What’s Your Favorite Street Meat?

Street Meat
It’s high time we started asking our readers more questions! Take a look around the Limestone City, and you’ll quickly notice that there are a modest number of permanent and mobile lunch trucks, chip wagons, as well as hot dog and ice cream carts. These sugary snack and fried feast vendors are true hallmarks of Summer, which has finally arrived in Kingston. Although it has been year’s since I’ve bitten into a juicy piece of street meat, without fail, my mouth waters each and every time that I pass the sausage stand located outside of the Food Basics on Barrack and King Street. Somehow my will power has remained strong this Summer, but it’s bound to break sooner or later. With menus bursting with poutine, Oktoberfest sausages, and ice cream sandwiches, Kingstonist wants to know where you get your favorite treats? Better yet, if you’re a regular around Kingston’s “roach coach” circuit, fill us in on the good, the bad, and the utterly delicious. All suggestions will be considered when my will power evaporates.


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11 thoughts on “What’s Your Favorite Street Meat?

  • August 17, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    I usually don’t get meat on the street in Kingston, but I do LOVE the french fries from the Small Fry truck that is usually parked on Union Street by the JDUC on Queen’s campus.

  • August 17, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Been a while for me too, but back in the day, the chip truck next to the S&R parking lot had the best poutine in all of Kingston! I know that’s a bold statement, but it used to be better than Bubbas.

  • August 17, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Kenny across from City Hall does a superb Italian or Polish sausage. Same guy that used to be outside the old Zellers that was downtown a few years back.

  • August 19, 2009 at 8:44 am

    I’ve been in Kingston for 5 years and I still haven’t found good pizza in the city, That Guy. :c

  • August 19, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Papa Pete’s was by far the best take out pizza in town but it closed about two years ago. Now it’s Gino’s for sure. If you’re going out for pizza, go to Woodenhead’s or Atomica (I prefer Atomica between the two). I’ve heard rumours that Fanatics has good thin crust pizza but I haven’t had it yet. Anyone tried it?

  • August 21, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    I’ve heard good things about the chip truck across from KGH on Stuart Street (I think).

    As for pizza, 2 of the best are Franconi’s and TaTa’s, both are excellent!

  • September 1, 2009 at 10:12 am

    MAMMA MIA’S!!!!!!! I regret not knowing about this sooner. Best pizza in Kingston.

  • September 2, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Jimmy’s Chip Truck at Stuart and George Sts. between KGH and Botterell Hall on the Queen’s Campus. Glorious hunks of beef and pearls of chub in the gravy. Stomach packing meal for $5…

  • September 5, 2009 at 9:07 am

    I second Franconi's for pizza, AND for poutine–they hand cut their fries and their gravy is killer. Just noticed the business is for sale, though–I hope the quality doesn't drop when the new guys take over.

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