In this new era of digital currency, Vancouver’s Old Country Pierogi is the first food truck in the city to accept Bitcoins.
The Surrey-based food trailer began taking the digital currency mid-June.
— Old Country Pierogi (@OCpierogi) June 13, 2014
It’s a pretty cutting edge move for a business with an old world vibe to be taking the leap into alternative currency, although it is fair to note that it’s only been a few years since contemporary food trucks have become a new norm in eating out.
The partnership between street food vendors and Bitcoin could very well prove to be as long-standing as fish and chips (or cabbage rolls and pierogies, in this case).
Vancouver is a leader in Bitcoin usage among Canadian cities; here you can use the online tender to buy just about anything from a cup of coffee to marijuana to get a place to live. You can even turn it into real Canadian cash – we’re home to the world’s first Bitcoin ATM.
Just south of the border, Seattle’s Cheese Wizards truck has been taking Bitcoin for their grilled cheese sandwiches since October.
Photo: Old Country Pierogi/Facebook