Friday, September 30, 2011

Hot Smoked Salmon Salmwich at The Kaboom Box

A nice sandwich. Not easy to eat sitting on a bench though.
There was a seismic shift in the street food landscape in Vancouver in 2010 when the city started a program to increase the number of food carts. The Kaboom Box, formerly Fresh Local Wild, is one of 91 vendors currents permitted, with another 12 set to launch in May of 2012.

Vancouver's climate isn't always ideal for street food. When it's cool out, or rainy, eating outside isn't comfortable. Plus, not all foods were meant to be eaten on the street. The ideal dish is contained in some way, not too messy, and doesn't require utensils. That's why hot dogs are such a popular item, obviously. The bun frame protects your hands from sauces. For sandwiches to be successful on the street, vendors must be reserved in the amount of sauces and toppings they tack on.

The Hot Smoked Salmon Salmwich from Kaboom Box was really nicely done, with tender, tasty meat, and just enough spicy mayo and maple-mustard slaw. The bun was lightly toasted and fresh. It was a bit messy, but I found a bench to sit at, and used the tray to contain my spillover. I'll be back for me.

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The Kaboom Box
Price: $7.14
Located on the northwest corner of Robson and Granville in Vancouver.
Or check the location of all Vancouver food carts.

From the Kaboom Box website: "The Kaboom Box was founded to bring fresh, sustainable, healthy and local food to the streets of Vancouver. We use only the best ingredients, sourced locally whenever possible, and prepare all our food fresh to order with care and love of the trade. We are committed to serving only Oceanwise seafood and sustainably produced meat. Likewise we use organic vegetables whenever possible and are committed to using biodegradable and compostable packaging."

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