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Summer menu in parks: More food carts set to roll and local food featured at concessions

June 10 2014

BerryMobile at Second Beach

Vancouver residents and visitors now have an even larger array of tasty summer food items to enjoy at local parks and beaches.

Eleven vendors at 15 sites

The Vancouver Park Board has granted permits to 11 vendors in 15 sites—the highest number of participants to date. Food carts began operating in three park sites in Vancouver two years ago as part of a pilot. All vendors are expected to be up and running by mid-June.

BerryMobile will be operating three fresh fruit stands adjacent to concessions at Second Beach, Lumberman’s Arch and Spanish Banks. The stands will be set up like roadside markets with ready-to-eat fruit in baskets. By Canada Day, BerryMobile expects to be selling the newly named Squamish raspberry—a large, firm, flavourful and bright red fruit that was bred in British Columbia.

Back by popular demand is Vancouver Beach Nuts, which will be selling fresh coconuts from a Tiki bar at Kitsilano Beach and, new this year, at English Bay. Jim’s Ice Cream will be selling novelty ice cream at Vanier Park and Japadog, a popular chain of street food stands and restaurants, will be operating beside the Information Booth in Stanley Park.

Vendor list and locations:

  • BerryMobile at Second Beach and Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park and Spanish Banks
  • Candy Meister at Second Beach
  • Cup a Corn in Vanier Park
  • Fijian Fusion in Vanier Park
  • Japadog in Stanley Park
  • Jim’s Ice Cream in Vanier Park
  • Lemon Heaven at Kits Beach
  • Potato Tornado Shack at Kits Beach
  • Roaming Popcorn at Seawall in Devonian Park
  • San Juan Family Farm at Devonian Plaza and English Bay
  • Vancouver Beach Nuts at Kits Beach and English Bay

Local Food Action Plan

Most of the Park Board’s 14 concessions will continue to provide local food options such as berry popsicles, berry and yogurt parfaits and veggies and dips in support of the Park Board’s Local Food Action Plan. The plan, which highlights priority areas and actions to increase local food assets in Vancouver parks and recreation facilities, was unveiled last summer.