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.
As always, the Vancouver Christmas Market will feature a wide array of mouth-watering treats including Glühwein (a hot-spiced mulled wine), German Bratwurst, Gulasch, Spätzle, Schnitzel, Strudels, Transylvanian Chimney Cakes, a selection of German beer, award-winning German-style wine, and much more.
When: November 21 to December 24, 2018, from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm (closes at 6 pm on December 24)
Where: Jack Poole Plaza – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online and at the gate
Boasting a DJ, beer, and a wide selection of eats from a variety of food trucks, this flea market plays more like a party than anything else. Find plants, collectibles, handmade items, and vintage clothing from over 5o vendors. On-leash dogs are permitted at the market.
When: November 17 and 18; December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, and 16
Location: The Ellis Building – 1024 Main Street, Vancouver
Price: $3 for single-day entry, $5 for the entire weekend
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 chili 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
Join Vikram Vij and experts from award-winning BC winery, Nk’Mip Cellars, on December 3 for a five-course menu with wine pairings.
When: December 3 at 6 pm
Where: My Shanti – 15869 Croydon Drive, Surrey
Price: $99; buy online
Have you ever wanted to devour all the market’s delicacies, but your belly’s been too full? This year the market is offering you the chance to sip and sample with smaller portions for a lower price during Children’s Wish Weeks’ Foodie Tuesdays. Participating vendors throughout the market will be offering exclusive discounts and trial-size tastes so you can curate your very own festive food tour.
When: December 4
Where: Vancouver Christmas Market – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Price: $10 entry, additional cost for samples; buy online
Enjoy a four-course seafood menu paired with beer from Parallel 49 Brewing at Fanny’s downtown Vancouver oyster bar location.
When: December 5 from 7:30 to 9 pm
Where: Fanny Bay Oyster Bar & Shellfish Market – 762 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Price: $77; buy online
Vancouver’s Escobar restaurant will be throwing a bartending competition you don’t want to miss. Talented mixologist from across the city will be competing in an “Old Fashioned Face-Off” by producing the best cocktail they can with two ounces of Old Forester.
When: December 9 from 7 to 9 pm
Where: Escobar – 4245 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Price: $20 entry