A La Carte Vancouver
Discovering Food Carts on the Streets of Vancouver
Good news for all you foodies out there - Vancouver has not only approved more food carts, they have also allowed for food carts in the parks of the city.
Vancouver Park Board chair Constance Barnes announced the three new vendors, which will be located at two sites in Stanley Park and one site in Queen Elizabeth Park.
Seafood truck Feastro the Rolling Bistro will be located near the information booth in Stanley Park, San Juan Family Farm will serve fruit salads, juices and smoothies at Totem Park, and Neopolitan pizza truck PazzaRella will be set up near the Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park.
“The sites were selected for their visibility and proximity to high foot or vehicle traffic, and also to minimize impact on existing food operations,” said Barnes.
They’re competing against nine other new vendors (a total of 12), and 91 veteran vendors. All applicants had successfully run City Hall's gauntlet and snagged the 12 available food cart permits for 2012. They had been selected by a jury committee dutifully concerned with public health, as well as other issues such as degrees of "local-ness" and care for sustainability. Hopefully, deliciousness, uniqueness and adequate levels of the elusive fun factor counted in the decision making as well. At any rate, the majority of the winners appear to be focused on some international version of the lunchtime sandwich.
Featured Food: Bao buns, bbq beef in puff pastry, etc.
Location: North side of Alberni, east of Bute St.
Featured Food: Japanese street food (including pork katsu sandwich with hot mustard.)
Location: West side of Howe St, north of Dunsmuir St.
Featured Food: Lettuce wraps and other types of Thai street food.
Location: East side of Hamilton, north of Robson St.
THE TIFFAN TRUCK
Cuisine: Indian (by the same people who brought us @Sohoroad)
Featured Food: Curries and fresh baked naan bread, sold in either a metal tiffin or disposable containers.
Location: South side of 800 Smithe St., 6 metres west of Howe St.
Featured Food: Perogies with a twist.
Location: Mid-block, east side of 700 Homer St. (In front of the Library.)
PIG ON THE STREET: ACHIN' FOR BACON
Featured Food: Locally raised, humanely treated, pork wraps, and lots of bacon.
Location: Mid-block, west Side of 700 Howe St.
Cuisine: Italian comfort food.
Featured Food: Parm sandwiches, subs, BLT panzanella salad, etc.
Location: East side of Thurlow St., north of West Hastings.
Featured Food: Stews, such as Beef Bourguignon, and French/Moroccan sandwiches.
Location: North side of West Cordova, east of Burrard St.
Country: San Salvador
Featured Food: Pupusas and yuca frita.
Location: East side of Seymour, north of West Georgia Sts.
THE BURGER BUS
Featured Food: Organic all-beef burgers (with some non-gluten options).
Location: North side of Davie St., east of Seymour St.
FEASTRO: THE ROLLING BISTRO
Featured Food: Eclectic (meat sandwiches, tacos).
Location: South side of Canada Place Way, west of Thurlow.
Featured Food: Local BC seafood.
Location: North side of West Georgia, east of Thurlow St.
SAN JAUN FAMILY FARM
Featured Food: Healthy, organic, salad.
Location: 1515 Discovery Street
Featured Food: Handmade pizza baked in an on-site wood-burning oven.
Location: Richmond Night Market & The Boeldel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park.
So when you feel those tell-tale-tummy sounds, remember that amazing eats are only moments away - where ever you are in Vancouver. So check them out!
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