3 New Food Carts Now Open in Vancouver Parks

PazzaRella Wood-fired Pizza Truck. Photo credit: PazzaRella

Breaking food cart news: three new food carts are now open in Vancouver parks in time for the busy summer season. We blogged about the possibility of food carts arriving in Vancouver parks in March, and it’s really happening. Park board chair Constance Barnes launched the park/food cart pilot program June 1, introducing newbies to the media.

PazzaRella Wood-fired Pizza, Feastro the Rolling Bistro and San Juan Family Farm have received one year licenses to vend. While PazzaRella will set up shop near the Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park, Feastro will hang out near the information booth in Stanley Park and San Juan Family Farm will vend at the totem poles in Stanley Park.

The new food carts will serve wood-fired Neapolitan pizza, fish tacos, smoked fish, salads and smoothies.

Meet the new vendors and their menus after the jump.  

New food carts arrive in Vancouver parks. Photo credit: Vancouver Park Board

Meet the 3 New Food Carts in Vancouver Parks

1) PazzaRella: Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park

Vancouver may have a slew of authentic Neapolitan pizza joints that have opened doors in the last two years, but this is the city’s first Neapolitan pizza truck and I expect its already sizable following to expand rapidly with the cart’s new park spot.

The “Auto Pizzeria Napoletana” as the owners Anna and Sherry call it, really does have an oven on board. Anna Co-owner Anna Corcione  is a first generation Italian-Canadian whose parents hail from Naples, making her authenticity cred shine in the Vancouver pizzeria market. She grew up helping her mom cook. Corcione was inspired to open a Neapolitan-style pizza truck after visiting Naples where she discovered that rustic, high-quality and affordable pizza could be had at every street corner.  Corcione’s partner Sherry “hails from Japan where food truck culture dominates every metropolitan area of the country.”

PazzaRella pies tick all the right boxes on imported and local ingredients. Tomatoes and flour come from Italy. Basil, oregano and arugula are all organic.

In addition to the usual round up of Neapolitan pizza menu options (Margherita, Proscuitto & Arugula, Diavolo) the truck slings a rare vegan Margherita and an interesting German pizza with pancetta, rosemary, taters, garlic and Fior di Latte.

2) Feastro the Rolling Bistro: Stanley Park Information Booth

You’ve probably already met Feastro’s fare. One of the earliest entrants to the Vancouver street food scene, the truck has been featured on Food Network’s Eat St. and has operated a food truck at food truck at Thurlow and Cordova Streets for the last little while. Feastro’s fare has Peruvian, Hawaiian and classic West Coast flavours. Typical dishes include fish tacos, fish and chips, tuna carpaccio and shrimp cake – always with a pretty, gourmand twist.

3) San Juan Family Farm: Stanley Park totem poles

San Juan Family Farm truck is proudly owned by Ruth Suarez and Brian Zacharias, who have been around for over 3 years providing organic local fruit. Not only do they provide these healthy products, they are also into a healthy life style and are very environmentally conscious in all aspects.

San Juan Family Farm truck is currently the only mobile vending truck providing Stanley Park with local, organic, freshly cut fruit, to either have as one of their popular smoothies, as a fruit salad, or as a pressed juice. They will also be providing a delicious selection of Spanish pastries. Opening day will be June 15, 2012.

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5 Responses to 3 New Food Carts Now Open in Vancouver Parks

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  2. Great post, thank you. The wood fired pizza in QE park looks especially tempting, and is the perfect place to offer a more ‘traditional’ style of pizza as opposed to your run of the mill pizza by the slice.

  3. Mari Roca

    I’m so excited to hear about the new additions to Stanley Park, however you had little information on San Juan Family Farm, there are so many wonderful things to point out about this truck :) For one, the owners Ruth Suarez & Brian Zacharias are very warm people, they have both grown up in farms, love eating healthy products and have lots of knowledge on their products, thats one of the main reasons why they came with this idea. Bringing something new to the Vancouver table. They are also the ONLY mobile vendors that provide nothing but Organic products, fresh cut ready to either have in a fruit salad or one of their delicious smoothies. Or you can try some of their traditioanl spanish pastries, you wont regret it!

    They have been around for several years, attending different farmers markets and attending popular events that are organized in the summer for example, Pride Parade, Davie Day, Childrens festival and other similar events.

    I would love for you guys to look over the information I have provided and reconsider doing a new article on them, they are going to be a major hit in this city and you shouldnt lose the opportunity on writting about them :)

  4. Does anyone know of a site devoted to all the local food trucks and carts in this city, and where each is from day to day? I know Portland has a couple sites like this, but as far as I know I don’t think Vancouver does.

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