Top 10 “Must Try” Items from Vancouver Food Trucks & Carts

Follow Me Foodie: Vancouver Food Cart Fest

By Mijune Pak , Follow Me Foodie – WE Vancouver
Published: July 05, 2013 1:00 PM
Updated: July 05, 2013 1:21 PM

Summer is here, which means time for some outdoor dining. While many are lounging at patios, others are getting their cardio by finding the city’s food carts. Street food is about convenience, but some of Vancouver’s street food is worth setting time aside and seeking out.

I’ve tried almost all the food carts in the city by now, and I’m proud to see how diverse the options are. The focus on local and sustainable ingredients and environmentally friendly initiatives is high, and they set a fantastic example for other cities to follow. Despite food trucks being so “last year”, the street food scene in Vancouver is vibrant with a loyal following of street food fans.

Vancouver’s Food Cart Fest, presented by Arrival and The Streetfood Vancouver Society, is every Sunday from 12-5pm until September 22. More than 20 of Vancouver’s favourite food carts come together at 215 W. 1st (between the Cambie Street Bridge and Olympic Village). Along with food carts and trucks, there is live music, DJs, community markets, and entertainment for the whole family. Admission is $2; children under 13 are free.

While all the trucks have something unique to offer, here are 10 of my favourites from Vancouver’s Food Cart Fest, listed in no particular order. This is not a “Top 10” or “Best Of” list (I wrote previously on how I feel about those). These are simply things I like a lot and recommend. You have 12 Sundays to try them all. Read the full article and see my 10 “must try” food truck items!

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  • Patrick says:

    Lately your posts here are just links to your WE articles. I don’t really like the idea of having to go to another site to read your actual post. Suggest you post the complete article here and then just add a link to your WE article. Thanks

  • Mijune says:

    @Patrick – Hi Patrick! Sorry for the “click here” thing, but the full posts are promised to the newspaper I write for. The articles are exclusive to the newspaper and they have the rights to publish whole story. I only write once a week for the WE Vancouver newspaper so I publish an excerpt from the article on here so my readers are still in the loop. Sorry for the complication and I hope that doesn’t stop you from visiting. Thank you for the constructive feedback. Hope you understand.

  • Henry Ho says:

    btw, wrong link. Correct link:

  • Silviu says:

    It’d be nice if your link pointed to the correct article.

  • LotusRapper says:

    @Patrick – Mijune only makes the occasional article for WE, while still maintaining her regular full reviews here that’s the core of her personal blog. She fully disclosed the fact in the past that she’s now a contributor to WE (and News 1130).

  • Mijune says:

    @Silviu – oops! Sorry about that! Innocent mistake.. self editing and late night, but no excuse. It’s edited and thank you for bringing that to my attn.

    @Henry Ho – Thank you so much! I edited it now 🙂

    @LR – thanks, LR. 🙂

  • Michelle says:

    As a fellow foodie I will most definitely be enjoying these yummy street eats while they last! 🙂

  • Michael says:

    Went to Yolk’s food truck on Dunsmuir and Beatty last weekend Saturday March 1 around noon. We were craving the duck sandwich and chicken and waffles so we checked out reviews about this place on urbanspoon. Reviews were great and approved our drooling mouths. There was 3 people in line and about 4 couples waiting for food. We were greeted by a woman with cool tattoos on her wrist and a smile. We got the duck sandwich but unfortunately, chicken and waffles were not available so we added the truffle lemon hashbrown skewer. All was going well until I noticed something. After taking everyone`s order and handling money, the cashier had decided to help out and prep food without washing her hands! I was so disgusted! Through that little take out window, I noticed her handling the english muffins in the toaster and prepping food from the chef that was ready to be handed out. If you order the hashbrown skewer, she will sprinkle the sea salt and chives with her dirty fingers! Gross. I was hesitant to say anything because my wife didn`t want me to cause a scene. I should have. Like who does that? Especially that everyone can see. You also can see a sink that was behind her, which she never used during the whole 15-20 mins we were there. There were a lot of orders during that time frame. The duck was good. The hashbrown skewer, amazing (the truffle oil makes it good). Food was delicious but I don`t like the dirty hands. So I`ll give it a, doesn`t like, thumbs down review. But, I still want to try the chicken and waffles though…who knows, maybe.

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