Showing posts with label Food Truck. Show all posts
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Monday, September 5, 2022

Ice Cream and Smoothie from Coco Van Ice Cream

Happy Labour Day! We started Monday with no concrete plans on what we should do. We ended up heading to Spanish Banks Beach, and it was gorgeous.

View from Sasamat Street

On our way to the beach, we saw Coco Van Ice Cream, and my husband was more than eager to have sweets.

Coco Van Ice Cream

He had the Classic Coconut while I went to The Pina Colada. Both were good, but I regret not getting the Coconut Ice Cream Rolls.

Classic Coconut Ice Cream Rolls

Enjoying ice cream rolls on the beach

Pina Colada from Coco Van Ice Cream

We hope to see the van again so we can try other flavours.

Sunday, August 28, 2022

List of Food Trucks in Greater Vancouver Area | Checklist

Below is a list of food trucks in Vancouver, BC Canada. This is not a comprehensive list and if you want to add your food truck here, please send me a message in Instragram.

List of Food Trucks in Vancouver
Food Truck Enjoyment Date Event
A
🔲 Acai Dude
🔲 Aloha Poke
☑️ Ay Mamacita! August 14, 2022 Thank Granville Its Food trucks
B
🔲 B&B Concessions: Gourmet Burger
🔲 B&B Concessions: Crepes
🔲 Baba's House
☑️ Baja's Food July 17, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
☑️ Beavertails July 10, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
🔲 Betty's Greek Honey Ballz
🔲 Big Red's Poutine
🔲 Bistro Van
☑️ Boca'O June 11, 2022 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2022
🔲 Bread and Cheese
☑️ Brownie Bakers July 16, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
C
🔲 Camion Cafe
🔲 Cannoli King
🔲 Cazba
🔲 Chickpea
🔲 Chou Chou Crepes
🔲 Come Arepa
☑️ Corn Dog King August 28, 2022 PNE Fair
☑️ Crack On July 31, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
☑️ Cravings Kettle Corn July 1, 2022 Canada Day at Canada Place
☑️ Crema Ice Cream & Desserts July 29, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
🔲 Cultivate Food Truck
D
☑️ Dim Sum Express July 9, 2022 The Khatsahlano Street Party
☑️ Dos Amigos Tex-Mex July 2, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
🔲 Double Decker Diner
F
☑️ Food Daddy Persian Cuisine August 21, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
🔲 Fijian Fusion
🔲 Footlong Freakk Fries
🔲 Frying Pan
🔲 Fusion Icy
G
🔲 G's Donair
H
🔲 Henry’s Hip Eats
🔲 Holi Masala
☑️ Hugs Mini Donuts July 9, 2022 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2022
🔲 Hunky Bills Perogies
🔲 Hurricane Potato
I
☑️ Indish June 12, 2022 RBC Run for the Kids 2022
🔲 International Perogies
🔲 Its All About Grill
J
☑️ Japadog December 24, 2021 at Lansdowne Parking Lot
☑️ The Jerk Shack July 2, 2022 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2022
🔲 JJ's Hot Cobs
🔲 JJ's Trucketeria
🔲 Juicy Green Express Inc.
K
☑️ Kona Ice July 9, 2022 The Khatsahlano Street Party
☑️ KYU Grill July 2, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
L
☑️ La Callejera Mexican Street Food June 25, 2022 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2022
☑️ La Taqueria June 1, 2021 near Vancouver Art Gallery
🔲 Lemon Heaven
🔲 Little Devils Wood Fire Pizza
🔲 Little Ooties Mini Donuts
🔲 Los Tacos Hermanos
🔲 Lucha Libre Truck
M
☑️ Mama's Fish and Chips July 31, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
🔲 Marhaba Lebanese Food
☑️ Mahshiko July 3, 2022 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2022
🔲 Meet2Eat
🔲 The Mini Donut Factory
☑️ Miss Siam August 27, 2020 corner of West Broadway and Birch Street
☑️ MJ's Caribbean Cuisine June 11, 2022 Riley Park Summer Farmers Market
🔲 Mo Bacon Truck
☑️ Mom's Grilled Cheese Truck June 12, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
☑️ Mr. Arancino July 3, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
🔲 Mr. Frosty Ice Cream
🔲 Mr. Pretzels
☑️ Mr. Shawarma August 6, 2022 Robson Square
☑️ Munchu Picchu June 5, 2022 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2022
N
🔲 NaMi Vietnamese
P
🔲 Praguery Ice Cream and Chimney Cakes
O
🔲 Old Country Pierogy
☑️ Overland Sandwich June 4, 2022 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2022
R
🔲 Rain or Shine Ice Cream Truck
☑️ REEL Mac and Cheese June 26, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
☑️ Rice Bowls Paradise August 28, 2022 PNE Fair
🔲 Rocky Point Ice Cream
🔲 Rolled West Coast
☑️ Roasted Revolution August 28, 2022 PNE Fair
☑️ Rosie's BBQ and Smokehouse July 17, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
🔲 Rosie's Curry & Spice Kitchen
S
☑️ SAJetarian June 25, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
🔲 Saltspring Noodle Bar
☑️ Salty's Lobster Shack July 9, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
☑️ Say Hello Sweets July 3, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
☑️ Shameless Buns July 16, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
🔲 Sirius Craving
🔲 Slavic Rolls
🔲 Smoking Hot Donair
🔲 Steamworks Food Truck
🔲 Steve-O's Deep-Fried Sweets & Treats
🔲 Steve-O's Fried Chicken
🔲 Streetdogs
☑️ Super Thai June 11, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
T
🔲 Taco'N Todo
🔲 Taco Tigre
☑️ Takenaka July 3, 2022 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2022
🔲 Teriyaki Boys
🔲 Teriyaki Express
🔲 ThaiBox on Truck
🔲 Tin Lizzy Concessions: Best Grilled Cheese & Poutine
☑️ Tin Lizzy Concessions: Fishn' Chips & Chicken Tenders July 1, 2022 Canada Day at Canada Place
🔲 Tin Lizzy Concessions: Mini Donuts
☑️ Tokyo Katsu Sand June 19, 2022 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2022
☑️ Tornado Potato July 17, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021
🔲 Twisted Potato
U
🔲 Urban Wood Fired Pizza
W
🔲 Wak Wak Burger
🔲 Wings Outdoor Grill
Y
☑️ Yo-Bones BBQ July 10, 2021 Thank Granville Its Food Trucks 2021

Food Day at the PNE Fair

Happy Sunday! We started the day with breakfast at Tim Hortons. I didn't make a blog post about it because we ordered our usual, and there's really nothing new about it.

Then, we went to Sunday Mass. Afterwards, we took Bus 14 all the way to PNE. Finally, we arrived 15 minutes before the gates opened, purchased our tickets and were on our way.

My goal today is to take pictures of all the food stands and trucks inside the PNE Fair and Playland. I did my best, but I don't know if I succeeded. So I'll make a separate post tomorrow (depending on how busy I am at work).

PNE Fair

Since we were already here, we decided to eat whatever we felt like enjoying.


Deep-fried Oreos from CinCity Donuts

TIP! Don't order from the first food vendors you see. 

We made the mistake of ordering fried Oreos from the very first vendor we saw selling them. Apparently, quite a handful of them was available from other vendors as we walked further inside. Don't get me wrong, it was delicious and sinful, but walk around before deciding which chocolate or candy you want to enjoy deep-fried.

Deep-fried Oreos

Buttered Corn from Roasted Revolution food truck

TIP! Don't order from food trucks (the ones with wheels) because you might encounter them outside of the PNE.

I failed at this. I blame the lady who was happily enjoying her corn. I was envious and had to get one too. The buttered corn is so sweet. It reminded me of the corn they used to sell at Katipunan Avenue in the Philippines near my high school.

Buttered Corn from Roasted Revolution

I highly recommend the Roasted Revolution food truck for delicious corn.


Corn Dog from the Corn Dog King

After walking around the whole fair, we decided on getting corn dogs. Daily Hive suggested Little Coco's Corn Dog, but for the life of me, we couldn't find it, so we got a couple corn dogs from the Corn Dog King.

Classic Corn Dog from Corn Dog King

A peek inside the Classic Corn Dog

We had a Classic Corn Dog, which was as expected, but the Cheesy Korean Rice Dog was the most delicious thing we had today. I highly recommend it! It was crunchy and cheesy, and the only downside was the hotdog was only halfway. By the time I reached it, I had to give it to my husband for sharing.

Cheesy Korean Rice Dog from Corn Dog King

A peek inside the Cheesy Korean Rice Dog

The Hawaiian Rice Bowl from Rice Bowls Paradise

After eating the corn dog, I wanted something not fried, and with either noodles or rice, so we ordered The Hawaiian Rice Bowl from Rice Bowls Paradise. We first chose Curry in a Hurry as a source of our rice meal, but their credit card machine is broken, and we don't have cash which is unfortunate.

The Hawaiian Rice Bowl from Rice Bowls Paradise

The Hawaiian Rice Bowl was served in a pineapple. The stewed chicken and rice are amazing, but I wish the serving was bigger.

Mac and Cheese Soft Serve from Soft Serve Summerland

I'm not sure what to expect from a Mac and Cheese Soft Serve, but what I had was disappointing. It tastes just like vanilla ice cream. My husband said there's an aftertaste like cantaloupe, but I can't even taste that. All I find is vanilla ice cream that's not white.

Mac and Cheese Soft Serve inside PNE Fair

If they want genuinely cheesy ice cream, they should buy queso or keso sorbetes from an Asian grocery store. Filipino ice cream street vendors have better cheese ice cream than what I had at PNE Fair.

After eating the ice cream, we took Bus 16 to go home. I even managed a few minutes of nap inside the bus.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Lunch from Ay! Mamacita at Thank Granville Its Food trucks

Happy Sunday! Do you know what makes me happy? Delicious food! And I am pleasantly surprised to enjoy what are the best tacos I've had from Ay! Mamacita food truck.

Lunch from Ay! Mamacita food truck

I'm not a fan of tacos in general just because they fall apart, and a burrito is usually my go-to because it's slightly less messy to eat. With that said, we ordered a rice bowl, three tacos, two Aguas Frescas, and a pudding from Ay! Mamacita, when we spotted them at Thank Granville Its Food trucks today.

Ay! Mamacita food truck

Aguas Frescas

They have two Aguas Frescas available and both summer inspired.

Aguas Frescas: Virgin Pina Colada and Watermelon Conga

Hubby and I agreed that the pina colada is the better of the two Aguas Frescas, so if you're going to choose one, go for that one. The Watermelon is refreshing too, but not as sweet as the Pina Colada.


Rice Bowls and Artisan Tacos

As mentioned earlier, I stay away from tacos because I find them messy to eat, so I chose the Beef Steak Asada Rice Bowl. I was surprised when Hubby said we should get three tacos. Apparently, he thought we were eating at home instead of in the park. I'm glad that he did because it's delicious!

Beef Steak Asada Rice Bowls
Saffron rice, beef steak Asada, roasted market vegetables, green pea cream, pickled red onion, pickled carrots, cilantro, and sprouts.

Mix and Match 3 Tacos
Chicken Alambre - bacon, roasted peppers, melted cheese, pickled onions, and salsa verde
Baja Garlic Prawns - cabbage, chipotle mayo, chunky tomato & corn salsa, scallions, and sprouts
Corn Truffle & Cheese - huitlacoche corn truffle, seared cheese, Arbol sauce, jade radish, pickled onions, and sprouts

First, only one of the three tacos fell apart. After taking my first bite of the Chicken Alambre, the tortilla broke, and most of the chicken fell into the container. Other than that, the Corn Truffle & Cheese and Baja Garlic Prawns tacos held well without falling apart.

All three tacos were excellent, but my favourite is the vegetarian Corn Truffle & Cheese. I can have more of that!

After enjoying the tacos, I took a bite from the Rice Bowl and was slightly disappointed because I expected it to be as flavourful. I realized my mistake. I should have mixed it a bit more. The green pea crema is fantastic, but it needs to cover as many ingredients as possible.

Matcha Tea Early Bird Pudding

Ay! Mamacita featured pudding from Early Bird Puddings, and I chose the Matcha Tea flavour and was mindblown at how delicious it is. My gosh! I wish more restaurants, food trucks, and even groceries would sell their puddings.

Matcha Tea Pudding from Early Bird Puddings

It's a happy lunch day!

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Lunch from Mr. Shawarma at Robson Square

Happy Saturday! My husband and I walked across Granville Bridge on this beautiful sunny summer. He's meeting a high school friend in Downtown Vancouver, and while he's doing that, I met with my parents and sister, who are enjoying Robson Square. 

It was my first meal of the day, so I ordered from the closest food source, Mr. Shawarma food truck. I ordered the Steak Original Platter and asked for three additional falafel.

Steak Original Platter with three additional falafel
Steak served over seasoned rice with carrots and peas, garlic sauce, and tahini sauce. It includes hummus, house salad (cucumbers, chopped parsley, tomatoes, and shredded lettuce), plus a slice of pita.

For future me (and others), I recommend going for falafel all the way. It's so delicious!

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Food Trucks at The Khatsahlano Street Party

Is it safe to say that the Khatsahlano Street Party is one of Vancouver's biggest free summer street parties? Imagine walking from Burrard Avenue to Macdonald Street along West 4th Avenue, and there are food vendors, food trucks, and booths selling all sorts of things from Tupperware to clothes to a gym membership. If that's not enough, every side street (seven of them) has a beer garden and a stage with live performances.

View from Burrard Avenue

We walked the stretch starting from Burrard Avenue and scouted the food options. Most of the vendors are restaurants in the area that set up booths on the street. Then, west of Vine is where all the food trucks are, and that's where we decided to hang out.


Shaved Ice from Kona Ice

It was a hot but cloudy day until a couple hours when the sun decided to show up, which meant shave ice. We thought of getting ice cream, but we don't see shaved ice that often, so we lined up at the Kona Ice food truck.

Shaved Ice from Kona Ice

Available sizes and flavours from Kona Ice

Flavour Dispenser: We chose Watermelon Wave and Pina Colada

Half Watermelon Wave and Half Pina Colada

You choose a cup, and they fill it with ice, then you can choose from the many available flavours. It's refreshing on a humid summer day.


Lunch from Dim Sum Express

Last week, I told my husband that I had not seen a Chinese food truck that sells dim sum. Then, we spotted Dim Sum Express. We decided to order their Chow Mein Combo and Dimsum Combo.

Chow Mein Combo includes Shrimp Dumpling, Pork Dumpling, Pan-Fried Dumpling, Spring Roll (2), and Chow Mein.

Dim Sum Combo includes Shrimp Dumpling, Pork Dumpling, Pan-Fried Dumpling, Sticky Rice Dumpling, Spring Roll (2), and BBQ Pork Buns.

If I reencounter Dim Sum express, I won't order the combo but will choose the Shrimp Dumpling and Pork Dumpling. They're both good. On a different note, I like their menu display (the whole said of their truck). It makes what they serve easier to see and read.

Dim Sum Express Food Truck Menu

List of Food Trucks at The Khatsahlano Street Party

Below is a list of food trucks at the event that I saw and I am only listing food vendors on wheels.
  1. Hurricane Potato
  2. Praguery Ice Cream and Chimney Cakes
  3. Slavic Rolls
  4. Smoking Hot Donair
  5. Kyu Grill
  6. Teriyaki Boys
  7. Old Country Pierogi
  8. Tornado Potato
  9. Thai Box on Truck
  10. Mr. Pretzels
  11. Dim Sum Express
  12. Juicy Green Express
  13. Rain or Shine Ice Cream truck
  14. Wak Wak Burger
  15. Takenaka Japan
  16. Mom's Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
  17. Big Red's Poutine
  18. Japadog
  19. Kona Ice
  20. Frying Pan
  21. The Taco Tigre
  22. Roasted Revolution
  23. Salty's Lobster Shack
  24. Shameless Buns
  25. Rosie's Curry & Spice Kitchen
  26. Dos Amigos
  27. TACO'N Todo
  28. Steamworks
  29. Chickpea
  30. Crack On Van
  31. Rocky Point Ice Cream

Hugs Mini Donuts at Thank Granville It's Food trucks (TGIF)

Happy Saturday! After going to Costco for late breakfast and groceries, we dropped by the corner of West 10th and Fir Street to grab mini donuts from the only food truck in the area today.

Hugs, Mini Donuts food truck

Hugs Mini Donuts

We enjoyed a dozen mini donuts from Hugs and ate them while walking toward the Khatsahlano Street Party.

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Lunch from Mahshiko at Thank Granville It's Food trucks (TGIF)

Happy Sunday! Coming from the high of the Whitecaps' win last night, we woke up a bit late and went straight to Mass. We didn't have time for breakfast. Right after Mass, we went to Thank Granville It's Food trucks (TGIF) on the corner of West 10th Avenue and Fir Street.

There are six food trucks today, and we've tried four of them already, so we decided to order from the remaining two that we haven't supported yet.

Mahshiko Korean Fusion Food Bar

Lunch from Mahshiko



After ordering from Takenaka, I ordered the Bulgogi Beef Bibimbap and Chicken and Fries from Mahshiko.

Bibimbap is a Korean rice dish usually served in a hot bowl. The first step is to add the gochujang sauce and poke the egg's yolk. Lastly, mix it all up until the sauce and yolk are mixed with vegetables, meat, and rice. I wish I had more gochujang sauce. 

Beef Bulgogi Bibimbap

The serving is good for sharing, so it definitely needs more to cover everything. Unfortunately, the yolk wasn't runny (it's overcooked by a minute), so whatever yolk is left is insufficient to cover the ingredients.

Chicken and Fries

The Chicken and Fries are so great. The chicken is fried perfectly; you can smell it from the box during our walk home. I highly recommend it. Plus, they give you Gochujang sauce to dip the fried chicken, so I'm happy.

Lunch from Takenaka Japan food truck at Thank Granville It's Food trucks (TGIF)

Happy Sunday! Coming from the high of the Whitecaps' win last night, we woke up a bit late and went straight to Mass. We didn't have time for breakfast. Right after Mass, we went to Thank Granville It's Food trucks (TGIF) on the corner of West 10th Avenue and Fir Street.

There are six food trucks today and we've tried four of them already, so we decided to order from the remaining two that we haven't supported yet.

Takenaka Japan food truck

I ordered from Takenaka and was so happy that they have curry. If you've been reading my blog (I doubt anyone does except my husband and mom), Japanese curry is my absolute favourite food especially the one they serve at nearby Suika

I can't believe that Takenaka came really close. The only thing missing is slices of tonkatsu and this would have been my new favourite curry. The only reason Suika is still number one is that the beef in their curry is shredded or sliced thinly, but the one from Takenaka is chunkier (like the one from Mr. Japanese Curry).

Stewed Beef Tendon Curry and Rice
Slow-cooked beef tendon curry, seasoned half-boiled egg, onion pickles, radish sprouts, and steamed rice.

Stewed Beef Tendon Curry and Rice from Takenaka Japan food truck


I like the container they used for the curry. The top level has the curry, while the bottom compartment has the rice and egg.

Chicken Karaage (3 pcs)
Flavour-packed spice mix marinated crispy chicken kara-age

Meanwhile, the chicken karaage tastes the same as Suika, so it goes perfectly with the curry sauce.

Green Tea Panna Cotta
Matcha green tea panna cotta with sweetened red bean

To end the meal, we enjoyed the Green Tea Panna Cotta. This one is definitely better than Suika.

Based on the items I've tried today, I can't wait to order from Takenaka again.

Takenaka Japan food truck menu

Takenaka Japan food truck menu


Saturday, July 2, 2022

Lunch from The Jerk Shack at Thank Granville It's Food truck (TGIF)

Happy Saturday! We walked to Thank Granville It's Food truck (TGIF) for lunch today. There are two food trucks that we haven't tried, and we decided to order from The Jerk Shack.

I ordered the Jerk Chicken, Rice & Peas, Beef Jamaican Patty, and Chicken Jamaican Patty. For fun, I also ordered a side of fried plantain.

Lunch from The Jerk Shack

Jerk Chicken Rice and Peas
Jerk seasoned and marinated chicken leg and thigh, served with rice and peas (red kidney beans), steamed coconut milk, thyme and other herbs, with a side of Caribbean slaw (beets, carrots, and cabbage) dressed with a sweet and tangy vinaigrette. 

I regret not trying jerk chicken sooner. The chicken was juicy, and the sauces were delicious. I am glad they separated the spicy sauce because my husband won't be able to tolerate the heat.

Beef Jamaican Patty from The Jerk Shack

Chicken Jamaican Patty

I am happy with both patties and can't decide which I like better. The beef is more "traditional" in flavour while the chicken is curry.

Next time, I'll be selfish and order one of the Jerk Chicken Rice just for myself.

Friday, July 1, 2022

Poutine for Lunch | Celebrating Canada Day at Canada Together in Canada Place

Happy Canada Day! How do we usually celebrate Canada Day?
  • 2016: Steveston Richmond, BC Salmon Festival and Canada Day Parade with sisters
  • 2017: Steveston Richmond, BC Salmon Festival and Canada Day Parade with parents, sister, and brother
  • 2018: Steveston Richmond, BC Salmon Festival and Canada Day Parade with hubby
  • 2019: We were not in the country to celebrate. :(
  • 2020: Lunch from Salmon n' Bannock
  • 2021: Dinner from Salmon n' Bannock and Ice Cream from Purdy's

It's our first year celebrating Canada Day as Canadian Citizens, so we decided to join the fun and activities at Canada Together near Canada Place in Vancouver. For lunch, we grabbed poutine from one of the many food trucks that are part of the event.

Poutine from one of the food trucks at the Canada Together celebration 

Classic Poutine: French fries, gravy, and cheese curds 

It's a happy day to celebrate our country and its people in our beautiful city. Before leaving the event, we grabbed a large pop corn from Cravings Kettle Corn to enjoy for the next couple days.

Large Cravings Kettle Corn

Canada Day Celebration in Downtown Vancouver 

Happy Canada Day!

How did you celebrate today?


List of Food Vendors at Canada Together 2022

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