Food Cart Fest launching in Surrey

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      Update: Food Cart Fest Surrey has been postponed to August 2. The event will run for five Saturdays until August 30.

      Surrey residents will soon be able to enjoy a taste of Vancouver food trucks without leaving their city. Food Cart Fest will launch at the New City Hall Plaza (13450 104 Avenue, Surrey) on July 5.

      Presented by Arrival Agency, the Streetfood Vancouver Society, and VanCity, the weekly Surrey festival will run for nine Saturdays until August 30. Similar to the third-annual Vancouver Food Cart Fest, which takes place near Olympic Village, the event will feature over 15 food trucks each week. This will include a mix of popular Vancouver food trucks and mobile vendors recently approved by the City of Surrey.

      “Surrey is launching its Mobile Food Vending program in 2014 with food cart and food truck vendors operating out of 5 locations in the City combined with Food Cart Festival weekends happening at the City Hall plaza throughout the summer months,” Richard Ryan, manager of business operations and support services for the City of Surrey, stated in a news release. “These food truck locations will be a catalyst for bringing great food and urban vibrancy together throughout Surrey. It is hoped that the 2014 pilot program will also lead to bigger and better food vending opportunities in the future.”

      Vancouver food trucks scheduled to make a weekly appearance include Didi’s Greek, DougieDog, Holy Perogy, Le Tigre, Mogu, Pig on the Street, Re-Up BBQ, Reef Runner, Roaming Dragon, Soho Road, Varinicey Pakoras, Vij’s Railway Express, Yolk’s Breakfast, and Ze Bite.

      Similar to the Vancouver festival, Food Cart Fest in Surrey will also include a community market with local vendors, DJ’d music, and a children’s area.

      Admission to Surrey’s Food Cart Fest is $2, or free with a non-perishable donation to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. Children 13 years and under and members of VanCity can also enter the event for free.