.  All done with some great live DJ’s and some of the city’s best and future best eateries.

With Hawkers Market, you pay an admission fee to cover the rental of the venue and the entertainment.  You need to bring cash for payment for the dishes and the wares from the vendors.

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The Drift FT – Jerk Chicken

The Drift FT – Jerk Chicken

I am still trying to formulate some way of keeping track of where the YEG Foodtrucks are on any given day.  I work downtown so am always hoping they will be close enough to my office to be able to sample their wares. I just happened to luck out this week!

The Drift has had to fight with local restaurant owners for their right to park their truck and sell their food.  The food truck trend in Edmonton is a relatively new thing and the City is going to have to provide some solid regulations at some point.

I have learned that Nevin and Kara use “Twitter” to broadcast the information for their whereabouts and their menu.  I happily found out that they would be near my office for most of the week.  I had been very disappointed that the last Jerk Chicken had been sold to the gentleman directly before me at the last “What the Truck” Extravaganza.  I made sure that I got there before the lunch crowd to avoid the lineups.

I (very happily) got my Jerk Chicken.

On the menu it is described as; “Jerk Chicken on a Ciabatta bun served with grilled pineapple coleslaw”.  Drift gives the sandwiches to you served in a paper bag, as you can see I brought it back to my office and put it on a plate.  I am glad I did!  The juicy pineapple can make for a drippy experience.

The Jerk Chicken was absolutely delicious!  It was a very pleasant afterburn.  The Drift seems to have their own blend when it comes to spicing things up – their fries are spectacular as well.  I think I tasted some cinnamon in the blend – but don’t quote me!

Thanks Nevin and Kara – it was totally worth the wait!

So go out and find @driftfoodtruck on the Twitter and give “The Drift” a taste!

Drift Food Truck Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

What the Truck?! August 3rd Aftermath

What the Truck?! August 3rd Aftermath

Wow!  I thought Taste of Edmonton was crowded!

Kudos to all of the Food Trucks that were there and frantically serving the food that they were providing.

Unfortunately I did not get to try as many of the things as I had hoped to due to the very long lineups.  There has got to be a better way to do a little bit of crowd control so that you know where the queue ends?

I had my heart set on the “Jerk Chicken” from Drift – but alas – even though I was there at 6ish (1 hour after start) the gentleman in the lineup before me got the last one!  (Insert sad face here!)  So I settled for my second choice:  Braised Beef Sandwich – whiskey & coffee BBQ sauce, crispy onions & pepperoncini’s


I should have put something in the photo for size reference – this is one of their mini-sandwiches. It was quite tasty – the pickled jalapenos were not mentioned but were a pleasant surprise.  The hand-cut fries were a nice touch – very yummy.  The meat was tender and flavourful – the sauce was not overwhelming in the least.

My partner in crime decided to wait in the much longer lineup for the Act food truck.  He sampled “The Duke” from the special “What the Truck?!” menu.


The Duke: beef pattie, smoked cheddar, hickory coffee BBQ sauce, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato, mayo and pickle.  This was a regular sized burger version.

He states “the burger was good but the wait was really long.”

So the food all in all was a positive experience.  Kudos also goes to the Lingnan for their “Hot and Dry Spicy Chicken” aka “Crack Chicken” which I have been eating for years now – and it always makes me smile to see the expressions on the faces of the newbies that are tasting it for the first time!  I would also like to add that the view on the Victoria Promenade is amazing and a great choice of venue for this event.

The negatives were the long lineups and the mosquitoes.   I am not sure that there is much that could be done about either but to the customer that is trying to experience the flavours, both were very frustrating.

Will I go again – you bet!  I will be prepared to arrive as early as possible and to endure the lines!

What the Truck?!

What the Truck?!

I am SO excited for “What the Truck?!” tonight!!

I have been following the page for a little over a month now and my schedule can finally accommodate getting to try some of the newest local eateries! The menu looks phenomenal.

Join us on the Victoria Promenade tonight to experience the mobile flavours that Edmonton summer has to offer!