We don't know what happened, but summer is already almost over in Vancouver. We'll be packing up our flip-flops and shorts and swapping them out for boots and coats before you know it, so we need to make the most of these sun-soaked afternoons before the rain and cold creep back into our lives.
With temperatures hitting a steady, low 20C lately, you may have already ditched your sandals and are on the hunt for some sneakers that'll do you until the cooler weather hits. Luckily, we have your solution. PUMA's latest kicks literally fit like the comfiest pair of socks you own, and - trust us - they're the hypest things you'll wear all year.
They're called Avid evoKNIT Mosaic, and they take PUMA's Avid shoe to the next level. The new kicks feature a bold mosaic knitted upper that provides insane comfort, and they fit like a sock to give you ultimate cushioning. PUMA also uses seamless technology for these babies, giving you breathable, lightweight, form-fitting comfort and the ultimate ergonomic fit.
They're already super comfortable as it is, but what better way to break them in than to take them for a nice, long walk around the hypest street food crawl in Vancouver while we still have some sun left?
Grab your sneakers, your appetite, and your friends: Here are the best stops to grab some mouthwatering grub in the city:
Stop 1: Japadog - 899 Burrard Street
One of Vancouver's ultimate favourites, Japadog brings happiness to hungry Vancouverites in the form of a Japanese-style hot dog food cart. If you're looking for street food with variety, you'll find it in Japadog: These guys offer 16 different styles of incredibly mouthwatering Asian-inspired hot dogs. They also have several different locations if you find yourself far away from its most popular one on Burrard Street.
Stop 2: Roaming Dragon - Robson St & Burrard St
The very first food truck to hit the streets of Vancouver, the Roaming Dragon is the city's most recognized and award-winning mobile restaurant. Think Pan-Asian favourites like short ribs, steamed pork buns, and fried rice packed full with flavour. The food is so good that it's been featured on the Food Network, NY Times, and across virtually every Canadian news source. It's even known internationally as far as Japan, Australia, and Korea.
Stop 3: Mom's Grilled Cheese - Robson St & Howe St
Ah, comfort food at it's finest. These home-style grilled cheese sandwiches are just like the ones your mom used to make. These guys offer soup, sandwiches, and chips, but if you're not sure exactly what you want, you can build your own with your choice of bread, cheese and gourmet toppings.
Stop 4: Vij's Railway Express - 1075 W Georgia St
This award-winning truck is the brainchild of Vikram Vij, whose Vancouver restaurant is legendary for its contemporary Indian cuisine. His street food pushes the boundaries of what people perceive as typical Indian food and features inventive curries with unexpected spices. This mobile version of Vij's world-famous restaurant is a great way to indulge in some authentic Indian food without a two-hour wait.
Stop 5: The Aussie Pie Guy - 1011 W Pender St
Grab yourself a classic beef Aussie pie with mash and peas. They've also got the Chook Pie (that's chicken, to us Canadians), kangaroo pies, and veggie pies. But don't fill up too much. You'll want to save room for some Anzac cookies - Australia's favourite dessert.
Stop 6: Culver City Salads - Thurlow St & W Hastings St
You do win friends with salad! This little green food truck serves up a selection of fresh plant-based, gluten-free salads that make on-the-go healthy eating easy. And they do good for the environment, too! Culver City Salads strives to be as sustainable as possible, using only 100% compostable packaging. They're also energy-efficient.
Stop 7: Chickpea - 884 W Cordova St
Who says comfort food can't be healthy? This food truck gives out delicious plant-based grub with a Mediterranean twist that will sway even meat-lovers to come to the other side. Grab a falafel, shawarma, or a shakshuka in a pita, salad, organic hummus plate or platter. The serving sizes are massive.
Stop 8: The Kaboom Box - Granville St & W Georgia St
A frontrunner in the Vancouver street food scene, Kaboom Box is known for their use of local seafood in mouthwatering cheap eats. Their World-famous Hot-smoked Salmon Sandwich, Fish and Chips, House Salad with Fillet of Salmon, and Oyster Po'Boy are some of the menu's best options. The Van-Burger Veggie Burger is a great option for vegetarians.
Stop 9: Wakwak Burger - 511 Granville St
Previously known as Burger $2.85, this street food gem has become one of Vancouver's most affordable and reliable spots to grab a quick bite to eat. From their classic burger with special sauce to a side of fries, Wakwak's menu will surely end up on your list of favourite cheap eats.
Stop 10: The Juice Truck - Cambie St & W Cordova St
This may be the freshest and healthiest food truck in Vancouver. Even if you're walking this street food tour with the comfiest sneakers around, you'll want to take a break, relax, and quench your thirst with one of The Juice Truck's cleansing cold-pressed juices.
Stop 11: Tacofino - 15 W Cordova St
Branching out from the back of a surf shop in beautiful Tofino, this street food vendor's menu is inspired by the bold flavours and back alley BBQs found in surf destinations all around the world. It's blue and pink food trucks can be found in various locations around the city, but for the purposes of your street food tour, hit up Tacofino's Gastown taco bar as your last stop.
Honestly, Vancouver is full of awesome spots to grab a bite, awesome sites to see, and awesome trails to walk. Combining all three on one epic street food crawl seems like a no brainer... especially when you've got some particularly fresh kicks to show off to the city/world/universe!
Buy yourself a pair of PUMA's latest Avid Sneakers at Sport Chek now to make sure you have the comfiest footwear around for your Vancouver street food crawl!