Saturday, August 25, 2012

Vancouver Street Eats



Street scene montage of Vancouver's food trucks


We’re stuffed…we came across the map of Vancouver’s Best Street Eats and we’re hooked.  Holy guacamole Batman, good food, reasonable prices, alfresco dining in the heart of the city – no wonder food trucks are all the rage in big cities across the country.


Street scene of food truck in Vancouver
Within a dozen or so blocks we could visit all 16 trucks listed on the Best Street Eats map.  Of course we didn’t, but we wanted to!  The menus ranged from gourmet vegan at Lovin Hut to Pig on the Street’s “achin for bacon” inspired chow.  If number of people in line is any indicator then Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck is a Vancouver headliner.  We loved Mangal Kiss’s mid-eastern fare, served wrapped in warm Iranian flatbread with three mouthwatering sauces.  We also couldn’t resist trying PazzaRella’s Napoletana wood-fired pizza.  We’re suckers for anything with mozzarella and basil…

We leave here in a couple of days but figure that’s plenty of time for another trip into the city.  We’re still debating, should we try Japadog’s famous seaweed wrapped Terimayo hot dog or maybe Kaboom Box’s hot-smoked salmon sandwich…then there’s La Brasserie’s beer brined rotisserie chicken in gravy on a buttermilk bun topped with crispy onions…


Vancouver Museum of art steps with crowd of lunchtime diners
Alfresco dining on the steps of the Vancouver Museum of Art

For your own Vancouver food truck extravaganza, download the Vancouver Foodie Tours map with a listing of locations, menus and websites at http://www.foodietours.ca.  Let us know what you liked best!  

If all this talk of food trucks is stirring up a longing to try your own hand at this type of venture, check out this site http://www.carinsurance.org/food-trucks for some helpful information on the food truck business.