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.
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Disco Dumplings at Burdock & Co
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: Burdock & Co – 2702 Main Street, Vancouver
Popular local juicery and cafe The Juice Truck has teamed up with Vancouver’s TMRW Foods for a drool-worthy weekly event. The Juice Truck’s Main Street location will host a weekly pop-up on Saturdays from 11 am to 3 pm.
When: Saturdays from 11 am to 3 pm
Where: The Juice Truck – 4236 Main Street, Vancouver
Riley Park Farmers’ Market (Winter Edition)
Formerly known as the Nat Bailey Farmers’ Market, the market was renamed after being changed to a year-round event. Visitors will be able to find over 30 producers and a selection of food and coffee trucks. The market also has amenities such as bike racks, an ATM on-site, and at times, live music.
When: Saturdays from now to April 27 from 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver
Ohhh Oysters at Cardero’s and Sandbar
For the month of April, head to these two waterfront destinations and enjoy a glass of Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and had a dozen of oysters for $19, or one bottle of Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and a dozen of oysters for $55 all day.
When: April 1 to 30
Where: Cardero’s – 1583 Coal Harbour Quay, Vancouver; Sandbar – 1535 Johnston Street, Vancouver
The Captain’s Boil is offering patrons the chance to live their best lives with unlimited mussels. As if tubs of mussels weren’t enough, seafood lovers can also enjoy bottomless fries – which means you can get your potato flex on too. This promo is $25.99 per person and starts April 1 and runs until the 14, giving you two weeks to make sure you get in on the deal.
When: April 1 to 14
Where: Participating The Captain’s Boil locations
Enjoy Peruvian-Japanese ‘Nikkei’ style food paired will some of Portugal’s top wines at this feast on April 2.
When: April 2 at 6:30 pm
Where: Ancora False Creek – 1600 Howe St #2, Vancouver
Price: $150; buy online
Origo Club is giving wine lovers the opportunity to showcase prized French vintages from their own cellars at this ultra-exclusive ‘Paulée’-styled Grand Cru Burgundy Dinner on Friday, April 5.
When: April 5 at 6:30 pm
Where: Origo Club – 6888 River Rd #110, Richmond
Price: $300; buy online
The spirits-centric celebration will bring together 38 distilleries from across the province – veterans and newbies alike – to give attendees the chance to interact and taste samples from each and every one of them if they are up for.
When: April 6
Where: Croatian Cultural Centre – 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: Buy online
Try over 55 BC Wineries at the 12th Annual BC Uncorked. Attendees can also expect food from over 12 local restaurants, caterers, and food vendors.
When: April 6 from 7 to 10 pm
Where: Anvil Centre – 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Price: $75; buy online
Boulevard’s popular Paella Dinner is back this month. Guests will enjoy the traditional Spanish dish during a three-course dinner, served with a glass of sangria.
When: April 7 at 6 pm
Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar – 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Price: $68; buy online
Head chef of Farmer’s Apprentice Bardia Ilbeiggi invites folks to a Persian spring food feast, which he’ll be making with his mom and dad. Expect family-style eats like salad, herbed rice, grilled fish, pickles, charcoal grilled bread, Persian lime tarts and more.
When: April 7 at 6:30 pm
Where: Grapes & Soda – 1541 W 6th Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $58; buy online