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.
- Popular bubble tea spot to open first BC location in Metro Vancouver soon
- Check out this new enchanted forest afternoon tea in Vancouver (PHOTOS)
- This epic Filipino feast in Metro Vancouver will blow your mind (PHOTOS)
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 chilli sauce.
When: Mondays at 8 pm (walk-ins only; reservations on Mondays will only be accepted until 6:30 pm)
Where: 2702 Main Street, Vancouver
Running from May 11 to October 8, this wildly popular event is gearing up for a 2018 season filled with epic eats and live entertainment. There will be over 100 food vendors and 200 retail stalls this year.
When: Fridays and Saturdays from May 11 to October 8 from 7 pm to midnight; Sundays and holiday Mondays 7 to 11 pm
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond (nearby Bridgeport Station)
Price: $4.25 (regular admission)
Attendees can expect to chow down on grub from 40+ food trucks in “hot food alley” and enjoy live entertainment all summer long. The Friday Night Market will also feature a 19+ beer garden, serving local craft beer and cider as well as Betty’s Vodka Iced Tea.
When: Every Friday from May 4 to September 28 from 5 to 10 pm
Where: Shipbuilders’ Square – 15 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
A magical new afternoon tea is coming to town next week, so get ready to step into a real-life fairytale at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The West Georgia Street hotel, known for their amazing themed afternoon tea services, just revealed their fall theme: Enchanted Forest Afternoon Tea.
Where: Notch8 at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
When: September 7 to November 18; sittings Wednesdays to Sundays at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm.
Price: $59 per person; book online
Feast of Fields is a wandering gourmet harvest festival that highlights the connections between farmers and chefs, field and table, and between farm folks and city folks. With a wine glass and linen napkin in hand, you’ll stroll across a farmers field, traveling from tent to tent (sometimes through the barn, past the tractor or around the chicken coop) listening to live music, and tasting gourmet creations from some of BC’s top chefs, bakers, food artisans, vintners, brewers, distillers and other beverage producers.
When: September 9 from 1 to 5 pm
Where: UBC Farm – 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver
Price: $95; buy online
$1 coffee from Nemesis
On September 12, United Way of the Lower Mainland is inviting people to say “yes” to a simple surprise in Gastown, Vancouver’s coffee hub. With the help of Nemesis Coffee, caffeine lovers will have the opportunity to purchase a $1 coffee for the person behind them, inspiring a chain of generosity and kindness.
When: September 12 from 10 am to 1 pm
Where: Nemesis – 302 West Hastings Street
Enjoy a four-course THC Infused Dinner at Karuna Dispensary Wednesday, September 12 at 530 pm or 730 pm. Each time slot has space for 30 people. Guest are dosed individually based on their cannabis tolerance (20 to 200mg).
When: September 12 at 5:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Karuna, 3636 W 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $106.87; buy online
There’s a special Moon Festival Dinner happening in Vancouver next month, and you won’t want to miss it. Brought to you by U-Feast, a company that curates themed dining experiences with restaurant partners, this shindig will take place at Jade Dynasty Restaurant at 137 E Pender Street.
When: September 13 at 7 pm
Where: Jade Dynasty Restaurant – 137 E Pender Street, Vancouver
Price: $55; buy online
The September edition of Vancouver Babes Who Brunch features local boss babe Tonia Mattu, Founder of Yuology as our keynote speaker. Tonia is a life stylist, the founder of Yuology, and creator of YuSchool — a six-week life design framework that teaches confidence and clarity in service of building a dream life.
When: September 15 from 10 to noon
Where: Per se Social Corner – 891 Homer Street, Vancouver
Price: $45; buy online
A one-day celebration of all the music, culture, food, and drink of Mexico is returning to the heart of Vancouver for the second time. Market Mexico drew crowds upwards of 20,000 people in its inaugural year, and this time around organizers expect turnout to be similar, if not bigger.
Where: UBC Robson Square’s Lower Plaza – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
When: September 15 from 11:30 am to 8 pm
Four of Vancouver’s top chefs are teaming up for a Night at the Museum themed pop-up dinner at Mak N Ming on Sunday, September 16. During this creative culinary mash-up, Ian McHale (Wildebeest), Sean Reeve (Mackenzie Room), Jeremy Kersche (Fable) and Brian Luptak (Acorn) will work in tandem to prepare a special six-course tasting menu inspired by the works of famous artists, including Salvador Dali, Van Gogh and Andy Warhol. Colourful and creative dishes will be paired with featured wines from Kelowna’s Hatch Winery.
When: September 16
Where: Mak N Ming – 1629 Yew Street, Vancouver
Price: $185; buy online
This free event is uber popular for foodies in the Metro Vancouver/Fraser Valley area. Each fest will feature around a dozen trucks with food and beverage for purchase, live entertainment, and artisan market vendors. Most events from 11 am to 5 pm.
September 16, 2018 – Concord Pacific, Vancouver