PazzaRella food truck closed

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      The flame has gone out for Vancouver’s wood-fired pizza truck. PazzaRella food cart, which specialized in Neapolitan-style pizza, announced on March 24 that after three years in business, it had closed.

      “The challenges of the Vancouver food truck scene have been equally well documented in the media,” PazzaRella’s owners stated on Facebook. “Many of the friends we made in this industry have had to close down before us. Our loyal customers and the popularity of our pizza have allowed us to operate as long as we have. In the end, we came to the conclusion that the future of Pazzarella will not be in the food truck format, and we will be looking at other ways to share our passion and pizza with others.”

      PazzaRella’s bright red food truck was often spotted parked near Victory Square. The food cart also participated in festivals on the north plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery and Street Eat Thursdays at SFU’s Burnaby campus.



      Dark Pizza Dayz

      Mar 25, 2014 at 5:07pm

      What was the challenge of the food truck scene then? Could this not have been added to the story?

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      Mar 26, 2014 at 8:35am

      Food trucks spew lots of garbage from all the plastic & paper used.
      One food truck gone-lots more to go.

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      Mar 26, 2014 at 11:53am

      Vancouver doesn't get food trucks. The whole point is that the food is supposed to be cheap. Gourmet food trucks? Watch them start to disappear.

      There's a simple hamburger truck - or trailer - at Granville and Pender with cheeseburgers for $2.85. They get it.

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      Mar 26, 2014 at 4:25pm

      In response to @Cathy: most of the Vancouver food trucks serve using 100% compostable containers and utensils, which is more than can be said of a lot of other fixed location food vendors in the city. Try asking the food trucks if they use compostable products and support the ones that do.

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      Mar 26, 2014 at 8:43pm

      I find it unfortunate that anyone would be so flippant about a business having to shut down after someone has poured their heart into. These are not big businesses, these are people that have put up their own savings to follow a dream, something that many people are too fearful to try themselves.

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      Mar 27, 2014 at 4:30pm

      The real question is how many of these so called "100% compostable containers and utensils" actually end up in the compost or being recycled?
      According to stats. the actual percentage is approx. between 5% to 33%. Depends on country, area etc.
      The rest are thrown away as garbage.

      Thinking a food truck is somehow a sustainable option is just delusion.
      What about actually bringing food from home in your own containers?


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