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Vancouver Street Food 2011

April 6th, 2011 @ 2:42pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last summer the City of Vancouver expanded its street food program to include over a dozen new mobile dining options. After a public survey and an application process, 19 new street food options (with a heavy lean on tacos) have been announced.


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Cartel
Location: West side of 500 Dunsmuir
Type: Korean fusion; beef, pork, tofu Korean tacos.

Chawalla
Location: East side of 800 Howe
Type: Indian teas, sweet and savoury parantha

Didi’s Greek
Location: South side of 1700 Robson
Type: Meat and vegetable souvlaki, tzatsiki, spanakopita, Greek salad

Feastro the Rolling Bistro
Location: Thurlow at West Cordova
Type: Seafood taco, prawns, fish & chips, pork taco, chowder, bisque, yam/sweet potato fries

Finest at Sea
Location: SE corner of Robson and Hornby
Type: Fish sandwiches, fish tacos, coleslaw, vegetable kebab

Gourmet Syndicate
Location: East side, 900 Burrard St
Type: Asian fusion, sliders, soba noodle soup, banh mi, salad, chicken karaage, fruit

Kiss Kiss Banh Banh
Location: North West corner, Howe and Robson
Type: Sub sandwiches, salads, coffee

Mangali
Location: North side, 900 West Georgia
Type: Mediterranean; shish kebob, lafah, couscous, salads

Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck
Location: 600 Hornby
Type: Grilled sandwiches, soups, chili

Off The Wagon
Location: 600 Howe
Type: Tacos

Osa Tako Hero
Location: South side, 800 West Pender
Type: Takoyako

Roaming Dragon 2
Location: East side, 800 Burrard
Type: Sandwiches, matzo balls, shepherd’s pie, soup, chili, fruit

Soho Road Naan Kebab
Location: West side, 900 Howe
Type: Indian fusion, chicken tandoori burger, beef kebabs, masala fries, chai

Tacofino Cantina
Location: 1800 Morton St
Type: Mexican, tacos, burritos, tortilla soup, fruit and vegetable skewers, juices

Nu Souvlaki
Location: North side, 800 Dunsmuir
Type: Meat and vegetable souvlaki

The Hut
Location: South side, 1200 Pacific Blvd.
Type: Vegetarian, wrap, veg burgers, quesadillas, sweet potato fries, wraps

The Juice Truck
Location: 200 Abbott
Type: Juice. Fresh fruit, vegetable juices and smoothies

Re-Up BBQ
Location: South side of 800 Robson
Type: Beef brisket sandwich, black bean and corn chili, Southern sweet tea, fruit sodas

Trailer
Location: West side 1100 Burrard
Type: Asian BBQ, meat, fruit, vegetable

In addition to the Google Map (above) that has been put together you can also choose from two apps for finding the best and nearest street food cart in Vancouver.

The Vancouver Street Vendor App

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And the Eat Street app that has launched along with the new Food Network Canada show, Eat St., that was developed locally by Invoke Media (who brought us HootSuite, among other things). The app will work hand-in-hand with the show to highlight the country’s best food carts.

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With the new line-up (on top of hotdog, Japadog, and other vendors already on the menu) it will be a good time to try something new this summer. Grab a taco, whether it be fish, pork, Korean or Mexican, and sit in the sunshine on the Art Gallery steps or watch the ships sway back and forth in English Bay.

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5 comments

  1. fotoeins says:

    Rebecca, thanks for your article about Vancouver’s growing street-food program, and for pointing out the apps. I love the idea of street food in a big active city, and although I’m not around as much as I’d like, I would like to try some of these out the next time I’m in town.

  2. Dawn says:

    Thanks so much for the great info! :o)

  3. Great Article Rebecca. It’s going to be a delicious summer :)

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