What better way to start a Sunday, then with brunch from your favorite food truck? Well… brunch at fifteen of them! And on June 23rd, 200 Elites and their lucky guests did just that, beating the line to dine at Vancouver's favourite meals on wheels as part of the Elite Food Cart Fest Preview:
"What a treat! Yelp has taken a delicious step forward in treating yelp elites to a foodie extravaganza of sampling local food cart goodness!" (Sara O) There were an ample of samples and much to explore. Let's run down the roster shall we?
The carnivores cruised through Mangal Kiss' Moroccan meatballs, Feastros pork tacos, Soho Road's manjo or butter chicken and Mogu's chicken karaage which "almost made Gary M cry with happiness." Then with a high five at Dougie Dog for their guacamole loaded concoctions, sashayed to Kaboom Box for feast worthy poutine & Roaming Dragon for their "amazing" fried "risotto balls!" (Linzi M)
It was a religious experience at Holy Perogy with bacon & chive goodness, that eased us into cheese, cheese, cheese! Taser Grilled Cheese (where Bridget S suggests you score the LoLo) to Reel Mac & Cheese, dairy lovers wanted for naught and it helped that the truffle potatoes from Yolk's next door paired so perfectly. Vegan? Oh yes ve-can! JJ's Trucketeria made sure our veggie friends were satiated.
And for dessert? A trifecta of awesome with Taco Fino's infamous Diablo cookies, The Juice Truck's strawberry smoothies and crowd pleaser Johnny's Pops whose blueberry mojito pop was SO good, Abi B went back for seconds (as did the author. Except they were thirds…)
"Great set up, very family friendly, awesome dj, and delish food– great sign of summer!" (Marje B) Indeed, we were spoiled rotten with summer love. A HUGE thank you to Daniel F and the Arrival Agency crew for throwing down such a fantastic event in Food Cart Fest; the unstoppable Britney for being a super heroine, the awesome gate staff that cruised this cookie through check in and security who dropped their posts to stuff 200 swag bags for the lucky attendees.
We came, we conquered, you all have really adorable children… until next time mischief makers!
Your Partner In Dine,
Yelp Vancouver Community Manager/Petite Dynamo
(Taking down a bacon & chive Holy Perogy like a ninja!)