The third annual Food Cart Fest runs at its home in the Olympic Village, now through August 31.
The biggest food event of the summer is back! Since its inception in 2012, Food Cart Fest has quickly become a must-attend event of the summer. Last year, upwards of 5,000 people swarmed to Olympic Village every week to take in Vancouver’s exploding street food scene and the event was given honours for Best Food Event in the Georgia Straight’s Golden Plate Awards. Always free to Vancity and Car2go members, this year is also free with a non-perishable food donation to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.
Showcasing Vancouver’s street food scene, there will be more than 20 trucks every week, many of whom will be launching their new summer menus. Participating trucks include: Aussie Pie Guy, Blue Smoke BBQ, Chili Tank, Community Pizzeria, Culver City Salads, Didi’s Greek, DougieDog, Fat Duck, Feastro, Finest at Sea, Guanaco, Holy Perogy, JJ’s Trucketeria, Johnny’s Pops, Juice Truck, Le Tigre, Mangal Kiss, Mogu, Pig on the Street, Re-Up BBQ, Reef Runner, Reel Mac and Cheese, Roaming Dragon, Soho Road, Super Thai, Sweet Ride, Tacofino, Taser, The Kaboom Box, Varinicey Pakoras, Vij’s Railway Express, Yolk’s Breakfast, and Ze Bite.
Complementing the rotating cast of trucks will be community markets, DJs, artisanal food vendors, kids’ activities, backyard chicken raising and bee keeping tutorials, soccer matches, and urban gardening workshops by Victory Gardens.
Victory Gardens is a leader in Vancouver’s bustling Urban Gardening movement. Along with building a sustainable garden at the Food Cart Fest site this year, every week, they’ll be hosting free workshops covering seasonally relevant gardening topics to help you decrease your impact on the environment, support your local economy, and grow healthy, organic food.
By: Richard Wolak