There is an app for that, no really there is a food truck app for Vancouver. Vancouver supports one of the best food truck scenes in all of Canada and it is not hard to see why they are so popular when you check out their menus. With crowds that are down the street and around the corner, be sure to get in line early for these nine spots.
If the huge pink truck wondering around the streets of Vancouver does not catch your attention, then the line up probably will. Usually found at the corner of Water and Abbott st. in Gastown, Vancouver’s top rated juice bar specializes in cold pressed juices and smoothies as well as selection of healthy lunches prepared in house.
Getting their start on the popular startup show Dragon’s Den, DougieDog cemented their name in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most expensive hot dog, a gourmet foot long worth over $100, but do not worry it has lobster and kobe beef infused with 100 year old Louis XIII cognac – so it is well worth it. With more affordable options available there is always something for everyone.
7. Roaming Dragon
Available for catering events as well as roaming the Vancity downtown, the award winning Pan-Asian mobile restaurant offers delicious options from Japanese tuna Tataki Sammy to Malaysian Spicy “Debil” Chicken Taco. If you are getting these guys for your next event be sure you bring the party or the Roaming Dragon just might steal the show.
6. Le Tigre
The Georgia Straight writes, “Le Tigre food truck’s Fricken Chicken too good to resist.” Their contemporary take on classic Chinese cuisine will leave your mouth watering. Led by award winning chefs, Steve and Clement, Le Tigre is a “do not miss” this summer when you looking to try something new.
Having their chicken karaage described by one yelp reviewer as, “tangy, juicy, slightly spicy and my favourite.” Mogu offers healthy yet delectable Japanese food at very affordable prices. Be sure to find them Monday to Friday between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm – but get there early because food like this does not last long.
A menu that is based on California-Baja culture with some international influence, Tacofino takes great pride in the preparation of their food. Using a concept they dubbed as fast “slow” food they make everything from scratch so that they maintain quality and freshness with an organic and nutritional conscience. It’s a great experience for Vancouverites looking for tacos!
3. Kaboom Box
Priding themselves on a world famous hot-smoked salmon sandwich, it is not hard to see why Kaboom Box is a staple food truck in Vancouver. Their fresh daily, wild caught, Oceanwise certified seafood is the backbone of a menu that offers healthy eats for great prices.
Maybe the most colourful truck in town, the graffiti clad mobile restaurant brings a Filipino infusion to the streets of Vancouver. One Facebook review pegs Fliptop as, “The BEST Filipino food in all of the lower mainland, bar none.” This is hard to argue with considering there are 118 more reviews just like it.
The “go to” spot for a 5 star breakfast, Yolk’s makes the first meal of the day a culinary work of art. Using free range eggs, fresh Okanagan Valley ingredients and organic gluten-free breads to put together combinations of breakfast items that are absolutely astounding. Just imagine, a food truck that uses real hollandaise sauce; definitely worth the wait for one of the best food trucks in Vancouver.
We had to stop the list somewhere, so tells us which ones we missed.