Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 19-21 – Your Eating Guide

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

Returning Vendors:

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

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