Vancouver Street Food Carts 2012

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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.

The Vancouver Street Vendor App:

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The Eat St. App for iPhone & Android:

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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.

4 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Toby / Street Food AppMonday, April 9th, 2012 — 10:00am PDT

    On Android and BlackBerry, will show you a list of trucks & carts that are open today.

  2. ApolloFriday, April 13th, 2012 — 3:59pm PDT

    Great to see some more diversity in food choices in the downtown core. Also a welcome treat to be able to enjoy these more diverse selections without committing over an hour to a sit down restaurant that specializes in this type of food. I’m looking forward to trying the food from El Salvador and Thailand myself.

  3. ApolloTuesday, May 8th, 2012 — 6:54pm PDT

    Also, great tip on the mobile app. Super handy for those lunch time office workers in a rush.

  4. ApolloWednesday, September 19th, 2012 — 5:17pm PDT

    Even though I’m the only one to have posted here, I still hope there are plenty of people reading this as I wanted to get the word out about Railway Express – the mobile food truck featuring exquisite Indian style street food from Vikram Vij, of Vij’s fame. And no, I do not work for them!

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