If you’re anything like us, the hunger for unique and delicious food and beverage-centred events is as strong as ever. It’s a good thing Vancouver always delivers them in excess.
Here are Vancouver food events, in or around the city, to check out this week.
Running from May 11 to October 8, this wildly popular event is gearing up for a 2018 season filled with epic eats and live entertainment. There will be over 100 food vendors and 200 retail stalls this year.
When: Fridays and Saturdays from May 11 to October 8 from 7 pm to midnight; Sundays and holiday Mondays 7 to 11 pm
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond (nearby Bridgeport Station)
Price: $4.25 (regular admission)
Attendees can expect to chow down on grub from 40+ food trucks in “hot food alley” and enjoy live entertainment all summer long. The Friday Night Market will also feature a 19+ beer garden, serving local craft beer and cider as well as Betty’s Vodka Iced Tea.
When: Every Friday from May 4 to September 28 from 5 to 10 pm
Where: Shipbuilders’ Square – 15 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
The newest theme is a classic but cheeky one, The Great British Tea Party is available now through September 3, with seatings at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm daily. Selections at this tea include Fairmont’s LOT 35 Tea, the Eton Mess with berries, meringue, and whipped double cream, and raisin and butter scones served with Devonshire cream and strawberry jam to name a few.
Where: Notch8 – Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 W Georgia St, Vancouver
When: Now through September 3 at 11 am, 1 pm, or 3 pm.
Price: $65 per person; book online
This free event is uber popular for foodies in the Metro Vancouver/Fraser Valley area. Each fest will feature around a dozen trucks with food and beverage for purchase, live entertainment, and artisan market vendors. Most events will run from 11 am to 5 pm.
When: June 2 to 3
Where: June 2 at Douglas Park 20550 Douglas Crescent, Langley; June 2 at Airport Days at the Pitt Meadows Airport; June 3 at Concord Pacific 88 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
Vancouver Craft Beer Week is back for 2018, and with the celebration of all things beer (and music, food, and art) comes some seriously awesome shindigs. Beer lovers can get in on the celebration’s citywide events from May 25 to June 3.
When: May 25 to June 3
Where: Locations around Vancouver
Price: Prices vary; buy online
This demonstration is guaranteed to reconcile you with fish. Easy and delicious recipes to cook seafood easily every day. Includes a glass of wine and samples of all the dishes. Take home printed recipes.
When: May 30 from 6 to 9 pm
Where: The Uncommon Café – 477 Powell Street, Vancouver
Price: $69; buy via Eventbrite
Beer and cider lovers are invited to come to the PNE Fairgrounds on June 2 and 3 for the 9th annual year of good times, filled with music, food, art, and of course, tons of craft beer. For 2018 festival-goers can expect 100+ craft breweries and cideries (pouring 300+ beverages), live music, buskers, and more food trucks and washrooms. This festival caps off the 10-day citywide celebration which runs from May 25 to June 3.
When: June 2 to 3; Saturday, from 2 to 7 pm and Sunday, from noon to 5 pm
Where: PNE/Playland – 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Price: $39-$75; buy online