The 37th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival gets underway the weekend of July 18-20, starting off on Friday evening with musicians performing from all over the world through 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! Get ready to enjoy the food and the music!
Here is a run-down of what to eat at the fest:
New Vendors this year:
Aussie Pie Guy
Delish savory & veggie pies in a flaky pastry crust. One bite of these little “beauties” and you’ll think you’re “down undah.”
Delectable, nutritious and flavourful food has always been the standard for David and his team. From Algerian grille chicken, grilled salmon and curries, to homemade Chai and fair trade coffees, it is a comfort food haven.
Rocky Point Ice Cream
Handcrafted and freshly-made in Coquitlam; the creative flavours and creamy textures will put a smile on your face. Bet you can’t have just one!
Yak & Yeti Bistro
Discover the unique flavours of Nepalese & Himalayan cuisines. Awaken your taste buds!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
By: Richard Wolak