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.
- It's the last week for this huge FREE summer night market in New West
- The Juicery Co. just announced it will be closing both of its stores
- Where to get this amazing buy-one-get-one FREE pasta deal in Metro Vancouver
Running from May 11 to October 8, this wildly popular event is gearing up for a 2018 season filled with epic eats and live entertainment. There will be over 100 food vendors and 200 retail stalls this year.
When: Fridays and Saturdays from May 11 to October 8 from 7 pm to midnight; Sundays and holiday Mondays 7 to 11 pm
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond (nearby Bridgeport Station)
Price: $4.25 (regular admission)
Attendees can expect to chow down on grub from 40+ food trucks in “hot food alley” and enjoy live entertainment all summer long. The Friday Night Market will also feature a 19+ beer garden, serving local craft beer and cider as well as Betty’s Vodka Iced Tea.
When: Every Friday from May 4 to September 28 from 5 to 10 pm
Where: Shipbuilders’ Square – 15 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
The newest theme is a classic but cheeky one, The Great British Tea Party is available now through September 3, with seatings at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm daily. Selections at this tea include Fairmont’s LOT 35 Tea, the Eton Mess with berries, meringue, and whipped double cream, and raisin and butter scones served with Devonshire cream and strawberry jam to name a few.
Where: Notch8 – Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
When: Now through September 3 at 11 am, 1 pm, or 3 pm.
Price: $65 per person; book online
Latin style BBQ Sundays at Cacao
Every Sunday this summer Cacao Vancouver will be offering a drool-worthy Latin-style BBQ. This event will run from June 10 to August 26 and offers patrons traditional “Carne Asada” from different regions in Central and South America. Come to join the Cacao family for a classic neighbourhood Sunday gathering. Reservations are required.
When: Every Sunday until August 26
Where: Cacao – 1898 W 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Price: Single person platter $30; For two $50; For Four $95; Call 604-731-5370 to reserve.
Experience an epic East Coast-inspired Sunday Seafood Boil without leaving the West Coast at Vancouver’s celebrated Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar. Take a seat on the stunning downtown patio and tuck into a bounty of fresh-caught seafood – jumbo prawns, clams, mussels, crawfish and Dungeness crab – piled high on butcher’s paper and served with all the fixings, including Boulevard’s signature bacon cornbread and sweet Beignets for dessert.
When: Sundays from June 17 to August 26
Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar – 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Price: $65; buy online
Market by Jean-Georges’ new weekend brunch, Belle Provence, kicks off on June 17 and will run until mid-September. Guests can expect Provençale-inspired dishes on the new brunch menu, including eats like baguette tartines, lavender lemonade popsicles, madeleines, French toast, and of course, rosé.
When: Weekends from June 17 to mid-September
Where: Terrace at Market by Jean-Georges in the Shangri La – 1115 Alberni Street, Vancouver
The team at YEW seafood + bar is celebrating Summer by bringing back the ultra-popular family style- Dungeness Crab and Lobster Boil Dining Series. Guests will tie on a bib (yours to keep) and raise a complimentary glass of wine to begin the evening.
When: Sunday from July 15 to August 19 from 6:30 to 9 pm
Where: YEW seafood + bar – 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: $72.26; buy online
This South Granville gem is offering a special season summer prix fixe for $39. The three-course menu will be available Sunday through Thursday and features dishes such as Sawmill Bay Oysters, Coho Salmon and Guanaja Chocolate Souffle to name a few.
When: Sundays through Thursdays; Friday and Saturday until 6 pm
Where: 2881 Granville Street, Vancouver
Disco Dumplings at Burdock & Co
This weekly series that 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 chilli sauce.
When: Mondays at 8 pm (walk-ins only; reservations on Mondays will only be accepted until 6:30 pm)
Where: 2702 Main Street, Vancouver
Price: $10 dumplings, $6 drinks
Fridays on Front takes place from 5 to 10 pm on the 600-block of Front Street, which is conveniently located just steps away from two Skytrain Stations (New Westminster, Columbia).
When: Fridays from July 6 to August 24, 2018, from 5 to 10 pm
Where: 600-block of Front Street, New Westminister
Attendees can choose from August 18 or 25 and enjoy slow-smoked brisket and pork shoulder from a 12-foot smoker/barbecue barrel, beer-brined chicken and brats, as well as a choice of sides like Carolina coleslaw and creamy potato salad to name a few.
When: August 18 or 25 from 4 to 9 pm
Where: Railtown Cafe – 397 Railway Street, Vancouver
Price: $29, $19 for vegetarian; buy online or on site
CRAFT Caskapalooza 2018
Caskapalooza is back for another year, so head here for a night of fun ,socializing and sampling – featuring over 30 unique casks. Tickets are $25 and include 12 sample tokens and entertainment.
When: August 21 from 4 to 8 pm
Where: Craft Beer Market – 85 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $28; buy online
The evening will feature cider, mead, and spirits from all over BC along with tasty bites from local businesses. Going down on August 22 from 7 to 9 pm at The WISE Hall located at 1882 Adanac Street, just off of Commercial Drive.
When: August 22 from 7 to 9 pm
Where: The Wise Hall & Lounge – 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver
Price: $29.99 plus a non-perishable food donation, proceeds will benefit the GVFBS and tickets are available at all Liberty Wine Merchants locations
Le Dîner en Blanc Vancouver has announced it will return for its 7th annual run on August 23. The all-white-everything pop-up dinner party is an elegant event that has white-clad diners enjoying eats el fresco.
When: August 23
Price: $40; register online
The Acorn presents an exclusive limited seating long table dinner at Klippers Organics Farm in Cawston, BC, with wine pairings by neighbouring Orofino Winery.
When: August 23 at 6 pm
Where: Klippers Organics Farm – 2200 Ferko Road, Cawston
Price: $120; buy online
H Tasting Lounge (located lobby-level at the Westin Bayshore) presents a special spirits-paired dinner, “A Taste of France, featuring Grey Goose Vodka” on Saturday, August 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The culinary event is part of H Tasting Lounge’s newly-launched wine and spirits-paired dinner series featuring a line-up of intimate multi-course tastings that showcase the culinary imagination of executive chef Alex Mok, alongside exceptional beverages that fully complement each dish’s thoughtfully-composed flavours.
When: August 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: H Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore – 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
Price: $90; buy online
On August 25 join the Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia and the BC Salmon Marketing Council for a celebration of an iconic BC product, Wild Salmon. Enjoy tasting dishes featuring BC wild salmon will be prepared by sic well-known BC chefs sharing a love of the ocean.
When: August 25 from 6:30 to 9 pm
Where: False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf – 1505 W 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $49-$59; buy online
It’s the second annual community potluck at the parking lot of Langley’s Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store. Bring your own folding chair, plates, cutlery (including serving utensil) and a family-sized dish to share. Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store will provide tiki torches and additional food to share. Invite your friends and family member to join in.
When: August 26 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Parking Lot of Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store – #117-20353 64th Avenue, Langley