12 can't-miss Vancouver food events happening in February

Jan 24 2019, 11:21 am

Whatever non-drinking or diet plan hopes you had for the first month of 2019 are wrapping up because January is over – and February is here.

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A month full of events like the Super Bowl, Chinese New Year, and Valentine’s Day has got to have a heavy food influence, and this year Vancouver bars and restaurants are making the second month of the year a delicious one.

So here you have it – all the can’t-miss Vancouver food events happening in February.


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

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

Dine Out Vancouver 2019

Taking place from January 18 through February 3, 2019, the annual festival will feature hundreds of restaurants offering multi-course dinners at $15, $25, $35, and $45 plus some amazing events.

When: January 18 through February 3, 2019
Where: Multiple venues around Vancouver

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

This annual celebration of all things hot chocolate is kicking off on January 19 and runs until February 14 – which means you have tons of days to try all of the participating ‘chocstars’ at this year’s fest.

When: January 19 to February 14
Where: Venues around Vancouver

La Poutine Week 2019

The fest takes place during the first week of February for the dining public to eat and vote on their favourites before a winner is announced at the end of the week.

When: February 1 to 7
Where: Participating restaurants in cities across Canada

Super Bowl LIII Viewing Parties

Get ready, Vancouver, it’s almost time to watch the biggest game of the year. Super Bowl LIII is happening on Sunday, February 3, and that means it’s time to cozy up in your favourite sports bars, old and new, and watch two teams battle it out for the trophy.

When: February 3
Where: Venues around Vancouver

Vancouver: The Wizard’s Brunch & Dinner

You can still buy tickets to the February 9 brunch (12:30 to 3:30 pm) and the 18+ only dinner (7 to 10:30 pm), as well as to the 19+ After Dinner Wizards’ Disco from 10:30 pm to 1 am.

When: February 9
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West Building – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Price: $185 – $215; buy online

Branaire Ducru Dinner at Origo Club

Origo Club is a five-course dinner for $100/ per person with Branaire Ducru on February 13 at 6:30 pm.

When: February 13 at 6:30 pm
Where: Orio Club – 6888 River Road #110, Richmond
Price: $100; buy online

Notch8 Valentine’s Chocolate Cave

The cave lives in the eatery’s private dining room and features floor-to-ceiling custom built chocolate covered walls, along with a stunning array of 20 different chocolate desserts.

When: February 14 from 5:30 pm to close, February 15 from 7:30 pm to close, and February 16 and 17 from 2:30 pm to close
Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: $65; make reservations by calling 04-662-1900 or email [email protected]

Valentine’s Day Dinners in Vancouver

Whether you’re heading out to a special Valentine’s Day dinner with your partner, your bestie, your mom, or your crew – make it a special one by going to a restaurant that’s going the extra mile on February 14. Some of these spots are even spreading the love and giving diners the chance to taste these menus before and after the big day.

When: February 14 and beyond
Where: Multiple Venues in Vancouver

Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown  – Vancouver

Now in its eleventh year, Vancouver’s culinary heavyweights will go ladle-to-ladle in the soup-centric cook-off as attendees and a panel of judges sample the goods before casting their votes to name the 2019 champion.

When: February 21 from 7 to 10 pm
Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
Price: $75; buy online

Vancouver International Wine Festival 2019

The 41st annual Vancouver International Wine Festival is returning in 2019, and if you’re even slightly into sipping from the vine, you’re going to want to be there. This year, it’s all about Californian wines, and with wineries from 16 countries combined in attendance, the best of the best of wine is going to get the spotlight it deserves at this world-class event.

When: February 23 to March 3
Where: Multiple venues around Vancouver
Price: Prices vary; check out the events online

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