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Eat Street: Winnipeg's street food scene explodes

By: PegCity GrubJune 19, 2013 // Food Tours, Winnipeg in the News

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Let the street eating begin.

Three years ago, Winnipeg had one food truck.

El Torrito owner Jorge Torres and his partner served up tacos galore from their big red truck. Winnipeggers went wild for the el fresco Mexican eats.

Fast forward to spring 2013. Winnipeg has about 20 food trucks cruising the streets and Mexican cuisine was just for starters. Today, street eaters can gobble up Filipino, Mediterranean, Thai, Laotian, Poutine, chicken wings in 30+ varieties, American south-style barbecued pork, chicken and beef, Japanese sweets, pizza, seasoned corn on the cob and French on the go.

From Monday to Friday, many of the city's food trucks can be found in three areas of downtown Winnipeg: Broadway at Edmonton Street; the Exchange District's Old Market Square; and Portage Avenue outside the Manitoba Hydro Building. Locals can point the direction

Winnipeg's food-truck season is short but sweet so hit the streets any sunny week day and you're sure to find a new favourite. To help on your journey check out Peg City Grub's Winnipeg Street Eats Guide 2013.

In the meantime, here's a look a Winnipeg's street eats scene.

Eating el fresco on Broadway
Eating el fresco on Broadway

Tot Wheels food truck
Tot Wheels food truck

Hungry crowds at Habanero Sombrero on Broadway
Hungry crowds at Habanero Sombrero on Broadway

Habanero Sombrero hot sauces
Habanero Sombrero hot sauces

Chicken and black bean soft tacos by Habanero Sombrero
Chicken and black bean soft tacos by Habanero Sombrero

Stuff It
Stuff It

So-Cal Smoothies
So-Cal Smoothies

Pimp My Rice
Pimp My Rice

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