Vancouver Street Food: The Complete List of Food Carts

The days of hotdogs and roasted chestnuts are long gone.  In the wake of a new initiative launched by the city, Vancouver’s street food scene has exploded.  On sidewalks around the city you can now find everything from Korean-style tacos to wild salmon and Asian fish balls to pulled-pork barbecue.  Here’s an updated list of the city’s offerings, courtesy of the fantastic new blog Vancouver Street Eats (www.vancouverstreeteats.ca).

1. Arturo’s Mexico to Go

  • Website: www.arturos2go.com
  • Location: Howe & Cordova Streets (Gastown neighbourhood)
  • Vancouver Sun review: http://bit.ly/b70kfA
  • Authentic Mexican cuisine made from scratch in their mobile kitchen – burritos, quesadillas, tacotinos and tortilla soup. They make fresh salsa daily.

2. Cartel Taco

  • Website: www.carteltaco.ca
  • Twitter: @carteltaco
  • Location: Burrard & Georgia Streets (near the Vancouver Art Gallery)
  • Scout magazine review: http://bit.ly/9l3rrL
  • Korean-style tacos (pork, beef or veggie) – beef and pork versions are done in the Bulgogi style (a wet Korean marinade, literally “fire meat”). Tacos are topped with cilantro, onion and mild kimchi. Veggie version is made with mushrooms and tofu.

3. Chinese Skewer King

4. Dim Sum Express

  • No website
  • Location: Howe & West Cordova Streets (near the Vancouver Convention Centre)
  • Vancouver Sun review: http://bit.ly/agnAJL
  • Chinese dim sum.

 

 

5. Fresh Local Wild

  • Website: www.freshlocalwild.com
  • Twitter: @freshlocalwild
  • Location: Granville & Robson Streets (Downtown)
  • Local blog review: http://bit.ly/dgTijC
  • Chef Josh Wolfe is using the finest BC ingredients in a quick, affordable and delicious package.  Focus on fresh, local seafood.

 

6. Japadog

7. Kimono Koi Crepes

  • Website: www.kimonokoicrepes.com
  • Twitter: @kimonokoicrepes
  • Location: Granville & Georgia Streets (Downtown)
  • Fresh-made, Japanese-style crepes – a huge menu covering everything from chocolate and cheese to tuna and sausage.

 

8. Licious Living

 

9. PanDa Fresh Bakery

  • Website: www.pandafreshbakery.com (website down)
  • Twitter: @pandabakery
  • Location: Drake Street & Pacific Boulevard (Yaletown neighbourhood)
  • A little yellow school bus with a Japanese-inspired bakery serving fresh-baked croissants stuffed with an assortment of ingredients, ranging from sweet to savoury. Try the “S’mores” croissant – filled with shaved milk chocolate and banana.

 

10. Poke’m

  • No website
  • Location: Robson & Hornby Streets (Downtown)
  • Local food blog review: http://bit.ly/a6yJY2
  • Serves the simple Oriental snack of BBQ meatballs (beef, fish, chicken, fish tofu, cuttlefish or fish fritters) with various sauces (Caribbean, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese or traditional curry fishball).

 

11. Ragazzi Pizza Co.

  • Website: www.ragazzipizza.com
  • Location: Burrard Street & West Pender Streets (Downtown)
  • Italian hand-stretched and stone-baked pizza.

 

 

12. Re-Up BBQ

 

13. Roaming Dragon

 

14. Satay King

  • Website: www.satayking.ca
  • Twitter: @sataykingca
  • Location: Burrard & Davie Streets (Davie Village)
  • Local blog review: http://bit.ly/avkOyC
  • Serves BBQ skewers with a homemade peanut sauce, rice (white or brown) and side salad.

Anybody hungry yet?  Thanks again to Vancouver Street Eats for the great list.

If you’ve eaten at any of the food carts mentioned, please leave feedback below.  We’d love to know what you think of the food.

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