After an incredible summer full of food and drink-centric events, us Vancouverites aren’t intending to slow down any time soon.
This means our fall is going to be just as delicious as our summer was.
- In-N-Out Burger will pop up in Metro Vancouver for just one day
- Check out the huge new steakhouse opening in Downtown Vancouver (PHOTOS)
- 7 foods at the 2018 PNE that are actually worth the hype (PHOTOS)
Here are some amazing Vancouver food events to check out this September.
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
The newest theme is a classic but cheeky one, The Great British Tea Party is available now through September 3, with seatings at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm daily. Selections at this tea include Fairmont’s LOT 35 Tea, the Eton Mess with berries, meringue, and whipped double cream, and raisin and butter scones served with Devonshire cream and strawberry jam to name a few.
Where: Notch8 – Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
When: Now through September 3 at 11 am, 1 pm, or 3 pm.
Price: $65 per person; book online
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
Aside from the epic exhibits, live performances, exhilarating rides, and fun games, the most important thing at the PNE is undoubtedly the food. It’s that time of year again and the epic lineup of brand new eats at the Fair at the PNE 2018 has been revealed, eat them while you can.
When: August 18 to September 3 (closed August 20 and 27) from 11 am ’til late
Where: 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
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 8, 2018 – Glover Road, Fort Langley
September 16, 2018 – Concord Pacific, Vancouver
September 22, 2018 – Haney Plaza, Maple Ridge
There are many things that will attract you to the Richmond World Festival, going down on August 31 and September 1 this year at Minoru Park and Richmond Cultural Centre Plaza. We’ll be heading to Richmond these dates to devour some eats from the whopping 50+ food trucks at the celebration – formally called the FEASTival of Flavours.
When: August 31 from 4 to 10 pm and September 1 from 11 to 10 pm
Where: Minoru Park & Richmond Cultural Centre Plaza – 7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond
Cost: Free entry
This year Le Burger Week Vancouver will run from September 1 to September 7, so block off your calendar and get out those stretchy pants. This annual event has been operating since 2012 when the inaugural week went down in Montreal. Now, Le Burger Week has events across Canada, in Haiti, and some US cities as well.
When: September 1 to 7, 2018
Where: Restaurants around Vancouver
The Vancouver Cheese and Meat Festival will return on Saturday, September 1 for a day packed full of eating, drinking, and being merry. Attendees to this much-loved event will head to the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, to eat their way through local and international fare. Of course, meat and cheese will be the main event, but there will also be accompaniments such as pickled items, chocolates, and coffee up for grabs.
When: September 1 from 1 to 9:30 pm
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Price: $35-$145; buy online
There will be a food cart offering up FREE cookie dough in different spots around the city, and all you have to do it show up to get some. As part of a promotion for Public Mobile, this travelling cart will be roaming some of the most popular destinations in the city handing out scoops of dough with “all the toppings” from 2 to 8 pm (or until supplies last).
On September 8 the Rice Burger, known for its burgers-with-a-Japanese-twist, is offering FREE chicken katsu burgers to the first 100 people who walk through their doors.
Where: Rice Burger – 2630 Sasamat Street, Vancouver
The famous American chain, known for its massive 3×3 burgers and animal fries, will be coming to the Langley Good Times Cruise-In, a large-scale charity event for retro car enthusiasts.
When: Saturday, September 8 from 8 am to 4 pm
Where: Fraser Highway – 264th to 272nd Street
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
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
The first annual Vancouver Ribfest is happening September 21 to 23 in the Plaza of Nations.
When: September 21 and 23
Where: Plaza of Nations – 750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
The 5th Annual Slow Fish Dinner at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts offers attendees a unique chance to celebrate local sustainable fish and seafood. Following a reception, during which Salmon-Safe St-hubertus and Oak Bay Frizzante Rose wine will be served along with canapes prepared by the students, 8 chefs will be serving exceptional tasting dishes in the 8 kitchens at PICA.
When: September 23 from 6 to 9 pm
Where: Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts – 1505 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $99-$109; buy online
Taking place in downtown Vancouver on Wednesday, September 26 from 6 to 10 pm. This is the first all Vegetarian Tasting Plates tour. Downtown restaurants will offer vegetarian tasting plates of their dishes and drinks to the guests, thereby showcasing their restaurant and promoting their food and chefs.
When: September 26 from 6 to 10 pm
Where: Multiple restaurants around Vancouver
Price: $29-60; buy online
Vancouver foodies can sample culinary creations from the city’s top restaurants, bakeries and caterers alongside wines hailing from New Zealand at the 2018 edition of the annual Passions Gala in support of the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation. This year’s list of participating restaurants includes Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar, Joe Fortes, CinCin and Maenam. The elegant fundraising event takes place at Performance Works on Granville Island.
When: September 26
Where: Performance Works on Granville Island
Price: $225-$300; buy online