A complete guide to the food trucks at Street Food City 2018

Sandra Thomas - Vancouver Courier

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Whether your tastes run to Reef Runner’s famous jerk chicken or Tacofino’s codfish taco with chipotle mayo and salsa fresco or one of Mr. Arancino’s hearty Sicilian risotto balls, you’ll be in food truck heaven at the seventh annual Street Food City event.

This more casual arm of the popular Dine Out Vancouver Festival takes place in the Vancouver Art Gallery’s newly renovated plaza Jan. 22 to 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends.

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More than 20 food trucks will take part in the seventh annual Street Food City festival at the Vancouver Art Gallery beginning Jan. 22. (Photo: Street Food City)

The Dine Out festival began in 2001, when a group of food and wine enthusiasts got together with the team at Tourism Vancouver and pitched the idea of a fixed-price menu deal to get Vancouverites out and into restaurants during a normally slow time of the year. At the time, 57 restaurants jumped on board and since then Dine Out Vancouver Festival has grown into Canada’s largest food and drink festival.

More than 20 food trucks will rotate throughout the week so if comfort food is your thing, make sure to visit Old Country Pierogi. Craving a healthy sweet? In addition to its rib-sticking savoury pies, Aussie Pie Guy offers a traditional Anzac cookie made with rolled oats, coconut and golden syrup.

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More than 20 food trucks will take part in the seventh annual Street Food City festival at the Vancouver Art Gallery beginning Jan. 22. (Photo: Street Food City)

“We are incredibly excited to bring Street Food City back for a seventh year. It has become one of the annual highlights of Dine Out Vancouver Festival,” says Lucas Pavan, Tourism Vancouver spokesperson for Dine Out. “2018 is Dine Out’s biggest year yet with more than 300 participating restaurants, over 30 culinary events and 12 hotel offers taking place over the 17 days of the festival.”

Chow down at a table with work colleagues and friends or with strangers who might become friends. Tents will be provided by new sponsor EVO Car Share, so rain won’t be a problem. And what’s a festival without music? JACK FM will be on location Wednesdays, while Saturday’s entertainment is courtesy of KISS FM.

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More than 20 food trucks will take part in the seventh annual Street Food City festival at the Vancouver Art Gallery beginning Jan. 22. (Photo: Street Food City)

This informal branch of Dine Out is presented by Tourism Vancouver, StreetFood Vancouver Society and the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement AssociationPartial proceeds will help support the BC Hospitality Foundation.

Here’s a complete list of food trucks taking part in Street Food City:

  • Aussie Pie Guy
  • Cannoli King
  • Disco Cheetah
  • Fat Duck
  • Feastro
  • Kaboom Box
  • Kaffka’s Coffee
  • Le Tigre
  • Old Country Pierogi
  • Melt City
  • Mom’s Grilled Cheese
  • Mr. Arancino’s
  • Reef Runner
  • Reel Mac and Cheese
  • Roaming Dragon
  • Rolling Cashew
  • Slavic Rolls
  • Super Thai
  • Tacofino
  • Taste of Malaysia
  • Taters
  • Via Tevere
  • Vij’s Railway Express

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