Thanks for a sold out launch!
Vancouver's first Indigenous food truck launched with strong community support.
January 27, 2018: Thank you to all for coming out and making the launch of Vancouver's first Indigenous food truck launch a huge success! We were sold out in the first 1.5 hours and saw about 700 people visit us during the day. We are currently working on some paperwork for off-reserve food service and a food truck locator app and will have them ready to hit the road again soon! We will keep you posted on our next appearance.
We served our award winning Indian Tacos!
Introducing many Vancouverites to fusion Indigenous street food we served award winning Indian taco, bannock calzone, waffle bannock, and plant-based bowl, in addition to great coffee from our friends & fellow Squamish Nation members Spirit Bear Coffee Company.
The art on the food truck is done by Heiltsuk artist KC Hall representing the traditional foods (berries, three sisters - squash, corn and beans), ingredients for fusion Indigenous street food served in contemporary big city Vancouver.
Visual identity by Adan Lemus.
Paul with Heiltsuk artist KC Hall who did the art (description above)
About Mr. Bannock Indigenous Cuisine
Mr. Bannock is Vancouver's first Indigenous food truck. What makes “Mr. Bannock” Paul Natrall’s food unique and appealing is his ability to merge traditional cooking methods with the latest food trends. We take pride and joy in sharing fusion Indigenous cuisine, using traditional ingredients from Squamish Nation such as juniper berries, smoked wild salmon and meats, and traditional methods such as clay baking and stone baking.
Thanks to our community partner Vancity for supporting this Indigenous led initiative.
About the Head Chef & Owner
Natrall grew up on Squamish Nation territory and spent much of his childhood watching his
grandmothers cook. He honed his own skills after hours of observing these elder women prep and serve traditional meals to his extended family. A third generation chef/food business owner, Natrall is a Vancouver Community College-trained chef and member of Aboriginal Culinary Team Canada at the 2012 Culinary Olympics in Germany.
Contact Paul with any questions or comments here.
About Spirit Bear Coffee Company
An independent coffee shop company located in beautiful British Columbia, delivering an exceptional coffee experience and to provide first nations communities and organizations who are stewards of the earth with economic assistance through fund-raising programs, donations and partnerships.