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There are 19 new tasty ways to explore Vancouver’s celebrated foodie culture without making reservations.

Delicious eats purveyors, including Vancouver chefs Vikram Vij and Karen Barnaby, were among the experts reviewing applications for the sought after spots located in and around the downtown core, adding to the close to 100 vendors offering a wide variety of choices along our city’s pedestrian-heavy streets.

“Adding these new street food options to our streets this summer will enliven our public spaces while supporting diverse and nutritious food choices that benefit our local economy,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson. “These affordable street food options reflect Vancouver’s diverse communities and expand employment opportunities for local food entrepreneurs.”

This year’s vendors are sharing a diverse array of items such as Baja-style tacos, matzo balls, seafood chowder and Korean fusion.

With almost 2,000 people responding to the City’s street food survey, public interest in street food options appears to be high.

Check out our map of the 2011 Food Cart Vendors & Locations:

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Close to 800 applications and food offerings representing an estimated 21 countries and cultural backgrounds have resulted in new and exciting food choices for the 17 new locations under the City’s expanded street food pilot program.

“The enthusiasm of Vancouver’s small businesses and the public interest in the expanded street-food program has been overwhelming,” Mayor Gregor Robertson said. “The popularity of this is a clear indication that people want to see a wide range of food on our streets and they want the offerings to reflect the cuisine of our culturally diverse city.

“We’ve got a world-class city and people want a world-class street food scene to match.”

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A call for applications has been issued to bring nutritional and diverse foods to up to 17 new locations on Vancouver streets under the first phase of a new food vending pilot program, Mayor Gregor Robertson announced today.

“Vancouver is a world-class city, and it’s time we had a street food scene that reflects the diversity of the people who live here,” said the Mayor. “Having a wide variety of culturally diverse and healthy food options on our streets adds to the vibrant and enjoyable nature of our city. Our new program will provide opportunities for small business operators and expands the menu of interesting food choices now available on our streets.”

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