Food Truck Revolution

Give these culinary geniuses and their incredibly flavourful and delicious recipes a try.

Looking for a challenge this summer? How about a Food Truck Challenge!

Why not indulge in a food-tasting hop and give these amazing culinary geniuses and their incredibly flavourful and delicious recipes a try? It's on my list of things to do this summer and I can't wait to taste test them all!

I would love to hear about your experiences and other food trucks to add to the list. Don't be shy to snap before you bite and share some of your favourite local culinary delights. Social media plays an integral part in the success of the food truck industry and with the help of social media like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you can find your favourites with just a tap or a click and share your experiences.

Holleyde 's English Style Fish & Chips Shop

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Photo Credit: HolleyDe's Fish and Chips

HolleyDe's Fish and Chips is cooking up some of the best food in town. Located at Mill Market, 35 Canal Drive in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and open six days a week!  On the menu your choices include: Elk burgers, English Fish and Chips, coconut shrimp, New England clam chowder and more! Fresh Fish and Homemade batter with fresh cut fries paired together. It doesn't get any better than this!

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Just added to the menu! Pickerel with a light crispy batter, so so good! Photo Credit: Holleyde's English Style Fish & Chips

Open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am - 6 pm.

Like their Facebook page to receive daily menu updates and to be entered into contests to win dinner! Yum!

Last Minute Mama's Gourmet Chipstand

Last Minute Mama's Gourmet Chipstand is serving up fresh cut fries, stuffed burgers, pulled pork sandwich, pulled pork nachos, poutine, hot dogs, fish & chips, daily specials and more!

Located at 343 Trunk Road in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario!

Like them on Facebook and find out about their daily specials and more!

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Photo Credit: Last Minute Mama's

The Gnarly Bistro - Gourmet Food Truck and Catering

The Gnarly Bistro is on the move!

With 20+ years experience in the food and beverage industry, they are wowing their customers with their custom truck and delicious menu. The Gnarly Bistro serves in variety of locations across the city of Sault Ste Marie and is available to cater sporting events, concerts, work sites, community events as well as larger events like weddings.

You can follow them on Twitter and Facebook for the latest locations and updates or visit their website for more details at!

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Big Daddy Burger's

Located at 1177 Great Northern Road and the Soo's newest food sensation, Big Daddy Burger's is serving up some tasty food using only the freshest and best ingredients to make their premium burgers and sandwiches!

Chimmichurri steak tacos with cilantro onion salsa, salsa verde veg, chipotle cream! Photo Credit: Big Daddy Burger's

Watch's video below to meet the chef's and find out first hand what their up to! 

New in the Soo: Big Daddy's Burgers

Find out what their customers are saying!

Stephen Findlay rates his experience 5 stars!
"It would be an understatement saying that I am proud of Aaron Gridzak and Erik Nowak for pulling this off in such short fashion. It would also be an understatement to say the food was good because it wasn’t just good…it blew me away. If you don’t know what place I am talking about, it’s Big Daddy's on Great Northern Road.

I ordered the RBC...a roast beef, caramelized onions, spring mix and cheese miracle with a perfectly paired sauce that pulled all the elements together for a sandwich that can be served in a Beverly Hills bistro let alone a food truck located in Northern Ontario.

I was so famished that sadly, this masterpiece didn’t show up for its photo shoot.

There’s an upside to this tragedy, however. My wife, Jeannette ordered the Big Daddy Burger, a safe choice for any novice food truck explorer. It was a simple bacon cheeseburger with the works but I was pleasantly surprised to see what they did with the bun. You’ll just have to visit to experience it. My lips are sealed.

Anyway, I digress. I managed to not only snap a couple shots of this carnivorous perfection, but she even let me grab a couple bites. Let’s just say I was willing to fight her for the rest. Cooked and prepared to perfection on all accounts, the Big Daddy Burger may have me going back for dinner.

As you can probably tell, our first experience at Big Daddy Burgers will be one of many great ones; a simple comfort food spot I can sink my teeth into."
Photo Credit: Stephen Findlay

Photo Credit: Stephen Findlay
Like their Facebook page or call (705) 989-7634 to find out more!

Smiley's Lunch Box

It sounds like Carl Belanger is cooking up some amazing food at Smiley's Lunch Box located at 678 Second Line East in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

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What's on the menu?

Daily specials are posted on their Facebook page and include some of these mouthwatering options!

Buffalo Style Chicken Fingers w/ fries & pop $9.95
Lg Sheppard's Poutine w/ pop .. tax incl $9.95
Carls Black Forest Burger .. w/ fries; pop & tax incl $9.95
Lg. Bacon cheeseburger Poutine w/ pop .. tax incl $9.95
Hot Hamburger Nip .. pop & tax incl .. $9.95
LG Québécoise Poutine - bacon, chicken, onions, mushrooms & baby sweet peas with pop $9.95
Bacon Mushroom Burger Deluxe w/ fries & pop .. tax incl. $9.95
LG Veggie Poutine w/ pop .. tax incl. $9.95

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Lily & Claudia's

Make room for dessert!

How many of us can say that we started our first successful business when we were under twelve years old? Well, for Lily, Claudia and Brendan partners and owners of Lily's and Claudia's it's a reality! The trio opened their ice cream parlor in June of 2014 and already it's the talk of the town. With a keen sense for business, which the team inherited from their parents, it's no wonder that their ice cream parlor is showing no signs of slowing down.

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You can't miss this dynamic and lively bunch that brighten up Mill Market with their big smiles and colourful uniforms. You'll find Lily, Claudia and Brendan serving ice cream every Mill Market day. Open in June on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm until 6 pm and July and August, Wednesday through Sunday from noon until 6 pm. But don't worry, these kids will be out enjoying summer and having fun like their peers on their days off!

In keeping with the local food mantra of Mill Market, you'll only find fresh locally made ice cream at their shoppe. Customers can choose from Mint Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Vanilla, Butter Pecan, Rolo, Strawberry, Cookies and Cream, Raspberry Lemon-Lime Sherbet served in a cup, cone or waffle cone! New this year are vanilla or chocolate Chapman's ice cream cups that are peanut free! Can't decide? Take some advice from the experts! Brendan would recommend Peanut Butter Chocolate, Claudia loves Rolo and Lily is crazy about Cookies and Cream.

This season at Mill Market Brendan, Lily and Claudia want to share with you their passion for business and community and every fresh and delicious ice cream flavour you can think of!


Photo by Sheri Minardi for Mill Market

Location and Hours:

35 Canal Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, ON in their new ice cream truck!

Wednesday 3:30pm - 7:30pm, Saturday 10:30am - 3:30pm & Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm

July and August
Wednesday 2:00pm - 7:30pm, Friday 2:00pm - 6:00pm, Saturday 10:30am - 3:30pm, Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm

July 22nd and July 23 Mill Market brings a special event Cut N Cob to the grouds. Lily & Claudia's will be open both July 22 and 23 from 2:00pm to 7:30pm! Head down for a cob of corn, live music and of course, some ice cream!

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Like them on Facebook!

Meyers Munchies

Meyers Munchies food truck is located just outside the main entrance of Canadian Tire at 200 McNabb Street Sault Ste. Marie, ON.

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What's on the menu?

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You can also find their main office at 696 Old Garden River Rd Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 6J8‎ for more information about their services or call (705) 759-1693.

Grill'Em - Fresh Homemade Comfort Food

This tasty comfort food rolled into Mill Market on the weekend where customers were lined up to try out the menu. Reviews were great and the line-up, long!

To find out more about Grill'Em, call 705-450-6006!

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Here is what's on the menu!

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Here's your road map for the best food truck hop this summer!

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About Dionne Elgie

Dionne Elgie grew up in Sault Ste. Marie and has a deep personal love for this city, and like many Saultites, a real passion for the great outdoors. Along with her team at DIG (Digital Intelligence Group)—she works with Tourism Sault Ste. Marie to curate compelling travel stories and collect truly useful tour tips that appeal to both local residents and out-of-town visitors. You can contact Dionne at—she’d love to hear from you!

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