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12 delicious Vancouver food events to check out this week: February 5 to 11

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DH Vancouver Staff Feb 05, 2018 10:11 am 5,977

If you’re anything like us, the hunger for unique and delicious food and beverage-centred events is as strong as ever, so it’s a good thing Vancouver always delivers them week after week.

Here are 12 food events, in or around Vancouver, to check out this week.

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Beta5 Weekend Brunch

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Available on Saturday and Sunday, Beta5’s new mid-morning service will offer four rotating pastries for eight weekends only. Starts January 20 and 21 and runs until March 10 and 11.

When: 10 am Saturdays and Sundays until treats run out

Where: 413 Industrial Avenue, Vancouver

Silver Screen Hollywood Afternoon Tea at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

The Silver Screen Hollywood Afternoon Tea celebrates all the glitz of Old Hollywood, think Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and John Wayne. Black and white flicks are projected on a screen at the centre of the room, but the real star of the show is the food.

When: Wednesday through Sunday from January 10 to April 1, 2018; seatings at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm

Where: Notch8 Restaurant & Bar at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 W Georgia Street, Vancouver

Price: $65 per person

Unsung Heroes Festival at Blue Water Cafe

Blue Water Cafe has been concocting weird and wonderful culinary creations from the sea for their annual Unsung Heroes Festival for 14 years, and this year’s selection is no different. This year, Executive Chef Frank Pabst has created an array of delights, integrating sustainable seafood not commonly found on many menus into familiar and much-loved dishes.

When: February 1 to February 27, 2018

Where: Blue Water Cafe – 1095 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Price: A la carte, most items range from $13 to $16

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 2018

The annual celebration of all things hot chocolate is kicking off on January 20 and runs until February 14 – which means you have 22 days to try all 35 of the participating ‘chocstars’ at this year’s fest, all of which are local purveyors.

When: January 20 to February 14, 2018

Where: Multiple venues around Vancouver

Price: Prices vary

‘Torch’d Devil’ from True Confections

To get one of these bad boys in your hands, you can order the Torch’d Devil through the foodora app and pick it up at their Denman location (the Broadway cafe isn’t participating in this one).

When: January 31 to February 6

Where: 866 Denman Street, Vancouver

Price: $10

La Poutine Week Vancouver

Perfectly timed for all the carb cravings caused by winter in Canada, the great French-Canadian classic is cause for celebration when La Poutine Week kicks off in Vancouver the first week of February.

When: February 1 to 7, 2018

Where: Participating restaurants in Vancouver

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 2018

The annual celebration of all things hot chocolate is kicking off on January 20 and runs until February 14 – which means you have 22 days to try all 35 of the participating ‘chocstars’ at this year’s fest, all of which are local purveyors.

When: January 20 to February 14, 2018

Where: Multiple venues around Vancouver

Price: Prices vary

Hard-Boiled Pop-Up

You’ll find two chefs in the kitchen at this event: Deniz Tarakioglu from Cafe Medina and Brad Miller from Red Wagon Café and Bistro Wagon Rouge. This is a sit-down dinner that will be served family-style, and you should definitely bring some cash for breakfast-inspired cocktails.

When: February 5 and 6 from  7:30 to 9:30 pm

Where: The Red Wagon Café – 2296 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Price: $55; buy online

Ramen Heads (VIFF Vancity Theatre)

A mouthwatering survey of culinary history, famous restaurants, and specialty ingredients, this film makes a compelling case for finding Japan’s heart through its stomach.

When: Plays until February 7 (check dates/showtimes)

Where: Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver

Price: $30; but via VIFF

The Main Affair

There’s a new all-vegan food and beverage event coming to Vancouver and it’s called The Main Affair. A one-night-only food fest and dinner hybrid, this shindig will feature vegan food and beverage entrepreneurs, along with local plant-based Chef Karen McAthy, who will be creating some delectable vegan tapas.

When: Friday, February 9 at 6 or 9 pm (two seatings)

Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver

Price: $75-85; buy via Eventbrite

Eastside Flea (Bi-Weekly Market)


The Eastside Flea is a modern-day flea market that occurs every weekend in Vancouver. Each event hosts over 50 local vendors selling diverse goods from handmade craftsmen items to vintage clothing, antiques and collectibles, plants, artisan eats and more. You’ll also find food trucks, deejays, pinball machines, a pool table, outdoor courtyard, and other fun things to check out.

When: February 10 and 11; 25 and 25 from 11 am to 5 pm

Where: The Ellis Building – 1024 Main Street, Vancouver

Price: $3 for a single day, or $5 for all weekend

Valentine’s Couples Cooking Demo & Dinner

Enjoy a full menu demonstration and seat in our candlelight restaurant room to enjoy the three-course dinner with a glass of wine. Menu: French Onion Soup, Filo Wrapped Salmon, and Creme Brulee.

When: Saturday, February 10 from 6 to 9 pm

Where: The Uncommon Café – 477 Powell Street, Vancouver

Price: $85; buy via Eventbrite

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