Well, spring has arrived and the food trucks are slowly trickling back out onto the street. So far, I have noticed only one new one. I believe the Extreme Fries Truck is a repainted version of the one that was out before, but I could be corrected. (NB I have been corrected, it has a new owner as well, Bobbie Mack) The new truck on the streets is called Best Meal.
Best Meal serves the usual assortment of hot dogs and hamburgers, but specializes in Middle Easter cuisine. Among the offerings are falafels, shawarma, and something I’d never heard of called Kibbe (it’s sort of a ground beef filled Falafel). I’ll state outright, these weren’t the best meals I’ve had. However, give the owners credit for wanting to make a splash with a new truck. So, reverting to my Food Truck review format, here are my thoughts.
Most of the entrees are in the $6.00 to $8.00 range. The wraps I had were both at the bottom end and were stuffed with good fillings. In particular the beef shawarma had plenty of beef. The combos add about $2.50 to the bill, and I received a good portion of chips with my kibbe. As a bonus, canned drinks are only $1.25, better than just about any truck. 5/5
As I mentioned at the top you can get a variety of Middle Eastern dishes along with Canadian favourites. There are even a couple of vegetarian options. No lack of choices at this truck. Also, there are several toppings and condiments. 5/5
Here’s the area where Best Meal doesn’t quite live up to it’s name. I enjoyed the flavour and seasoning on the Beef Shawarma but the beef was a little bit chewier than it should be. They do a good job of sealing the wraps, but that tends to dry them out a little bit as well. Finally, the fries were a little on the limp and soggy side. On the plus side the Kibbe was nice and crispy on the outside with well-cooked ground beef in the middle. 4/5
The Kibbe and fries were served to me in a recloseable container. As I said with the wraps, they searing dried them out slightly, but it also meant that they didn’t leak all down your arms when you tried to eat them. They are to keep dry if it rains out. 4.5/5
English doesn’t appear to be the first language of the owners, however they make a real strong effort to communicate effectively and the service is quick and efficient. 4.5/5
Best Meal Overall:
OK, this may not be your best meal. However, this truck delivers a very good meal that is real good value, and guaranteed to fill you up over the lunch hour. 4.5/5