The 36th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival gets underway the weekend of July 19-21, starting off on Friday evening with musicians performing from all over the world thru Sunday night. This is one of my favourite music festivals, I have attended 30 festivals over the years! Each year, as much as I look forward to the music I also look forward to the food.
At the festival last year, I gave out my Awards to the best food vendors for their food and experience! I will be doing it again this year, if you are going to the festival I will be on the main stage on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights with food tips, awards and more!
Here is a run-down of what to eat at the fest:
New Vendors this year:
Cup a Corn: Steam Flavoured Corn in a cup.
Mexi Pops: Frozen fresh fruit
The Kaboom Box: West Coast street cuisine.
Mogu Japanese Street Eats: Japanese inspired fast food
JJ’s Hot Cobs: roasted corn
Ivor’s Lemonade & Bubble Tea: Fresh Lemonade and Bubble Tea
Fresh Crepes: Delicious savory & sweet crepes.
Blackberry Hill Bakery: Sticky toffee pudding, warm chocolate cake, paninis along with other goodies.
Yo Quiero Tacos Tacos Tacos: Fresh & flavorful Tacos.
Celsan: The best Salvadorian Cuisine.
Whales Tails: Savor a Folk Music Festival tradition, they have been there since the festival began 36 years ago.
Cedar Feast House: Beautiful First Nations Cuisine – salmon, bison & bannock chili.
Dim Sum Express: Steamed buns, dumplings, noodles & more.
Earnest Ice Cream: Selection of flavours.
Kettle Popcorn: There’s a “Kettle Corn” a popping!!!!
G’s Donairs: Donairs, Greek Salad, Falafel, Pita with Tzatsiki & humus.
Insomniac’s Coffee: Freshly-‐brewed and very mellow Jamaican.
Jamaica Mi Juicy: Jerk Chicken, Jamaican Patty & tasty Smoothies!
Mad Jack’s Chunky Fries: Known for their famous fries at the festival each year.
Cheyenne Coffee: Freshly-‐brewed coffee.
Mediterranean BBQ: Come savor the locally-grown roasted chicken, merguez sausage, and Vancouver Island yogurt.
TNT Hamburger Wraps: Tasty wraps.
Street Meet Food Truck: Savory foods with a unique twist. Try the crispy risotto!
Taser Sandwiches: The vampires bite, lolos and classics for sure along with others.
Taste of Thailand: Thai Food.
Saltspring Coffee: Fair Trade, Socially Responsible and very Tasty coffee.
Tin Lizzy: Their cheese & potato perogies with garlic sausage, Mini Donuts.
Urban Wood Fired Pizza: The best thin crust pie you will ever taste.
Varinicey Pakoras: Pakoras, Samosas, Curry, Chai & Mango Lassi!
Viva Paella: Delicious Paella.
Want to learn more about this great festival, check out my interview with Linda Tanaka, the Artistic Director of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival.
By: Richard Wolak