Goodbye hotdogs, hello samosas and salads and smoothies.
After years of nothing but wieners and sausages from Toronto’s sidewalk carts, the provincial government recently announced a relaxation of the laws governing street food grabbed on the go.
While street vendors were previously limited to selling “pre-cooked meat products,” the changes slated to take place in August will pave the way for expanded menus.
City councillor John Filion, a big proponent of the move, recently held a party at Nathan Phillips Square to give us a taste of what could soon be available from vendor carts — if Toronto’s top chefs decided en masse to apply their talents to street food, that is.
Filion’s “treats” included a $2 florentine tripe stew and a $6 strawberry and sour cream brown sugar crepe. Other, more predictable, fare included chicken souvlaki for $5 and fried spring rolls for $4.
Up to vendors