La Brasserie Street Food Cart: The Sun is out in Vancouver and so are the Food Carts!
Corner of Georgia and Granville, Vancouver
From the folks at La Brasserie who brought us scrumptious suckling pig and succulent lamb cheeks comes the street food cart, La Brasserie Street. Parked proudly right outside of the Canada Line skytrain stop on the busy street corner of Granville and Georgia on their Grand Opening Day, the boys at La Brasserie Street food cart served up some tasty rotisserie chicken sandwiches topped with crispy deep fried onion strings in one of the softest buttermilk buns I’ve ever eaten.
We showed up at a little past 12:30 pm, there didn’t seem to be a line up yet and thank goodness for that since I was starving! But we only had to stand around for approximately 3 minutes before people started crowding around the cart. Street food, although new to Vancouver is becoming the hottest trend: quick and tasty food to be eaten on the go fits right into the average, busy Vancouverite’s lifestyle.
I can’t think of anything that I didn’t like about La Brasserie Street’s rotisserie chicken sandwich. The chicken was extremely tender and flavourful. I loved the fact that it was dressed in just the right amount of gravy so that the chicken was covered but the buttermilk bun did not get soggy. The bun was so soft, I was sure that it would become a soggy, sauce-soaked sponge in my hand when I got near the end but boy, was I wrong. Even to the very last bite, that buttermilk bun was still firm and crusty on top and soft as feathers on the inside.
What’s more is that the fried onion strings also stayed relatively crispy. I had a few skinny soggy ones at the bottom of my sandwich but for the most part they added a great crunch and salty kick to the sandwich, a wonderful contrast to the soft bun and tender chicken.
I even liked the foil pouch that the sandwich came in, the foil kept the sandwich warm as we gobbled them up outside on the windy street corner, and the pouch format kept our hands and laps clean, catching all the extra bits of chicken, onion and dripping sauce.
La Brasserie Street is one of the new Vancouver food carts, which might be the reason why they only have one item on the menu along with some drinks. Unless they’re trying to adopt Re-up Pulled Pork Sandwich truck’s minimalist menu, I think it would be great to see more of La Brasserie’s restaurant menu items on the street food cart menu. My vote is on their delectable poutine or maybe even some sides like fries or a small salad.
I loved the service at La Brasserie Street too, the guys at the cart were friendly and accommodating, and made sure we were happy with our sandwiches. I will definitely go back.
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