About 15 new food trucks have recently set up camp at various locations around town, adding to the mix of about 100 licensed thus far. Having recently received added credit courtesy of Travel + Escape (Vancouver food trucks scored in the top three across North America), there are plenty of edible reasons to hit the streets for your next bite.
New food trucks we think are worth noting:
Patisserie Lebeau has long been a go-to favourite for those looking to indulge in their decadent, authentic Liege Belgian waffles with a plethora of toppings to choose from. With a standalone address (1728 W. 2nd Avenue), Lebeau is now moving to four wheels and has a shiny new Mercedes Sprinter to call home (it’s the first clean air food truck to hit the streets of Vancity too). Find them serving up freshly grilled waffle goodness at the 600 block of Hamilton at West Georgia soon.
Reel Mac and Cheese is the spot to head to after a long day at the PNE or one of the many festivals taking place around the Lower Mainland this summer. Offering up a deluxe take on one of our all-time favourite comfort foods, the owners have all sorts of cheesy goodness dialled in. Grab a serving of their Breakfast Mac and Cheese, go for the Godzilla, or go green with their Green Mile (loaded with broccoli).
San Juan Family Farm; Stanley Park has never looked (or tasted) so good. While out for your next cruise around the seawall, be sure to hit up this spot. It’s a definite must for anyone looking for a healthy, lighter take on street fare. Grab fruit shakes, fresh squeezed juices and smoothies.
Stir It Up (by the Olympic Village Sky Train) will feature plenty of old-school brewed java to get you going in the morning, as well as healthy snacks and eats guaranteed to get you in gear. Approved by Bob Marley’s family (it’s even backed by Rohan Marley himself), this cart kicks the idea of ‘going green for your beans’ up a notch (it’s cycle powered).
If you’re looking to satisfy the hunger from down under, head to the Aussie Pie Guy for your next noon hour fix. Grab a sweet and savoury Aussie hand pie (choose from about 10 different varieties) and taste the home made goodness. On our must-try list: the Chook Pie (featuring SPCA-certified chicken, a creamy white wine sauce and seasonal asparagus), the Brekkie Pie (enjoy anytime of the day) and traditional Aussie Pie (beef, organic onion and a touch of brew to flavour).
While on the hunt for healthy eats, be sure to cruise over to Culver City Salads for freshly made rice bowls, soba noodles and salads. Quietly “vegan,” they serve green goodness with a seemingly endless number of fixings to choose from such as arugula, quinoa, purple cabbage, lentil and golden beets (to name just a few good-for-you toppings).
Where you’ll find the new trucks around town: Rogers Arena (by Abbott), Victory Square, Hamilton Street (by Queen Elizabeth Theatre), Olympic Village Sky train Station). If you’re looking for more details on all food trucks operating in Vancouver, click here. Stay connected by downloading the app here and watch Notable for details on an upcoming Food Truck Festival set to take place this summer!