If you work downtown, chances are you’re within walking distance to some of the city’s best food trucks.
Up your lunch break game by checking out these hot spots the next time you “forget” to pack a lunch. While of course they can move around for events, they typically have spots they stick to, especially during the weekday hours.
Vancouver Food Trucks For Your Lunch Break
A Vancouver favourite, get your fill of fish tacos and burritos galore. Their go-to menu item is the fish taco ($6) with pacific cod, cabbage, chipotle mayo and salsa fresca. Kick it up a notch with their wild boar burrito ($11) that features braised boar, crispy brussel sprouts, smoked mayo, feta, pickled onion and jalapeno. Catch their pink truck at 669 Howe Street and their blue truck at 887 Great Northern Way.
Mom’s Grilled Cheese
Just how your mom used to make but better because the options are endless. Select the type of bread, cheese and toppings you want to create your perfect grilled cheese. They also have a daily special ($10) which include Mom’s Meatloaf and Mister Marley (with West Indian style grilled cheese), and The Hot Angie (with hot cappicolo and spicy red pepper aioli). Conveniently located at Howe and Robson streets, near the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Plant-based comfort food exists thanks to Chickpea. Get your fill of vegetarian and vegan delights with a Mediterranean twist. They have a variety of delicious items, including falafel ($10) crispy fried cauliflower ($10) and crunchy eggplant ($10)—get it in a pita, on a salad or as a bowl. Find them on West Cordova, just off Hornby street in front of Waterfront Centre (the mall, further up from the train station).
A relatively new addition to the food truck scene, this place serves Middle Eastern food. Get a steak sandwich ($11.50), a falafel bowl ($10.50), an eggplant bowl $11.25 and more here. Get some hummus and pita to go or treat yourself to their turmeric cookie. Grab a bite at 555 Burrard Street.
A hot dog with Japanese-style toppings—what could be better? Get the best of both worlds at this stand near Burrard and Smithe streets. Their signature Terimayo has Teriyaki sauce, mayo and seaweed. Or you can order up the Ume, with sliced onions complete with a special plum sauce to kick it up a notch.
Super Thai Food
Craving some Thai cuisine? You’re in luck—this truck serves up some delicious grub you must try. Some of their most popular menu items include: Tom Ka soup, green Thai curry, Pad Thai and Pad Ka Pow. Check them out on West Georgia in between Burrard and Thurlow streets.
EAT Chicken Wraps
Arguably the best at what they do, get a tasty chicken wrap with a variety of toppings at this truck between Hornby and Howe on Robson Street. Their Hoisin wrap is to die for. They even have a lettuce wrap filled with Kung Pao chicken. But they also have hot dogs, veggie dogs and fries. Most of their wraps cost $7.
Via Tevere Neapolitan Express
Sandwiches fire-grilled in a wood stone oven for a warm meal that is as comforting as it is delicious. Their go-to items include the caprese ($7.5), prosciutto ($8.5) and capicollo ($8.5) Head over to Burrard and West Pender streets to get one of the best sandwiches in the city.
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You won’t leave this place hungry. Get yourself a cheap burger (under $3!) at this joint on wheels, conveniently located near 501 Granville Street. There’s usually a line because you get a good bang for your buck, but totally worth the wait. If you want a double burger it’s still only $4.65 with all the regular fixins.
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