My colleagues frequent the food trucks at Jarvis and Queen Street East and rave about smoked meat sandwiches from Caplansky’s and gourmet fish tacos from Buster’s Sea Cove, a St. Lawrence Market staple since 1992. I had yet to venture to the Land o’ Food Carts and felt I was missing out on my city’s unique culinary offerings. So, last week I decided I had lived too long without experiencing lunch from a mobile kitchen.
The fish tacos were what I truly wanted, but the first time I visited the lot, Buster’s Sea Cove wasn’t there. Gone fishin’ or something. Instead, I ordered a chicken gyro with french fries in it (!) from the Blue Donkey Streatery.
I was determined in my quest to try Buster’s fish tacos, which had now become the holy grail of curbside eats. A few days later, I trekked back to the parking lot and was pleased to see Buster’s anchored there. (Forgive the cheesy puns?) I sailed up to the window and placed my order for fish tacos (you can also get shrimp tacos; I’ll try those next time). For eight bucks, you get two tacos, which equals three to four pieces of hand-battered fish topped with sour cream, tomatoes, pico de gallo and lime wedges. My coworkers weren’t kidding: the tacos were quite a catch. Mmmmm… when’s lunch?!
You can find a daily listing of the carts’ locations at Toronto Food Trucks.