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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Hip Hop Trivia Night at Juke Fried Chicken
Juke Fried Chicken is hosting a Hip Hop Trivia Night on the third Tuesday of every month kicking off at 7 pm. Teams of up to six are invited to take part in five rounds of questions on all things hip hop. There will be food and drink specials and prizes up for grabs too. Sign up as an individual or a team of up to six via email ([email protected]), Instagram or Facebook to guarantee a spot, or simply walk-in night-of.
When: Third Tuesday of every month
Where: Juke Fried Chicken – 182 Keefer 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
Popular local juicery and cafe The Juice Truck will be teaming up with Vancouver’s TMRW Foods for a drool-worthy weekly event. The Juice Truck’s Main Street location will host a weekly pop-up on Saturdays from 11 am to 3 pm.
When: Saturdays from 11 am to 3 pm
Where: The Juice Truck – 4236 Main Street, Vancouver
Back at it again, North Vancouver’s Shipyards Night Market is returning for Spring and Summer 2019. Gathering some of Vancouver’s best food vendors, this free event will feature a full farmers’ and artisan marketplace along with local food trucks and live entertainment weekly until 10 pm.
Where: Shipbuilders’ Square – 15 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
When: May 3 to September 27, 2019, at 5 pm
Price: FREE entry
This market draws crowds from across the province, who travel to check out the rows on rows of vibrant cuisine along with the diverse line-up of nightly performances on the 50-foot entertainment stage.
When: May 10 to October 14, 2019
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond (near Bridgeport Station)
Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar will officially be hosting its popular series of summer seafood boils for 2019. This epic feast is enjoyed outside at a communal table, and features fresh-caught lobster, jumbo prawns, clams, mussels, and Dungeness crab.
When: Sundays from June 30 to August 25
Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar – 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Price: $68; buy online
Sunday Night Movie Series at Bells and Whistles
Enjoy movies every Sunday night at Bells and Whistles. August screenings include The Goonies (August 4), Tommy Boy (August 11), Wayne’s World (August 18) and Dazed and Confused (July 28).
When: Sunday, August 4, 11, 18, 25 at 9 pm
Where: Bells and Whistles – 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Tocador and Soap are teaming up to put on a whisky tasting at Soap in Chinatown. Taste and learn about five whiskies from around the world and enjoy snacks.
Prepare yourselves for a nig
When: July 29 from 7 to 9 pm
Where: Soap – 789 Gore Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $40; buy online
One August 1 head to Mak N Ming restaurant in Kitsilano for an Italian feast featuring Chef Josh Gale and eats like pizza and pasta.
When: August 1; two seatings at 6 and 8 pm
Where: Mak N Ming – 1629 Yew Street, Vancouver
Price: $70; buy online
Tacofino Pride Bingo Party at Taco Bar
On August 2 Tacofino’s Gastown location will be hosting four rounds of interactive Drag Bingo during Vancouver’s annual Pride Festival. Join local drag queens Mina Mercury and Carlotta Gurl at this event and enjoy an extended happy hour by sipping on the Pride-themed ’Te Amo’ cocktail. All proceeds from the Drag Bingo card donations and $2 from each cocktail sold throughout the weekend will be donated to Vancouver Friends for Life Society and Foundation of Hope. Reservations for the Drag Bingo Pride Party are available by emailing [email protected] The suggested cash donation is $10.
When: August 2 at 5 pm
Where: Tacofino Gastown – 15 W Cordova Street, Vancouver
The annual Powell Street Festival is the largest Japanese Canadian festival in the country, which celebrates and promotes Japanese arts, culture, and heritage. It will feature live performances, martial arts demos, Japanese calligraphy, and most importantly, delicious food available for purchase.
When: August 3 and 4, 2019
Where: Oppenheimer Park (400 block of Powell Street, Vancouver) and the surrounding streets
Price: Free entry
Vin Van is throwing its first bubbly brunch pop-up on August 4. Enjoy a three-course spread of brunch delights created by Chef Dayna Rogers each paired with a glass of fizz. There will also be a breakfast margarita bar with additional beverages available for purchase.
When: August 4 at 11:30 am
Where: Fiore – 1485 W 12 Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $60; buy online