We braved the wind, rain and cold to enjoy FANTASTIC food at Street Food City II.  Our little ones weren’t entirely convinced that eating outside in the inclement weather was the best of ideas.  However, once we piled them with the warm tummy-filling delights they were happy clams!

This is the 2nd year for Street Food City.  It is part of the Dine Out Vancouver extravaganza that is currently taking over Vancouver restaurants.  From Wednesday to Sunday of this week (ends Jan 27), food carts from around Vancouver descend on the north plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery.  From 11am – 5pm (Sat & Sun) the food carts open up shop and serve their yummy treats to the waiting crowds.  As the event is in conjunction with Dine Out Vancouver, the prices are lower than usual.  A nice perk!

We got there right at 11am.  We were able to find a table under a tent, and didn’t have to wait in lengthy lines for our food.  The crowds certainly started to swell as we departed at noon.

Pulled pork sliderWe decided to try a bit of everything.  We tried the Classic and (super yummy) Baby Daddy from Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck; the stick-to-your-ribs pupusa with beans & cheese from Guanaco Truck; fantastic (and super cheap) pulled pork sliders from Street Meet; the warm and gooey margarita pizza and delectable tiramisu from PazzaRella; and finished everything off with two massive slices of orange and poppyseed cake from Zebite.  It was a lot but our little boys held their own when trying all the options.  To be honest, we were a bit disappointed we had to share so much with them; we would have happily consumed it all ourselves!

You are in luck the event runs for another 2.5 hours today and from 11-5pm tomorrow.  Make sure to bring cash as not all the food trucks accept other forms of payment.  Treat yourself and your family to a fun, and fulfilling, meal!