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Food Cart Festival [Review & Pictures]

Sundays were given to us for only one reason – to eat good food. Whether it’s mom’s lasagna or your trusty local diner, I’ve got your new favorite.

With the help of Yelp and Street Food Vancouver, the Vancouver Food Cart Festival has gathered some of the city’s finest street food vendors for an afternoon of good eats. Located at the Waldorf Hotel, the festival allows foodies to choose between 10+ food carts while shopping around at more than the 50 vendors selling assorted clothing, jewelry, and art. Live music and beer gardens are also offered for those looking for a way to cool down with some local draft.

Foodies have a vast amount of delicious grub to choose from. Take your pick at La Brasseries’ slow roasted rotisserie chicken sandwich, soaked in seasoned-to-perfection gravy topped off with crispy onion rings on a buttermilk bun, or Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck’s custom made-to-order sandwich prepared with the freshest cheese (as thick as your pinky), grilled to buttery bliss with a side of deli dill pickles. Head over to Italy (Vancouver style) and pick up a pizza from Pazza Rella. You’ll never call Dominos again after tasting what they can do with do with their hand-pressed dough, baked in a wood fire oven. Feeling like something a little lighter? Freshly squeezed juices or frosty smoothies are available from the Juice Truck. Other food trucks available are Street Meat, Cartel Taco and Pig on the Street.

With food carts becoming explosively popular in Vancouver, this definitely should be on any food lover’s summer to-do list. Everyone should take advantage of some of the best food vendors this city has to offer, all located within a half block radius. Less walking, more eating. Whether it’s the great food combined with the free admission, something seems to be working – more than 3000 foodies have attended the festival in the last 2 weeks.

The Food Cart Festival is happening every Sunday until September 2nd. It is located at the Waldorf hotel at 1489 E. Hastings. Admission is free and all ages are welcome with exception of the 19+ beer gardens. Hours 12-6 pm.

Written by: Melanie Booth

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