Happy September everyone! If there’s one festival that you need to check out before the month ends, it would be the Shipyards Night Market. Happening every Friday night until September 28, the Shipyards Night Market features a lineup of food trucks, beer garden, live entertainment and a craft market.
The Shipyards Night Market believes in a local lifestyle so you’ll find a showcase of BC’s artisans, bakers and farmers. I recently attended a media tour of the Shipyards Night Market. Here are a few things you can expect on your visit.
Don’t eat dinner before you come to the Night Market, as there are at least 35 food trucks selling unique and delicious locally made food. Here are some of the food trucks we tried during our tour. You can check which food trucks will be on site through the Street Food App.
JJ’s Hot Cobs
JJ’s Ho Cobs serves fresh roasted corn with butter and a wide variety of condiments.
A popular food truck at the Shipyards Night Market, they serve Korean-Mexian fusion rice bowls, tacos, burritos & grilled cheese quesadillas with Alberta beef bulgogi, Fraser Valley chili chicken and seasoned bean curds.
The Reef Runner
The Reef Runner serves up Carribean cuisine to the streets of Vancouver. We tried their Jamaican patties and Tobago Wrap (curry & lime marinated chicken, avocado yoghurt, organic greens, fresh tomato salsa in a flavour tortilla).
For some refreshments, there is a lemonade stand offering different flavours of lemonade including blood orange, blackberry lime, mango and so forth.
Chouchou Crepes is a local food truck specializing in sweet and savoury French-style crepes. Crepes are typically associated with the Brittany region of France and the crepes from Chouchou are truly Brittany style. Owner and operator Nathalie Galin’s recipes were inspired by her Bretonne grand-mother, Marie.
I’m a fan of her savoury crepes including the Mr Jules (BC wild smoked salmon, mascarpone cream, fresh dill, lemon) and Mmm Vava de Marseille (goat cheese, tomatoes, olive tapenade maison, greens).
On the Shipbuilders’ Stage there is live music until 10pm, showcasing talent from all over BC.
There are also many local artisans selling products including jewelry, clothing, kids wear, baked goods, produce, preserves, soaps, plants, chocolate and more.
The Friday Night Market also includes a beer garden serving local craft beer and cider as well as Betty’s Vodka Iced Tea. You must me 19+ to enter the beer garden.
The Shipyards Night Market runs every Friday from 5 – 10 pm until September 26. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.northshoregreenmarkets.com/shipyards.html