and on the seventh day, let there be food trucks:Under the Cambie bridge:
Who: The good people of The Streetfood Vancouver Society (There's a society for that?!)
What: About 20 food trucks parked in a circular pattern in a random lot.
When: Every Sunday until September 22, 2013 between 12 noon and 5 pm
Where: 215 West 1st Avenue
Why: Because our street food scene is blowing up.
Some hits, many misses, and a few awesomes:
Doggie dog - MISS
Feastro the rolling bistro - MISS...the pulled pork nacho bite was lacking SEASONING. As Gordon Ramsay says, if you can't even get the seasoning right, f*ck off.
Holy perogy - good, but I'd skip it.
Jj's trucketeria - meh, skip it.
Johnny's pops - didn't try it, but it got an honourable mention because something tells me it's a HIT- balsamic strawberry basil pop...YES please.
The juice truck - good, especially if you like to drink tasty health - think blueberries, almond milk, cinnamon, cardamom, dates and matcha
The kaboom box - HIT, mushroom poutine
Mogu Japanese street eats - AWESOME chicken karage
Reel mac and cheese - AWESOME seven cheese mac and cheese...count that, seven, repeat that, holy what.
Roaming dragon - MISS, bad rice ball, bad - if I wanted sticky rice, I'd go to dimsum and if I wanted arancini balls, I'd find an italian joint. I would not fuse the two. But that's just me.
Tacofino - AWESOME chocolate-diablo cookie - sweet and spicy goodness, same goes for the pork jowl taco - AWESOME. You also have the choice of hitting up the restaurant on East Hastings - great decor, awesome drinks
Yolk's breakfast - AWESOME truffle potato skewer and helloooo, chicken and waffles, what.
|Tacofino's $5 tacos|
Top: AWESOME pork jowl
Bottom: Okay fish taco
1. It will be busy, so prepare to line-up if necessary.
2. Admission is $2. Don't gripe, support. Children 13 and under are free and families don't pay more than $5. Vancity members get in free.
3. This is their second annual festival. Let there be many more.
4. For more details visit: http://www.foodcartfest.com/#home