With the Winnipeg summer heat soon drawing to a close and the inevitable onset of fall close at hand I set out to redouble my efforts and visit as many of the new food trucks that now dot the Winnipeg lunchtime streets. Yesterday found me in familiar territory on Broadway Avenue where the majority of lunchtime food trucks are known to set up shop.
On a Roll Sandwich Truck
As it turned out my choice was an easy one, turning off Main Street the first truck that met my eye was a new to me, the On a Roll Sandwich Truck. Painted an eye-catching bright green announcing “Bringing the flavours of the world to the streets of Winnipeg” was an offer I simply could not refuse.
The menu pasted to the side of the truck spoke of simple family favorites from around the world delivering on the promises of their motto. Shrimp Po’ Boys representing the Louisiana coast of the United States, Jerked Chicken Sandwich giving a taste of Jamaican spicy influences. For a more savory note a patron could try the ever popular, if confusing Chicken and Waffles. Even vegetarians are welcomed with a falafel patty Banh-Mi sandwich representing the best of French and Vietnamese influences.
Posted in Why Winnipeg Rocks!, Winnipeg Food Scene, Winnipeg Street Eats
Tagged Bánh mì, Brendan Orr, Cheesesteak, Chicken an, Chicken and Waffles, foodtruck, On A Roll Sandwich Truck, Po Boy, Street Food, Winnipeg
Last night Dar and I found ourselves out and about on a Friday evening after work. Going for a visit to our chiropractor we ended up in the south end of the city very close to the University of Manitoba. Being hungry and definitely not in the mood to cook we decided to check out a new Vietnamese place that we had spotted a couple of weeks earlier on Pembina Hwy.
Saigon Jon’s 2696 Pembina Hwy
Saigon Jon’s Vietnamese Kitchen is billed as a fast casual Vietnamese fusion. Meaning that the service is somewhere in between fast food and casual sit down dining. Upon entering we were immediately greeted by a server who inquired if we were new to Saigon Jon’s. Nodding yes she proceeded to give us the lowdown on the menu and service.
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Tagged Bánh mì, Beef, Chili pepper, Gluten Free, Halal, Master Stock, Noodle Bowl, Phở, Pork, Saigon Jon's, Sheraz Ali, Sriracha sauce, vegan, Vietnamese Cooking, Winnipeg