In an effort to improve the stale street food scene in Vancouver, the city of Vancouver announced last week 17 new locations for vendors to set up shop, in what is round 1 of the lottery selection process. The majority of the new food vendors will be within the downtown core but a few have found there way outside and into the rest of the city. The winning vendors were selected via lottery an lets hope they had a viable business plan when they submitted their application.
The list includes Chinese, Korean, Greek, Mexican, Italian and some health food alternatives. Personally, I’m looking forward to the Dim Sum, Donairs, Satay Barbeque, authentic Italian Stone Ground Pizza and a few others. However, the question is where are the samosa vendors?
Here is the complete list of new locations expected to come on board July 31st:
- East Side of 200 Howe St – 100 metres North of W Cordova St: Chinese Dim Sum
- South Side of 400 W Georgia St – 12 metres East of Richards St: Korean food with meat and vegetarian options
- North Side of 700 W Cordova St – 14 metres East of Howe St: Burritos, whole wheat, rice, beans, sauces, fillings
- East Side of 700 Homer St – 20 metres South of W Georgia St: Chicken salad with lettuce, tomato. Fruit cup with melon, kiwi and mixed fruit.
- East Side of 700 Hornby St – 22 metres South of W Georgia St: Southern BBQ, Rice, Veggies
- South Side of 700 W Georgia St – 20 metres West of Granville St: Traditional Chinese and Japanese Cuisine
- South Side of 900 W Hastings St – 24 metres East of Burrard St: Skewers of beef and pork
- West Side of 1100 Burrard St – 28 metres South of Helmcken St: Greek Donair
- West Side of 1100 Burrard St – 25 metres North of Davie St: Modern Satay Barbeque
- South Side of 2000 Beach Av – 30 metres West of Chilco St: Fresh squeezed Lemonade
- East Side of 600 Granville St – 50 metres North of W Georgia St: Fresh Bakery
- West Side of 600 Granville St – 95 metres North of W Georgia St: Healthy meals and snacks, roll ups, sandwiches
- East Side of 6400 Cambie St – 20 metres North of W 49th Ave: Specialty noodles
- East Side of 1300 Main St – 12 metres North of Terminal Ave: Falafel
- West Side of 1100 Station St, or West Side of 400 Burrard St: Authentic Italian stone ground pizza
- West Side of 1200-1300 Arbutus St, or North Side of 1000 W Georgia St: Fresh and frozen fruits, chocolate dipped fruits
- West Side of 1400 NW Marine Dr, or East Side of 800 Hornby St: Central European foods from Poland, Russia, using local organic products, borscht, schnitzel
Finally something other than hotdogs and roasted nuts! What are you most excited for? What do you wish to see on the streets sometime soon that isn’t on the list?