Indian food truck heats up Thompson's food scene
Sid Verma wanted to be northern Manitoba city's 1st Indian cuisine vendor
Spicy dishes and red-hot sales are coming out of the first Indian food truck to operate in the northern Manitoba city of Thompson.
"When this thing is on, the aroma goes out and the person who is just walking beside my trailer is forced to come in front [and ask], 'What are you making?'" he said.
Verma said he was lured to Thompson by a day job at a mining vehicle company, but at night he wanted to cook food from his native India.
But Verma said his idea to be a food vendor in Thompson's sub-zero temperatures was initially met with a lot of skepticism.
"That was the biggest challenge which I was having when I used to discuss this business with anybody and everybody," he said.
Verma's food trailer is not winterized, so this winter he is partially running Chillax from a nearby commercial kitchen.
However, he said he plans to take the food truck out on the road in the spring.