Summer in Ontario mean road trips and finding all the best food trucks to eat at along the way. Food trucks have always screamed summer but the past few years they’ve really exploded. They certainly aren’t your boring old basic fry trucks anymore. Food trucks have evolved to bring varying cuisines and many have a lot of personality. While there’s are a ton of great restaurants in Barrie if you’re visiting during the summer months you may want to try one of these amazing food trucks in Barrie.
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9 Best Food Trucks in Barrie
Whether you’re heading north to Muskoka or planning a visit to Barrie you’ll be amazed but all the incredible food trucks in Simcoe County you’ll find. Be sure to try one or more of these Barrie food trucks on your next visit! There’s a food truck for everyone’s appetite, from vegan to international fare and of course, traditional a chip truck or two.
Around the World in 80 Tacos
One of the best food trucks in Barrie is Around the World in 80 Tacos. Severing up tacos that are inspired by food from around the world, this truck has a taco for any foodie. Owner and chef, Troy Salazar, has been a chef for over 20 years and wanted to bring something new to the food truck table. And that he did with his Around the World in 80 Tacos food truck.
You can’t miss this bright blue truck whether he’s parked at his regular spot or making a special appearance down on Barrie’s lakeshore. The tacos from Around the World in 80 Tacos are not your Taco Bell variety. These are gourmet tacos made with fresh ingredients. A few favourites to consider are the Greek Tacos with grilled chicken, feta, tomatoes and more or the Falafel with falafel bites, house-made hummus and more. If you are craving to celebrate Taco Tuesday then head over for his special that includes two tacos and a drink for $11.25.
Around the World in 80 Tacos Information
Address: 140 Vespra Street in Barrie
Hours: 11am – 3pm (check their Facebook page for up-to-date times and locations)
Phone Number: (705) 279-0250
The Fry Guy 2
If you’re looking for a great order of fries in Barrie then head to The Fry Guy 2! Located in downtown Barrie, The Fry Guy 2 is a popular food stand in Barrie and has been for years! This is their second location. The original Fry Guy can be found on Horseshoe Valley Road and has been serving up fabulous fries for 25 years.
The Fry Guy is known for being one of the best places in Barrie to get fresh fries. They have a few other options but two other crowd favourites are their chicken fingers and their incredible poutines. So, whether you’re looking for some tasty fries to grab on your way to the beach or need some fuel to explore downtown Barrie then be sure to pop over to The Fry Guy 2!
The Fry Guy 2 Information
Address: 50 Maple Avenue
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm Sunday 12pm – 4pm Monday Closed
Phone Number: (705) 726-5207
After you get through one of the busiest sections of road in Barrie you’re going to need to treat yourself! At the north end of Bayfield Street, just past Paul Sadlon Motors, is one of the best food trucks in Barrie, Tiki Chips. They’re known best for their fries and burgers but you’ll find a wealth of delicious offerings on the menu. And if you don’t want to eat in the car or take it to go then grab a seat at one of their picnic tables with Tiki yellow umbrellas to enjoy your food.
One of the great things about Tiki Chips, other than the tasty food, is that all of their ingredients are fresh and sourced locally from regional farmers. Taste the goodness of Simcoe County farmers! They have a great menu that includes everything from fish and chips to a western on a bun. Whether you’re heading out of town or in and looking for the best chip truck in Barrie then pull on up to Tiki Chips!
Tiki Chips Information
Address: 580 Bayfield Street
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11:00am – 7:00pm Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm Monday Closed
Phone Number: (705) 816-5833
Reel Em In Fish & Chips
There are a few great places to get fish and chips in Barrie and one of the best is Reel Em In Fish & Chips. This food truck is a favourite for locals and visitors alike! Their menu is quite large for a food truck with everything from seafood like calamari and shrimp to classics like poutine and onion rings. They also have a few surprise dishes like breaded green beans and hand battered pineapple.
Reel Em In Fish & Chips is obviously a hit for those looking for incredible fish and chips. Their fish is hand battered and their fries are made from fresh Canadian potatoes that are cut daily. You’ll also have a range of fish options including Halibut, Haddock, Cod and Sole. And for those with a gluten intolerance they offer gluten free fries, gravy and batter that’s made from Cal’s Bakery flour. If you’re looking for a great food truck in Barrie that will feed the whole family then Reel Em In Fish & Chips is the place to be.
Reel Em In Fish & Chips Information
Address: 306 Yonge Street
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday 10:30 am – 7:00 pm Thursday & Friday 10:30 am – 8:00 pm Sunday 11:30 am – 6:00 pm Monday Closed
Phone Number: N/A
Hannahman’s Roadside BBQ
A staple of Barrie food trucks for over 10 years is Hannahman’s Roadside BBQ. For years it was over on Hart Drive but in 2019 she moved to a new location on Donald Street on the grounds of the Barrie Motel. Hannahman’s Roadside BBQ is open year round and offers a range of great menu items from onion rings to her mouth-watering homemade burgers.
Her homemade burgers are made fresh daily and made from meat from a local butcher. Beyond the burgers you’ll find breakfast sandwiches, poutines with real cheese curds and so much more. No matter what you get, I highly recommend you try the Gardillic sauce that’s the best for dipping your fries and anything you get! In the summer you’ll find a few picnic benches to park yourself at and enjoy your meal.
Hannahman’s Roadside BBQ Information
Address: 120 Donald Street
Hours: 10:30am – 5pm
Phone Number: (705) 739-5396
Another great Barrie food truck that will transport you to the streets of India is Foodiez Barrie. Whether you’re looking for great vegetarian food in Barrie or just something new to try then you’ll love Foodiez! After graduating from Georgian College in 2020 Sachin Sharma decided to do something different and opened up a food truck. Foodiez brings incredible Indian street food to the Barrie food truck scene.
There are so many great things on the menu at Foodiez and many of which when bought together make for a fun tapas meal with friends or family. A few must try menu items include cheese fried moms, noodle spring rolls and their Noodle Burger that comes with a crunchy potato patty and topped with noodles, tomato, onion and sauces. Located in a church parking lot off of St. Vincent Street, Foodiez now has a summer patio with umbrella’s and picnic tables for the perfect al fresco food truck experience.
Foodiez Barrie Information
Address: 265 St. Vincent Street
Hours: 4pm – 12am
Phone Number: (705) 905-7599
The Potato Patio
Another fun food truck to eat at in Barrie is The Potato Patio. This recent addition to Barrie is located in the Smart Wheels Used Car Sales lot on Dunlop Street West. Open April through October, The Potato Patio is a great stop for those looking for places to eat in Barrie that have a little something different. They have the classics like fries, fish and chips and chicken burgers. But you’ll find a bunch of fun options you might not see elsewhere.
The Potato Patio has option for vegetarians and those with a gluten intolerance. Try their delicious black bean chipotle veggie burgers and enjoy their gluten free gravy on your fries. If you’re looking for something different then you’ll find it here. They have everything from popcorn chicken to California Fries that are served with sour cream, shredded cheese, green onions and tomatoes. You’ll also find a host of strange poutines like the Smokin’ Perogy, Wing-N-Out and Philly Cheese Poutine.
The Potato Patio Information
Address: 642 Dunlop Street West
Hours: Monday – Friday 11am – 8pm Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 11am – 7pm
Phone Number: N/A
Barrie is filled with incredible Mexican restaurants but there’s also a Mexican food truck! If you’re in the mood for some tacos on the go then head to Paco’s Tacos. Plus, if you’re looking for something similar in Orillia you’re in luck! At the Port of Orillia sits a big green boat where you’ll find the second location for Paco’s Tacos.
The delicious and massive tacos at Paco’s Tacos are not for the faint of heart or lactose intolerant! These tacos are big, full of mouth-watering ingredients including a mountain of cheese. You’ll find everything to feed your Mexican craving. Menu items include tacos, burritos, nachos, elote, with a choice of meats and sides.
Paco’s Tacos Information
Address: Essa Road – in the lot at the end of Coughlin Road, across from the Rexall
Hours: Check their Facebook page for upcoming hours
Phone Number: Unknown
The Snack Shack
Calling all poutine fans! You have to try the incredible poutines at The Snack Shack. The original location in Angus seem to create a cult following and now there’s a location in Barrie. This guy is serious about poutines and loves creating new ones. Which is one of the main reasons you have to keep visiting because the menu is constantly changing.
The Snack Shack specializes in poutines and while you can get a traditional one you’ll want to try one of his crazy creations. All the cheese curds used are the real deal and straight from Quebec. Even their gravy is made in Montreal! Some of the favourites include the Angry Pickle Poutine and Firetruck Poutine that comes with homemade blue cheese sauce and sprinkled with green onions and a pepperoncini pepper.
The Snack Shack Information
Address: 320 Yonge Street – New permanent location in the Giant Tiger parking lot
Hours: Check out The Snack Shack on Facebook for location and opening times
Phone Number: (705) 627-8168
Summer in Canada is short! Make the most of summer in Ontario by visiting as many of these amazing food trucks in Barrie you can! Whether you’re looking for international flavours or traditional fare, there is a Barrie food truck for you!