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Vancouver, BC (January 23, 2012): Tourism Vancouver's 2012 Dine Out Vancouver Festival is well underway but one of this year's most anticipated events is still to come. Presented by Street Food Vancouver Society and the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, Street Food City rolls out many of Vancouver's most popular food carts on January 24, 25 and 26 (Tuesday through Thursday) for a pop-up pod of lunchtime dining.

One of this year's signature festival events, Street Food City marks the first time that Dine Out Vancouver has included a street food category in its roster of prix fixe restaurant menus, hotel offers and one-of-a-kind events. Nine of the city's top food carts will congregate at the Vancouver Art Gallery's north plaza between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., allowing diners to sample a range of freshly prepared, internationally influenced goodies in one convenient location while receiving special discounts and freebies. The best part? After making their selections, diners can cozy up in an outdoor food court complete with heaters, tents, tables and chairs.
"Street Food Vancouver is thrilled to show off the best of our local food trucks during this year's Dine Out Vancouver," said Lindsay Ferguson, vice president of Street Food Vancouver Society. "With nine of our member carts taking part in Street Food City, there's a meal - or three - for everyone. Even better, we've created a comfortable venue so diners can enjoy their food come rain, snow or shine."

"Vancouver's street foods were once limited to hot dogs and roasted chestnuts - but for the last few years, our food cart vendors have been dishing out some of the city's most creative, fresh and delicious cuisine," said Lucas Pavan, festival coordinator. "Street Food City showcases not only the diversity of our local food culture, but also the evolution of Dine Out from a restaurant-focused promotion to an all-encompassing dining festival."  

Food carts participating in Street Food City include:

  • The Juice Truck. Refreshing smoothies and cold-pressed juices.
  • Soho Road Naan Kebab. Tandoori chicken wraps and freshly baked naan.
  • Coma Food Truck. Korean tacos, orange and rosemary truffles.
  • Mom's Grilled Cheese Truck. Deliciously gooey and piping hot.
  • It's All About Grill. Meats, veggies and free pita bread.
  • Tacofino Cantina. Fresh fish tacos and burritos.
  • La Brasserie Street. Beer-brined chicken sandwiches and butter tarts.
  • Re-Up BBQ. Juicy pulled-pork sandwiches.
  • Off the Wagon. Tacos made with local ingredients and a Mexican flair.


Dine Out Vancouver 2012 runs from January 20 to February 5, and offers diners a menu of more than 70 culinary-focused events, tours and activities. Many of Vancouver's top hotels are offering discounted room rates with price points at $78, $108 and $138 (per room, per night), as well as packages created exclusively for Dine Out. Consumers can view the full list of Dine Out events, restaurant menus and hotel rates at Most reservations are directly bookable through the website.

About Dine Out Vancouver Festival:
Presented by Tourism Vancouver and premier sponsor American Express, Dine Out Vancouver Festival is a city-wide celebration of eating out, attracting tens of thousands of local and visiting foodies to Vancouver's exceptionally diverse collection of restaurants for 17 days. Celebrating its 10th year in 2012, Canada's largest restaurant festival allows diners to sample menus from hundreds of restaurants around the city, all for a prix fixe cost (price points are $18, $28 and $38 per person). Many menus feature suggested BC VQA wine or Kronenbourg 1664 beer pairings (available at an additional cost). Dine Out Vancouver also offers special hotel room rates and packages, plus a full menu of unique food-themed events and activities, including culinary tours, cooking lessons, dinner-theatre evenings and special dining experiences. Throughout the festival, diners can take part in the Best Bite Awards by voting for their favourite festival experiences and be automatically entered to win the Dine Out for a Year contest. Dine Out Vancouver 2012 runs from January 20 to February 5. Full festival information is available at  

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High resolution Dine Out Vancouver logo, images and b-roll available.

Click here to see the Dine Out Vancouver 2012 media page.

Click here to see the interactive Dine Out Vancouver Event Calendar.

Media contact:

Sonu Purhar
Travel Media Relations Specialist, International & Trade
Tourism Vancouver
Phone: 604.631.2873