The Food Cart Fest in Vancouver launched last Sunday for its fourth year with even more food carts and entertainment programming. I headed to the Food Cart Fest for a media event last week. When I got there, it was bustling with foodies, families and people looking for some fun under the sun.
New this year is Sunday Local. This 400-person capacity, licensed live-music patio features local acoustic talent on stage and showcases the best craft beer and wine.
I tried the Hoisin Chicken Roll ($8) from Eat Chicken Wraps, which had chicken, salad, Hoisin sauce in a green onion pancake. The wrap was full of sweet and sour flavour and the pancake was deliciously crispy.
I also had the chili chicken Korean taco ($5) from Disco Cheetah . It had chipotle cabbage slaw, pickled red cabbage and verde sauce. The chicken was local from the Fraser Valley.
Aside from delicious food, there are tons of activities at the Food Cart Fest. There is a giant ping pong area, which will be hosted by Ping Pong Club’s Michael Unger and features casual play and tournaments for different skill levels.
Feel free to relax on the man-made beach and sink your toes in the sand.
There is an expanded kids recreation zone that features fun, educational activities. How about a game of chess?
Attendees can enjoy an open-market shopping experience at the Eastside Flea.
The Food Cart Fest has plenty of delicious, locally and internationally prepared food just like those sold in Laura’s Lean Store and fun activities for the whole family. This year, it will run for 11 consecutive Sundays until September 6. My tip is to arrive early as a lot of delicious items sell out!
Food Cart Fest Admission Information
Admission is $2.50
Free for Vancity Members.
Free with a non-perishable donation to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.
Free for children 13 and under.
Free for seniors 65 and over.
Disclaimer: I received vouchers for the food I tried as part of the media event.