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.
- Sweet Jesus is offering buy-one-get-one half price from January 4 to 13
- 7-Eleven is giving out FREE coffee in Canada on January 7
- Legendary Haidilao Hot Pot is FINALLY open in Metro Vancouver
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
7-Eleven, Canada’s chain of convenience stores, will be offering FREE small coffees on Monday, January 7 and Monday, February 11. All you have to do is download the brand’s app and become a member, then a single small coffee is yours for free while supplies last.
When: January 7 and February 11
Where: Participating 7-Eleven locations
Every Sweet Jesus location in Canada (minus the Niagara Falls outpost) will be serving up buy-one-get-one half price treats from January 4 to 13. This means dessert lovers can flash this Instagram post to indulge in a cup or cone and get the second one for 50% off.
When: January 4 to 13
Where: Metrotown Mall – 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
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