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Caplansky’s – Food Truck Profile

The Caplansky's Deli Food Truck parked at Queen and Dalhousie

For my second food truck profile on Food With Legs I’m taking a look at the Caplansky’s deli food truck. Like the Smoke’s Poutinerie truck (and unlike most of the other GTA trucks) Thunderin’ Thelma operates in addition to the traditional restaurant on College Street.

Reserved parking for the Caplansky's Truck. The City of Toronto is trying to move them out of this location by the end of March.

Reserved parking for the Caplansky's Truck. The City of Toronto is trying to move them out of this location by the end of March.

Don’t think that by adding wheels to the deli they’re able to totally get away from the occasional cantankerous customer. On my last visit the older gentleman who jumped in line in front of me left with nothing but a grunt and dismissive hand wave when he was told they had run out of onion buns.

  • Caplansky’s Truck a.k.a. Thunderin’ Thelma
  • Hometown: Toronto
  • Most-Talked About, Signature Dish: The smoked meat sandwich with a pickle ($7).
  • Smoked meat poutine from the Caplansky's food truck.

    Smoked meat poutine from the Caplansky's food truck.

    Try If You Get the Chance: They change their daily specials fast enough that it would be tough for me to recommend just one. They’re usually worth a look and I’ve also enjoyed the smoked meat poutine.

  • The Caplansky's food truck menu on the day I visited.

    The Caplansky's food truck menu on the day I visited.

    Lunch Location and Hours: The parking lot at 72 Queen Street East at Dalhousie. But they’ve been told by the City that they have to vacate the spot by the end of March. Weekdays from 11 AM to 3 PM.

  • Time to Place Order: 7 minutes
  • Time to Get Food After Placing Order: 5 minutes
  • Established: July 2011
  • The Added Touches: The idea of a food truck played a critical role in Zane Caplansky’s path from his days at the Monarch to the present. Corey Mintz has the full story in the Star (longer version on his blog) and a less-than-complimentary postscript. Despite the nickname the Caplansky’s truck is one of the quieter ones on Toronto’s streets and this makes waiting for food a more pleasant experience.
  • Web site: www.caplanskys.com/thunderin-thelma.
  • Social Media:@CaplanskyTruck and the general Facebook page for the deli.

To see my methodology and description of each of these categories as well as all of my Toronto food trucks profiles visit the Food With Legs food trucks page.

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