Food Carts on the Promenade

Applications for 2024 are now closed.

Food Cart Program

The purpose of the City's food cart program is to add vibrancy and activity to the promenade and provide convenient food and refreshments. The City offers five spots for food cart operators. The five vendors are chosen through an application process. The successful vendor's contracts are for one year starting in April. 

The City does not have a Food Truck program.

Food Cart Applicant Requirements

  • Affiliation with or owned by a White Rock business that has a valid business license with the City and is in good standing.
  • The ability to obtain a White Rock business license for the food cart.
  • The ability to successfully pass a fire inspection from White Rock Fire, or approved inspections from any municipality that is participating in the Great Vancouver Fire Chief's Associations Multi-Jurisdictional Inspection program.
  • Can successfully pass a Fraser Health Authority inspection.
  • Ability to meet all other relevant regulatory requirements including WorkSafeBC

Evaluation Criteria

Applicant's proposals are evaluated based on the following criteria.

  • Sustainable products are used.
  • Affordable food.
  • Food offerings that compliment those offered by local restaurants.
  • Experience operating a food truck or food cart
  • A history of adhering to food cart programs guidelines if the applicant is a current or past vendor.
  • The ability to meet the required minimum business operating dates and hours.
  • The ability to be part of City events, including but not limited to Canada Day, Sea Festival and Bright Walk in White Rock.

Business Operating Dates and Hours

  • Prime Time (June through September), a minimum of six days a week - two of the days must be Saturday and Sunday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weather permitting.
  • Shoulder Season (April to May and October to March), a minimum of Saturdays and Sundays - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weather permitting.


  • $1000 License Fee
  • $110 Power Fee


For inquiries or questions, please contact