A Dundas team has launched a new addition to the Hamilton food truck scene by offering more than a dozen types of crepes.
Curbside Crepes is a venture by Rogie Legault and Nicki Pollock of Dundas and Nell Spicer of Copetown. The truck officially hits the streets Wednesday morning.
The team is anxious to be part of Hamilton's “food truck frenzy,” said Legault, who spent 20 years in the ski industry.
He's travelled to cities such as San Francisco and Austin, Texas, where there's a big food truck culture, he said. He sees that happening in Hamilton too.
“There are already a lot of food trucks (in Hamilton) and we though 'We want to be part of what these guys are doing,'” he said.
Curbside Crepes took root nearly a year ago. They initially debated offering soup, but “in Canada, soup is seasonal,” Legault said. “If it's 36 C in Hamilton in the summer, no one is going to want soup.”
They're all fans of crepes though, and they started experimenting.
Slight modifications are required to make crepes fit with the eat-and-walk convenience of food trucks, Pollock said. For example, the team fries the crepes on either side to prevent them from falling apart. And they slip a coffee sleeve around them so they are not too hot to hold.
The types of crepes will vary according to season and availability of local food, Pollock said. Some examples:
The group is still scoping out areas to park in Hamilton. They aim to hit areas where there are a lot of businesses but not many restaurants.
“We plan on definitely being out three to four days a week, mostly for lunches and the odd evening,” said Legault. “In the summer, we'll probably be out most days. We may take one day off a week.”
Curbside Crepes will be in the CHCH parking lot on Wednesday morning from 7 to 10 a.m. It will be in Gore Park on Thursday serving breakfast from 6 to 9:30 a.m.