The city has approved five new vendors to hit the streets of Ottawa this summer. The four new trucks and one food cart will start offering their eclectic menu options in May

"Bytown Bayou Louisiana Smokehouse" will find a home in Hintonburg.  Owner Richard Hash says he was inspired by his travels and a chance to sample  some of the best cuisine  Louisiana had to offer.  He's  brought some of those flavours back home.  Among the items on the menu: pulled smoked pork.

Folks visiting the Museum of Nature will  be able to sample  nachos and milkshakes.  "Nacho Cartel" will set up on the north side of Argyle Avenue, east of O'Connor Street.

"Rico Peru" offers more exotic fare.  Traditional Peruvian cuisine, including ceviche, will be on offer on the East side of Olmstead Street, south of Montreal Road.

And the old Mayflower restaurant, formerly located on Elgin,  has found new life on wheels.  "Mobile Mayflower" will serve comfort food in the west end.  You can find it  on the west side of Courtwood Crescent, south of Woodward Drive.

The lone cart joining the roster of over 50 food vendors now on city streets,  is called "Stella Luna Gelato Cafe".  It  will offer Italian Gelato made from scratch and will be located on the west side of Bank Street, south of Sparks Street.

The new food vendors will be officially launched at the Street Food Showcase in Marion Dewar Plaza outside Ottawa City Hall on May 13th.