Tasty eats to try at Chef Meets Truck on September 13

What do you get when you combine Vancouver’s hottest celebrity chefs with the city’s tastiest food trucks? The inaugural Chef Meets Truck food festival, taking place in Yaletown on September 13. For one night only, celebrity chefs will hop aboard eight mobile eateries to serve up some seriously appetizing eats. Check out the vendors and guest chefs participating in this collaborative event.

Feastro the Rolling Bistro

Vancouver, BC

Feastro – aka: the roaming bistro – has earned a cult following in Vancouver’s downtown core thanks to its crowd-pleasing street food menu, which features tacos, Southern-style sandwiches and the truck’s infamous dirty fries that come loaded with pulled pork, chipotle aioli, barbecue sauce and pickled jalapeños. The travelling eatery is usually parked at Howe and Robson, but will relocate to Yaletown during the Chef Meets Truck event to welcome guest chef Lucais Syme of Cinara fame.

Vij's

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3106 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2W2

There is perhaps no Vancouver chef more recognizable than Vikram Vij, founder of the city’s most acclaimed dining room and star of CBC show Dragon’s Den. While the affable restaurateur has his name on his own food truck (Vij’s Railway Express), he’ll be guest starring in the Fliptop kitchen during the Chef Meets Truck festival. Even if you haven’t sampled Fliptop’s Filipino fusion fare, you’ve likely spotted this graffiti-clad truck at the Shipyards Night Market or parked at local breweries throughout the summer. Catch Vikram Vij in action on September 13 serving up lumpia, beef sliders, “Fili cheesesteaks” and more.

Kafka Coffee

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2525 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3E5

Let’s face it; all this eating could put you into a food coma. Thankfully Kafka’s coffee truck will be parked on site for those of you in need of a little evening pick-me-up amidst all this gluttonous snacking. The mobile outpost of the cherished Main Street café offers nitro cold brew coffee and tea, as well as rosemary iced tea, and many more refreshing options. Stop by for a caffeinated jolt and say hello to guest barista Christophe Bonzon; the award winning chocolatier will be taking the night off from his namesake Burnaby patisserie, Chez Christophe, to man the brew taps at Kafka’s.

Mom's Grilled Cheese Truck

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701 Robson St, Vancouver, BC

No offence Mom, but your homemade grilled cheese sandwiches ain’t got nothing on this food truck’s oh-so-gooey gourmet creations. The mobile sandwich counter will be vacating its permanent West Georgia parking spot to make an appearance in Yaletown at the first-ever Chef Meets Truck festival. And Yaletown’s own Travis McCord – the culinary mastermind behind the rustic Italian menu at La Pentola – will be slinging the home-style sandwiches. Whether you’re a purist who prefers classic cheddar on white bread or you’re a foodie who fancies adventurous toppings, there’s sure to be a sandwich to suit your taste buds.

Roaming Dragon

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1441 Clark Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3K9

“Authentically unauthentic pan-Asian deliciousness” is the carte-du-jour at Roaming Dragon. Anyone familiar with the night markets of Southeast Asia will swoon over this food truck’s street eats; the menu includes fried rice balls, Chinese pork sliders, short ribs, Korean tacos and many more bite-sized snacks packed with international flavours. Scott Jaeger, award-winning chef and owner of The Pear Tree in Burnaby, will be playing guest chef for the evening.

Le Tigre

Vancouver, BC V6B 3P7

Vancouver chef Erik Heck might be known for his mini restaurant empire The Flying Pig, but he’ll be channelling his inner tiger when he takes over the kitchen at Le Tigre on September 13. Chef Erik will swap West Coast comfort foods for modern Chinese cuisine and try his hand at serving some of the food truck’s infamous specialties, which include fried chicken, kick-ass rice, and the veggie-friendly Crack Salad – a spicy, tangy mix of Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, chillies, lemon juice, parmesan and capers.

Via Tevere Neapolitan Express (Food Truck)

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1190 Victoria Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 4G5

When the chef behind the most buzz-worthy restaurant opening of 2016 steps inside one of the city’s top food trucks, you just know the result is gonna be good. Phil Scarfone of Nightingale (the latest venture from David Hawksworth) will be manning the brick oven inside Via Tevere Express for one night only on September 13. Unlike the brick-and-mortar Via Tevere pizzeria on Victoria Drive, this food truck specializes in wood-fired paninis stuffed with Italian meats, melted cheese and fresh veggies all served on a blistered, crunchy bun reminiscent of fresh-baked pizza dough.

Tourism Vancouver’s annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival is back this winter from January 19th to February 4th. The 17-day culinary festival will see some of the city’s hottest restaurants serving an array of mouth-watering prix-fixe menus. If you want to take your significant other for a special meal, plan a date night at one of these romantic eateries. [Photo courtesy of Boulevard/Leila Kwok]
Tourism Vancouver’s Dine Out Vancouver Festival is back this winter from January 19th to February 4th. The 17-day culinary event will see some of the city’s top restaurants serving mouth-watering prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner. If you’re looking for a kid-approved spot with a casual atmosphere and plenty of choices for picky eaters, book a table at these family-friendly restaurants. [Photo courtesy of Bufala]
Tourism Vancouver’s annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival is back this winter from January 19th to February 4th. The 17-day culinary event provides foodies with a great opportunity to eat at Vancouver’s most acclaimed restaurants for less. If you want an upscale meal in an elegant setting, these high-end spots deliver a great bang for your buck. [Photo courtesy of YEW Seafood + Bar]
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