This Summer, BC Food Carts Drive Towards Green


Mobile feast fests in Vancouver and Surrey aim to shed waste.

From TheTyee.ca |Published 1 Jul 2014

By David P. Ball

“Look around,” invites Mathieu Gicquel as we climb aboard his ZeBite food truck. Two crêpes sizzle on their own grills, topped with braised pork and apple slices, as customers pass their cash hungrily up from the ground below. It’s cool and overcast outside, but in here, sweltering. “You see, it’s a real kitchen — it could be even bigger than some restaurants,” he says.

With a dizzying array of options, it’s clear Vancouver food carts are a mainstay. But with the industry reliant on a constant supply of take-out containers, gas generators and the fuel required to cover significant driving distances, the next challenge for carts serving the so-called greenest city is to reduce their environmental impact.

Some of the society and its members’ efforts to go green will be on display at Food Cart Fest this summer, which runs every Sunday afternoon in Vancouver and — for its inaugural season — every Saturday afternoon in Surrey, starting August. read more>


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