22 awesome Vancouver food events happening in March

Feb 28 2019, 7:21 am

See ya later February, you were short and definitely not sweet in terms of weather.

March is basically here, which means another month full of drool-worthy food and beverage-centric events in Vancouver are about to go down.

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From traditional St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to FREE pancakes – here are some epic Vancouver food events to check out this March.

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

Vancouver International Wine Festival 2019

The 41st annual Vancouver International Wine Festival is returning in 2019, and if you’re even slightly into sipping from the vine, you’re going to want to be there. This year, it’s all about Californian wines, and with wineries from 16 countries combined in attendance, the best of the best of wine is going to get the spotlight it deserves at this world-class event.

When: February 23 to March 3
Where: Multiple venues around Vancouver
Price: Prices vary; check out the events online

BC SPCA’s Treat Week

A number of local businesses have partnered with the BC SPCA and pledged to donate a portion of proceeds from certain treats sold between February 25 to March 3 to support abandoned, abused, or neglected animals. The participating venues include Beaucoup Bakery, Butter Baked Goods, DALINA, and La Glace to name a few. Check out more details online and see the full list of participants.

When: February 25 to March 3
Where: Multiple venues around Vancouver

Chocolate Laboratory Afternoon Tea at Notch8


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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

Garden Nights – Vol. 1

Enjoy this monthly social gathering where guests can purchase craft beer, wine, and cocktails along with food features. There will be rotating DJs too.

When: March 1 from 5:30 to 10 pm
Where: The Garden Strathcona – 868 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Flourist Pop-Up Shop at Di Beppe

Newly re-branded Flourist (formerly GRAIN) will be popping up at Di Beppe on March 2 from noon to 4 pm. Expect fresh-baked sourdough breads, baked goods, savoury galettes, fudgy brownies, and a selection of dry goods like the brand’s flours. Pre-orders are available too.

When: March 2 from noon to 4 pm
Where: Di Beppe – 8 West Cordova Street, Vancouver

Sunday Night Movie at Bells and Whistles

This spot kicks off its new Sunday Night Movie Series on March 3 at 9 pm with classic surf movie Point Break. Keep coming week after week to see Superbad (March 10), Space Jam (March 17), and Tropic Thunder (March 24) to name a few.

When: Sundays at 9 pm starting March 3
Where: Bells and Whistles – 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver

Vintner’s Brunch

A part of the annual Vancouver International Wine Festival, the Vintner’s Brunch attendees will experience eats and wine from four of Vancouver’s top restaurants and caterers, including Origo Club, Royal Dinette, Bauhaus, and more.

When: March 3 from 11:30 am to 2 pm
Where: VCC West, Ballroom D – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Price: $175 for a table of ten; buy online

Japan Food Fair

Brought to us by the Vancouver Buddhist Temple, this “food bazaar” is small but mighty, and will feature eats such as maki sushi, saba sushi, chicken teriyaki, sweet sticky rice balls, Japanese Steamed cake, udon noodles, and more.

When: March 3 from noon to 2 pm
Where: 220 Jackson Avenue, Vancouver

BOGO for 99-cents Blizzards at Dairy Queen

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

$5 poke at Steve’s Poké Bar Coquitlam

Steve’s Poké Bar will be offering $5 poke bowls at its fourth location in Coquitlam on March 9. The 1163 Pinetree Way shop in Henderson Mall will be serving up cheap bowls to anyone who brings their own bowl in regular or large sizes from 11 am to 8 pm.

When: March 9 from 11 am to 8 pm 
 Steve’s Poké Bar Coquitlam – 1029 – 1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Price: $5

Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival 2019

Enjoy brews from 45+ BC breweries, along with local far at this festival of all things beer. Attendees can expect a new food vendor market too.

When: March 9 from 12:30 to 3 pm or 7 to 9:30 pm
Where: Westwood Plateau Golf Club – 3251 Plateau Boulevard, Coquitlam
Price: $55-$65: buy online

Curry Cup 2019


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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

IHOP Free Pancake Day

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

East Side Beer Fest 2019

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

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

The Morning After Hip-Hop Brunch: St. Patricks Day

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

Royal Dinette and Four Winds pair up beer dinner

Royal Dinette and Four Winds Brewing Co are teaming up for a seasonally-focused beer-paired menu. Guests will enjoy a Canadian/Australian inspired menu paired with a selection of bottle-conditioned beers flavoured with ingredients from BC’s last summer harvest.

When: March 18 at 6:30 pm
Where: Royal Dinette – 905 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver
Price: $100; buy online

Dining Out For Life 2019

On March 14 dine out for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at participating restaurants from Whistler to White Rock and across the Lower Mainland. Enjoy some of the best dishes the region has to offer while supporting people living with HIV/AIDS. Restaurant partners will contribute a portion of their food sales to A Loving Spoonful.

When: March 22
Where: Participating restaurants

Good France Vancouver 2019


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Taking place on March 21, 2019, the Vancouver edition will feature seven participating restaurants and one eatery in Kelowna too. Chefs from each respective eatery will be cooking up a French-style dinner with a focus on environmental and resource preventions, and the spotlight region for each spread this year is Provence.

When: March 21, 2019
Where: Participating restaurants around Vancouver

Road 13 Winemakers Dinner at Provence Marinaside

This dinner features Road 13 Sparkling Chenin Blanc with Smoked Salmon Blinis and Read Island Oysters to start, followed by a sit down four-course dinner with pairings kicking off at 7 pm.

When: March 26 from 6:30 pm to 10 pm
Where: Provence Marinaside – 1177 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver
Price: $150; buy online

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