15 New Food Trucks & A Food Truck Pod Are Hitting Vancouver Streets May 2013

Belgian waffle. Photo credit: Nenyaki

Belgian waffle. Photo credit: Nenyaki

Vancouver food trucks were recently ranked third best in North America by Travel + Escape. With 15 newly announced Vancouver food trucks set to begin serving the public this month, we’re on our way to number one.

The City of Vancouver has put a lot of thought into planning its street food program since the 2010 launch. As a result of careful permit regulation, food truck expansion has been slow compared to the burgeoning food truck scenes in Portland and Austin.

But the fleet of 15 new Vancouver food trucks (specializing in street eats such as crunchy-outside, pillowy-inside Belgian waffles, extreme mac and cheese, Aussie hand pies, Filipino fusion, innovative salads, specialty coffee, gluten-free snacks, Kosher Israeli and slow-cooked comfort food) may prove that slow and steady wins the race.

Who are the 15 new Vancouver food truck vendors? Where will the new food trucks be located? Get your hands on the full list after the jump:

Photo credit: Reel Mac & Cheese

Reel Mac & Cheese food truck Photo credit: Reel Mac & Cheese

New Vancouver Food Truck and Food Truck Pod Locations

The City’s Street Vending Program received 29 applications for 15 new stationary permits this year. The 15 successful applicants will be in a number of new locations including:

  • Olympic Village SkyTrain Station
  • Abbott Street near Rogers Arena
  • Victory Square, across from Vancouver Community College
  • A food truck/cart pod of Seven vendors along Hamilton Street outside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
Aussie hand pie. Photo credit: Aussie Pie Guy

Aussie hand pie. Photo credit: Aussie Pie Guy

15 New Vancouver Food Trucks

1) Aussie Pie Guy, 600 Hamilton Street
Sweet and savoury Aussie hand pies.

2) Chou Chou Crepes, 500 Cambie Street
French-ified crepes.

3) Culver City Salads, 400 Cambie Street (may change)
Fresh daily vegan entree salads and brown rice bowls.

4) Dougie Diner, 600 Hamilton Street
Dougie’s famous dogs and burgers.

5) Eat Sexy, 400 Cambie Street
Healthy fusion.

6) Falso Philly Cheese Steaks, 200 West 40th
Philly cheese steaks and bubble tea.

7) Fat Duck Mobile Eatery, 600 Hamilton Street
Slow-cooked comfort foods.

Photo credit: Culver City Salads

A Culver City salad Photo credit: Culver City Salads

8) JJ’s Trucketeria, Abbott St. at Expo Blvd.
Healthy Filipino fusion.

9) Patisserie Lebeau, 600 Hamilton Street.
Traditional, decadent Belgian waffles.

10) San Juan Family Farm, 1800 Davie
Fruit juices, smoothies, fruit shakes.

11) Reel Mac & Cheese, 600 Hamilton Street                                                                  Movie-inspired Mac and cheese and deep-fried mac and cheese balls.

12) Stir It Up Bike Cafe, Olympic Village SkyTrain Station
Vancouver’s first pedal-powered food cart with sustainable coffee and gluten-free snacks.

13) The Grill Express, TBA
Kosher Israeli fare.

14) Wan Jai Thai Food, 1300 Pacific Blvd.
Thai food.

15) Yo Quiero Taqueria, 1700 East Broadway
Tacos and fresh house-made salsa.

Vancouver currently has 114 stationary food trucks on Vancouver streets. Use the City’s street food map to find a vendor.

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14 Responses to 15 New Food Trucks & A Food Truck Pod Are Hitting Vancouver Streets May 2013

  1. Jarek Piórkowski

    Little luck for outside downtown? Parking lot at Main and Broadway? Only one at Commercial-Broadway hub? The famed Portland trucks aren’t all downtown.

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  3. Grumpy

    What’s the deal with the ripped off photo of a delicious chocolate covered waffle, “This photo taken December 12, 2009”? Liars! You raised my hopes to the heavens, then dashed them upon the non-chocolate covered rocks. These Lebeau people have a lot to live up to now.

    And I guess there still is that place at the west end of Robson.

    Also, “frenchified crepes?” Do you actually know anything about food? Or language for that matter.

    • nice guy

      you are not a nice person are you…… you are actually not grumpy… you are insulting and horrible. thank goodness I do not know you.

  4. Follow the Patisserie Lebeau link in the post or below for their Belgian waffle photos. The lead image is a Belgian waffle image licensed for sharing.


  5. Leigh

    Love this listing. It’s one of the best comprehensive lists out there. I always look here for food truck info. Really, Vancouver ought to be number one.

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  8. We are pleased to have been a key builder in the Dougie Dog food truck, and we’re excited to have them added here, as you mentioned. The Vancouver street food experience has exploded over the last little while, and it’s great to see so many different types of cuisine represented!

  9. Oh my God that first picture is driving me crazy! It looks delicious! Where can I get it? Right now!

  10. I’m getting fat just looking at these photos. This is some incredible food. When are you coming to Romania? :))

  11. Cheese steaks….that sounds great! I’m going crazy reading this. It’s too much!

  12. I want all of them just outside my building… Can I? Pleeeease

  13. I love the food from Fat Duck! It’s so flavory and spicy, you can’t not fall in love with it!