Eats: Street Food City

This past Saturday, January 25th, I ventured to downtown Vancouver to join in the hundreds who lined up to enjoy some of Vancouver’s best food trucks at “Street Food City“.  Hosted by Dine Out Vancouver, Street Food City was a collection of Vancouver food trucks gathered outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Some of my favourites like JJ’s Trucketeria and The Juice Truck were there, along with others like The Reel Mac & Cheese, Mom’s Grilled Cheese, The Chilli Tank, Vij’s express and many more.

I was lucky enough to make it downtown by 11:30pm.   I went with a group of 7 people including myself (we also met some people from Malaysia who had moved to Vancouver two months ago – yay for making friends). My group and I found a table in the sun, but under an umbrella. Serious luck considering how busy it was.  Line ups were decent – never more than 5 – 20 minutes to order and get your food.  However, lines looked to be about a half hour long to order by the time we walked passed at 3pm or so.  (Lesson: always get to the Food Trucks early!)

Strawberry Coconut Smoothie

Strawberry Coconut Smoothie (The Juice Truck)

JJ's Trucketeria

JJ’s Trucketeria

The food at our table was from JJ’s, the Juice Truck, Reel Mac and Cheese (the Godzilla) and a few others.  We had wraps (from Mr. Shawarma)  and rice dishes (from JJ’s) and a box of Mac and Cheese (from Reel Mac and Cheese) spread out across our table.  Vancouver honestly does have some amazing food trucks – though not as abundant as Portland – it’s pretty darn good.

Mr. Shawarma wraps

Mr. Shawarma wraps

Our table-mates noted that its hard to find food trucks around Vancouver, so I mentioned the Street Food App for Vancouver, which tracks Food Trucks around Vancouver.  Unfortunately the app does not extend beyond Vancouver into any surrounding cities but for the city dwellers like me (or tourists) this is an amazing way to make it to every single food truck in downtown Vancouver before in closes.

I wanted to do an in-depth review of everything we ate, but there was SO much food on our table I couldn’t keep track after we bought five dishes.  I will most likely revisit these Food Trucks in the near future and do reviews then.  In the meantime,  here’s a short video (it’s only a minute!) I filmed while at Street Food City. Enjoy.

Until next time,

xo Chanel

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