Thunderin Thelma – a new definition of street meat.
Walking along Queen st East this afternoon I came across the Caplanskys Deli food truck affectionately called Thunderin Thelma.
Its located at 72 Queen St East and serves up a mini menu from the actual restaurant. A smoked meat sandwich with pickle costs $7. They have poutine as well ans some sort of speciality maple donuts which sound (and probably are) very good. The truck is open M-F from 11-3pm. This also happens to be the idea that owner Zane Caplansky pitched on the CBC show called Dragons Den. Incidentally the Dragons did not invest in the food truck idea, but Zane went ahead anyway. They also make appearances at food shows and other outdoor events in the Toronto area.
Next time Im in the area, its going to be a tough decision between traditional street meat and Torontos best (and first) smoked meat. A pic of the truck below.
Check out the video of the pitch from Dragons Den.
real smoked meat and poutine in TO. I’m in!
May 2, 2012 at 9:45 PM
The actual deli and the truck serve up the same Smoked meat. Made in house as well. Interesting story on the place. The dude even changed his last name to be that of his grandfather – an original Toronto deli man – before the opening of his revival a couple yrs ago. I would go back anytime. This is above the best cuban sandwich ever we had in good old Hartford.
May 2, 2012 at 9:50 PM