Originally posted by FoodDude
I am from the southwest Ontario region in Canada. I grew up in Sarnia where we have what are called chip wagons, vehicles equipped with grills and deep fryers. One such "chipmobile" as I like to call them is called Albert's Rolling Lunch which specialized in making french fries. They have been around during the summer months located underneath the Blue Water Bridge that connects Sarnia with Port Huron , Michigan since about late 50s early 60s and have been a local landmark. There would be long lineups at Albert's for people wanting their delicious fresh cut fries. I liked them best with some white vinegar and salt. Then we would eat them by the St. Clair River while the big Laker vessels would sail by on a warm summer's evening. They were the best, and they're still around today.
Are there any places in America tha have "chipmobiles"?
Nice to see a fellow Roadfooder from Southern Ontario!
I have to agree with you FoodDude - Chip Wagons rock! Unfortunately, I can't remember the names or exact locations but the BEST fries I have ever eaten came from a) a chip wagon just outside of Smith Falls near Ottawa (great burger too!) and b) a chip wagon on the way to a friend's cottage on Lake Huron near Owen Sound.
If you should ever be in Kitchener - and Oktoberfest (OkSlobberFest) IS approaching - you should try the chip wagon at Fairway and old King St. Wonderful fries (and good ice cream in the summer). Apparently, they also make the best "Newfie Fries" - fries, cheese, peas (canned), turkey stuffing all covered with gravy. Some people love them. I say they're an acquired taste, at best. UGH.
There's also a decent chip wagon one on Manitou at Bleams in Kitchener.
If you're in Waterloo, there used to be an excellent chip wagon in front of Waterloo Town Square. It's been a permanent fixture for years but with all of the construction/renovation, I'm not sure where it has relocated to. In any event, if you can't find that chip wagon, you can always head for Sonny's at the intersection of University and Weber. When I was a student at U of Waterloo (late '80s) everyone said the grease was old THEN! I'm sure that they haven't changed it since! Good fries and great burgers and dogs.