Shoveling one metre of snow (which arrived overnight) and scraping ice off of your car's window at 6 a.m., are difficult parts of winter in the Great White North. But there's one winter drawback that's impossible for many Canadians to get used to -- the food trucks disappearing.
It's no secret that Vancouver is a foodie city. A Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards survey recently named it one of the top food cities in the world, and Fodor's Travel listed Vancouver as one of the best Canadian destinations for foodie travel. But the British Columbian city isn't just known for its award-winning sit-down eateries. Vancouverites and visitors eat some of the city's best meals while standing up.
Vancouver is known as one of the top cities in the world for foodies. The city is home to everything from Michelin-starred, farm-to-table eateries to food trucks that are never seen without a line. Whether you're into high-class eats or down-home cooking, the following are six places you simply have to eat at when you're there.
"Food Truck Face Off" takes food shows a bit further. Viewers will see exactly how and why a food truck comes about, its humble beginnings, its inspiration, and how some dreams are turned into realities. Try it. You'll like it. In fact, I bet you'll dig in for seconds.
Ryan Spong brought Tacofino to Vancouver because "it's so good, I wanted to be able to eat that food here." Now, Spong and MacIsaac are planning to bring the Tacofino brand beyond British Columbia.
What separated Montreal from the other cities on our tour was that we did not have an actual food event to tap into -- instead we decided that Montreal was going to be the city that I did an old school popup at -- just build it and pray to the food gods that someone will hopefully come.
The gloomy Vancouver weather was somewhat fitting on Halloween, but it didn't stop the smiling faces behind some of Vancouver's