The Red Wagon: Pulled Pork and More Pulled Pork

Diana Chan July 18, 2011 BBQ, Commercial Drive / Grandview, Four Beakers

M and I were craving some pulled pork, but going all the way downtown to ReUp was out of the question since we were in Burnaby. M looked around everywhere to find somewhere close by, but no luck for him. I started digging around and I looked at my “To Eat” list and discovered The Red Wagon doesn’t just sell breakfast, they sell dinner too! AND they sell pulled pork!


The inside is very rustic and looked outdated, but I guess thats the look they were going for. It was very simple and quite relaxing on a hot day.

They have a few strange things to look at! I think I was blind because I couldn’t find the red wagon anywhere.


Since Pulled Pork was on our minds, M ordered the Pulled Pork Pancakes ($12.50). It is layered with 3 buttermilk pancakes and pulled pork, topped with Jack Daniels maple syrup. Ya, you heard it right! JACK DANIELS MAPLE SYRUP, something Epic Meal Time would be proud of.

M thought the pancakes were amazingly fluffy, perhaps even the best he’s ever had. The pulled pork was very tender and matched beautifully with the pancakes. The syrup did not taste super potent at all. The only negative thing he had to say was that it was a tad expensive for pancakes.

There was a special deal going on – Pulled Pork Burger with a PBR Beer ( $14.00). I really wanted a beer on a lovely Friday, so I got the special.

Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer arrived with it and I did not like the beer at all. It was a bit too bitter for my liking. I am really used to Japanese Beer.


When the Pulled Pork Burger arrived, I was drooling. I had to take 2 pictures of it so you would really see how delicious this burger looked. When I ordered it, I thought it would just be a pulled pork sandwich, but no, it was a burger!

This had mayo, mustard, ketchup, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, pulled pork and a beef patty. It came with a side of fries too. The patty had a very nice taste and the pulled pork was also tender and juicy like the ones on the pancakes. YUM!

The fries were quite extraordinary too! They were very crunchy! I love crunchy fries!


The bill arrived and that was the damage for dinner. It was definitely  a pulled pork day. You also get this peach candy with the bill. Take that mints….peach candy > mints.

Words of Wisdom:

  • Good food
  • Anything pulled pork is amazing
  • A tad expensive
  • Free parking on adjacent streets
We Rate The Red Wagon: 


2296 East Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC


Twitter: @redwagoncafe

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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. myhood July 18, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    hello diana, you try their brie and roasted beef sandwich with their homemade chips. it is pretty good too!

  2. DesignGirl July 18, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Nope, but I wil definitely check it out next time I come back!

  3. Gloria July 18, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    I knew they were open all day but I thought it was just breakfast. Who knew?
    If I read this 2 hours earlier, I think I would have had those good looking pancakes ;] !

  4. DesignGirl July 18, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    It’s always good to try! Plus it’s not like they are closing down anytime soon

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