‘Tis the season for feasting, and feasting big time.
The only thing is, seasonal multi-course meals can take a lot of time and often a pretty penny – which doesn’t interest everyone. So if you still want to get festive and taste some only-here-once-a-year items, there’s plenty of holiday dishes you can enjoy on the fly.
Here are five must-try winter dishes in Vancouver.
1. Gingerbread Pancakes from The Red Wagon Cafe
Just when you thought pancakes couldn’t get better, Red Wagon made it happen with their gingerbread pancakes topped with buttered hot toddy syrup and lemon drizzle.
Address: 2296 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
2. Winter Spiced Skillet Cookie from Belgard Kitchen
This sweet treat is a combination of house eggnog ice cream, bourbon caramel, poached pears, and candied walnuts.
Address: 55 Dunlevy Avenue, Vancouver
3. Chocolate Charcuterie Board from Juniper
A sweet play on Juniper’s delicious savoury meat, fish, and cheese boards. Made with chocolate “paté” and “sausage,” hemp-heart pastry twists, and lemon curd.
Address: 185 Keefer Street, Vancouver
4. Classic Cassoulet from Bistro Wagon Rouge
The Classic Cassoulet is a hearty dish that will warm you up on a chilly day. This dish consists of duck confit, toulouse sausage, pork belly, stewed beans, and crumbs.
Address: 1869 Powell Street Vancouver
5. Turducken from Meat & Bread
This highly-anticipated sandwich from Meat & Bread is back and only available on December 22 and 23 at the shop’s Vancouver locations. Act fast to get this sandwich stuffed with chicken in a duck in a turkey.
Address: 370 Cambie Street
Address: 1033 West Pender Street