Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

October 25, 2021
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New meaning to “à la carte”

The city of Vancouver recently approved licenses for about 20 new food carts. They’re not as swanky as the gourmet food trucks cruising through LA and NYC, but the downtown carts certainly serve up more than the humble hot dog.

Off the Wagon at 600 Howe Street, for instance, sells soft-corn, gluten-free tortillas topped with homemade roasted tomato salsa, avocado sauce and a sprinkling of fresh onion and cilantro. There’s also Chawalla at 800 Howe for Indian, Kiss Kiss Banh Banh at the corner of Howe and Robson for Vietnamese and Didi’s Greek near 1700 Robson for, yes, tzatziki, souvlaki and spanakopita.

Sound eclectic? They are. The city also wants to make sure that healthy options are available and are less inclined to award licenses for food that’s high in sodium, fat and sugar. Of course, food safety is always a concern with street vendors, so chow down with caution.

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