As our days get longer and some days are nice and sunny, I think it’s a call for a return to our beloved food trucks. I’m still surprised by how many food trucks I haven’t tried, even those that have been around for quite some time, or those that are within foot steps from my workplace. First one this year, Mr. Shawarma near the Hyatt Regency Vancouver Hotel.
The menu is pretty simple: pita wraps, boxes and fries/poutine. I have heard that its boxes are pretty big, so I opted for the smaller Beef Pita Wrap instead. Looking at the menu and one phrase caught my attention – Potato Fries Stuffed in Wrap — what?! Now I’m intrigued.
The wrap was still pretty decent in size. It had lots of beef inside, a bit dry on its own but the sauces helped keep it all together. I like the nutty flavour in the Tahini sauce. You have the choice of spicy or not spicy with your wrap or box; I ordered the wrap spicy so it had a nice hint of heat without being overpowering. And there were the potato fries! After being in a warm wrap, they were no longer crispy and had become soggy. It wasn’t too bad in this particular case, though, because it’s like having potatoes in a wrap but with a twist. Overall it had a good balance of meat and veggies, and not excessive amount of carbs. I finished the whole wrap but I still found it quite filling.
My colleague MP ordered the Chicken Shawarma Box and it was considerably bigger than my wrap. The box was a bit more confusing to eat than a wrap, because it had rice and pita bread with two sauces on the side. MP wasn’t quite sure how to tackle this many components and which sauce to go with what. I think she was only able to finish half of the box, so this was two meals worth of food.
Ranging from $5.50 to $7.50, I thought the pita wraps are a good option for lunch, and quite affordable for food trucks. The boxes are still reasonably priced at $7-$9 depending on the protein. Given it’s so close to work, I would come back again and try its chicken or falafel options.
Near Hyatt Regency Vancouver