Last year the City of Vancouver approved and expanded street food selection that went beyond hot dogs and chestnuts to fish tacos, brisket, and fresh juice smoothies. As of May 1, 2012, twelve new vendors can now roll out becoming part of the fleet of 103 street food carts around downtown.
Food selections from Ukraine, El Salvador, Thailand and India will join the likes of Roaming Dragon, TacoFino, and Re-Up BBQ. The new trucks include:
French Stew and Sandwiches Ze Bite: North Side of W Cordova, East of Burrard
British Sandwiches Pig: Mid-Blog, West Side of 700 Howe St
El Salvadorian Guanaco Truck: East Side of Seymour, North of West Georgia
Seafood Kaboom Box: North Side of West Georgia, East of Thurlow
Seafood Feastro – The Rolling Bistro: South Side Canada Place Way, West of Thurlow
Chinese Le Tigre: North Side of Alberni, East of Bute
Thai Rimfoodbaht: East Side of Hamilton, North of Robson
Italian Slingers: East Side of Thurlow, North of West Hastings
Perogy Perodie Perogy: East Side of 700 Homer, Mid Block
Indian Soho Road Naan Kebab: South Side of 800 Smithe
Japanese Mogu: West Side of Howe St, North of Dunsmuir
Burgers The Burger Bus: North Side of Davie, East of Seymour
Once again, you can check out two mobile applications to find out where food trucks are located and if they’re open.
About 15 street food carts will be added per year, for the next two years. The City of Vancouver will also be conducting a pilot project to see how well food carts do in public parks. Finalists who applied to the street food cart program and were not selected can apply for the stationary food cart pilot program in Stanley Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, and Vanier Park.