Food on Wheels in Vancouver

The following article was written by Carly Whetter, Communications Assistant at Tourism Vancouver.

Whether you’re enjoying Vancouver’s summer sun, colourful autumn leaves or stormy skies, the city’s food truck scene never slows down. From Tacofino to Aussie Pie Guy to Chou Chou Crêpes, here are a collection of the city’s best food trucks, available year round.

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Food on Wheels in Vancouver

Street Food City Food Truck Festival Brings the Best Eats to the Streets

Street Food City Vancouver 2017

Photo from Tourism Vancouver

On these long, dark nights it’s helpful to take solstice in the fact that we’re almost more than half way to summer! If you take a trip down memory lane to last summer, you may recall spending a warm, summer evening checking out the local Vancouver food trucks and dining “a la cart” (pun intended) while watching the sun setting from English Bay.

Oh, it’s still January you say? It’s raining out, you say!? Fear not, Vancouverites are known for their ability to adapt and thrive on these dreary, wet days. For a little taste of summer in the winter, you’ve got to check out the much-anticipated Street Food City Festival that will be happening from January 23 – 29, 2017 in Downtown Vancouver.

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Street Food City Food Truck Festival Brings the Best Eats to the Streets

Welcome Vancouver’s Newest Solar-Powered, Gluten-Free Food Truck: the Tiffin Walla

tiffin3The team behind Vancouver’s beloved Soho Road food truck has launched a second truck this week– the Tiffin Walla– which can be found at Robson Square. serving up more tempting Indian food. And to celebrate there’re offering free samples.

We spoke to Sarb Mund to find out more.

What’s behind the name?

In India, a ‘tiffin walla’ is someone that traditionally would bring the home-made lunch that your wife had cooked for you, to your office in a stainless steel tiffin tin. At the end of day, the Tiffin Walla collects the tin and returns it to your home. We’re bringing a little bit of that culture to downtown Vancouver. Amazing Indian food that you’d eat every day, so it’s very light, and there are plenty of gluten-free and vegan options too. Continue reading:
Welcome Vancouver’s Newest Solar-Powered, Gluten-Free Food Truck: the Tiffin Walla

Food truck frenzy! Canada’s largest one-day food truck festival takes over Columbia Street, New Westminster

Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest | Techno Monkey Media Inc photo

Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest | Techno Monkey Media Inc photo

If you’re a fan of food trucks and car-free celebrations, you’ll want to head to New Westminster next Saturday, August 22.

That’s the date of the 3rd Annual Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest, which blocks off busy Columbia Street to traffic and floods the area with pedestrians and picnic tables instead.

With over 70 trucks confirmed, this is the largest one-day food truck event in Canada, according to festival organizers. The music, entertainment, and beer gardens stretch for an extra two blocks this year, so you’d best come hungry to take it all in.

Here’s what’s in store.

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Food truck frenzy! Canada’s largest one-day food truck festival takes over Columbia Street, New Westminster

Sunday Funday: The Vancouver Food Truck Fest Kicks off June 28th!

Vancouver Food Cart Festival

Photos by Lindsay Elliot
www.lindsaysdiet.com

It’s going to be a food truck frenzy this summer when Vancouver’s biggest celebration of street food returns on June 28th for the 4th Annual Vancouver Food Cart Fest. This year the festival has expanded to include more than just food! (Although there will still be TONS of food as well).

For 2015, Vancouver’s largest gathering of street food will also include more food trucks and expanded entertainment programming that includes a live-music patio and a giant ping pong area. The Vancouver Food Cart Fest is launching on June 28th and will run for 11 consecutive sundays until September 6th at the Olympic Village.

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Sunday Funday: The Vancouver Food Truck Fest Kicks off June 28th!

Free entry to eclectic Hawkers Market this Saturday

Image sourced from Hawkers Market on Facebook

Image sourced from Hawkers Market on Facebook

It’s part food festival, part night market, and part nightclub party…and there’s nothing else quite like it in Vancouver. Hawkers Market is back this Saturday (May 30), and if you play your smartphone apps right, you can get in for free.

The market, which has been happening periodically in Vancouver since September 2012, is billed as a “social food marketplace”. Startup foodie entrepreneurs bring their new products to the venues and meet customers eager to try the latest thing.

It’s the atmosphere that sets Hawkers Markets apart. These markets are bustling with dim lights, energetic music, and young foodies trying whatever’s new and novel as they sip craft beer.

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Free entry to eclectic Hawkers Market this Saturday

Culture and Community mix at East Van Summer Jam

Indie-soul jam band The Boom Booms are headlining East Van Summer Jam.

Indie-soulsters The Boom Booms are headlining East Van Summer Jam.

On July 5th, Strathcona Park will be filled with nothing but F-U-N! The first-ever East Van Summer Jam is a celebration of community and culture that will be equal parts music, skateboarding, basketball, food, soccer and fundraiser for a local do-gooder group, The Music Tree.

From 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. local bands like The Boom Booms, The Rascalz, The Funkhunters, The New Royales, Bestie, Kutapira and others will play in Strathcona Park. Besides funking out to talented local music groups, summer jammers can check out the Etnies  skateboarding demo, play in a street soccer tournament and/or 4-on-4 basketball competition. For the hungry, food trucks will be on hand to fuel your playing, dancing and jamming appetite. Continue reading:
Culture and Community mix at East Van Summer Jam