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.
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
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
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
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