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
Popular local juicery and cafe The Juice Truck will be teaming up with Vancouver’s TMRW Foods for a drool-worthy weekly event, and it starts this weekend. The Juice Truck’s Main Street location will host a weekly pop-up kicking off March 9 from 11 am to 3 pm.
When: Saturdays from 11 am to 3 pm
Where: The Juice Truck – 4236 Main Street, Vancouver
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The $59 per person service is set to feature a S’mores Crème Brûlée, a Triple Chocolate Scone & Raspberry White Chocolate Scone served with a Milk Chocolate Clotted Cream Mixed Berries Compote to start.
When: Thursday to Sunday at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm, starting February 28
Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: $59; reserve online
Anyone who heads into a participating Canadian Dairy Queen restaurant and purchases a Blizzard (any size, any kind) can get another one of lesser or equal value for just $0.99 – which is basically free. This promo runs from March 8 to 17, so be sure to get in on this cheap deal before then.
When: March 8 to 27
Where: Dairy Queens across Canada
The highly-anticipated Curry Cup returns to Vancouver next month for its sixth year of curry mania. This annual event will go down on March 11 at Heritage Hall on Main Street, where seven chefs and three culinary instructor-led student teams will compete to see who has created the most outstanding curry of the evening.
When: March 11 from 6:30 to 9 pm
Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
Price: $59-$69; buy online
On Tuesday, March 12 you can head to any IHOP Canada location and get in on a piping hot short stack of Original Buttermilk Pancakes. IHOP Free Pancake Day helps children battling critical illnesses, every stack served on March 12 helps the American pancake house “Flip it Forward for Kids.”
When: March 12
Where: Participating IHOPs across Canada
Liberty Merchant Company proudly presents the 7th Annual East Side Beer Fest tasting event. The evening will feature craft beers from BC and around the world, along with a silent auction and door prize.
When: March 13 from 7 to 9 pm
Where: The Wise Hall & Lounge – 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver
Price: $29.99 plus a non-perishable food donation; buy tickets at Liberty Wine Merchants locations
This fast, affordable, high-quality pizza chain backed by NBA star LeBron James has become wildly popular in recent years, and this promo will only make ‘za fanatics love it more. On March 14 foodies can get a full Blaze pizza for just $3.14, all you need to do is download the brand’s app and get a discount code.
When: March 14
Where: Blaze locations across Canada
St. Patrick’s Day Brunch at Wildebeest
This Gastown gem will be offering food and drink specials for St. Patrick’s Day. Think Guinness doughnuts, rashers and eggs, fish and chips, and a proper Full Irish Breakfast. To drink, Irish Coffees and Boilermakers (a pint of beer and a shot of whisky) will be on special for those who want to start the party early.
When: March 16 and 17
Where: Wildebeest – 120 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
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The shindig will take place on March 17 from 11 am to 3 pm at Lonsdale Quay Market in North Vancouver. Breakfast lovers will find this cereal party on the East Plaza complete with seating, so be sure to head here and get a glimpse of the sugar-fuelled action – which will include a curated feature bowl with Lucky Charms available for purchase.
When: March 17 from 11 am to 3 pm
Where: East Plaza123 Carrie Cates Crescent, North Vancouver
This hip-hop brunch party offers ticketholders three mimosa’s plus one brunch items from 12:30 to 2 pm, along with a party that continues until 6 pm.
When: March 17 from noon to 6 pm
Where: The Charles Bar – 136 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
Price: $25 buy online