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The Best Food Trucks to Check Out in Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Updated: 24 January 2018

The Halifax food scene is bustling, and there’s a never-ending array of cafés, restaurants, and bars to experience. But why go to your food when you can have it come to you? Halifax is loving the food truck trend, and we’ve got the best picks in the city.

Ol School Donuts

Freshly baked donuts served up in a refurbished school bus – it doesn’t get much more hipster than that! These delicious old-fashioned-style donuts come with an ever-changing and always delicious array of toppings like Caramel Skor and Chocolate Orange.

Ol School Donuts

Ol School Donuts | Courtesy of Ol School Donuts

The Food Wolf

The Food Wolf offers a hip take on comfort food, and it’s a super-popular truck that can normally be found in the city’s North End (i.e. Halifax’s Brooklyn). Come here for tasty bites like beef tacos, chili dogs, and Korean pork burgers.

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Bud the Spud

Halifax’s original food truck has a place in the heart of every local. Bud the Spud has been serving up hand-cut fries from PEI potatoes since 1977. Look for this classic in downtown Halifax and get ready for the best fries you’ve ever had.

Gecko Bus

If you come across a giant green gecko, we actually suggest you run towards it rather than away. The Gecko Bus is a decked-out food truck that looks like a gecko on the outside and serves up killer tacos and burrito bowls on the inside. The food truck offshoot of the city’s popular Habaneros Modern Taco Bar, Gecko Bus is one of the most popular trucks in town.

Geck Bus II

Gecko Bus | Courtesy of Gecko Bus

Halifax Press

Come here for delicious gourmet grilled cheese “hot off the press.” During the summer months, you’ll find Halifax Press throughout downtown grilling up tasty sandwiches using local ingredients.

Nomad Gourmet

Adventurous foodies need to track down Nomad Gourmet, which serves up unique twists on classic dishes. Start your day with Fireball oatmeal (that’s steel-cut oats with butter, apple, caramelized sugar, and fireball whiskey) or get your seafood fix with a lobster taco! With an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients, there’s something for everyone on this extensive menu.

Nomad Gourmet

Nomad Gourmet | Courtesy of Nomad Gourmet

The Rustic Crust

Enjoy an authentic wood-fired Italian pizza made fresh from a food truck! During the summer months, you’ll find The Rustic Crust serving up top-notch pies throughout downtown.

Many of these food trucks are seasonal and only open during the summer months. You can track the locations and hours of the food trucks using Street Food App.

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