By Contributor | Vancity Buzz
The city’s fifteen new food trucks will offer everything from Belgian waffles to Filipino fusion to French crepes and pastries on Vancouver’s streets this summer. The new vendors will begin operations this month and once fully-operational, will be among the 114 stationary food trucks on Vancouver’s streets.
“Vancouver’s street food program continues to grow, showcasing some of the best culinary talent in our city,” said Mayor Robertson. “Our street food vendors are gaining international accolades, and this year’s additions are enlivening our streets with even more diverse flavours.”
This year, vendors were also invited to apply to set up in one specific location, along with other vendors. This food truck group or ‘pod’ concept benefits both the public and vendors by offering more choices in one location. Seven of the new vendors will be located along Hamilton Street outside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
The City’s Street Vending Program received 29 applications for 15 new stationary permits this year. This year’s applications were reviewed by a four member selection panel with expertise in small business and the food industry, as well as the City’s Engineering Department and Vancouver Coastal Health.
The 15 successful applicants will be in a number of new locations including:
- The Olympic Village
- Abbott Street near Rogers Arena
- Victory Square, across from Vancouver Community College
The City’s street food vendors were recently ranked 3rd best in North America by Travel and Escape Digital Magazine.