NOSH Foodie Fest is finally upon us, and I couldn’t be more excited! Just in case you’re like me and love pre-planning your meals (because you’ll want to try everything at the event), I’ve looked into each participating food truck to find out what they’re all about. Check out my delish findings below.
Buddha-Full has gone mobile with their new double-decker Buddha-Bus! Order downstairs and then eat and enjoy upstairs on the patio. In case you’re not familiar with them, their menu consists of smoothies, salads, wraps, soups and juices made with plant-based, fresh, organic, vegan, gluten-free, and raw ingredients.
The most popular hot dogs in town with a Japanese twist. JAPADOG offers 20 yummy ways to dress up your hot dog as well as seven different options for those who enjoy a more traditional hot dog. But hot dogs aren’t the only thing on their menu that is served in scrumptious ways . . . their fries are served in six different styles, too!
Mama's Fish & Chips
Three words that make me extremely happy, especially when used together: Mama’s Fish & Chips. You can also choose prawns or a wild salmon burger for something different. And you can choose between regular fries, yam fries or go big with poutine. If “yum” comes to mind, I totally agree.
When deciding what to eat becomes a real challenge! These Sicily-inspired risotto balls (which are gluten-free, by the way) by Mr. Arancino vary from meat, vegetarian, and vegan.
This one is fusion Indigenous cuisine inspired by the Squamish Nation. Mr. Bannock dishes are made with either beef, chicken, pork, venison, elk, bison, or salmon and, if you’re not into meats, they’ve got vegetarian or vegan options available, too. You can get a burger or taco . . . the choice is yours!
More Italian inspo: Cannoli King specializes in, you guessed it, handmade cannoli that can be filled with different flavours such as chocolate, vanilla, pistachio, ricotta cheese and more topped with a sprinkle of icing sugar.
If you visit Capilano Mall on the regular, then you're already familiar with Cazba Express. This food truck is perfect if you enjoy Persian cuisine and want it on the go. Their meat kebob wraps are so tasty!
You may be wondering what arepas are . . . they’re corn-flour pockets that can be filled with a specific topping. Come Arepa is Venezuelan-style arepas and they offer vegetarian or meat options. I can assure you that whatever you choose, you won’t be disappointed!
Fratelli on Wheels
An extension for the Fratelli Bakery, this food truck’s got your back for the desserts you’ll need standalone or after your meal. Their options vary from pastries, breads, cookies, cupcakes, biscotti and cakes. So, make sure you leave room for dessert!
If you like fried chicken, sandwiches, and rice bowls, then you’ve got to check this food truck out. Frying Pan's Korean-inspired menu has me pretty much drooling. They claim to have the best fried chicken sandwiches, so I'm eagerly waiting to try them!
This is exactly what I expect to see at every Summer festival: corn on the cob, baked potatoes, popcorn, and corndogs. If this doesn’t scream “Summer is here," I don’t know what else does. With their delicious different ways to prepare their corn (and even their baked potatoes), it will be nearly impossible to pass on Roasted Revolution.
Your taste buds are definitely going to be partying at this food truck festival series happening every Saturday in June. Come to Capilano Mall and enjoy!