Food Trucks are popping up around Norfolk County and lucky for us, they are serving up some delicious and creative items. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite, craving a sweet treat, or need something to nibble on while you enjoy a glass of local wine or brew, Norfolk food trucks are serving it.
We took a quick poll to find out what your favourite local food trucks are! Here were your top picks:
The Little Cheesecake Company (Simcoe)
They aren’t just serving little cheesecakes, they are serving mouth-watering, luxurious little cheesecakes. Each week you can find the “featured flavours” menu on their Facebook page, often including Classic NY Style and rich Vanilla or Chocolate with Salted Caramel. Every decadent recipe is handmade with fresh ingredients. Did I mention the indulgent pies, tarts, layer cakes and brownies they have available? Locals are raving about these tasty treats and we just can’t get enough.
Bev’s Chip Wagon (Simcoe)
Bev’s is a Norfolk #classic! There is always a line up for the locally famous fresh cut fries. She takes it up a notch with her poutine, smothered in mozzarella cheese and generously covered in flavourful gravy. If you have yet to try Bev’s Chip Wagon, you can find their truck in Simcoe and it will be worth the visit.
Murphy’s Chip Wagon (Port Dover)
Speaking of classics, Murphy’s is a family favourite in Port Dover. Owner/Operator Ralph Murphy is a Dover native and knows just how his customers like things. A fresh basket of fries and tender chicken strips from the iconic bright yellow food truck is a summer staple for most locals. Of course, the crispy battered fish sandwich with creamy coleslaw is always a good choice, it’s Port Dover after all.
David’s On Tour (Burning Kiln Winery)
Their gourmet menu, inspired by an eat local and eat fresh philosophy, is offering eloquent pairings with Burning Kiln’s wine and drink menu. In true Norfolk style, you can enjoy a warm summer afternoon sitting on the patio with a crisp glass of Burning Kiln’s Cureman’s Chardonnay accompanied by walnut crusted french brie chunks with red pepper jelly and crustini from David’s On Tour. With an abundance of unique creations to offer, both locals and tourists are making repeat visits to this County gem.
First Mate’s (Long Point)
New to cast a line, and getting lots of bites! We were lucky to find an empty picnic table when we stopped by to try their Local Lake Erie Yellow Perch Taco filled with a tangy coleslaw, and spicy sauce nestled in a soft corn tortilla, it was delicious! We’ll definitely be heading back to try their local Smoked Pulled Pork and poutine with a cup of freshly squeezed lemonade.
Indulge (Long Point Eco-Adventures)
Indulge’s menu creations are ever-changing and always drool-worthy. This truck is a definite must try for all you foodies out there. From grilled brisket wraps loaded with tzatziki, fresh veggies and cheese, to gourmet burgers with bacon, white cheddar, pickled red onion salad and BBQ aioli, to Israeli Cous Cous salad with fresh veggies, citrus dressing topped with pea sprouts. Is your mouth watering yet? With a new menu each week, often including vegetarian options and fresh local ingredients, Indulge’s recipe mastermind, Shelli, will keep you coming back.
Shaka Bean (on location)
It’s not too often you’ll find a VW Microbus serving Barista Style Coffee, Pearl Sugar Waffles and Gourmet Grilled Cheese sandwiches. Shaka Bean is adventuring around the County pleasing customers with smooth pour over coffee brewed with peace and love. You can usually find the vintage 70’s Volkswagen at the Waterford Farmers Market on Wednesdays serving up good food and good vibes.
Park Street Pops (Port Dover)
Park Street Pops puts a fantastically unique twist on a favourite summer treat. They are using fresh, local fruits and ingredients to hand make tasty frozen popsicles for the lucky browsers on Park street in Port Dover. And it’s not just fruity flavours, they are pleasing the masses with tastes from Strawberry Lemonade to Chocolate Peanut Butter.
Cravings (on location)
Cravings Food Truck is often on the move offering some great eats at local farmers markets and special events. They are earning rave reviews for their exceptional service. Customers just can’t say enough about how friendly and courteous the owners Matt and Christina are. Of course, their locally sourced menu is getting great reviews too. Visitors are loving the chicken sandwiches and addictive side dishes. I’ll take an order of pickle chips please!
Tacos Mexico Food Truck (Simcoe)
A taste of Mexico, in Norfolk County! A heaping, spicy taste covered in fresh homemade salsa that is! We missed this truck on our original blog post but we had to add it after their customer’s brought it to our attention and we checked out their rave reviews. Perfectly seasoned with fresh toppings, Tacos Mexico is serving up an array of Mexican dishes filled with the Mexican style meat of your choice. We cannot wait to visit (we actually can’t believe we haven’t yet)!
There you have it, the best food trucks in Norfolk County! Serving locally sourced, Norfolk inspired, crowd-pleasing dishes. Let us know if we missed your favourite. Which ones will you be visiting this summer?