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.
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
Kicking off on September 8 at 10 am (meat slicing starts at 11 am), this party runs until December 29, the last day of the NFL 2019 regular season. As always with Big Day, expect the eats to be absolutely epic and paired with an ever-changing selection of local craft beer.
When: Sundays at 10 am until December 29, 2019
Where: The American – 926 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)
Reservations for this magical experience can be made daily from noon to 4 pm, and it cost $65 per person, or to add a glass of sparkling and an additional box of assorted themed macarons it’s $118 per person.
When: September 16 to December 1 from noon to 4 pm
Where: Trump Champagne Lounge – 1161 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: $65–$118; reserve online
Hip Hop Trivia Night at Juke Fried Chicken
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: September 17
Where: Juke Fried Chicken – 182 Keefer Street, Vancouver
7-Eleven ‘Name Your Price Day’ is returning to stores across Canada on September 19, 2019. This means Canadians can head into their local location of the convenience store chain and get a large Slurpee for whatever amount they’d like to pay.
When: September 19
Where: 7-Eleven location across Canada
Vancouver’s getting a Wünderbar Pop-Up for Oktoberfest food and drinks, and it’s going down at Bells & Whistles from September 21 until October 6. The Fraser Street gem will be transforming into a Bavarian-inspired beer hall for over two weeks of beer-fueled celebration.
When: September 21 at 3 pm until October 6
Where: Bells & Whistles Fraser Street, Vancouver
Parallel 49 Brewing Oktoberfest Party
Parallel 49’s Oktoberfest party is going down on Saturday, September 21st from 2 to 10 pm. Expect a live polka band, traditional German snacks like pretzels, and seven different beers on tap.
When: September 21 from 2 to 10 pm
Where: Parallel 49 Brewing Company Beer Garden (Enter via the alley behind 1979 Pandora Street)
All guests will also receive a special gift from Jimmy Choo, and will enjoy a glass of complimentary sparkling, LOT 35 tea selections, and three tiers of sweet and savoury eats, all inspired by Jimmy Choo of course.
When: September 22 from 1 to 3 pm
Where: The Roof (15th floor) at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: $150; available online
Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar will team up with The Paella Guys to co-host an al-fresco Paella Party on the outdoor patio of the downtown restaurant on September 22 at 4 pm. Guests at the mingler-style event will watch as chefs prepare and serve up a trio of regionally focused, Spanish-inspired paellas.
When: September 22 at 4 pm
Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar – 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Price: $38; buy online
The Cascade Room’s third annual AYCE Barbarian’s Feast will feature eating is on a first come first serve basis, a welcome cocktail courtesy of Jameson Irish Whiskey, a sit down guided whiskey tasting, a feast with a 120lb Roasted Pig and sides, and more.
When: September 22 from 5 to 8 pm
Where: The Cascade Room – 2616 Main Street, Vancouver
Price: $100; buy online
Attendees can expect 35-hour Texas-style beef brisket, applewood-smoked pork shoulder, beer-brined Maple Hill Farms chicken, D’Original Sausage Haus brats, corn on the cob, and jalapeño cornbread.
When: September 22 from 11 am to 8 pm
Where: Railtown Cafe – 397 Railway Street, Vancouver
Price: $27 per person ($17 vegetarian); buy online or in-person