Monday, July 6, 2015

Come and Get It! Food Trucks Are Here

Every Sunday from 12 to 5, an army of Food Trucks line Olympic Village in hopes to bring you great food, good music, an amazing atmosphere and introduce you to new companies.
We attended last year and they made a few welcome changes. This year there were beer gardens with craft beer, live music, ping pong,  an extended Kid Zone and so much more.  Also a new addition to the Food Truck Festive was East Side Flea Market, which showcased several local companies.

Unfortunately, they didn't expect all the flying ants, which made it really hard to enjoy the atmosphere, the food and music. Every 3rd or 4th, step we were swatting away these ants and picking them out of our food, out of my clothing and from off of the baby! I'm actually thankful my oldest wasn't with us for this as we would have left a lot sooner than we did! Not that that is their fault but, I'm not sure if there is a certain time of the day when they are my prevalent then others but if you're taking children this might be something to watch for.

The Beer Gardens is an absolute no go with kids, so you won't be able to enjoy a cold one if you have the little ones with you, unless someone's staying out! The Food seems to cater more to an unpicky pallet or older children, though there are options, don't have high expectations of the kids eating something other than the Cotton Candy from Cloud 9 or Johnny Pops, but hey, at least they are a healthier version.

Bruce had a Fish Taco from Tacofino. which was delicious as always, says the fish was a bit too big but better than the opposite. I got the Poutine with a mushroom based gravy, the gravy was a bit too thick for my liking, and I likes me a gravy! There was a bit of miscommunication about the media passes for food, so dishing out a few extra bucks for a poutine that wasn't amazing was a bit disappointing, I made a hasty decision because the ants were getting to be too much!

At the end of day, it's a fun afternoon for mom and pop or the single peoples, but I'm not sure if I'd take the kids next time.  A lot of fun to be had if the ants would settle a bit and with the right group of friends the beer garden, food and beach volleyball promise to be full of laughter and good times.

Janette Shearer is  a Mommy Blogger  for Vancity Mommy D, wife and mother to two little girls 6 year old Ava and 7 month old Zoe. All Photos courtesy of Janette Shearer.

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