Try It! We Dare You poster

Triple O’s, home of BC’s favourite burgers, fries, and hand-scooped shakes, also happens to be one of Vancouver’s original food carts. In 1928, a young BC entrepreneur named Nat Bailey had a vision to build a restaurant that served the highest quality and most unique tasting food. He started Canada’s first drive-in restaurant after transforming his own truck into a traveling lunch counter.

Bailey took orders from parked cars in a lot on Granville Street, using order pads that were printed with three X’s and three O’s. The phrase became part of the language as diners could choose specially made mayonnaise and relish for their burgers.  X meant “hold”, O meant “extra”, and Triple “O” meant “plenty of everything.” The Triple O’s name was born from that lingo.

peanut butter, bacon, and banana milkshake

Dare to try their new peanut butter, bacon, and banana milkshake, or a peanut butter, bacon, and jalapeño burger. My husband and I tried the milkshake last week and were pleasantly surprised to see staff coming out of the kitchen with freshly cooked strips of bacon that are then crumbled and blended with both vanilla bean ice cream and banana syrup to create this rich and hearty sipper.

Like to try it for yourself? Triple-O’s has provided me with a $50 gift card to pass along to one of you. Try the new milkshake or the peanut butter, bacon, and jalapeño burger, made with Canadian bacon cooked in-house, just like those milkshakes (in case you’re not in the daring mood, the gift card is valid for anything on the menu).

You’ll be entered to win by either leaving a comment on this post naming your favourite Vancouver food cart, or re-tweeting the following:

RT to win a $50 Triple-O’s gift card from @arianecdesign and @tripleos #wedareyou

I’ll draw a winner at random on Friday, September 21 at noon. Visit Triple O’s online for more information on menus, locations, and the On-the-Go 30 foot mobile food truck.


  • Comment by Manny Y. — September 17, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

    Love Pig on the Street!

  • Comment by Sharon — September 17, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

    I was lucky to get to the Waldorf Hotel last month to check out the food carts. We ate at the perogy place and had juices at Juice Truck. Our fave though was Earnest Ice Cream!!

  • Comment by Mark S. — September 17, 2012 @ 6:14 pm

    Hands-down, Holy Perogy 🙂

  • Comment by Trisha R — September 18, 2012 @ 8:33 am

    Hmmm, I’d agree with Mark that Holy Perogy is pretty sweet. Then again, how about that first Vancouver food truck, Japadog!

  • Comment by Norman — September 18, 2012 @ 10:24 am

    Feastro for sure.

  • Comment by Angelique W. — September 18, 2012 @ 6:07 pm

    Mangal Kiss! Enter me for the contest please!

  • Comment by Xing — September 18, 2012 @ 7:48 pm

    Roaming dragon is my fav for sure!

  • Comment by Megan — September 18, 2012 @ 9:24 pm

    Re-Up BBQ!

  • Comment by Brian Lee — September 18, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

    Pig on the Street gets my vote 🙂

  • Comment by Dilara — September 18, 2012 @ 11:26 pm

    My favorite food cart is Tacofino

  • Comment by Bonnie — September 19, 2012 @ 12:07 am

    Cazba Express is my favourite Vancouver food cart.

  • Comment by Bonnie — September 19, 2012 @ 12:09 am

    Oops, my email address is now corrected. Sorry.

  • Comment by Bonnie — September 19, 2012 @ 12:10 am

    Having trouble posting. Oops.

    Cazba Express is my fave Vancouver food cart.

  • Comment by Sue — September 19, 2012 @ 12:46 pm

    my fav truck is Re-Up BBQ

  • Comment by Jessica — September 19, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

    Love Pig!

  • Comment by Jenny L. — September 19, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

    My fave is Roaming Dragon!

  • Comment by Karina — September 19, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

    Oh man my favourite food cart, that’s a hard one. I’ll go with Fresh Local Wild, I love their fresh selectons and Chef Wolfe is great fun!

  • Comment by Elaine — September 21, 2012 @ 11:00 am

    Mom’s Grilled Cheese

  • Comment by BC — September 21, 2012 @ 11:28 am

    Japadog !

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