12 can't-miss Vancouver food events happening this week: May 20 to 26

May 17 2019, 5:43 pm

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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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

The Juice Truck X TMRW Foods Pop-up

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

North Vancouver’s Shipyards Night Market

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

Richmond Night Market 2019

Running from May 10 to October 14, 2019, this wildly popular event is gearing up for another season filled with epic eats and live entertainment. There will be over 100 food vendors and 200 retail stalls this year.

When: May 10 to October 14, 2019
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond (near Bridgeport Station)

[email protected] Dinner Series at The Mackenzie Room

This new weekly four-course dinner series runs every Tuesday and Wednesday in May from 7 to 10 pm and features pairings from local wineries and breweries. [email protected] will focus on a separate protein, ranging from BC ocean life to a vegetarian feast.


Where: 415 Powell Street, Vancouver

Thursday Wine Dinners at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

Boulevard is hosting two exclusive events this month. The ’Terroir Mosaic’ will run as part of the sixth annual Top Drop Vancouver wine festival and one week later Boulevard Executive General Manager and Wine Director JP Potters will launch Boulevard’s ‘La Paulée’-styled dinner series.


May 23 at 7 pm: Terroir Mosaic
May 30 at 7 pm: La Paulée Dinner

Where: 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Price: $125; purchase by calling 604-642-2900

A Wildebeest Sausage & Rosé Party

In collaboration with Top Drop, Wildebeest is throwing an epic a sausage and rose themed party. This shindig will be a grazing event featuring house-made charcuterie, sausages, and snacks alongside pink wines from Vancouver Island to the hills of Champagne.

When: May 23 from 7 to 9:30 pm
Where: 120 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
Price: $49–$55; buy online 

Cibo Wine Dinner Series: Wines of Tuscany

Guests will enjoy a multi-course Italian-inspired menu plus an informative overview of the wines that will pair with it. This is one of three wine dinners Cibo will host this season.

When: May 23 at 7 pm
Where: 900 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Price: $113; buy online

Top Drop Vancouver 2019 Main Event

Enjoy the annual grand tasting of this multi-event wine fest featuring dozens of international, terroir-focused wineries, craft breweries, and cideries.

When: May 24 from 7 to 9:30 pm
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Price: $75; buy online

4th Annual Root Beer Festival

Sticky’s fourth Annual Root Beer Festival is going down on May 25 at the Sticky’s Candy store in Langley from 11 am to 3 pm, and it sounds like it’s going to be pretty sweet. The fourth annual fest of all things root beer will feature over 50 premium varieties of this carbonated beverage, along with fudge, candy, ice cream, and root beer floats.

When: May 25 from 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Douglas Park – 20550 Douglas Cresent, Langley
Price: $25; buy online

Windfall Cider Anniversary Pop-up

Windfall Cider is celebrating one year of business with a special cider pop-up at The Garden Strathcona. Expect cider flights, tapas bites, and a surprise anniversary cider crafted especially to celebrate the day.

When: May 25 from 6 to 11 pm
Where: The Garden Strathcona – 868 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Shuck it Forward V

Bikers For Autism is revving up efforts to raise awareness and funds for individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by announcing Shuck It Forward V. This event takes place at Chewies Oyster Bar in Coal Harbour and features chowder and caesar competitions, live music, raffles, a silent auction and an oyster-shucking competition pitting 24 of North America’s best shuckers against each other.

When: May 26 at noon
Where: Chewies Oyster Bar in Coal Harbour – 1055 West Hastings, Vancouver
Price: $25–$100; buy online

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