Christmastime is almost here, but there’s no shortage of delicious things to do in Vancouver this week. From an exciting fundraiser supper to a special seasonal sandwich and heaps of beer and cocktails, the week is full of food and drink events worth checking out around town.
Here are nine food-focused events happening December 19 to 25 in Vancouver.
Greasy Spoon Diner Supper Series Vol. 22: Mark Brand
For the 22nd instalment of the monthly fundraiser guest chef dinner event at Save On Meats, the restaurant and event’s own founder, Mark Brand, gets cooking. Brand and the SOM family are honoured to be creating a very special Greasy Spoon Diner meal. Proceeds from the Greasy Spoon Diner will go to A Better Life Foundation’s Being Hungry Sucks campaign.
When: December 19, 2016 from 5:30 to 11 pm
Where: Save On Meats, 43 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $95, available online
Put on by kombucha brand Nineteen02, the pop-up shop has six rotating taps for kombucha pours, including some of their “12 kombuchas of Christmas” flavours (chocolate orange, for example). Additionally, customers will find hand-blended local teas from Nineteen02, alongside goods from Whisk Match, The Good Oak Soap, CraftedVan, Eve’s crackers, and Spread-Em.
When: Now through December 31; Monday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday 11 am to 5 pm.
Where: 430 Homer Street, Vancouver
It’s baaaaaack! Meat & Bread will once again be offering their treasured holiday Turducken sandwich. The special will be available at the sandwich shop’s Vancouver locations December 22 and 23, while supplies last–so make your plans now.
When: December 22 & 23, 2016
Where: Meat & Bread’s Vancouver locations
If the holiday spirit hasn’t warmed your cold, dark soul yet, one visit to the winter wonderland set up at Reflections at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia might be just the infusion needed to get you humming a few bars of “Jingle Bells.” Get cozy with special cocktails, and a menu of tasty bites perfect for sharing with a date or a shopping buddy, or all by yourself (you deserve it!).
When: Through December 30, 4 to 10 pm nightly
Where: 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver (at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia)
Christmas Trivia at Colony Kits
True, this isn’t purely a food event, but if you’re at Colony Kits, you’re probably at least drinking (and likely eating, too). Head over for some holiday-themed trivia, hosted by IQ2000 Trivia.
When: Wednesday, December 21, 8 pm
Where: Colony Bar Kits – 3255 West Broadway, Vancouver
Holiday cocktails at Vancouver TheatreSports
VTS’ holiday-themed show “Christmas Queen 3: The Bachelorette Edition” is in its final week, with shows Monday through Friday at 7:30 pm. To go along with the show, The Neil Macrae Bar & Lounge at VTSL is offering special Christmas Queen 3 Cocktails, which you can enjoy before or after the show…or during, because, yes, you can take the drinks into the theatre with you.
When: December 19 to 23, 7:30 pm
Where: The Improv Centre, 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver (Granville Island)
Grab your essentials for holiday cooking and and eating at this collab pop-up Winter Market hosted by Urban Digs Farm and Zero Waste Market. On hand will be ethical pastured meats and eggs, vibrant local produce, Canada-grown grains (from GRAIN), an array of bulk dry goods, hostess gifts, and much more.
When: Thursday, December 22 from 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Urban Digs Farm – 9247 Shaughnessy Street, Vancouver
It’s time to have your say. As we know, Vancouver has some incredible Chinese restaurants, and with the 2017 Chinese Restaurant Awards on the horizon, the time to have your say is NOW to help determine the winers. The Diner’s Choice voting period is on through January 22, 2017. See where to go and what to eat online, then check out the nominees and cast your votes.
When: Now through January 22, 2017
Where: Various restaurants in Metro Vancouver
Parallel 49’s advent calendar beers at New Oxford and Lamplighter
Parallel 49 and Central City’s popular annual holiday collab Season’s Greetings beer advent calendar is a big commitment every December, so if you just wanted to try a few of the P49 brews, your best bet is to head to New Oxford and Lamplighter this week. On every odd-numbered Day until December 23rd, as beer lovers open the next day of their advent calendar and discover the beer of the day, the Gastown Beer Society and Aletown Beer Society will tap a 30L keg.