Food trucks roll into Surrey

Ten vendors chosen for new street food program that starts this week.

Japadog (one of their Japanese-inspired hotdogs is shown above) is among ten vendors chosen as part of Surrey's new food truck program that launches this week.

Hot dogs made of kangaroo and crocodile meat or topped with seaweed and miso. Spicy Indian curry or comforting cabbage rolls. Or simply a healthy salad and hearty sandwich.

They’ll all be available street side in Surrey beginning this week after the city chose 10 vendors for its new mobile food truck program.

Last month, Surrey City Council approved the concept and invited potential vendors to apply for a spot based on criteria such as experience, menu diversity and litter control plans.

The chosen vendors are:

Hot Grandma’s Kitchen, serving foods such as perogies, cabbage rolls, soup, paninis, burgers, poutine and apple dumplings;

Fijian Fusion, serving halal street food;

Japadog, a recognized Vancouver vendor, serving Japanese-fusion hotdogs with things like seaweed, plum sauce and miso for toppings;

Old Country Pierogi, a Surrey family business serving Eastern European fare;

Taj Express, serving Indian food;

The Place Next Door, serving healthy salads, wraps, sandwiches and snacks;

Hillbilly Dawgz, a Surrey hot dog vendor specializing in sausages made from wild game such as snake, kangaroo, crocodile, duck and bison;

Tasty Torpedo, serving sandwiches;

Taj Tadka, serving traditional Indian meat and vegetarian curries; and

Don’s Smokies, serving hot dogs and smokies.

The trucks will be set up in one of five locations the east and west parking lots of North Surrey Recreation Centre, Newton Wave Pool parking lot, city hall plaza, and the parking lot outside Surrey Arts Centre in Bear Creek Park and food carts will be parked in pairs, with the vendors rotating locations every few months.

with files from Kevin Diakiw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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