9 epic things to eat at the Vancouver Christmas Market (PHOTOS)

Nov 21 2019, 6:33 pm

While the Vancouver Christmas Market always has a wide array of sweet and savoury offerings, some are must-tries and cannot be missed once you pass through the magical gates to the event at Jack Poole Plaza.

We did some digging and painstaking taste-testing to bring you this list of the best epic eats to enjoy at the Vancouver Christmas Market for 2019.

Das Spätzle Haus

Vancouver Christmas Market 2018

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If you don’t like spätzle then you can’t sit with us. For real. One of the best foods at the market (if not the top one, as it’s hard to find in the city any other time of year) spätzle is handmade egg noodle with spices fried and topped with caramelized onions and wild mushroom cream sauce, or pickled onion too. This offering is vegetarian and super delicious.

Turkey Haus

This purveyor is giving us giant-turkey-legs-at-Disney vibes and we’re seriously here for it. Turkey Haus’ smoked turkey leg locally sourced turkeys are non-GMO, grain-fed, and antibiotic-free.

Two Sweet Elves


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Two Sweet Elves is serving up these Insta-worthy poffertjes and aebleskivers — aka Dutch mini puffed pancakes and mini cakes served with powdered sugar, jam, and berries.

Freybe Brat Haus

If you go to a German Christmas market and don’t eat a bratwurst did you even go to a German Christmas market? No, the answer is no. So it’s a good this Freybe Brat Haus has returned to serve market-goers their legendary ‘Dat Brat’ traditional German-style bratwurst.

Das GlĂźhwein Haus

Vancouver Christmas Market 2018

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Head to the wooden windmill in the middle of the market and you’ll soon find yourself in the long line for mulled wine, or Glühwein, as the Germans say. Get a white or red version, or opt for the red with rum if you’re feeling extra festive. New this year, some folks at the market will be walking around with backpacks full of wine for refills on-the-go (additional purchase required per fill).

Mr. Pretzels

While you might not feel jazzed about a regular old pretzel, you can’t deny a fresh-from-the-oven salty pretzel in during a crisp visit to the market. Underrated, extremely yummy, and easy to double fist with other grub — an important feature for any quality festival/market food.

Mr. Hotcakes

Vancouver Christmas Market 2018

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Warm and delightful on a cold Vancouver night, the brand new Mr. Hotcakes offers a sweet and savoury version of their unique pastries. Not a pancake but not a crepe, the sweet version consists of  a cinnamon and sugar-filled dough disc wrapped around soft-serve ice cream and whipped cream.

Cheese Me Raclette

Did someone say melted cheese? It’s the unofficial season of raclette – aka melted cheese scraped from the wheel – so get your stretchy pants on and celebrate. This is the only vendor serving this Swiss delicacy in the city, so get it while you can.

Das Gulasch Haus


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Who can resist a fresh bread bowl? Head here to enjoy wholesome stew made with tenderly braised BC beef, potatoes and Hungarian paprika. There’s also a 100% Vegan Gulasch option.

Vancouver Christmas Market 2019

When: November 20 to December 24
Time: Daily, from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm (November 20 to December 23), and 11:30 am to 6 pm on December 24
Where: Jack Poole Plaza – 1055 Canada Place
Price: Adult, $12.99; seniors, $10.99; youth $6.99 (online) / Adult, $15; seniors, $13; youth, $9 (gate admission)

Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of the Vancouver Christmas Market

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