Yelp Food Cart Fest Every Sunday at the Waldorf Hotel

Here’s more evidence that East Van’s Waldorf Hotel is becoming one of the hottest spots east of downtown: Following the success of the first-ever Waldorf Hotel’s Canada Day Block Party / Food Cart Festival this past July 1, the hotel is teaming up with Yelp and Street Food Vancouver for the Yelp Food Cart Fest, a food cart festival that will run every Sunday from July 29 – September 2, 2012!

The Yelp Food Cart Fest will be more than just the (second) largest gathering of food trucks in Vancouver ever (the first being the inaugural Waldorf Hotel’s Canada Day Block Party): the Fest will include a series of community markets, live music performances, family entertainment, and a 19+ beer garden at the hotel’s “outdoor tiki beach area.”

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Yelp Food Cart Fest Every Sunday at the Waldorf Hotel

Waldorf Hotel Hosts Canada Day Block Party with Food Cart Festival, July 1

Where can you find all the elements of an epic bash in one place? The Waldorf Hotel’s first annual Canada Day Block Party that takes place Sunday, July 1.

Planning what to do on Canada Day can be as tricky as planning New Year’s Eve. But the Waldorf makes it easy. The festivities, which are free and family-friendly, run from noon to 6pm and include 9 food carts, live music, djs, a carnival and a beer garden all in the Waldorf’s newly-opened outdoor summer space.

If you’re still craving more after eating your way through the food-filled Waldorf bash, you have time to hop over to the Canada Day Parade at Canada Place (7pm) and Burrard Inlet Fireworks Show (10:30pm).

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Waldorf Hotel Hosts Canada Day Block Party with Food Cart Festival, July 1

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.

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3 New Food Carts Now Open in Vancouver Parks

Meet the 12 new Vancouver food carts, arriving May 1

Photo Credit: Flickr | Kris Krug for Tourism Vancouver

The list is out. The city is buzzing about 12 just-announced food carts that will hit the streets May 1, bringing Vancouver’s total number of food carts up to 103. I’ve combed through the latest onslaught of food cart coverage to bring you a a mash-up of the juiciest news about the newbies.

Achin’ for bacon? An electric pink truck Pig on the Street will hock bacon sarnies. You can also expect a burger bus, bizarre perogies and Soprano-worthy meatball subs.

Of the 12 new food trucks, 5 are existing food truck owners. Find the full list + plus profiles of the new vendors after the jump. Continue reading:
Meet the 12 new Vancouver food carts, arriving May 1

Vancouver food carts: 12 new vendors to arrive in March

Photo Credit: Flickr | Kris Krug for Tourism Vancouver

Vancouver food carts keep on trucking. Sometime this month the City of Vancouver will announce 12 new, stationary food carts after conducting taste tests in late February.

If patience is not your strong suit, I sympathize. The suspense is killing me. In the meantime let me tell you everything I know about the 25 vendors shortlisted from a pool of 59 applicants. 12 of them will appear on a street near you in the coming sunny weather.

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Vancouver food carts: 12 new vendors to arrive in March

Vancouver In a Day: Dining 101

Looking for some adventure? You’ve come to the right city. No matter what time of year, when you start your day in Vancouver, it can take you anywhere.

Vancouver’s mastery of food was once a well-kept secret known only by the people who live here. Nowadays, it feels like hardly a week goes by before an internationally-renown chef opens a new restaurant or local talent innovates on Vancouver’s longstanding tradition of sustainable Northwest cuisine.

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Vancouver In a Day: Dining 101

Feastro the Rolling Bistro: Food Cart Fame

Feastro the Rolling Bistro - Food Network FameIf you don’t already know about Feastro – The Rolling Bistro, one of the new food carts opening up this week at the corner of W.Cordova and Thurlow, you will soon.

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Feastro the Rolling Bistro: Food Cart Fame