In my previous job, I sourced industrial textiles for a local manufacturing firm. I would order shipping container loads full of cotton duck material that would ship from a supplier in India. The fabric would be sent across the ocean in large steel shipping containers - I won’t get into all of the logistical nightmares that these shipments would cause. I was quite happy to never set eyes on those containers ever again once I left that company. Little did I know that a few years later I would be rejoicing about them and that this time around they would be delivering up something delicious.
Yesterday afternoon Audrey and I went to Market 707. Located on a block in Toronto at Dundas West at Bathurst, Market 707 is a revolution in cuisine – hip, trendy street food served by up and coming new chefs – the twist is, the food is being served out of steel shipping containers that have been retrofitted to prepare food. Move over food trucks! We don’t have to chase these cooks all over town.