Almonte- Photo sent by Jayne Munro Ouimet and Rita Giles- Lanark County Genealogical Society
Why do we love buying food from food trucks and chip stands so much? The origins of the chip truck are a haze in the memories of nearly everyone I know. Most of them figure the truck was just always there – like a mushroom that sprouted overnight. Just the smell of salt, vinegar and oil can evoke vivid childhood memories. But, when the good ones disappeared so did their product, as their secrets were as closely guarded as the Colonel’s secret recipe of eleven different herbs and spices.
Carleton Place – Mike Muldowan-Photo —Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
Wes’ Chips (Arnprior, ON)–Number 4 out of 10!
Wes’ Chips has been a tradition in the Ottawa Valley since 1960, when Wes and Monique Dodds bought an old Ford truck and began selling fries out of it on old Highway 17. As they experimented with different potatoes and oils over the years, the chip truck’s reputation for perfect fries grew. Today, the truck takes up permanent residence on Madawaska Boulevard.
Mike’s Chips were a tradition when I moved here. When I lived in the Glebe, I always made sure to hit the sausage wagon in front of the Bank of Nova Scotia at 4th and Bank.always seems to taste better in the open air!