Sunday, April 13, 2014

Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival 2014

Sue and I thought we would share our food truck festival adventure with you today.
Sue, her hubby, Rob, daughter, Kenz, and I traveled down to Chilliwack to meet up with our friend, Shannon and her family to go to the first Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival that was held at the Chilliwack Heritage Park.
Turns out this was a fabulous idea.
Admission was only $2.00.
We counted 14 trucks in total and I think we sampled items from 9 or 10 of those. 
We thought we would share our photos and experience and encourage everyone to be sure to keep their eyes open for next year's festival date. You most definitely will want to give it a go!

Holy Perogy Food Truck


You may or may not be aware that pierogies are my favorite food on the planet. As soon as I saw this truck I was all over it. They had several different things I was dying to try (Ummm.....poutine pierogies...hello) but finally decided on the Stompin' Tom pierogies. They were potato and cheddar pierogies topped with onion, sour cream, and shredded beef jerky. 
They. Were. Amazeballs. 
Some of the best pierogies I have ever eaten. And I have eaten a lot of pierogies so I know what I'm talking about. 

Fijian Fusion Food Truck


If you like spice then this is the one for you!
We tried the chickpea curry with roti and it was amazing. Just the right amount of spice. Kenzie also got a vegetable samosa - which I wasn't quick enough to catch a photo of - and it was super spicy. Too much spice for me - one bite was enough - but Kenz loved it. 
They had tons of different things to try. I'm not terribly familiar with Halal food but would love to be able to spend more time around this truck and get more familiar. 

Hot Grandma's Kitchen


The corn dogs were a favorite of our friend, Shannon's, son. Shannon's hubby, Guy, tried The Bavarian Dog.  Onions, peppers, and sauerkraut. It smelled and looked delicious. They had deep fried ravioli on the menu but we didn't give that a try. 
I am definitely going for that next year.  

Guerilla BBQ


Like BBQ? How about pulled pork?
We gave Guerilla BBQ a try and it was pretty good. Maybe a little disappointing with the pulled pork sandwich - it was kind of boring, but it tasted okay. The baked beans were very tasty and the tangy coleslaw was definitely different. The apple cider vinegar was a prominent flavor.  
The price was good for how much you got though!

Poomba's Pulled Pork 


Okay, we didn't actually sample from Poomba's as we tried the pulled pork from Guerilla's but the truck was very cute. Next year we will hit up Poomba's!

Suburban Spoon


The Suburban Spoon truck was at the top of our list of things to try. Shannon got the Sweet Thai Chili Chicken on Fries and they were amazing! Sweet with a little bit of spice on top of crispy fries. 
Two thumbs up. Shannon was swarmed by Sue and Kenz and I once we tasted those little tidbits. 
Don't worry, we left her one or two....

Wildcat Grill Express


So many different things to try on the Wildcat Grill menu. We finally decided on deep fried mac & cheese balls, deep fried pickle chips, and deep fried potato, cheddar, and broccoli bites. 
Deep fried stuff is tasty.
Really, really tasty.
So many more deep fried things to get to next year. This will be stop number one. 

Big Red's Poutine


This was the first truck we hit up when we got through the gait. I didn't get a snap of the truck - sorry about that. The poutine was ridiculous though. We tried the bacon poutine. 
Looks heavenly, no?
Reeeeediculously so.

Millie's Minis


Maybe desserts are more your thing?
There was 2 dessert trucks there. This one, Millie's Minis, which was fresh made mini cinnamon sugar donuts.
Which were soooooo good and very reasonably priced!
And the other dessert truck...

Slavic Rolls


These, right here, are like angels dancing on your taste buds.
Crispy, flaky pastry rolled in cinnamon sugar and then filled with your choice of filling - Bavarian cream, nutella, strawberry, raspberry, lemon, etc....
We tried the nutella - my favorite, and a mix of lemon/raspberry - everyone else's favorite. So messy and delicious. It's a good thing I don't have access to this truck every day. 
Addicting.

There you have it. Our Fraser Valley Food Truck experience. 
Over all a very positive experience. 
The festival started at 11:00 and we got there at 11:15. The lines were pretty small at that time...


By noon things started to pick up, and by 1:00 it was getting pretty crazy.
It was supposed to go until something like 7:00 at night but we heard that trucks started running out of food by about 4:00. I know when we picked up our mini donuts from Millie's at 1:00 they had run out of boxes and had to put everything in bags. 
For a first time event it seemed to go smoothly. There was children's activities and live music (The Johnson Brothers) and a beer garden too.  We are going to keep our eyes open for next year's festival and mark it on our calendar as soon as they announce the date. 
We advise you do the same. 
You don't want to miss out!

We're sharing at these fun linky parties: Horrific Knits, The Mandatory Mooch, The Chicken Chick, Ms. enPlace

8 comments:

  1. What fun - I've never been to a food truck event. Have a great week. Cheers

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    1. Thanks Carole. It was SO much fun :)

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  2. Thank you for sharing this fun (and delicious) festival. We don't have food trucks around here so I enjoyed this experience through your eyes!

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    1. Thank you so much for the info on the next food truck festival! I don't know if we can make it but we will certainly try. We had so much fun and we are both very excited to try the pulled pork from Poomba's. :) Again, thanks for the link - we will check it out!

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  4. Jo and Sue! We loved reading your blog back in April! I wanted to let you know the event is returning on Sept 20 + 21st! 20 Trucks this time! We would love to see another blog from you after trying all the new trucks!

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    1. Oh wow! That is exciting. We are definitely going to do our best to clear our schedule. *fingers crossed* We would LOVE to be there!

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  5. You know, that's what I like about food truck festivals. Not only do they bring you the types of food that you don't normally get to taste everyday, they also bring you several variants of food that each tastier than the last one. You certainly have scored well with the pierogies food trip that you were on. I must say, keep that up, and here's to the next food truck festival!

    Vivian Wolfe @ Jerry's Kitchen

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