Vancouver’s Seafood Street Food that Everyone can Enjoy

The following article was submitted by Vancouver Foodie Tours

Did you know? Seafood is the #1 food that Vancouver is most known for. With the ocean at our doorstep, there is a bounty of ingredients that is highly accessible for restaurants in the city, even including food trucks and street carts. For seafood street food that everyone can enjoy, check out these 5 hot spots:

Kaboom Box

Don’t be fooled by Kaboom’s appearance as a little red food cart. They’re serving 100% Ocean Wise certified seafood and their hot smoked salmon is silky, smoky, and melts in your mouth. Served as a salmon sandwich with slaw, it’s a steal-of-a-deal for gourmet seafood in downtown Vancouver!


Locals adore the Crispy Fish Tacos from Tacofino, whether it comes from a food truck or one of their brick-and-mortar locations. It’s Pacific cod perfectly fried and topped with cabbage, chipotle may and salsa fresca. Tacofino’s Fish Tacos are a staple in a local’s diet!

Go Fish – Fish and Chips

Not really a food truck and not really a street cart, the little blue shack that is Go Fish stands alone at Fisherman’s Wharf on Granville Island. They get their fish directly from the docks, frying up fresh cod, halibut and salmon by the piece. Though their fish is the star of the show, foodies always remark that, “they have really good fries,” so don’t skimp on the chips when you get to Go Fish!

Japadog’s Ebi Tempura

If you’re new to Japadog, these gourmet Japanese hot dogs are an iconic Vancouver street food. After you’ve tried their signature Korubuta Terimayo, put the Ebi Tempura next on your list. Instead of a sausage between the bun, there lies a hefty tempura-fried shrimp on a bed of dried seaweed and Japanese rice. It’s crunchy, hearty, and juicy all at once!


A quick walk around downtown Vancouver will reveal how much this city loves poké. You won’t exactly find a poké food truck, but the city is packed with “poké bars” – express-style counters for you to customize a bowl of poké or a poké burrito. For $12-16, you can get a heaping bowl of fresh marinated seafood plus fixings like edamame, cucumber, brown rice, sprouts, corn and more. West Coast Poké, Pokéritto, and The Poké Guy are a few local favourites.

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