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 will be teaming 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
Back at it again, North Vancouver’s Shipyards Night Market is returning for Spring and Summer 2019. Gathering some of Vancouver’s best food vendors, this free event will feature a full farmers’ and artisan marketplace along with local food trucks and live entertainment weekly until 10 pm.
Where: Shipbuilders’ Square – 15 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
When: May 3 to September 27, 2019, at 5 pm
Price: FREE entry
The Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival is back for its sixth year featuring delicious grub-on-wheels, drinks, and more. This year brings seven drool-worthy events from the Fraser Valley Food Truck Association, and the first one kicks off on April 27.
- May 4: Heritage Park, Chilliwack
- May 11: Civic Plaza, Abbotsford
- May 25: Cloverdale Exhibition Grounds
Where: Locations across Greater Vancouver
Price: FREE entry
Seven of Vancouver’s master chocolatiers will go head-to-head on May 2 for The Gourmet Warehouse 7th annual Chocolate Challenge. The proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Vancouver Firefighter Charities Snacks for Kids program, Project Chef, and the Strathcona Backpack Program.
When: May 2 from 6:30 to 9 pm
Where: The Gourmet Warehouse – 1340 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Price: $79; buy online
Vancouver’s 41st Annual Greek Food Festival returns this May for another year of delicious food and entertainment. From May 3 to 5, attendees of this fest can enjoy live performances, heritage displays, and mouthwatering eats such as souvlaki and sweet, honey-soaked loukoumades.
When: May 3 from 5 to 10 pm, May 4-5 from noon to 10 pm
Where: Hellenic Community of Vancouver 4500 Arbutus Street, Vancouver
Get ready to enjoy one of the biggest natural food events of the year, because the sixth annual Veg Expo is returning to Vancouver for 2019. The highly-anticipated vegan, vegetarian, and sustainable food event is taking place on May 5, at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
When: May 5 from 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Price: $20; buy online
This Cinco De Mayo taco’s and tequila party is hosted By LCU Nightlife, New Era Promotions, and The Dynasty Boys. The brunch lasts from noon to 2 pm while the dance party continues until 6 pm.
When: May 5 from 12:30 to 6 pm
Where: The Pawn Shop YVR – 1117 Granville Street, Vancouver
Price: $10–$25; buy online
Vin Van is running a British-inspired Sunday Roast Series, bringing the best of a British Sunday to Vancouver, drizzle and all.
When: May 5 from 6 to 9 pm
Where: Dock Lunch – 152 E 11th Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $55; buy online
The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival’s (VCBF) fifth annual Sakura Night returns this May. The one-night event is the festival’s standing reception fundraiser and celebrates a world of Asian-fusion cuisine, allowing attendees to try food from some of Vancouver’s top local chefs.
When: May 5 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Stanley Park Pavilion – 610 Pipeline Road, Vancouver
Price: $154 – $179; buy online