Food truck program extended into September 

Food trucks will be stationed at Rainbow and Lost Lake parks on sunny weekends next month

click to enlarge FACEBOOK PHOTO - GOOD TO GO Carte Diem-Seize the Souvlaki is one of seven food trucks dishing out gourmet grub in Whistler's parks this summer.
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  • GOOD TO GO Carte Diem-Seize the Souvlaki is one of seven food trucks dishing out gourmet grub in Whistler's parks this summer.

The municipality’s summer food truck program has been extended into the month of September, giving local gourmands more chance to get their hands on some tasty grub at two of Whistler’s parks.

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) launched the pilot project in July to gauge the community’s appetite for food trucks at three of Whistler’s busiest parks. Originally slated to end Sept. 5, the RMOW is extending the program by popular demand to hot, sunny weekend days throughout the month in Rainbow and Lost Lake parks.

Participating vendors this summer included:

• Function Junction-based Paleo meal delivery service Caveman Grocer, offering healthy options that showcase “the local produce and proteins from around the Sea to Sky,” said co-founder Kara McMaster. The truck’s specialty is the Pemby Pad Thai made from zucchini noodles and your choice of protein. (www.cavemangrocer.com);

• Carte Diem-Seize the Souvlaki out of Squamish, a truck that dishes out homemade Greek food, including souvlaki served three ways, salads, falafel and spanakopita. (www.cartediem.ca);

• Dups Burritos, the locals’ favourite Mexican joint that has been rolling the Phatties going on 10 years. In case you’re not already acquainted, Dups offers everything from their namesake burritos to tacos, enchiladas, chimichongas and nachos. (www.dupsburritos.com);

• The Schnitzel Shack, also out of Squamish, a family-run operation with a focus on stick-to-your-ribs comfort foods just like momma used to make. The menu features its famous schnitzel sandwiches, a variation on the iconic Philly cheesesteak (there is also a vegetarian version served with two kinds of mushrooms), homemade sausage, mac and cheese, cold salads, and more. (www.facebook.com/theschnitzelshack);

• Cheeses Crust, a food truck that, true to its name, serves up gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, along with fresh-made lemonades. Its signature is the decadent and explosive sounding Bacon Bomb. (www.cheesescrust.ca);

The muni is also looking for feedback from the public to help determine if the food-truck program will return in 2017. Email parks@whistler.ca with comments.

To learn which trucks will be in a park near you, check the schedule at www.whistler.ca/culture-recreation/parks-trails/foodtrucks.

An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that two other food trucks participated in this summer's park program, when in fact they only took part in Outside Eats, a smallscale outdoor food festival held in the Upper Village on April 1.

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