Food Awards at the Vancouver Folk Fest

Beer Garden

During the weekend of July 13 – 15, 2012 I enjoyed countless hours listening to music from musicians who performed at the 35th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival that was held at Jericho Beach Park. In addition to the music, I ate and drank my way through the festival weekend by trying many of the dishes the food vendors were selling.

CBC’s Grant Lawrence with Richard Wolak, aka Vancouver Foodster

On Saturday night July 14th I joined Grant Lawrence (Host) on the Main Stage to talk food and to tell everyone what I had been eating and enjoying at the festival this far. On Sunday night July 15th, I joined Grant Lawrence on stage again to present my Food Awards for Best Dessert as well as Best Food in the Food Court of the festival.

Urban Wood Fired Pizza

Vegetarian Pizza

My #1 Award went to Urban Wood Fired Pizza for their Vegetarian Pizza for the food and the experience!

Veggie Burger and Chips

My #2 Award went to Street Meet Truck for their Veggie Burger and Chips!

Veggie Lasagna

My #3 Award went to Taste of Italy for their Veggie Lasagna!

I then gave a Best Dessert award to Earnest Ice Cream!


Only Cannoli

My Best Mention went to Only Cannoli:

Salt Spring Coffee

Iced Spiced Mocha Frappe

Although I didn’t have an award to give them, I enjoyed my visits to the Salt Spring Coffee Mobile Truck throughout the weekend and loved the Iced Spiced Mocha Frappe that I had twice!

You may be wondering why my Best Awards went to dishes that were all Vegetarian when you know that I am not Vegetarian. Well I did have other dishes such as the Salmon Burger from Cedar Feast House, and the Seafood Paella from Viva Paella plus a few others during the festival and it just so happened Vegi won out this folk festival weekend.

By: Richard Wolak

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