UBC is the first Canadian university campus to welcome food trucks

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Hungry Nomad UBC Food Truck

Earlier this summer, The Hungry Nomad rolled up on UBC’s East Mall. 

This is Canada’s first campus food truck, it offers a slew of hot and meaty sandwiches including pulled pork, deep-fried cod and natural Angus beef brisket for $7 to $8.

“We thought a food truck would be an interesting way to introduce different foods to campus,” says manager John Butt. “We’re offering large portions of food at a good price, all with a focus on sustainable product.”

The food truck is located at the intersection of East Mall and University Boulevard. “Canada’s first university food truck at UBC” was the result of a year-and-a-half of planning by UBC Food Services, which purchased and outfitted the truck last fall.

The plan is to allow more food trucks on campus. The team behind the Hungry Nomad will evaluate once the fall semester begins.

Image: Martin Dee

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