Re-Up BBQ Foodcart 1 + 2: Same Sandwich, Different Meat

Diana Chan July 4, 2011 Downtown, Food Carts, Four Beakers, Sandwich

M finally decided to come Downtown to eat lunch with me. Since it was a nice sunny day, a stroll for some good street food came to mind. M loves meat, so it just seemed fitting to take him to Re-up BBQ 1 and 2.

Yes, they finally expanded into 2 carts selling different things!

Lets start off with the original cart – Re-Up (Addictive) BBQ AKA Re-Up 1. They sell Pulled Pork Sandwiches ($7) and 3 different sodas.

The pulled pork sandwich has a mound of very very tender pork doused in an amazing smokey BBQ sauce with some coleslaw to add an extra crunch to the sandwich. All of this is housed in a Portuguese style bun. It is very fluffy and works well with the pulled pork.

M just fell in love with it as he walked down the street.

I did come here last year and there are a few changes. The sandwich is much easier to eat, probably since it’s not as packed full of meat as before. The price increased for $1, but it’s probably due to increasing costs of keeping the cart running.

Pretty spot on pulled pork sandwich. Definitely!
Re-Up BBQ Foodcart on Urbanspoon

The next stop was Re-up BBQ 2, which is located less than a block away near the large protest stairs of the Art Gallery.

They specialize in Beef Brisket Sandwiches ($9) and they sell the same drinks as Re-Up BBQ 1.

M was surprised by the amount of meat in the sandwich. The make this by grabbing a slab of beef brisket and slicing it up nice and thinly. The coleslaw and bun are all the same as the pulled pork sandwich. The sauce was a little bit different, but I really could not put my finger on what it was. It tasted really really good.

It is quite a treat for lunch and you can’t really go wrong by going to either Re-Up BBQ 1 or 2. The only difference is the meat, so you just gotta figure out if you like beef or pork.
Re-Up BBQ Foodcart 2 on Urbanspoon


Both of these were super good! If you have the stomach, you could probably eat 2 sandwiches for lunch. hahaha.

Words of Wisdom:

  • Bring cash!
  • A bit of a wait during lunch hour
  • Grab your sandwich with also a Southern Sweet tea!

We Rate Re-Up BBQ Foodcart 1 & 2:  




About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.


  1. Sean July 5, 2011 at 8:26 am

    They make some great sandwiches!,at the brisket cart they use a BBQ sauce with espresso in it so that would be the difference you were picking up

  2. Whitney May 9, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    I’m going there this Friday for a team lunch outing, which sandwich would you recommend? They both look so delicious, I’m having a hard time deciding!

    • DesignGirl May 9, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      The original food cart is with the pulled pork, so I feel like you gotta try the pulled pork

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