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Food Notes: Authentic Indian street food hits Robson Square

Tiffin Walla, at Robson Square, features dishes like vegetarian sabji, channa masala, yellow moong daal and aloo gobi. Everything is made from scratch.

Tiffin Walla, a new food cart at Robson Square, that serves authentic Indian dishes that happen to be gluten free and vegan.

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Tiffin Walla, a new food cart at Robson Square, that serves authentic Indian dishes that happen to be gluten free and vegan.

Food truck season is just around the corner and this year, Street Food App is reporting five new vendors have hit the Vancouver pavement, including Chickpea Truck, El Cartel and Mr. Arancino.

Tiffin Walla, the 'little sister' cart to the more experienced Soho Road Naan Kebab, is another new street food business, and they’ve scored primetime placement at Robson Square. From Tuesday to Friday, co-owner Ronica Mund and her team will be serving up authentic Indian dishes that happen to be gluten free and vegan.

“It’s the food we love to cook at home,” she says.

The ever-changing menu will feature dishes like vegetarian sabji, channa masala (my personal favourite), yellow moong daal and aloo gobi. What sets this food apart? Absolutely everything is made from scratch, including the masala and freshly ground spice mixes. Recipes are born through loving competition between Ronica’s mom and her friends. Winning dishes end up on their small but select menu.

Tiffin Walla strives to achieve zero-waste. Food is served in traditional three-tiered stainless steel ‘tiffin’ containers, which customers have the option of buying for $15. Return with your tiffin and receive $1 off your meal. The cart is also solar-powered.

Find Tiffin Walla at Robson and Howe from Tuesday to Friday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., or with a minimum order of 10 tiffins and 48-hours notice, you can order delivery directly to your downtown office by calling 778-558-7272.