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.
This weekly series features a savoury dumpling menu, DJ Chris Allen spinning vinyl, and a flashy disco ball setting the mood. Plates are $10 and guests can choose from an assortment of decadent dumplings including nettle and ricotta with wild greens and pork and burdock with charred chilli sauce.
When: Mondays at 8 pm (walk-ins only; reservations on Mondays will only be accepted until 6:30 pm)
Where: 2702 Main Street, Vancouver
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 Street, Vancouver
When: Now through September 3 at 11 am, 1 pm, or 3 pm.
Price: $65 per person; book online
A magical new afternoon tea is coming to town next week, so get ready to step into a real-life fairytale at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The West Georgia Street hotel, known for their amazing themed afternoon tea services, just revealed their fall theme: Enchanted Forest Afternoon Tea.
Where: Notch8 at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
When: September 7 to November 18; sittings Wednesdays to Sundays at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm.
Price: $59 per person; book online
Aside from the epic exhibits, live performances, exhilarating rides, and fun games, the most important thing at the PNE is undoubtedly the food. It’s that time of year again and the epic lineup of brand new eats at the Fair at the PNE 2018 has been revealed, eat them while you can.
When: August 18 to September 3 (closed August 20 and 27) from 11 am ’til late
Where: 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
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 from 11 am to 5 pm.
September 8, 2018 – Glover Road, Fort Langley
This year Le Burger Week Vancouver will run from September 1 to September 7, so block off your calendar and get out those stretchy pants. This annual event has been operating since 2012 when the inaugural week went down in Montreal. Now, Le Burger Week has events across Canada, in Haiti, and some US cities as well.
When: September 1 to 7, 2018
Where: Restaurants around Vancouver
A special cart will ‘pop’ up in Mission, Port Moody, New Westminster, North Vancouver and Steveston from September 5th to 9th. Lucky passers-by can snap up one of two delicious Johnny’s Pops popsicles, made with B.C. strawberries or raspberries. The popsicles are more than a sweet treat. By 2025, United Way wants 1 million people to engage in acts of local love across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. For every popsicle, United Way aims to raise awareness of its goal, inspiring local residents to reflect on what local love means to them.
Here is where and when you can find free popsicles around Metro Vancouver:
Rocky Point Park, Port Moody: Thursday, September 6, 5 pm
2800 Murray St, Port Moody
Shipyard Night Market, North Vancouver: Friday, September 7, 5 pm
Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
River Market, New Westminster: Saturday, September 8, 1 pm
810 Quayside Dr, New Westminster
Steveston Harbour, Richmond: Sunday, September 9, 1 pm
3820 Bayview St, Richmond
On September 8 the Rice Burger, known for its burgers-with-a-Japanese-twist, is offering FREE chicken katsu burgers to the first 100 people who walk through their doors.
Where: Rice Burger – 2630 Sasamat Street, Vancouver
The famous American chain, known for its massive 3×3 burgers and animal fries, will be coming to the Langley Good Times Cruise-In, a large-scale charity event for retro car enthusiasts.
When: Saturday, September 8 from 8 am to 4 pm
Where: Fraser Highway – 264th to 272nd Street