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Sew Hungry – 35 trucks announced

March 14, 2014

For Immediate Release

Hamilton, ON

 Save the Date, Sew Hungry; Ottawa Street’s Award winning Restaurant and Food Truck festival is back in Hamilton Friday May 2nd, 2014.  The trucks and restaurants will be serving up their delicious fare curbside from 11-3pm & 4-8pm.

On February 26th 2014, a panel of judges taste tested all the new trucks that applied to be part of the event.  53 trucks vied for a spot at Sew Hungry.  The judges were impressed by the quality of food and the passion demonstrated by the all the chefs.  It was the original intent to accommodate 30 trucks, but after a long deliberation, we are thrilled to announce this years Sew Hungry will accommodate 35 trucks!

An event that started out with only 9 Food Trucks, has grown exponentially.  We are happy to welcome our top 35 as follows:

1) Tiny Toms Donuts                                               Brampton, ON

2) The Gelato Spot                                                    Hamilton, ON

3) Curbside Cupcakes                                              Mississauga, ON

4) The Hamilton Funnel Cake Truck                  Hamilton, ON

5) Choco Churros                                                       Toronto, ON

6) Detour Coffee                                                        Hamilton, ON

7) Bistro Tour                                                              Kitchener, ON

8) Karma ChaMEALeon                                          Hamilton, ON

9) Bestia                                                                        Woodbridge, ON

10) The Salted Pig                                                     Burlington, ON

11) Mikes Dog House                                                Norval, ON

12) The Meatball Shoppe                                       Hamilton, ON

13) Caplansky’s Thunderin’ Thelma                   Toronto, ON

14) Luchador Gourmet Streatery                        Cambridge, ON

15) Jonny Blonde                                                        Burlington, ON

16) West of Seoul                                                       Waterloo, ON

17) Great British Bake                                               Cambridge, ON

18) Schmuck Truck                                                     Kitchener, ON

19) CORNehCOPIA                                                    Toronto, ON

20) Randy’s Roti & Doubles                                   Mississauga, ON

21) Frankie Fettuccine                                               Oakville, ON

22) Itty Bitty Pie Company                                     St.Catherines, ON

23) Texas Tornado                                                    Mount Albert, ON

24) Busters Sea Cove                                                Toronto, ON

25) Gorilla Cheese                                                      Hamilton, ON

26) The Portobello Burger                                    Mississauga, ON

27) Dobro Jesti                                                           Caledonia, ON

28) Southern Smoke Truck                                   Hamilton, ON

29) Bacon Nation                                                      Mississauga, ON

30) Café Du Monde                                                  Kitchener, ON

31) Hank Daddy’s BBQ                                            Maple, ON

32) Tony’s Corner                                                    Hamilton, ON

33) The Dirty South                                                 Hamilton, ON

34) Gourmet Gringos                                              Toronto, ON

35) The Command Post                                         Cambridge, ON


For more information please contact;

Elisha Proietti

O 905 297-5250



  • Liz says:

    Why are all the trucks from out of town, shouldn’t we be supporting our city and the people that live and work here? None of these trucks will come back and support out city. fYou have 9 out of 35 trucks are not from Hamilton. What is with that?

    • admin says:

      Hi Liz! Almost all of the Hamilton trucks that applied got in. We of course do our best to celebrate the Hamilton trucks but we also enjoy giving Hamilton the opportunity to try trucks that they wouldn’t usually have a chance to try. All of these trucks have been very cordial and appreciative of how accepting and embracing Hamilton is to the Food Truck Culture. To be part of the event they must all be licensed in Hamilton, so they are all technically Hamilton trucks, although not originally from here!

  • ernid says:

    What was about other Hamilton trucks, I tried Urban Express (awsome steak sandwiches), ice cream trucks. Did they aplied? I agree with previous blogger. Suport Locals!!!

  • Melinda says:

    See you all there,for some good eats!

  • Wendy says:

    Looking forward to it! We think it’s exciting to have such a wonderful variety of participants – something for everyone 🙂

  • Emma says:

    Why does it have to be on a Friday? A weekend would have been better.

    • admin says:

      Hi Emma,
      The event has always been on a Friday. Being a city full of shift work, we like being able to offer the event at a different time than typical event days such as Saturday and Sunday. Sorry if you can’t make it, hopefully you can come to the next one!

      • Totally agree - this festival should not be on a weekday says:

        I’m not sure why having the event on a Friday rather than a Saturday has anything to do with there being shift workers in Hamilton – doesn’t shift work happen every day? I don’t think this is the real reason. I really think that the organizers should re-consider this choice for future years – this festival is only a few years old so it’s not exactly a tradition at this point, and having it on a weekend proper would be much more appropriate.

  • Christine says:

    Will there be free HSR transportation to the event, like you had last year?

  • Stokx says:

    I just have a couple of questions. What street will this be located on ? Will all food trucks be closed at exactly 8pm ? Will there be any future Sew Hungry’s in the Toronto or Mississauga area in the near future ?

    • admin says:

      Hi there, this is located on Ottawa Street in Hamilton, ON. This event is run by the BIA therefore will only be happening on Ottawa St in Hamilton. It happens the first Friday of May every year. If trucks still have food left, they could potentially still be here at 8pm but typically they will be finished by 8pm.

  • Carolyn says:

    Will Ottawa St be closed for this event? It was problematic last year that the street was still open to car traffic.

    • admin says:

      Hi Carolyn. Ottawa St will remain open however we will be closing 5 side streets and putting out tables and chairs on them to try and help with the overflow of people. We work closely with policing and always ask about safety and street closures. They have let us know that it is actually safer than a normal day as the cars are moving so slow that there is no safety concern.

      • Carolyn says:

        Thanks. It wasn’t a safety concern so much as concern about the overcrowding on the sidewalks. Hopefully closing some side streets will help.

        • Agree that Ottawa Street should be closed to traffic says:

          Could the organizers please explain why Ottawa Street is not closed to cars for the festival? Did you apply to close the street and were you denied approval? Or do you not agree that closing the street would make the festival better vis-a-vis sidewalk overcrowding? Thank you

  • Roxy says:

    Why is the Beavertail truck not here this year….

    I miss Ottawa and my trips to the Byward market or go for a skate on the Rideau Canal for my feast of Hookers Beavertails…

    Killaloe Sunrise being my favourite.

  • Leeann says:

    Too bad this event has taken away a full days sales from restaurants on the street fir many years and they take the money to Toronto or wherever else it’s all about the publicity no one cares about the what money they made !!! Disgraceful treatment to existing food astablishments on the street ! Too many food trucks taking our city’s revenue ! I hope that in the future u will consider everyone on the street!

    • The food trucks aren't taking my money away from Ottawa St restaurants says:

      The only time I eat out on Ottawa St is during the food truck festival (and I live a block away) – sorry, but the existing restaurants on that street are sub-par at best. That would change if the restaurants were of better quality and more interesting, then I would eat out on Ottawa St all the time. So to say that the food truck festival is hurting the restaurants’ revenue is false, at least when it comes to revenue from me.

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