Posted November 11, 2018 07:10:08 In the midst of a massive shortage of fresh food, a Vancouver food cart is turning to its customers to provide the food in the middle of the night.
The food cart, called the Kitchen, is a collaboration between Foodie Kitchen, which is run by chef Mike Mankoff and Chef David Smith, who runs the Kitchen.
“There’s no other option,” said Mankoffs son and Kitchen co-founder, Dave Smith.
“You can’t find the best food in a food cart and you can’t get the best quality food anywhere else.”
Mankhoff is also an avid hunter, hunting for his family’s hunting rifles.
“I’m going to hunt as much as I can,” said Smith.
Smith said the food cart has been popular with his family, with nearly 30 people picking up food every day.
“We’re pretty excited to be able to serve that customer base,” said David Smith.
The Kitchen is open every night, but it is only open to the public on the weekends.
“Every Friday night, the kids are out, so we open it on Saturday,” said co-owner Dave Smith, pointing out the kitchen is not equipped with refrigerators.
Mankups son said his mother always wanted to make food, and this is the first time she is making it herself.
“It’s very exciting,” said Dave Smith as he pointed out the Kitchen’s large wooden door.
“This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time.”
The Kitchen opened on March 30, and they say they are only getting ready to open a second location on May 15.
“That’s when we’ll start rolling it out,” said Chris Smith.
With files from CBC News’ Samantha Schor