Well, we made it.
It’s officially time to start living our best lives in 2019, and what better way to do that than to eat and drink in Vancouver?
Make the first month of 2019 a delicious one, here are all the can’t-miss food events happening in January.
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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
Juke Fried Chicken will have your cure for a hangover at our third-annual Cluck Your Resolutions on January 1. DJ For The Record will be spinning music for the soul and the food menu will feature southern fried chicken brunch specials.
When: January 1 from noon to 3 pm
Where: Juke Fried Chicken – 182 Keefer Street, Vancouver
Sample, shop, and save on hundreds of gluten-free products while learning from leading experts.
When: January 12 and 13
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre East – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Price: $12–$39; buy online
Enjoy this celebration of imperial stouts, barleywines, extreme hops, and fancy sours. A ticket to this beer tasting includes the beers you wish to sample plus a custom taster glass. Session 1 is from 1 to 5 pm and session 2 is from 7 to 11 pm. The Beer and Brewery List is subject to change.
When: January 12; session 1 from 1 to 5 pm, session 2 from 7 to 11 pm
Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
Price: $100; buy online
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, which are to-be-announced.
When: January 19 to February 14
Where: Venues around Vancouver
Eight of Vancouver’s most innovative chefs are banding together in support of the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House to create a multi-course dinner.
When: January 14 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Torafuku – 958 Main Street, Vancouver
Price:$150; buy online
Enjoy a four-course seafood menu to accompany some of the season’s best beers from Black Kettle Brewing, including an exclusive Fanny Bay Oyster Stout along with soul and blues music.
When: January 14 from 7:30 to 9 pm
Where: Fanny Bay Oyster Bar & Shellfish Market – 762 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Price: $77; buy online
Enjoy this multi-course long table dinner focused on the wonderful wines of Latin America.
When: January 18 from 7 to 10:30 pm
Where: 7 East 7th Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $105; buy online
Dine Out Vancouver gives locals and visitors the opportunity to experience dinners at Vancouver restaurants, from fine dining to family-friendly and everything in between. As a delicious bonus, many participating restaurants offer special lunch menus as well.
When: January 18 through February 3, 2019
Where: Multiple locations
Price: Tickets vary
Enjoy a brunch and connect with other ladies at this monthly event in Vancouver. Each brunch has a speaker who will chat with guests about their personal and professional journey.
When: January 19 from 10 am to midnight
Where: per se Social Corner – 891 Homer Street, Vancouver
Price: $45–$55; buy online