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Apr 17, 2007 01:03 PM

Best Chip Truck in Toronto.

Alright, I was in Port Hope for easter weekend. Port hope's a little town about an hour east of Toronto for what it's worth. There was a chip truck there, and we stopped to grab some fries. It was in the parking lot of the liquidation world, bottom of Walton st, across from KFC.

I sprayed them with the malt-vinegar-spray-bottle deal, and threw some salt on them, and no sooner had I taken a bite than I knew I was in pure chip-truck heaven.

I've yet to stop thinking about how great they were. Yes, I know if I really wanted some I could just make the trip back there, and I totally intend on doing so. That's not the question though.

The question is whenever I don't feel like making the trip all the way there for some fries, where can I find the best chip truck fries in my home city? I live at Sheppard and Yonge, but I know there's no chip truck around here.

Great things have been said about the truck down in front of city hall, and I totally want to check it out, but is it really the best?

Good chip truck fries in my mind are a lot like a fatter version of New York Fries. They've got a great potatoe flavour, with good oil. Bonus points for skin-on, and extra bonus points for fresh cut. Also, they must taste awesome with malt vinegar. OH, and HUGE PORTIONS.

Good chip trucks...GO!

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  1. I really like the chip truck that's parked across the street from CBC on Front. St. It's a white truck owned by Nick...fries are amazing! You got me drooling now!

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    1. re: LovesToEat

      both the trucks in front of the metro convention centre are good, imho. The portions are huge!

      the blue truck in front of Nathan Phillips Square is good too, but I hate all the pigeons around there

      1. re: orangewasabi

        There are currently two blue trucks in front of Nathan Phillips Square. The one which I (and, seemingly, the rest of the fry-patrons) prefer is called Mr. Tasty Fries.

      2. re: LovesToEat

        "Casablanca"'s original title was "Everybody Comes to Rick's". At the CBC Broadcasting Centre on Front Street "everybody comes to Nick's". Most CBC folk, me included, head across the street to Nick's truck for our chip fix. So that's where my vote goes, along with my appetite.

      3. My favourite is the chip truck at Cherry Beach--it's a little-known fact that french fries have no calories if you eat them while walking the dog...

        1. Don Juan's, featured in many a magazine and television show. He's a crazy Spaniard and is only around when the weather is good (spring-early fall) but man does he make a good fry and he's a trick to order from. All guys are "Hey Ugly" and all girls are "Hey Beatiful" he's good fun, super cheap and can't be beat. Front and John across from the CBC building. 277 Front is the address he's infront of Don Juan is on the truck. Everything else is just playing.

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          1. re: Ender

            Yep, Don Juan's was the name that I was trying to think of! His fries are excellent!

            1. re: LovesToEat

              Don Juan's switched owners in 2008, the fries just aren't as good there any more.

              1. re: ghanima

                Ask the new owner, if they use the same cooking oil as previous owner.. I find Canola Oil the best to use.

          2. If you don't want to head all the way downtown from Y&S, there is a chip truck in front of the Pet Smart at Eglinton and Laird. I can't vouch for the quality, as I've never indulged, but you could check it out and report back!

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            1. re: TorontoJo

              I'm definitely going to check it out at some point, thanks for the info. Tonite I'm going to Salad King for supper though, so it'll be a while before I get a chance to go.

              Don Juan sounds awesome too, thanks for all the great responses. Mmmm, I can taste the fries already.

              1. re: phade

                Big blue chip truck in front of Toronto City Hall (100 Queen Street west)

              2. re: TorontoJo

                had them once. soft and undercooked. don't bother.

                1. re: atomeyes

                  That truck changed owners in 2008. It really was fantastic before then.

              3. ALL chip trucks on front st are great. had them from each @ the same time

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                1. re: philly cheeze

                  My fave from when I worked down at the MTCC a fair bit was .. Bozos.

                  1. re: kerwintoronto

                    I just worked a trade show at the MTCC and my entire team's yearly guilty treat and ritual is some Bozo's fries ... and then trying to fend off the seagulls as we eat them in the wee park area opposite.

                    Delicious and totally worth the guilt.

                    1. re: LissyDee

                      LOL...we used to sneak them into MTCC and eat them behind the curtains in our registration areas.