More Street Meat in Vancouver


VANCOUVER — After a slow start-up, a handful of new food-cart vendors are set to bring their culturally diverse culinary fare to market in Vancouver, according to The Vancouver Sun.

The operations are part of the city’s expanded street food pilot program, which launched in July. The vendors, who offer everything from Afghani to Jamaican cuisine, were chosen by lottery out of a pool of about 800 applicants. Of the numerous hopefuls, only 17 were given the green light to bring their eclectic menus to the streets.

Only a handful of the chosen vendors, we ready to start dishing out their fare when the program launched, but as of today, Sept. 7, 12 vendors in total are expected to be ready to serve the public.

The program is already proving a success for some, including Michael Kaisaris who operates the Re-Up BBQ stand, which opened Aug. 9, at the corner of Hornby and Georgia. “It has been amazingly brisk,” Kaisaris told the Sun. “We’re doing somewhere between 120 and 200 sandwiches a day — which, for us, is unexpected and excellent.”

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