Sew Hungry, Hamilton’s annual street food festival is the perfect way to spend a Friday – rain or shine. On May 5th from 11am – 8pm, over 28 food trucks from across Ontario will be waiting for you along Ottawa Street. Stop by Sew Hungry for lunch, dinner, a snack, or all three!
Title sponsors for Sew Hungry 2017 will be 102.9 K-Lite FM, and Nickel Brook Brewing Co. This year the addition of a second outdoor beer tent and live music stage will make for a truly unique, and unforgettable experience. “Why did we get involved? Well we have always been community driven and love to give back, plus I’m a big foodie!” Says John Romano, President and Co-Founder at Nickel Brook Brewing Co. “Anything that bings people into the community and showcases local business is a great thing. Eat, drink, shop local!” John is known for his charity work and the brewery is named after his children, Nick and Brooke.
Jason Brown and his team at the Crown Point Community Church have partnered with The Ottawa Street BIA to set up a Kids Zone in the Crown Point Community Church Parking Lot at 92 Ottawa St. N. Local artist Sanjay Patel will host an Interactive Art Station free to all kids! The Kids Zone will offer Children and Parents a quiet and relaxing space to enjoy activities, play on the bouncy castle and listen to performances by local musician Trisha Smith (Music with Miss T).
If it’s the food you’re coming for it’ll be there. Some of Hamilton’s own homegrown favorites like Southern Smoke, Curbside Grill, and Gorilla Cheese in addition to some tasty out-of-towners like Johnny Rocco’s Pizza Wagon and The Flying G’nosh will be serving you this year.
Listen to live music throughout the day in the Laidlaw Memorial Church parking lot at 155 Ottawa St. N. Enjoy performances by Alfie Smith, Nicole Christian, The Pistol Packin’ Preachers and more!
The idea behind Sew Hungry is to help showcase local restaurants by bringing “foodies” to Ottawa St. The event is a great way to reach out to a new customer base. Sew Hungry has won a Provincial and two National awards for innovation along with Social Media efforts, and has exceeded our expectations for exposure through media.
Ottawa Street in Hamilton is your destination for inspiration. With over 100 shops, stores and services including antiques, fabric, furniture, food, art and collectibles, it’s a favorite shopping spot for décor enthusiasts, designers, stylists, foodies, art-lovers, DIY’ers and bargain hunters.
This year’s lineup:
50 Pesos: Winner of FoodNetwork Food Truck Faceoff. Offering Latin American inspired fresh, healthy foods.
A Salt ‘N Battered: a Hamilton based truck offering the ultimate overseas comfort food, authentic British fish & chips.
Beaver Tails: serving Canada’s quintessential dessert for over 30 years. These sinfully delicious whole-wheat pastries come with toppings to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Buster’s Sea Cove: delicious fish & seafood tacos and rolls.
Choco Churros: churros, churros and more churros!
Crazy Cravings: Hamilton’s newest family owned food truck serving premium Ice Cream with a self serve flair.
Dirty South: enjoy the taste of the South, gourmet style. Menu items include pulled pork, chicken tacos, tater tots, fresh cut fries with signature dipping sauces.
Dora’s Express: featuring classic favourites from their popular delicatessen and new, seasonally inspired street food.
Festival Fun Food: Canada’s favourite funnel cake.
Frankie Fettuccine: Canada’s first pasta-themed gourmet food truck. Chefs Frank and Antony, use only the finest local ingredients.
Gorilla Cheese: the Hamilton-based food truck that serves up a rotating roadside menu full of high-end grilled cheese sandwiches.
Harvest Truck: the first social enterprise food truck! Serving
Johnny Rocco’s Pizza Wagon: delicious ‘zas of all kinds.
Jonny Blonde: features sandwiches on Jonny’s homemade, fresh grilled flatbread, along with salads, sides and sometimes desserts too. Try the ‘Peachy Blonde’ sandwich.
Kool Jims: serving the creamiest, tastiest soft serve and milkshakes around.
Mango Chutney: street food of India is brought to you via food truck!
Meat Ventures: a Hamilton based food truck specializing in house-cured, hardwood smoked carnivorous treats.
Panwich: a handheld meal filled with gourmet fillings. It’s Burlington’s #1 food truck.
Reardon’s Hot Dog & Sausage Cart: the perfect Hot Dog, Sausage or Veggie Sausage and the fixings to go with it.
Roll ‘N Baked Spudz: hot, stuffed baked potatoes in a variety of tastes, baked to perfection.
Southern Smoke Truck: authentic wood fired BBQ based in Hamilton.
TCS Poutinerie: dressed up fries that would make any Quebecoise proud.
The Flying G’Nosh: a Toronto-based food truck specializing in Indian and Asian street food, such as: paneer tacos, samosas, steamed buns, kebabs and noodle bowls.
The Salted Pig: serving all things bacon and bacon everything.
Tony’s Corner: specializing in Canadian Greek street foods.
Urban Express: the best steak sandwiches around!
Wrap-Ture: a Hamilton-based food truck offering delicious meals all wrapped up with healthy options.
*Line-up is subject to change
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