235 Queens Quay West
If you have noticed already, food trucks are all the hype now. Gone are the days where food sold on the street is considered sub par fast food. Gourmet popups serving restaurant quality food are sprawling the city, many picking up popularity. So what's next? How about, storage container food stands?
Nestled in the beautiful Harbourfront and Queens Quay area are a trio of shipping containers that have been recently (and not to mention creatively) transformed into food truck like kitchens. The food stands are powered by solar panels which is a bonus to the environmental subconscious! Also gives a hand in preserving the environment.
Harbourfront Shipping Container Food Stalls
This mini shipping container market is home of 3 tenants (Sully's Honest Dogs, Lobster Box, and Blue Goose), offering a variety of hot dogs, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, salads, and drinks.
Lobster Roll ($9.95)
The simplicity of this lobster roll made this one of the most memorable lobster rolls I've ever had. The sandwich comes piping hot wrapped in tin foil (really, it was almost too hot to handle!). Inside is a flat, almost envelope-like toasted brioche bun, stuffed with mayo-tossed lobster. I loved the cool temperature contrast of the lobster and the crisp chunky lobster pieces! The sandwich was a generously portioned, but I had no difficulty devouring it all!
The line up from blue goose was relatively lengthier than the rest, with most people ordering salads and burgers. A big overhanging banner on the shipping container shows the words "Eat well, live well", and it's definitely not hard to experience this philosophy through their food.
The Cheeseburger ($6.95) - Blue Goose fresh hand ground organic beef, aged cheddar, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato and pickle
The Cheeseburger comes with a juicy beef patty loaded with lots of fresh toppings. Forget those limpy soggy vegetables, the toppings on this were leafy, crisp, and fresh. And that blue cheese melted over sautéed onions? Delicious!
Fresh Ginger Jasmine Tea ($2)
If the food wasn't enough to keep me happy, this Fresh Ginger Jasmine Tea would definitely do it. I'd even go as far to say that it was the highlight of the meal! I am not a big fan of ginger, but I found the Fresh Ginger Jasmine Tea Ginger Ale to have the perfect balance - a tingly spiciness without the harsh flavour of ginger.
Fresh Ginger Jasmine Tea ($2)
Remember to shake up the drink before you have it! All the gingery sediment sits at at the bottom. Feels good to know everything in this bottle is natural!
Harbourfront & Queens Quay Area
As an end note, let me add that the area is absolutely beautiful. Even if you aren't here to have food, a stroll or a brief nap on the grass might be equally appealing. I'd probably call you crazy for not trying out the edible options though. Who would've known such treats could be found in some old shipping containers?