Category: Local Street Food News

Street Food City Returns to Vancouver With More Flavour Than Ever Before

It’s that time of year again when Dine Out Vancouver takes over the city’s restaurants and Street Food City returns to the Vancouver Art Gallery. Now in its fourth year, Street Food City has expanded to become a week-long event with more than 25 participating food trucks, 15 of which are on site every day from 11:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. on Monday to Thursday, and 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday and the Weekend.

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Food Trucks and Film Fests- Where to Get Street Food During TIFF 2014

The Toronto International Film Festival is finally here, and that means waiting outside Yorkville hotels for prospective celebrity sightings, lining up for sold out tickets, and calling in sick for late-night work-week movie premiers. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, Toronto’s food industry has been working overtime to ensure everything is in tip-top shape for the celebrity-studded rush, and no longer is it just about the scene-y Yorkville addresses. Actually, my hope this year is that it’s not necessarily about addresses at all, as Toronto’s food truck scene has undergone a huge boom this year, and it’s time international starlets get a taste!

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Toronto Secures Two Food Truck Lots for Regular Street Food Service

July may be an exciting turning point for the Toronto food truck scene. Just months after the city announced its disappointing rules on street vending (read about them here), food truck owners decided to take matters into their own hands with the announcement of not one, but two designated areas for trucks to regularly vend.

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New Rules For Toronto Street Vending Leaves Vendors Hopeful Yet Hungry For More Change

It’s been a long tiresome battle for Toronto food trucks this Spring who have been fighting for legislation that would hopefully make street food more accessible. Alas, after a heated two-day debate at City Hall, and a food truck rally where all the electoral candidates could get their fill, councilors voted 34-3 in favour of new regulations for street food.

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James Cunningham Takes A Bite Out Of Vancouver

photo credit:FoodGays.com

Eat St. host James Cunningham was in Vancouver this week to host a street food crawl and announce the return of Lay’s Do Us a Flavour contest, which invites fans across the country to submit their flavour ideas to become the next potato chip flavour. Canada is a land of food lovers, but what we love to eat is as distinct as the country itself. From Chinese sweet and sour chicken to Italian pizza and Indian curry, we’ve got an endless list of favourite foods, secret family recipes and standing take- out orders. It is exactly these kinds of flavour-packed dishes and food rituals that the Lay’s brand is inviting Canadians to use as their muse for creating the next great potato chip flavour idea.

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