By Contributor | Times Colonist
The first Victoria Street Food Festival is serving up a menu of creative and interesting foods on the next two Fridays in Centennial Square.
This gastronomical sensation on wheels puts some of the city’s best food carts, food artisans and street vendors in one place for the first time.
“The goal is to collect all the great food trucks in Victoria in one location,” said organizer Drew Coleman of Capital City Productions. The festival is presented by the Vancouver Island Cultural Festival (VIC Fest) and Tectoria.
Coleman expects close to 20 food trucks to be on site. They include: Discovery Coffee, The Reef, PV Amigos, Wannawafel, Pig BBQ Joint, L’Authentique Poutine and Burger, the Victoria Greek Community, Sugar Rush Mini Donuts, SnoMoose Ice Cream, Deadbeetz Food Truck, Stir It Up, Grilled to the Mac, Diablos Vegan Tacos, Wild West Salmon Grill, Big Dog Burgers, Melt Truck and Tacofino Victoria.
Beer from Victoria’s Hoyne Brewing will be available in a 19-and-older beer garden this Friday, and Lighthouse Brewing’s suds will be on site July 26. Merridale Cidery of Cobble Hill will be there both days.
The street-food festival “highlights Victoria’s growth as a culinary hot spot,” said Coleman. “People are talking about Victoria’s great food and great microbrews.”
Diners will enjoy their meals to music by local artists.
The festival runs 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and July 26 at Centennial Square. The beer garden is open between 2 and 8 p.m.
More information can be found on Facebook at VicStreetFoodFest.