Food Cart Fest returns to False Creek on June 22

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      Food Cart Fest is returning to Vancouver on June 22. The weekly event will take place near Olympic Village (215 West 1st Avenue) for the second year. The festival presented by Arrival Agency and the Streetfood Vancouver Society launched in 2012 outside the Waldorf Hotel.

      This year, more than 20 food trucks will participate at the festival each week, including Aussie Pie Guy, Blue Smoke BBQ, Chili Tank, Community Pizzeria, Culver City Salads, Didi’s Greek, DougieDog, Fat Duck, Feastro, Finest at Sea, Guanaco, Holy Perogy, JJ’s Trucketeria, Johnny’s Pops, Juice Truck, Le Tigre, Mangal Kiss, Mogu, Pig on the Street, Re-Up BBQ, Reef Runner, Reel Mac and Cheese, Roaming Dragon, Soho Road, Super Thai, Sweet Ride, Tacofino, Taser, The Kaboom Box, Varinicey Pakoras, Vij’s Railway Express, Yolk’s Breakfast, and Ze Bite.

      “All participating trucks at Food Cart Fest are members of Streetfood Vancouver, a non-profit association,” Andy Fielding, president of Streetfood Vancouver, stated in a news release. “A lot will be rolling out their summer menus.”

      In addition to food trucks, the festival will also feature community vendors, music, kids’ activities, and soccer matches. New this year is Victory Gardens, which will host free urban gardening workshops at the festival.

      Food Cart Fest will run every Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. until August 31. Admission is $2 and free for children under 13 years of age, Vancity members, and Car2Go members. Admission is also free with a non-perishable food donation to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.