2020 Mobile Food Vendor Program
Here's a list of food trucks and carts scheduled to operate in several Downtown locations this season:
- Smoke & Sow
Riverfront (across from MacBride Museum)
- Alligator's Grilled Cheese
- Kit's Kitchen
Steele St & 3rd Ave Parking Lot
- Shuhui Foods
Main St & 3rd Ave
- Paddy's Hot Dogs
How to Apply to the Mobile Food Vendor Program
If you are a mobile food vendor and require space to operate, contact Greg Stone, Economic Development Coordinator, at (867) 334-1083 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Street Eats Festival - August 12 to 16, 2019
The 2019 Street Eats was our biggest food truck festival yet! We can't wait for the 2020 festival. Details will be announced in spring 2020.
Every summer since 2016 the City has organized and hosted a week-long festival to promote Whitehorse’s mobile food vendors. As part of the City’s Downtown Plan, this festival shows that temporary and mobile retail and food-service businesses are excellent at activating future development sites, public spaces, and roads temporarily closed for events. As a result, this festival functions to improve and attract more visitors Downtown for longer periods of time and reinforce the core area as the arts and cultural center for Whitehorse. Don’t believe us? Check out the video highlights of Street Eats 2018 below!
Mobile food vending is a great way for people to try out a business idea without making the capital investment of opening a storefront. As a means to encourage and promote the food vending industry in Downtown, the City of Whitehorse and Yukon Government make public sites available for vending during the summer season. Sites are allocated in the spring via a lottery process.
Information for Vendors
In accordance with the City's Lease, Encroachment and Property Use Policy, mobile food vending on public property is permitted only at designated sites. Sites are allocated to vendors each spring via a lottery process. Sites not assigned during the lottery are available over the counter on a first-come, first-served basis. Vendors who are not interested in this process may locate on private property, with the consent of the property owner and with all other applicable approvals, permits and licenses. All vendors must obtain a Development Permit prior to operation.