What’s a festival without food? In addition to celebrity cats, speakers, entertainment, shopping and adoptable felines, meowfest visitors can look forward to the selection of mobile food options at the event. Whether you’re vegan or omnivorous, health-conscious or carb-happy, let these locally-owned food trucks give you a taste (literally) of what Vancouver has to offer. Wear your stretchiest pants, because you’ll be needing them!
T O R T I L L A S O U P // @bandidas_taqueria has a new #RoastedTomato #TortillaSoup ($9.50 for large) today! Perfect for the chilly fall weather. Although I guess Mexicans eat it year-round? 🤔 Tomatoey, oniony, with Mexican chilies and spices. Thin tortilla chips come on the side. I like soaking them so they get both soft AND crispy. I couldn't find the pinto beans in my #soup...maybe they're at the bottom of the pot? Or mashed up and incorporated into the soup? No biggie. But it is on the oniony side. #worklunch #yvr #vancouver #bandidastaqueria #bandidasfoodtruck
From every East Van resident’s favourite neighbourhood vegetarian joint comes the Bandidas Taqueria food truck, which was launched by long-time employee Bryan Jang in 2017. Like its restaurant headquarters on Commercial Drive, the truck features Mexican-inspired vegetarian fare such as burritos, burrito bowls and tacos. Vegan- and gluten-free options are available for all menu items, so all of your friends can get their burrito fix. Don’t forget the extra guac!
Say Hello Sweets
Plant-based ice cream company Say Hello Sweets was launched by owner Naomi Arnaut in 2015, when her dog, Babycakes, needed emergency surgery. Since then, you may have seen the adorable hand-painted truck parked around the city, or their pints for sale at local shops. We’re excited to be having Say Hello at meowfest, where they will be serving up mouth-watering sammies from their brand-new trike and donating 10 percent of their sales to the BSPCA. Meowjor Bonus: They will also have a selection of Johnny's Pops artistan handmade popsicles on hand!
Thai cashew cauliflower wings from my pals at @rollingcashew food truck 😛 Worth a quick trip downtown / braving the rain with @effiedog today!! Next time I’m ordering a double portion — so good on rice (and they’re baked then grilled, so pretty guilt-free!). Find these guys at #streetfoodcity outside Van Art Gallery today ‘til Sunday (Thurs/Fri 11-3, Sat/Sun 11-5). Thibault, @rollingcashew’s owner, is French and was one of @todieforff’s first bakers! He went 100% plant-based with his business and did a full rebrand after reading “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Foer (one of my all-time fav books). LOVE THIS and proud of what he’s created!!! 🌱
Thai cashew cauliflower wings, potato croquettes and homemade foccaccia sandwiches, oh my! You’ll drool over these plant-based dishes that are deceptively healthy. The menu choices may be simple, but trust me, that doesn’t make the deciding process any easier.
I know right? Who knew take out food could be done so well. Gotta give it up to rolling cashew. We did this photoshoot at Rolling Cashew on 401 industrial ave. Make sure to follow @rollingcashew account so you know where to get it! #cashew #foodphotography #foodie #yvrfood #yvrfoodie #yvrphotographer #yvrfoodblogger #yvrfoodies #vancouverfoodie #vancouver #vancouverfoodies #foodporn #brunch #yvrrestaurants #slickity #foodphotography #foodphotographer #foodstyling #foodies #foodie #vancouvereats #foodmarketing #avocado #healthyfood #sandwich #takeout #togo
Reel Mac and Cheese
DE-LISH. 😍when we make a good looking order we have to photo. Enchant again tonight! Come look at the lights and eat some delicious food. @dddinertruck @urbanwfpizza @mobacontruck @elcartel604 @cheesescrust1 and many more! 🍴😎🎉💙 #godzilla #foodtrucklove #vancouverfoodtruck #enchantchristmas #enchantvan @enchantchristmas
If you’re a comfort food fanatic, Reel’s got you covered. Whether you opt for macaroni and cheese with a twist (such as the Godzilla, which is elbow macaroni topped with nori, teriyaki sauce and Japanese mayonnaise) or the Main Event (classic gourmet macaroni, made with seven cheeses), all of their movie-inspired menu items are made with love, from scratch. The truck was launched by married couple Suzanne and Perry Poudrier, who have worked in the mobile food business for over ten years, running Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cakes and Pub Grub at the Vancouver PNE and Calgary Stampede.
Rain Bake Shop
Have a sweet tooth? Rain Bake Shop makes delicious custom cakes and cupcakes that are so cute, you’ll (almost) not want to eat them.
Vancouver’s first and only cat café opened its doors in 2015 and has since found homes for over 400 felines through its partnership with the BCSPCA. Although they'll be leaving their kitties at the café, they will be keeping you energized at meowfest with cat-themed snacks.