Can't-miss Vancouver food events happening this week: December 17 to 23

Dec 15 2018, 6:10 pm

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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Vancouver Christmas Market

As always, the Vancouver Christmas Market will feature a wide array of mouth-watering treats including Glühwein (a hot-spiced mulled wine), German Bratwurst, Gulasch, Spätzle, Schnitzel, Strudels, Transylvanian Chimney Cakes, a selection of German beer, award-winning German-style wine, and much more.

When: November 21 to December 24, 2018, from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm (closes at 6 pm on December 24)
Where: Jack Poole Plaza – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online and at the gate

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

Spiked Boba at MIA

A boozy bubble tea pop-up is coming to Vancouver next week, on December 18 to be exact. The event, brought to us by The Popup Bar, will take place at Gastown bar Are you MIA (350 Water Street) from 7 pm to 2 am – which gives you plenty of time to get your spiked boba fix.

When: December 18 from 7 pm to 2 am
Where: Are you MIA – 350 Water Street, Vancouver
Price: $10; buy online

Brewery & The Feast

Enjoy a beer-based cocktail with charcuterie boards from Oyama as soon as you arrive, followed by your small group tour of how the beers from Granville Island Brewing are created. After this, attendees can dig into a communal beer-makers dinner and enjoy so small batch beer.

When: December 19 at 7:30 pm
Where: Granville Island Brewing – 1441 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
Price: $45; buy online

Meat & Bread Turducken Sandwiches

This festive creation will return on December 20 for a limited time, when it will be available at the beginning of the day until supplies run out. Get this dish at one of Meat & Bread’s three Vancouver locations, and be sure to prepare for a bit of a wait – the lines are usually pretty epic for this thing.

When: December 20, 21, and 22
Where: 370 Cambie Street, Vancouver; 1033 W Pender Street, Vancouver; 625 Robson Street, Vancouver

Feast of Seven Fished at Cibo Trattoria

Enjoy a seven-course Italian-inspired menu this month for two nights only at Cibo. Features on the spread include slow-cooked octopus and tons of local seafood.

When: December 23 and 24
Where: Cibo Trattoria – 900 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Price: $88; $163 with wine pairings

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