From tacos to takoyaki: 19 new Vancouver food carts
Bethany Lindsay, ctvbc.ca
Published Monday, April 4, 2011 8:08PM PDT
Vancouver's street food scene is expanding again, with 19 new options ranging from grilled cheese to Indian parantha set to hit the pavement in coming months.
Mayor Gregor Robertson announced the new vendors at a press conference Monday, when free samples from some of the food carts were handed out.
"At long last we can say that Vancouver now has a selection of street food that represents the cultural diversity and the culinary skill of our city," he said.
The new vendors were chosen by a panel of food industry insiders, health specialists and businesspeople, including acclaimed chefs Vikram Vij and Karen Barnaby.
The city's new street food program was launched last summer, with 17 new carts chosen by lottery in the pilot project. The city estimates that by the time all of the new vendors are up and running, there will be nearly 100 food carts on Vancouver's streets.
Here's the full list of new locations:
- Cartel Street Food: Korean tacos, west side of 500 Dunsmuir St.
- Chawalla: Indian teas, parantha (stuffed Indian flatbread), east side of 800 Howe St.
- Didi's Greek: souvlaki, spanakopita, south side of 1700 Robson St.
- Feastro: tacos, fish and chips, Thurlow Street at West Cordova Street
- Finest at Sea: seafood, southeast corner of Robson and Hornby streets
- Gourmet Syndicate: Asian fusion, east side of 900 Burrard St.
- Kiss Kiss Banh Banh: Vietnamese subs, northwest corner of Howe and Robson streets
- Mangali: shishkabab, salads, north side of 900 West Georgia St.
- Mom's Grilled Cheese Truck: sandwiches and soups, 600 Hornby St.
- Off the Wagon: tacos, 600 Howe St.
- Osa Tako Hero: takoyaki (octopus balls), south side of 800 West Pender St.
- Roaming Dragon 2: comfort foods, east side of 800 Burrard St.
- Soho Road Naan Kebab: Indian fusion, west side of 900 Howe St.
- Tacofino Cantina Inc: tacos, burritos, 1800 Morton Sts
- TBA: souvlaki, north side of 800 Dunsmuir St.
- The Hut: vegetarian, south side of 1200 Pacific Blvd.
- The Juice Truck: juice and smoothies, 200 Abbott St.
- The Re-Up BBQ: barbecue, south side of 800 Robson St.
- Trailer: Asian barbecue, west side of 1100 Burrard St.
Have your say: What are you most excited to try?