Vancouver Grilled Cheese Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Grilled Cheese Challenge. I have invited food trucks and restaurants from around the city to enter their respective Grilled Cheese Sandwich creation into this challenge. Each eatery will be featuring their creation on their menu from January 14 – February 6, 2022.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the grilled cheese creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Share your photos on Instagram and TikTok throughout the challenge, our instagram and TikTok address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #GrilledCheeseChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your social media sharing during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite grilled cheese creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

How to VOTE :

  1. Look for our Grilled Cheese challenge posters at each of the participating food trucks and restaurants.
  2. Scan the QR code and Vote for your favourites from January 14 – February 6, 2022.

Get some friends together and visit 2 places or more to taste the different Grilled Cheese creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites

Here are the Grilled Cheese creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Salty’s Lobster Shack

Lobster Grilled Cheese

Price: $18.95

Created by: Kyle Broughton, Jared Smith, Jana Szymiczkova

Description: Garlic Butter Brushed Swiss Bakery Sourdough Grilled to Perfection with the most amazing blend of melty, gooey Mozzarella, Aged White Cheddar, Mild American Cheeses. Then of course Butter Poached Saltys Lobster seasoned with an Old Bay Aioli served on a bed of All Dressed or Ketchup Chips. Pure taste bud happiness.

Available: East Van Brewing location will be the most consistent and best for folks to visit consistently as it’s open 12 to 8 7 days a week. Also available at the food trucks whenever they are operational.

Salty’s Lobster Shack

At East Van Brewing

1675 Venables St, Vancouver

And

Salty’s Lobster Shack Trucks

Web: https://streetfoodapp.com/vancouver/saltys-lobster-shack

Instagram @saltyslobster

Kitchen Craft Eatery

The Unlawful Waffle Sandwich

Price: $14 a la carte/ $17 served with a side

Created by: Maile Deligianis Chef/Owner

Description: House roasted ham, piled high along with marbled cheddar cheese and sharp white cheddar sandwiched between two savoury green onion waffles. A light brush of maple butter then pressed on the griddle until hot, melty, golden brown and delicious. Served with our KCE mustard dip

Available: Wednesday’s and Friday’s

Take Out available on Wednesday’s and Friday’s.

Kitchen Craft Eatery

150 Esplanade W Suite 210, North Vancouver

Tel:(604) 990-1121

Web: https://kitchencraft.net/

Instagram @kitchen_craft_eatery

Melt City Truck

Meat City Melt

Price: $13

Created by Yasmin Ghaffari

Description: Hand maid Italian meatballs slathered in marinara sauce with a slice of pineapple surrounded by jalapeño jack cheese. Serve on fresh sourdough and sprinkled with Parmesan.

Available:

Vancouver art gallery (Street Food City)

January 15, 16, 22, 23 from 11 am -4 pm

January 17, 19, 21 from 11 am -2 pm

Melt City Grilled Cheese

Instagram @meltcity

Moms Grilled Cheese Truck

French Onion Soup Stuffed Meatloaf Grilled Cheese

Price: $13

Created by: The team

Description: -juicy meatloaf stuffed with caramelized onions, smothered in baked gruyere cheese served on fresh sourdough bread, paired with French onion broth for dipping.

Available:

Friday January 14, 11-7pm, Pitt Meadows Food Truck Stop (11190 Bronson Road, Pitt Meadows)

Sunday January 16, 10-2pm Hasting Park Farmers Market (PNE)

Tuesday January 18, 11-2pm, Streetfood City @ Vancouver Art Gallery

Thursday January 20, 11-2pm, Streetfood City @ Vancouver Art Gallery

Saturday January 22, 10-2pm, Riley Park Farmers Market, (Hillcrest Park)

Sunday January 23, 11-7pm, Yellowdog Brewery, Port Moody

More dates may be released.

Moms Grilled Cheese Truck

Web: https://streetfoodapp.com/vancouver/moms-grilled-cheese

Instagram @momsgrilledcheese

Crack On Truck

The Take it Easy Royale

Price: $15

Created by: Goose Schwerin

Description: Melty cheddar, topped with One Arrow thick cut bacon, Tomato relish, Bacon jam, Candied jalapenos, a fried egg and shaved parmesan.

Available: daily when operational during the festival dates.

Take out,: only available at the truck

Crack On Truck

Mobile locations (tba) schedule can be found on their social media platforms and the street food app.

Web: https://crackonvan.ca/

Instagram @crackonvan

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Jay Minter

Writer of food and the arts for On The List, Vancouver Presents and other publications.

Twitter: @jminter

Instagram @jminter

Karina Pangilinan

Instagrammer and Influencer

Instagram  @vantasticfeasts

Maggi Mei

Blogger and Instagrammer

Twitter: @mag_mei

Instagram: @magmei