Food trucks and carts taking good eats to the streets for one week only.
Like the idea of Dine Out but hate having to plan and, you know, make reservations? Street Food City is for you. There are no reservations available or required – so you’ll want to keep your umbrella close at hand in order to take spontaneous advantage of Street Food City, the most informal component of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival.
The sixth annual “food truck pod,” a vibrant pop-up starring local food trucks, will run from January 23 – 29. This year, they’ll be grouped along Howe Street, between Georgia and Smithe Streets. Food carts, tables and seating will be available on the 800 Robson Street Plaza.
“This is a fantastic way to explore the local food truck scene, with lots of choices in one spot,” says Suzanne Poudrier of StreetFood Vancouver Society. “Whether you wander over between viewing exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery, pop by in the afternoon following a yoga class, or make this your workday lunch destination daily throughout the festival, you won’t have to repeat any food choice. The variety is plentiful, and the price point is pretty great too.”
This popular event features something for every craving – from crisp lumpia (spring rolls) from Fliptop Filipino Fusion to a rib-sticking serving of beef bourguignon from C’est Si Bon to a crunchy Sicilian pastry filled with cream from Cannoli King, and much more. Whether it’s a fully loaded hot dog from Dougie Luv, a wood-fired sandwich from Via Tevere Neapolitan Express, or spicy jerk chicken from The Reef Runner, guests are sure to leave Street Food City satisfied.
“Every year, Dine Out Vancouver reminds us that Vancouver is truly a foodie city, and it broadens our taste buds to all kinds of talented cooks, restaurateurs, bartenders and event organizers.”
“Street Food City can be squeezed quite easily into a downtown lunch hour but also serves as a real daytime destination for those who don’t work downtown,”says Lucas Pavan, Dine Out Vancouver Festival Coordinator. Every year, Dine Out Vancouver reminds us that this is truly a foodie city, and it broadens our taste buds to all kinds of talented cooks, restaurateurs, bartenders and event organizers. Without question, Dine Out offers a culinary adventure for everyone.”
More than 25 food trucks will rotate throughout the week-long festival, and will be open for business from 11am – 3pm, Monday to Friday, and from 11am – 5pm, Saturday and Sunday.
Partial proceeds from Street Food City’s Dine Out Vancouver specials will be donated to A Loving Spoonful, a volunteer-driven, non-partisan society that provides free, nutritious meals to people living with HIV/AIDS in Metro Vancouver.
Street Food City will feature the following trucks and carts:
AUSSIE PIE GUY ROAMING DRAGON
C’EST SI BON ROCKY POINT ICE CREAM
CANNOLI KING SLAVIC ROLLS
COMMUNITY PIZZERIA SUPER THAI FOOD
CULVER CITY SALADS TACOFINO
DISCO CHEETAH KOREAN GRILL TASTE OF MALAYSIA
DOUGIE LUV TATERS – THE BAKED POTATO CO.
FAT DUCK MOBILE EATERY THE KABOOM BOX
FEASTRO THE ROLLING BISTRO THE REEF RUNNER
FLIPTOP FILIPINO FUSION URBAN WOOD FIRE PIZZA
LE TIGRE CUISINE VIA TEVERE NEAPOLITAN EXPRESS
MELT CITY VIJ’S RAILWAY EXPRESS
MOM’S GRILLED CHEESE TRUCK YOLKS
REEL MAC AND CHEESE
Street Food City VI
Robson Street and South Plaza, Vancouver Art Gallery
January 23 to 29
11am – 3pm Monday through Friday
11am – 5pm Saturdays and Sundays