The 2018 food vendor season has started! Several vendors are operating on our public sites including:
|Business||Location||Menu Type||Contact Info|
|Garlic A GoGo||City parking lot at 3rd Ave and Steele St||Mediterranean||www.garlicagogo.ca or email@example.com|
|LuLu's Lunch Truck||Waterfront Wharf on Front St||Lunch Options|
|Alligator's Gourmet Grilled Cheese||Waterfront Wharf on Front St||Grilled Cheese Options||www.alligatorscheese.com or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Smoke and Sow||Rotary Park||Southern BBQ||www.smokeandsow.com or email@example.com|
|Jazzy Street Eats||Rotary Park||Lunch Optionsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Additional vendor sites may be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Interested vendors should contact Ben Campbell, Planner, at (867) 668-8338 or email@example.com to find out the latest on which sites are still available and how to apply.
Street Eats Festival
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!
Development Permit Application to Operate at Public Vendor Sites
Download the application form to operate on one of the allocated public vendor sites Downtown. Please contact Ben Campbell to find out which sites are still available.
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.