It's that time of year again, folks! Dine Out Vancouver is back and so is Street Food City, a massive food truck festival that takes over the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza (renamed šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square). This year's festival will take place daily from January 17 to 19 and again from January 31 to February 6. Street Food City Vancouver will be an epic spread of delicious eats, some of which we already know and love, and some that are brand new to the festival.
There is truly nothing more exciting and overwhelming that being surrounded by endless options for delicious street food. Vancouver is home to some pretty outstanding food trucks, so it doesn't make the decision any easier.
The solution? Plan ahead. Get an idea for what will be available so you don't make a last-minute decision you'll regret like filling up on the first thing you try.
Because we have your best interestest in mind, we've rounded up a list of some of the scrumptious things that you need to get your hands on during the food truck festival.
Get ready to feel both hungry and beyond excited for the festival to kick off next weekend. Come hungry, leave happy, and discover some of the most drool-worthy bites Vancity has to offer.
Risotto Cheese Balls from Mr. Arancino
Can you think of anything more delicious than literal fried cheese with marinara? You need to give these bad boys a try.
"Sausage Party" from Shameless Buns
Enjoy their signature loaded fries topped with tons of sausage and a nice runny fried egg.
Maine Lobster Roll from Salty's Lobster Shack
If you're feeling a little fancy, you should probably order the lobster. Salty's never disappoints.
All The Cannoli from The Cannoli King
If you can't afford a vacation to Italy, you can pretend for an afternoon while you eat a hundred cannolis.
The "Kevin Bacon" From Reel Mac and Cheese
You'll never go back to your standard mac and cheese after you sample this baby.
Shawarma Hummus Platter from Chickpea
This vegan delight is bursting with flavour and unique ingredients.
Some Battered Goodness from Mama's Fish and Chips
A West Coast right of passage: an addiction to crispy, golden fish and chips. Mama's does them up perfectly.
Street Food City
When: January 17 to 19, January 31 to February 6
Address: 750 Hornby St., Vancouver, B.C.
Why You Need To Go: Dive head-first into some of Vancouver's finest street food offerings all in one place.