The Waldorf Food Truck Fest Brings Community Together (With Killer Tunes to Dine By)Posted by Sarah Reinertsen on Sunday, August 12th, 2012
When I brought a fellow Iowan, and soon-to-be new Vancouverite, to the Waldorf Hotel’s now-weekly Food Truck Festival meet-up, he looked around in awe.
“You’re right, I never would have found this place.”
There are lots of great things about the Waldorf’s festival, happening every Sunday between now and September 2nd. A mock-beach dance floor. A DJ that just happens to know you want to hear Michael Jackson, and then Buffalo Springfield, and then Missy Elliott, and makes a seamless transition between the two. All those food trucks you’ve been meaning to try but haven’t managed to locate downtown.
But I think one of the best things about the festival is that it’s a party by Vancouver, for Vancouver. No hotel is going to suggest a tourist check out a carpark near East Hasting and Commercial. Everyone’s invited – families, hipsters, foodies – to rock out for an hour or the whole afternoon.
It’s just what Vancouver needs – a casual, food-focussed all-out summertime block party. So what’s on offer? Ice cream, Korean tacos, papusas, grilled cheese, juice, and the best lamb burger you’re ever going to taste (out of 4 wheels or no).
Just don’t forget your sunscreen and stay hydrated out there!
The Waldorf Hotel Food Truck Fest. 1489 East Hastings. Sundays through September 2nd, 12pm-6pm. All ages with 19+ beer garden. Free admission.