A couple weekends ago, I visited the Food Cart Festival on its opening day. If you’re hungry and looking for a variety of foods to taste, then this is the place to go.
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They’ve held a Food Cart Festival previously on the grounds of the now closed Waldorf Hotel, but I was unable to attend as I was still in Hungary at the time. I was really excited to check it out and finally taste the foods my friends have been raving about.
There are a lot of food trucks listed on their website including some crowd favorites: Feastro, Kaboom Box, Taco Fino, Vij’s Railway Express & Yolk’s Breakfast, but the day I was there, not all the listed trucks were on site.
Surprisingly the Jalapeno hot dog from Dougie Dog was really tasty. They have a storefront downtown, but I have never been. I didn’t know they had a truck too.
I love perogies of any kind and these ones from Holy Perogy didn’t disappoint.
And the best for last. Johnny Pops! Before this, I had never heard of him. But after this, I’ll definitely be seeking him out. These popsicles were delicious and so full of flavor. Perfect for a sunny (or in my case, not so sunny) summer day.
It is easy to get to being right on the seawall and you can explore nearby Hinge Park as well.
Thinking of going? Read my friend Kelvin’s great list of tips on how to survive the experience.
Food Cart Festival
215 West 1st Avenue (between the Cambie Street Bridge and the Olympic Village)
Every Sunday from June 23 – September 22.
12PM – 5PM
Admission: $2. Children 13 and under get in free. Max rate for families is $5. Vancity members get in free.
Disclaimer: I visited the Food Cart Festival as member of the Yelp Elite and were provided samples at each of the food trucks I visited.