Food CartThe Kaboom Box
The Kaboom Box is a bright red food cart on the corner of Granville and Robson. Beside it is a sandwich board sporting a humorous, fierce looking cartoon logo of a fish shaped like a bomb.
The menu is simple. The concept is to serve the best that BC has to offer: a handful of Oceanwise Certified seafood; lean meat such as the venison burger for the meat eater; and house made veggie burger for the vegetarians.
(Above: Gulf Island fried oyster po’boy. Panko breaded and smeared with house-made tartar sauce.)
We shared the Gulf Island fried oyster Po’ boy burger with a side of BC poutine. The locally and sustainably harvested oysters are topped with house-made tarter sauce and served on a crusty bun. The Po’ boy was messy and surprisingly good. The oysters were deep fried in panko batter to a perfect crisp with no remnants of a fishy taste. And the house made tarter house with slaw was a nice change of pace. I was seriously debating on seconds.
(Above: The Kaboom Box folks working it out on Granville Street.)
Although it doesn’t say on the menu, you can get a side (rather than a whole order) of poutine, which tasted much better than it looked on the sandwich board photograph. Crispy fries topped with creamy mushroom gravy, cheese curds and green onions. The richness from the mushroom gravy and cheese curds gave the poutine a buttery taste and the green onions provided a nice, refreshing balance.
(Above: Fries topped with locally harvest mushroom gravy and cheese curds.)
Our bill including a bottled water, taxes and tips came to just under $15. We enjoyed our meal at Kaboom box and we recommend you hit these guys up on Granville street. You can’t miss the big red cart with the graffiti all over.
Perfect for: Tasty, made to order protein on the run.
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