Law student Natasha Gosselin launched her food truck as part of Ontario’s Summer Company program and it was such a hit that The Peach Pit is back for another season
What started as a student enterprise last summer with a Summer Company Scholarship picked up steam for another year in the south end of the city.
The Peach Pit, which was located on Highway 69 near Richard Lake last summer, is now in front of the Harley Davidson store at 2240 Long Lake Road for this season.
The owner of the cute utility trailer and vegan food truck is Natasha Gosselin, 22, of Sudbury.
Gosselin obtained his undergraduate degree at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick and is currently studying at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa.
Natasha has a predominantly vegan diet and wanted to bring this concept in the form of a food truck to Sudbury, aiming to serve an untapped niche among the city’s poutine, hot dog and burger trucks.
“I’ve had an overwhelming success rate. Many friends of the Summer Company Bursary Program rave about breaking even at the end of the season. I’ve done much better than that, serving 50 to 70 customers a day,” she said.
Natasha gained 2,000 followers on her social media account despite being open for just eight weeks last summer.
This summer, his staff are preparing to take the trailer to a number of food events, starting with a school fair in Hélène-Gravel Public School in the South End and the Great outdoor show in Garson on June 18 and 19.
This year, she is also looking forward to participating in the Canada Day festivities and has another outdoor event planned for July.
Gosselin said her menu remains the same as last season with a selection of fruity smoothies and delicious food bowls. The bowls also contain the extra crunch of granola, coconut shavings, chia seeds, sliced fresh fruit and agave.
She said customer favorites are the Sunny Side Up bowls and smoothies, which feature a blend of peaches, agave and mango. Flower Power smoothies and bowls are a bit more exotic with a blend of passion fruit, dragon fruit, pineapple and agave.
Gosselin said people don’t really consider it a vegan food truck.
“It’s really for anyone who is hungry and wants good quality food,” she said.
As for the name, it was really the product of her mother’s binge watching 90210 as a teenager that inspired the name and the use of peaches in her product. On the show, The Peach Pit was the after-school hangout for Brandon, Brenda, and the gang.
Here’s a little 90210 Peach Pit montage to feed that 1990s nostalgia:
Gosselin’s mom also likes to help out at The Peach Pit, and she wonders if she’s been holding the truck long enough her mom might want to tinker with it in retirement.
The Peach Pit is located at 2240 Long Lake Road in the Harley Davidson lot.
Anastasia Rioux is a writer from Greater Sudbury. Let’s eat! is made possible through our Community Leaders Program.