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Street Eats Food Truck Event

August 24 - 28, 2020 (except Thursday, August 27th for Fireweed Community Market!)

Shipyards Park

Street Eats is returning for the 2020 season with some changes!

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!

2020 Mobile Food Vendor Program

Here's a list of food trucks and carts scheduled to operate in several Downtown locations this season:

Rotary Park

  • Smoke & Sow

Riverfront (across from MacBride Museum)

  • Alligator's Grilled Cheese
  • Kit's Kitchen

Steele St & 3rd Ave Parking Lot

  • Shuhui Foods

How to Apply to the Mobile Food Vendor Program

If you are a mobile food vendor and require space to operate, contact business@whitehorse.ca.

 

 

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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.

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