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2020 Mobile Food Vendor Program

Applications for sites for the 2020 Mobile Food Vendor Program are now open! There are 4 sites available for this season. To apply for a site, see details below. 

How to Apply to the Mobile Food Vendor Program

Mobile food vendors who wish to apply for a vending site for the 2020 season, you can find the application package here. Please also use this website to submit your application. Applications for site will close on April 6th, 2020 at 3:00pm. Sites will be awarded by lottery on April 8th, 2020.

For more information, please read our 2020 Mobile Food Vendor Pamphlet.

If you have any questions, contact Greg Stone, Economic Development Coordinator, at (867) 334-1083 or greg.stone@whitehorse.ca.

 

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!

 

 

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2019 Season

The delicious 2019 mobile food vendor season was a success! Here's a list of food trucks and carts that operated in several Downtown locations:

Rotary Park

  • Smoke & Sow
  • Jazzy Street Eats

Riverfront (across from MacBride Museum)

  • Alligator's Grilled Cheese
  • Kit's Kitchen

Steele St & 3rd Ave Parking Lot

  • Garlic A Go Go
  • The Coffee Bar
  • Daat Indian Cuisine

Main St & 3rd Ave

  • Paddy's Hot Dogs

Background

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.

Contact

Greg Stone, Economic Development Coordinator, (867) 334-1083, greg.stone@whitehorse.ca