Victoria’s Best Food Trucks 2018

These are the restaurants on wheels that really got our Best Restaurants judges talking. 

By Cinda Chavich

Winner: Deadbeetz

BestRestaurants-DeadBeetzThe Beatrice beef burger from DeadBeetz features a local grass-fed beef patty with Vancouver Island sauce, lettuce, cheddar, and truck-made pickled beets. Photograph by Jeffrey Bosdet. 

Who knew that the humble beet pickle could be such a game changer? But it’s chef Karrie Hill’s homemade pickles — and the grass-fed beef — that define her Beatrice burger and put Deadbeetz at the top of both our food truck and best burger lists. Look for the funky purple truck parked behind the Royal BC Museum (or at summer festivals). Vegetarians will love her cashew chickpea burger with fresh salsa too! 


Runner Up: Finest at Sea Food Truck

Finest at Sea, the popular local fishmonger, now serves amazing fish and chips (plus fish burgers and tacos) from their food truck outside the shop.



Runner Up: Indecent Risotto

The orange Indecent Risotto truck makes big golden arancini (risotto balls) stuffed with pulled pork, roast chicken and gooey cheese, with chef-style sauces.


Honorable Mentions: Songhees Seafood & Steam, Taco Justice

More Best Restaurants

The 2018 Best Restaurants were selected by a panel of judges. Meet the judges here

Best Overall Restaurants 

Best New Restaurants 

Best Casual Restaurants 

Best Hidden Gems

Best Chef-Driven 

Best Upscale 

Best Cocktail Bars 

Best Brunch

Best Food Trucks

Best Farm-to-Table

Even More Best Restaurants

This is from the July/August 2018 issue of YAM