The rise of the food cart as a gourmet eatery continues, although in Canada, Toronto feels dismally behind the rest of North America compared to Vancouver. For all of you who gastronomical explorers looking for the closest cuisine on the go, the Eat St. app will use your location to link you in to nearby food carts. Click on the individual suggestions and you’ll be given a map, a link to their Twitter, a menu, their hours and a profile that may link to the food cart’s website or Facebook in case you want more info. You can also “like” carts so that other users will know they’re popular, or add a cart if you don’t see it listed.
Keep in mind when searching for nearby carts, many of these aren’t stationary, they’re on the move around the city, so it’s best to use the link to the cart’s twitter feed where the most up-to-date location info is usually posted.
Eat St. also has its own show on the Food Network airing Fridays at 9:00 p.m. EST/PST, which checks out food carts all over North America.
The app: Eat St.
Where to buy: The iTunes Canada App store.