Posts Tagged ‘Food Truck’

Originally founded as “Pub Paradise” in 1999.  The Chef’s name is Owen.  He has 20 plus years of cooking under his belt.  Owen wanted to share his Jamaican culinary skills with Edmonton by giving us a taste of his irresistible Jerk Chicken made with his own secret blend of spices.  Hence the food truck “Paradise Grill” was born.

Paradise Grill

These guys are hard to find.  They aren’t on the Streetfood App and they don’t use their social media very often.  I was lucky enough to catch them at the Canada Day Celebrations at the Alberta Legislature grounds.

Chef Owen - Paradise Grill

As you can see, the Jerk Chicken is grilled on charcoal with a smile!  There were several food trucks gathered, but this one’s aroma was just too good to walk by.  They smelled divine!

There wasn’t much for choices on the menu for the night.  You had Jerk Chicken, assorted wings or Jamaican Patties.  After getting a nostril full of the Jerk Chicken, there was no other choice.

Paradise Grill Jerk Chicken

You pay $10 for your chicken and above is what you get. I should have taken a comparison photo to show you the portion size.  I was still hungry when I was finished.  The Jerk Chicken tastes as good as it smells.  Your mouth has some pleasant heat in it during the whole experience. The spice blend is amazing.

Hand cut fries would have been really good. Steak fries are not my favourite. Hot sauce is available for your meal if you need more heat.

Paradise grill will cater your event. They need a bit more room to set up – there is the mobile kitchen and the grills.

Paradise Grill is on Facebook and you can also find them on Twitter as @paradisegrill4u

Paradise Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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During my trip to the newly opened Mother’s Market (post to follow) I came across Ian Gladue and his shiny new concession stall for Native Delights.  Technically this is “not” a food truck, but Native Delights does have mobile carts that you will see in and around the city sharing his love of food.  They are now in their second year.

Native Delights at Mothers Market

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Here is another “Truck that Cares”.  Street Eats is one of the trucks that you will see at Eden’s Market on 124. This is a Farmer’s Market that supports YESS. They aren’t a regular, but I hope to see them back again!

Street Eats is one of the trucks that will take the leftover items at the end of the day and will hand them out to the less fortunate.  They are hoping to have a collection tin soon to be able to help local charities.

Street Eats started their Edmonton Food Truck journey last year. It is a family run business that specializes in “Comfort Food just like Mom used to make but with a gourmet touch”. This is indeed a great description.

Street Eats Edmonton

Street Eats Food Truck – Great Comfort Food!

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124 Street Grand Market is now in it’s third year. Located on 124 Street and 108 avenue, it has a different feel from any other Farmer’s Market that I have attended in the past.

Kirsta Franke, the Market Director, has brought together a unique atmosphere and a sense of community. There is always a DJ or live music, food vendors, craft vendors and food trucks. The market runs rain or shine from 4pm to 8pm every Thursday until October 9th.

I like to pop by the market for a lot of different things and hope to make it a habit this year.  124 Street is full of restaurants and great shops.  The business association already has a sense of community and Kirsta has managed to carry on this spirit to to the market.  I always recognize a face or two every time I attend.

For my food truck followers, you always have Cookie Love which brings their handcrafted cookie ice-cream sandwiches to the market.  They will usually greet you at the entrance of the market.  Don’t wait to get your dessert first, there is only so many cookies to go around and you might miss out if you don’t pick one up right away. (I have done this a couple of times.)

There are always a handful of food trucks to choose from.  At the Grand Opening they had Drift, Little Village, Orbit, Sailin’ On and The Fruit Truck.

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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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