Waldorf Hotel Food Cart Festival-14

By all accounts, 2012 has been a very successful year for Vancouver’s food carts so far. Take the 12 new food carts added to our city’s streets earlier this spring, for example.

Street Meet Truck/risotto ball
[Street Meet Truck risotto ball]

Guanaco Salvadoran cuisine/Ayote pupusa
[Guanaco Salvadoran cuisine’s Ayote pupusa]

Waldorf Hotel Food Cart Festival/Feasting on Feastro
[Feasting on Feastro]

On Canada Day, the Waldorf Hotel created a block party event that hosted several food carts in its parking lot.

Waldorf Hotel Food Cart Festival-16 Waldorf Hotel Food Cart Festival-17

This concept took off like wildfire, and Sundays have seen a packed crowd enjoying the carts during the hotel’s Food Cart Fest, brought to you by Yelp, The Waldorf, and Street Food Vancouver.

Waldorf Hotel Food Cart Festival beach bar Waldorf Hotel Food Cart Festival-13 Waldorf Hotel Food Cart Festival-15

Food Cart Fest has drawn thousands of people out to the East Vancouver hub for all things music, food, and culture. From noon to 6 pm, you can partake of the food carts, along with a DJ, beer garden (for those 19+), and summery atmosphere – there’s even a sandy spot to dig your toes into while sipping on a cocktail or icy cold beer.

Waldorf Hotel Food Cart Festival/The Juice Truck
[Gastown-based Juice Truck team]

Waldorf Hotel Food Cart Festival/It's to Die For Banana Bread
[Erin Ireland’s It’s to Die For Banana Bread]

Get here soon though, as Sunday, September 2 will be the last food cart event of the summer. UPDATE: The event has been extended by popular demand until the end of September. While there last Sunday, I noticed La Brasserie Street, Earnest Ice Cream, The Juice Truck, Guanaco Salvadoran Cuisine, Tacos Ricos, Street Meet, Holy Perogy, Off the Wagon Travelling Tacos, Delish Gluten-Free Bakery, PazzaRella Pizzeria Napoletana, Feastro, Pig on the Street, Cartel Korean Tacos and It’s to Die for Banana Bread.

This is a free, family-friendly event (excluding the beer garden) that will hopefully see a second season next year.

Waldorf Hotel Food Cart Festival/Delish Gluten-Free Bakery Waldorf Hotel Food Cart Festival/Off the Wagon Travelling Tacos Waldorf Hotel Food Cart Festival-4 Waldorf Hotel Food Cart Festival/Holy Perogy Waldorf Hotel Food Cart Festival/Pig on the Street Waldorf Hotel Food Cart Festival/PazzaRella Auto Pizzeria oven

The Waldorf Hotel is located at 1489 Hastings Street (just East of Clark) in Vancouver.

No Comments

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.