Food Truck Fever—The Best Of Vancouver’s Mobile Food

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If you must know only one thing about Vancouver’s food scene, it’s these two words: Food Trucks.

Food trucks litter downtown Vancouver at lunchtime. They stick around for post-office munchies. Some of them offer their services to nighttime party-goers. They are everywhere, and they are here to stay.

But in Vancouver, food trucks are far from the cheap, unhealthy fast-food fare of yore. Renowned chefs and gastronomical entrepreneurs have taken the scene by storm and offer all kinds of delicious food, from West Coast cuisine to Mexican food, from traditional Asian street meals to desserts and even breakfasts.

Tacofino is building a regional reputation and often goes to festivals and events as far as Victoria. It offers hand-held Mexican food; they are known for their fish tacos. 

Vij’s Railway Express is the mobile brain child of Vancouver celebrity chef Vij. His restaurant is known as the best Indian food in North America, and the mobile version offers a variety of curries, chutneys and masalas for a deliciously spicy lunch.

Find The Roaming Dragon if you’re in the mood for Asian food. Chinese, Malaysian, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Thai are on the menu. Embrace the choice!

Got a bacon craving? Pig on the street should be your destination. Have one of their delicious pork-based meals, and never go back.

The health-conscious lunchers can always get a nutritious, original salad at Culver City Salads. They use quinoa, soba noodles or brown rice to make their salads deliciously filling.

Not sure?

The Vancouver food truck scene is so big that there’s now an app that tells you where your favourite truck is and when it closes. Visit the Street Food App website before you leave your Vancouver guest house room or download the app on your smartphone to use when you’re downtown.