Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 14-16: Your Eating and Music Guide

The 46th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival gets underway the weekend of July 14-16, 2023, starting off on Friday afternoon. This is a wonderful festival that features musicians performing from all over the world through Sunday night. This is one of my favourite music festivals, and it is great to see this festival that everyone loves is going ahead this summer. 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; and this year the food offerings have been changed up with many new vendors in the festival.

Here is the weekend schedule for all of the concerts being held on site.

Here is a run-down of what to eat and drink at the fest:


B and B Concessions

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Choose from a variety of yummy sweet or savory crepes.  A crepe a day keeps the blues away.

Baba’s House

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Traditional Polish comfort food.

BB Food on the Go


Gourmet salads and wraps and slushy drinks.

Chilango Mango

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It’s all about mangos.


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Fruit juice and walnut delicacy.

The Dragon Bowl

Healthy salads.

Gary’s Kettle Corn

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Sweet and salty kettle corn, caramel corn

G’s Donairs

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Greek salad, falafel, pita with tzatziki, hummus and delicious donairs. Enjoy the magical combination of Mediterranean food and mesmerizing music!

Holy Taco Van

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We Bring the Best and Authentic Birria Flavour right to your Neighborhood,100% Mexican From Guadalajara,Jal.


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Delivering dreams, happiness and excitement to the world through hotdogs!

Japanese Teriyaki Express

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We serve chicken, beef and tofu rice bowl with our unique tasteful teriyaki sauce

JJ’s Hot Cob

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The festival would not be complete without at least one trip for steam-cooked, juicy cobs of corn slathered in melted butter and flavoured with savory salts.

KYU Grill

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Japanese-Hawaiian fusion tacos, subs and more

Made by Mister

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Mister artisan ice cream bars.

Mama’s Fish & Chips

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Fish & Chips, poutine and more

Marie’s Guilt Free Bakery

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Come on, treat yourself and have a delicious gluten-free fresh, local and healthy goody at Marie’s. Come meet your new GFF.

Mister Artisan Ice Cream

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Hand craft ice cream sandwiches.

MJ’s Caribbean Cuisine

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Caribbean fare, jerk chicken, Jamaican patties.

Mom’s Grilled Cheese

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Cheese and bread and a hot grill!  All weekend long!  To cheese or not to cheese is never the question.

The New Taste Wraps

Serving up delicious chicken, beef and falafel pitas with fresh, crispy veggies, New Taste Wraps are a perfect snack to go along with your favourite music.

Original Hurricane Potato


Tornado potato

Shameless Buns

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Filipino-themed chicken adobo, beef tapas, cheese steak, sausages & fries.

Taco Tigre

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Vietnamese fusion food

Teriyaki Boys

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Japanese rice bowls, yakisoba and more.


Aperitivo Coffee

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Hot and Iced espresso drinks, blended drinks and smoothies

Boba Tea & Li

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Bubble tea, sparkling quenchers, frozen slushies

Green Coast Coffee

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Nitro cold brew coffee, cold brewed iced teas, freshly roasted coffee, maple coconut cold brew latte, loose leaf teas, lemonade

Juicy Green Express

Freshly squeezed lemonade, bubble tea, slushy drinks, shaved ice

Mukasi Coffee

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Hot and cold brew coffee, iced chai latte

On the music side of things, make sure you catch Vancouver’s own Jill Barber who is performing only on Sunday daytime on the West stage.

The festival offers up a multi-cultural mix of food offerings to match their global mix of music. Check out the Artists lineup here. If you haven’t already got tickets to the festival make sure you do so before the festival begins.

By: Richard Wolak