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.
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
Merchants will be closing its doors on August 16, but until then patrons can enjoy a special Last Supper Series. This string of dinners by Stephen, Mann, and returning chef David Jackman will be themed and put on regularly in August.
When: Multiple dates in August
Where: 590 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Dinner on the Pier celebrates the community of North Vancouver on August 9. Enjoy a beautiful evening of music, amazing food, drinks and sunset dancing with the collaboration and support from local businesses and fundraising for Growing Chefs.
When: August 9 from 5:30 to 10:30 pm
Where: The Pipe Shop Venue – 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Price: $158 – $168; buy online
The Saturday Mornings Cereal Pop Up is happening on August 11 from 10 am to 6 pm at 434 Columbia Street. Organizers have curated five signature bowls as well (and one dog-friendly treat) from “a mix of local favourites and hard to find overseas brands.”
When: Saturday, August 11 from 10 am to 6 pm (or until supplies last)
Where: 434 Columbia Street, Vancouver
Price: $5 per bowl
Clover Valley Beer Festival will take place on Saturday, August 11 from noon to 5 pm for its inaugural celebration of food, music, and, of course, lots and lots of beer.
When: August 11 from noon to 5 pm
Where: Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre – 17728 64 Avenue, Surrey
Price: $35–$50; buy online
This mini-fest invites attendees aboard the Magic Spirit (a part of Magic Charter Yachts) to enjoy a three-hour boat cruise celebrating BC craft beer.
When: August 11 from 2 to 5 pm or 7 to 10 pm
Where: Aboard the Magic Spirit at Magic Yacht Charters (Plaza of Nations) – 750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Price: $50; buy online