You may have seen a food truck, The One Stop Bannock Shop, around town or at a social gathering or event in the region. Although this food truck is relatively new, the catering business itself started in the mid-1980s.
Family Tradition Continues
Current owner and operator Crystal Atkinson from the Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement speaks proudly of her mother, who ran the business for many years, and how her family is building on her hard work and teachings to carry on the tradition.
In its modern form, the One Stop Bannock Shop began about five years ago, setting up shop at Pow-Wows and events hosted by the Métis Nation. Today, Crystal provides catering to events with in-house kitchen facilities and those that don’t with the flexibility offered by the food truck.
Indigenous Cuisine with a Modern Touch
As the name of the business suggests, The One Stop Bannock Shop offers a unique and creative take on Indigenous and modern cuisine.
Bannock burgers, fried bannock tacos, fried baloney on bannock bread and a variety of daily specials are just a few of the staples offered on the menu.
Have Wheels Will Travel
From sports tournaments to community celebrations like the Wild Berry Festival in Boyle, the One Stop Bannock Shop can adapt to meet the needs of any occasion. Crystal’s ultimate goal is to take her food truck on an Alberta tour, visiting communities and events right across the province.
Crystal is very appreciative of the support that her business has received from the Lac La Biche region and would like to thank everyone for helping to carry on her family’s dream.
If you would like to connect with Crystal and the Once Stop Bannock Shop to cater or attend your event, visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/onestopbannockshop/ , call 780-221-5897 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.