‘Tis the season for candy canes, ugly sweaters and indulging in delicious eats. Luckily, from the Vancouver Christmas Market to the VanDusen Festival of Lights, Vancouverites have no shortage of holiday events to keep their tastebuds satisfied.
For just $10, enjoy six perogies topped with grilled onion, farmer sausage bits, sour cream and sauerkraut at Perogies Haus, or try newcomer, Das Gulasch Has’s Vegan Potato Stew with bread. Ringing in at $9, the stew includes carrots, potatoes and a mouthwatering blend of Hungarian and smoky Spanish paprika.
Address: 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Keep warm with hot chocolate and apple cider and stay full with a $4.75 Jumbo Hotdog or Deluxe Cheese Hamburger for $6.25. Everyone’s favourite Mini Donuts will also be available for $4.95, and if you ask us, they’re as acceptable a meal as any.
Address: Pipeline Road, Stanley Park, Vancouver
Stick to your budget at The Chickpea Experience and order the $8 Kasum Pita (crispy fried cauliflower, sautéed turmeric covered mushrooms and onions, served with a hard-boiled egg) or visit Melt City to scarf down a Melt City Classic (Asiago, Monterey Jack and Havarti melted on your choice of freshly baked bread) for just $8.
Address: 1st and Crowe Street, Vancouver
After visiting Santa’s workshop, drop by Lupins Cafe for three Chicken Strips and Fries for $9.75 or Pulled Pork Tacos for $7.75. Rusty Rail BBQ is also serving tortilla chips and guacamole for $7.50, and Smoked Mac & Cheese for $6.50.
Address: 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
If you can manage to pull your eyes away from the one million plus lights decorating the VanDusen Botanical Garden, be sure to try the $7 BBQ Smokies from Truffles Cafe, or the $5 Potato Tornado from, you guessed it, Potato Tornado.
Address: 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver