Thursday, 30 August 2012

Arturo's Mexico To Go

All I have to say is best burrito EVER!!  I can't wait to try more things here.

I had the chicken burrito and, as discussed above, it was out of this world amazing!  The perfect amount for lunch and reasonably priced at $8.50.  I was also impressed with the organization.  I've found ordering at most of the food trucks confusing, slow and disorganized.  Not at Arturo's.  You stand in line to order.  You continue in the line down the truck indicating what you want in your food, and by the time you pay at the end of the line, your meal is ready.  Impressive.

My only warning is that I think they pour the hot sauce on top and it drains to the bottom.  I ordered mine medium (which I thoroughly enjoyed), but as I was eating it I kept thinking "this seems more like mild than medium."  Then I got to the bottom and it definitely felt more like hot than medium.  So just be careful and protect that tongue of yours!


Sunday, 26 August 2012

Holy Perogy

My sister and her boyfriend were in town for the weekend, so we decided to check out the Food Cart Fest at the Waldorf Hotel.  Talk about a great event!  Plus, a great way to check out a bunch of food carts all at once.  The only unfortunate part about it, was that the line-ups were out of control.  I'm pretty sure that it took over 30 minutes for me to get my food.

But enough about timing, on to the food!  I'd heard rumour of Holy Perogy and was very excited to see them there.  I'd had a late and sizeable morning snack, so I decided that two snacks would make a lunch.

I ordered their classic cheese perogies, which came with fried onions and sour cream, and I added sausage.  I don't know if it was the fact that it took so long to get them, or the fact that they didn't match up to Cecil's perogies, but I was a little disappointed.  Don't get me wrong, they were tasty perogies and a solid sized snack, but for $8 plus $2 for the little amount of sausage I got, I was expecting a bit more.

Conclusion?  If you're in the mood for perogies, I don't think you'd be disappointed by Holy Perogy, but I also don't think you'd be blown out of the water.



Friday, 10 August 2012

Mangal Kiss

Today was my lucky day.  I'd arranged to go for lunch with a friend (who just happens to write a fabulous blog of her below).  We were planning on hitting a food cart and she suggested Mangal Kiss since it was a bit more on the healthy side and she really liked it. 

I was so excited!  I had walked by this cart many a time and gone weak at the knee over the fabulous smells that came from it.  However, any time I looked at the menu it completely baffled me and I had no idea how to order, so I never ended up going there.  Now I had a Mangal Kiss veteran who could teach me how!!  It turns out it was pretty easy.  She said to just pick your meat (chicken, lamb or vegetarian) and say "I'd like the chicken wrap, please."  And it came out all put together in its lovely deliciousness!

This has to be the best wrap I have ever had.  First of all, the kabob is grilled right in front of you, so it's fresh and hot.  The wrap is stuffed with yummy veggies such as shredded carrots, beets, lettuce, daikon, carrots, etc.  And on top of that there was cous cous and some amazing sauces in it.  My taste buds were in taste bud heaven! 

Then there was four added bonuses: (1) it only took five minutes to get our food (granted we were there before noon), (2) the wrap is between $7.50 and $8.50 depending on your meat, (3) it's healthy (or at least food cart healthy), and (4) it filled me up to the brim!

When people ask me which food cart is my favourite, I never like to pick just one because I think it depends on what type of food you feel like and how hungry you are.  However, if I had to pick just would hands down be Mangal Kiss.  Amazing!