What to Order at Rose City Kitchen
The latest food trucker to join the brick-and-mortar club is Shontelle Pinch, owner of the roaming eatery Gourmet Bitches. Her first foray into restaurants, Rose City Kitchen, comes in the form of a snack bar on Queen West that features Middle Eastern fare. It's a slight departure from slinging Balinese chicken tacos from a small window on the streets of Toronto, but one that has Pinch beaming with excitement.
"I've always wanted to do something like this," says Pinch. "I wanted to showcase what I can do with Middle Eastern food, Jordanian, Egyptian, Moroccan. I also wanted to showcase my sauces." No doubt: Pinch is the sauce queen, having created a variety of hot sauces and harissas that regularly make an appearance on the food truck.
The restaurant's menu is straightforward, a small selection of stuffed pitas designed for the health-conscious eater. Influenced by the history of rose-red city Petra as a spice trading post, each pita is loaded with a variety of vegetables, house-made harissa, and spices. Each pita can be customized by adding your favourite protein (choose from chicken, steak, falafel, halloumi cheese). Here are six must-try dishes to explore when you stop into Rose City Kitchen.
406 Queen Street W., 416-603-8102