Everything you can eat and drink at the Richmond World Festival

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Considered their signature event, the Richmond World Festival is a two-day event that celebrates the city’s cultural diversity though music, food, sport and art from around the world.

The event, which takes place August 31 and September 1, features over 90 artists on the festival’s nine stages, as well as a kids’ zone, live cooking demos, and artisans and vendors, and the whole thing is free to attend.

Richmond World Festival’s food truck zone in 2017 (Richmond World Festival/Facebook)

But we’re here to talk about the food. The Richmond World Festival includes the FEASTival of Flavours (featuring over 50 food trucks and vendors), which means there is much to to eat and drink at this fun event.

Here are all the food vendors slated to participate in the FEASTival of Flavours:

  • Arturo’s To Go
  • Beljam’s Waffles
  • Benny’s Tea
  • Big Red Poutine
  • Bobbie’s Food Truck
  • Brazilian Roots
  • Cannoli King
  • Cheezee Does It
  • Crab Park Chowdery
  • Dutchlicious
  • El Cartel
  • Rotato
  • Fastrac Waffle
  • Fusion Icy
  • Gary’s Kettle Corn
  • G’s Donairs
  • Hula Girl
  • The Original Hurricane Potato
  • It’s All About Grilling
  • Japadog
  • Kafka’s Coffee
  • J&J Concessions
  • Lenny’s Lemonade
  • Jamaican Mi Juicy
  • JJ Hot Cobbs
  • Juicy Green Express
  • Kampong
  • Lemon Heaven
  • Mr Bannock
  • Mr. Tube Steak
  • Mo-Bacon
  • Porky’s
  • Reel Mac and Cheese
  • New Era Donuts
  • Russet Shack
  • Sajetarian
  • Slavic Rolls
  • Taco N Todo
  • Taters
  • Thai Box
  • Tin Lizzy Mini Donuts/Melt Town Poutine
  • Wings
  • El Coroto Kitchen
  • Melt Shop (Sep. 1 only)
  • Triple O’s
  • Westcoast Chipwich
  • Wheelhouse Seafoods
melt shop grilled cheese truck
The Big Daddy from the Melt Shop Truck (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancouver Is Awesome)

If you’re a serious foodie, you’ll want to take note of the Culinary Stage programming:

Friday, August 31

  • 5:30pm – Chef Lan Do from Banh Mi Tres Bon
    Menu item: Grilled beef banh mi, grilled pork banh mi, green papaya salad and sweet mango salad
  • 6:45pm – Chef Betty Hung from Beaucoup Bakery
    Menu item: Paris Brest, classic French pastry

Saturday, September 1

  • 4:45pm – Chef Mike Manlulu from Britannia Brewing Co.
    Menu item: Britannia Adrift blonde ale marinated Humbolt squid steak, with tomatillo and gooseberry salsa
  • 5:45pm – Dominique & Cindy Duby from Wild Sweets
    Menu item: Cocoa bean to bar chocolate salted butter caramel popcorn, Richmond’s fresh corn emulsion + foam, Dried maple bacon crunch

Richmond World Festival

When: Friday, August 31 (4-10 pm) and Saturday, September 1 (11 am-10 pm)
Where: Minoru Park –  7191 Granville Ave, Richmond

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom