Nothing beats walking down the street on a bright sunny day, inhaling the scent of mouthwatering food being cooked in food trucks lining the street. Now that Spring has blessed us with clear skies and sunshine, more and more food trucks have come out of hibernation!
Vancouver is spoiled for choices when it comes to food trucks - we have so many around the streets of Vancouver, as well as food truck festivals. We've compiled a list for you of the food trucks that you must try this summer, with such a huge variety it will be tough to decide where to head first!
Type: Acai bowls/ Smoothies
Aloha brings acai bowls, smoothies, and other healthy snacks to the streets of Vancouver - all on-the-go! Their ingredients are simple, clean, and good for you, so if you are in the mood for something summery and light, they are your go to!
Where: Varies, but you can find them at Shipyard Night Market.
Rolling Cashew serves up gourmet plant-based cuisine and pastries, and not only are they 100% plant-based, but they're also amazingly delicious!
The Frying Pan
Where: Varies, but most commonly found near Burrard Street Skytrain Station.
Type: Fried Chicken
Two words - fried chicken. That's all you need to know about The Frying Pan, who serve up some of the best fried chicken in town!
Where: Opening in June.
Type: Middle Eastern
Superbaba serves up mouthwatering Middle Eastern cuisine from their storefront in Victoria, however they are set to open up a food truck in Vancouver this June! You can get falafel, shawarma, fries, and more delicious eats from them!
V Dub Dogs
Where: Marinaside Crescent Roundabout.
Type: Hot dogs
V Dub Dogs is a relatively new addition to the food truck scene in Vancouver, and they serve up grilled healthy hipster hot dogs - all of their ingredients are locally sourced!
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery.
Who doesn't love Mexican food? Marimba, which is parked in a convenient location Downtown, serves up Veracruz-style Mexican empanadas and tortas (sandwiches).
Crab Park Chowdery
Where: Varies, but most commonly at Granville and W Georgia, as well as many Night Markets.
Crab Park Chowdery you may have already heard of - they already have a successful store on Abbott Street. They serve up clam chowder, lobster sandwiches, and many more classics!
El Cartel Food Truck
Hailing from Los Angeles, El Cartel serves up amazing international cuisine. Think Korean bulgogi steak tacos, rice bowls, parmesan-truffle fries, El Chapo chicken, and bulgogi steak poutine. Yum!
Using traditional ingredients from Squamish Nation such as juniper berries, smoked wild salmon and meats, as well as traditional cooking methods, Mr Bannock is Vancouver's first Indigenous food truck.
Cheezee Does It
Where: Corner of Hornby & Robson.
Type: Old-School Comfort Food
Here you can get the best comfort food you can find on the streets of Vancouver - think grilled cheese sandwiches, mac & cheese, perogies, pretty much everything with cheese!
Where: Granville St.
WaKwak Burger serves up Japanese-style burgers and cheeseburgers at super affordable prices. Their opening hours are quite volatile, so be sure to check their Facebook page for information!
Aussie Pie Guy
Aussie Pie Guy is Vancouver's one and only Australian pie truck! They make authentic Australian meat and veggie pies as well as desserts - the idea stemmed from a craving for a delicious Aussie pie!
Disco Cheetah Korean Grill
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery, and several Night Markets.
Disco Cheetah is a Korean grill serving up rice bowls, tacos, burritos, grilled cheese quesadillas, all with an Asian twist! Using Alberta beef bulgogi, Fraser Valley chilli chicken, and seasoned bean curds, they are here to make your day better by serving real food fast.
Flying Fish N Chipper
Type: Fish + Chips
Flying Fish N Chipper serves simple, fresh, crispy fish and hand cut chips. They also do weekly specials such as fish tacos, pineapple fritters, fish burgers, poutine, and clam chowder!
So there you have it, all of the food trucks you absolutely have to check out this summer! Be sure to use the Street Food App to find the location of many of the food trucks which move around the city.