Some of the best BBQ this summer comes from a truck.
By Catherine Dunwoody
Salads are fine. Wraps will do. But what we really want to sink our teeth in this summer are burgers. And barbecue. There’s nothing like a food truck for the ultimate grab-and-go experience, especially those that make their way around metro Vancouver during the entire season. Here’s what to check out.
Rosie’s BBQ & Smokehouse is well-loved for its down-south authenticity and makes appearances all over Vancouver, the North Shore, Surrey, and Coquitlam. This summer watch for the truck in Port Moody on Brewery Row, as well as at Nat Bailey Stadium, the River District Block Party, Strange Fellows Brewing, and more. Think real-deal brisket, sizzling sausage, sticky-saucy ribs, plus classic sides like cornbread and beans.
Sirius Craving does smash burgers like no one else, and it’s hard to miss this space-themed food truck with its neon-bright presence everywhere it rolls. Chow down from the truck when it visits North Point Brewing Co in North Vancouver, plus Steel & Oak Brewing Co in New Westminster. The smash burger starts with a brown butter-toasted Martin’s Famous Potato Roll, 100% Two Rivers beef (brisket + chuck), melty American cheese, caramelized onions, ‘bread & butter’ pickles, and SIRIUS sauce. Oh my.
Truckin’ BBQ appears in Surrey at various locations and their Port Moody food trailer is permanent. Try the pulled pork, dry rubbed beef brisket and ribs all responsibly sourced and smoked over applewood. The pulled chicken sandwich is no slouch in the delish-department either.
BurgerHolic in Vancouver does handcrafted hamburgers made to order, and you can find them at the Shipyards District on the North Shore often. Gluten-free buns and lettuce wraps are available on request, as well as fish and veggie burgers that