Tell us where you would like a food cart pod
September 9, 2013 – Thank you for telling us where you want to see a food cart pod in Vancouver. The top locations were: Science World, Chinatown, Gastown, Robson Square, UBC, English Bay, Shaughnessy Park, and Waterfront Station. We will suggest these locations to the successful permit applicants in spring 2015.
June 4, 2013 – Popular in Portland, Oregon, a food cart pod is a group of food carts in a single location. Would you like a food cart pod near your work? Your school? In your neighbourhood? Use our interactive map to show us exactly where you want one.
- The food cart pod survey is now closed.
15 new vendors added for May 2013
May 2, 2013 – For the spring of 2013, we added another 15 vendors to the program, offering more interesting and convenient food choices on our streets, from French crepes to healthy Filipino fusion, to traditional Belgian waffles, and more. This brings the total number of vendors providing nutritious and ethnically-diverse street food in our city to over 100.
Vancouver named third best street food city in North America
April 17, 2013 – Travel + Escape named Vancouver one of the top cities for street food in North America, along with such major "foodie" cities as Portland, Oregon and Austin, Texas.
Food carts adopted following a successful pilot program
April 2011 – Following a review of a 17-licence pilot project, the 17 licences were included in the regular street vending program.
17-licence food cart pilot project started
2010 – We launched a pilot project to assess the popularity of food carts in the city. A test consisting of 17 licences was established, and applications were reviewed by a nutritionist. The successful applicants were selected by lottery.
Council requests staff to report on how to expand food sold through street vendors
March 2008 – Council put forward a motion request staff to work with the Vancouver Food Policy Council to provide a report on how to expand the variety of food sold through street food vendors, focusing on nutritious foods that represent the cultural diversity of Vancouver, while expanding the geographical area in which vendors can operate, and increasing affordable food in low-income communities.