26 can't-miss Vancouver food events happening in September

Aug 22 2019, 11:14 pm

Holy moly, how is it already September?

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Summer flew by, and turtleneck season (AKA eating season) is fast approaching.

While some people might be bummed about the end of the super warm months, the exceptional food and beverage events and celebrations coming up over the next four weeks will surely cheer you up.

Here are some awesome food events happening in or around Vancouver in 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 chili sauce.

When: Mondays at 8 pm (walk-ins only; reservations on Mondays will only be accepted until 6:30 pm)
Where:¬†Burdock & Co ‚Äď 2702 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‚Äô Square ‚Äď 15 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
When: May 3 to September 27, 2019, at 5 pm
Price: FREE entry

Richmond Night Market 2019

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)
Price: TBD

Sunday Night Movie Series at Bells and Whistles

Enjoy movies every Sunday night at Bells and Whistles. September screenings include Super Troopers (September 1), Remember The Titans (September 8), The Waterboy (September 15), The Blues Brothers (September 22), and Animal House (September 29).

When: September 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29
Where:¬†Bells and Whistles ‚Äď 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver

Big Day BBQ at The American

The Big Day BBQ at The American tailgate launches on September 9 then runs every Sunday after that until end of the year. Enjoy Texas-style brisket, ribs, pulled pork, Tex-Mex pasta salad, smokey slaw, and pit beans too.

When: September 9 (then every Sunday after that until the end of the year) at 10 am
Where: The American ‚Äď 926 Main Street, Vancouver
Prices: Start at $20

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Fair at the PNE 2019

There may be tons of new and outrageous foods at the PNE this year, but how many of them are you actually going to try? We made a list of the must-tries, you have until September 2 to dig in.

When:¬†August 17 to September 2 from 11 am ‚Äď 11 pm or later (closed August 19 and 26)
Where: 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Price: Buy tickets online

Le Burger Week Vancouver

This year Le Burger Week Vancouver will run from September 1 to September 7, so mark your calendar and get out those stretchy pants. This annual event has been operating since 2012 when the inaugural week went down in Montreal.

When: September 1 to 7
Where: Participating venues around Vancouver

Mooncake Pop-up Colette Grand Café

Holt Renfrew’s Colette Grand Café will be hosting a special mooncake pop-up from September 3 to 13. The downtown spot will offer a custom collection of mooncakes in Colette Grand Café boxes including flavours like Matcha, Earl Grey, Rose, and Black Sesame.

When: September 3 to 13
Holt Renfrew Vancouver ‚Äď 737 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver

Fifteen Years of Coast Menu

Coast is celebrating 15 years of business with a special deal for patrons. Folks can enjoy $15 seafood features for fifteen days starting September 3.

When: September 3 to 17
Where:¬†Coast ‚Äď 1054 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Price: $15

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar’s ‚ÄėLa Paul√©e‚Äô Series

Boulevard is co-hosting the latest edition of its exclusive ‚ÄėLa Paul√©e‚Äô-styled wine dinners with the International Wine & Food Society in its private dining quarters on September 4 at 6 pm. Guests are required to bring one bottle per person of Bordeaux and share in the spirit of generosity and conviviality that make ‚ÄėPaul√©e‚Äô events such a unique and time-honoured tradition in France.

When: September 4 at 6 pm
Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar ‚Äď 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Price: $125; buy online

Seasonal ‚ÄėFarmers‚Äô Harvest‚Äô Menu at Wildebeest

Wildebeest’s Farmers‚Äô Harvest Menu will be available from September 5 through 18. This is a family-style five-course vegetable-forward experience

When: September 5 to 18
Where:¬†Wildebeest ‚Äď 120 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
Price: $60; reserve online or by calling or 604-687-6880

In-N-Out at the Langley Good Times Cruise-In 2019

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 7 at 8 am
Where:¬†Fraser Highway ‚Äď 264th to 272nd Street (Downtown Aldergrove),¬†Langley

The Magical Brunch ‚Äď Vancouver

This one-of-a-kind party will take place in the heart of downtown at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, located at 900 West Georgia Street.

When: September 7, 2019
Where:¬†Fairmont Hotel Vancouver ‚Äst900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: $75-$80; buy online

FREE Waffles at Chambar

On September 8, Chambar’s 15th-anniversary celebrations kick off with a block party featuring live entertainment and an outdoor pig roast at 2 pm. There will also be 1,500 of Chambar‚Äôs famous waffles up for grabs (while supplies last).

When: September 8 at 2 pm
 568 Beatty Street, Vancouver

25th Annual Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields

Feast of Fields is FarmFolk CityFolk’s annual local food celebration and signature fundraising event. Guests can travel from tent to tent and taste gourmet creations from top Lower Mainland chefs, bakers, food artisans, vintners, brewers, distillers, and other beverage producers.

When: September 8 from 1 to 5 pm
Where: Rabbit River Farms ‚Äď 17740 River Road, Richmond
Price: $15 ‚Äď $250; buy online

1909 Kitchen and Tojo’s Restaurant Dinner

1909 Kitchen will host world-renowned Chef Hidekazu Tojo of Vancouver’s Tojo’s Restaurant for its September 10 #TofinoEats guest chef series dinner. Expect a fresh and delicious six-course collaboration dinner.

When: September 10
Where:¬†1909 Kitchen ‚Äst634 Campbell Street, Tofino
Price: $99; call 250-726-6122 to reserve

La Paulée Grand Cru Burgundy Dinner at Origo Club

The second edition of the ‚ÄėLa Paul√©e‚Äô-style dinner invites wine enthusiasts to showcase either two bottles or a magnum of Grand Cru from their own cellar to be shared with their fellow connoisseurs during a seven-course, French-inspired dinner.

When: September 13 at 6:30 pm
Where: Origo Club ‚Äď 6888 River Road #110, Richmond
Price: $350; buy online

Creative Chinatown Moon Festival Pop-Up

Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival September 14 to 15 at Chinatown House 188 East Pender Street. From 11 am to 4 pm, festival-goers will enjoy Mid-Autumn themed food, arts, and crafts at the market pop-up on Saturday. Follow that with a special Tang Yuan dumpling making class with the Hua Foundation on Sunday.

When: September 14 and 15 from 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Chinatown House ‚Äď 188 East Pender Street, Vancouver

Ubuntu Canteen Sunday Supper with Luppolo Brewing at Surrey’s Zaklan Heritage Farm

Guests who attend this event can enjoy a tour of the farm before digging into a multi-course menu featuring roast pork and a menu incorporating fresh fruit and vegetables harvested from the farm on the day paired with a selection of seasonal beer selections from Luppolo.

When: September 15 at 5:30 pm
Where: Zaklan Heritage Farm ‚Äď13278 84 Avenue, Surrey
Price: $90; buy 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 ‚Äď 182 Keefer Street, Vancouver

W√ľnderbar ‚ÄėOktobeerfest‚Äô Pop-Up at¬†Bells & Whistles

Vancouver‚Äôs getting a W√ľnderbar Pop-Up for Oktoberfest food and drinks, and it‚Äôs 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
 Bells & Whistles Fraser Street, Vancouver

Paella Patio Party at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

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 ‚Äď 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Price: $38; buy online

All-You-Can-Eat Barbarian’s Feast

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 ‚Äď 2616 Main Street, Vancouver
Price: $100; buy online

Railtown’s Tailgate BBQ

Attendees can expect 35-hour Texas-style beef brisket, applewood-smoked pork shoulder, beer-brined Maple Hill Farms chicken, D‚ÄôOriginal Sausage Haus brats, corn on the cob, and jalape√Īo cornbread.

When: September 22 from 11 am to 8 pm
Where:¬†Railtown Cafe ‚Äst397 Railway Street, Vancouver
Price: $27 per person ($17 vegetarian); buy online or in person

Poutine With Purpose Vancouver 2019

Every poutine sold at participating restaurants during this time means one meal to someone in need. If this event is anything like the one in YYC, Vancouverites can expect dozens of eateries serving up vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan poutine options for patrons to try too.

When: September 27 to October 5
Where: Participating restaurants across Vancouver

Zwanze Day at Bells and Whistles

Officially launched in 2011, Zwanze Day is an annual celebration that sees less than 100 bars and taprooms around the world selected to showcase a one-off, experimental ‚Äėlambic‚Äô-style beer produced especially for the occasion by renowned Belgian brewery Brasserie-Brouwerij Cantillon as part of its ‚ÄėZwanze‚Äô series. Bells and Whistles is one of only three Canadian locations to participate in the Zwanze Day 2019 celebrations and will be tapping the only keg of this year‚Äôs exclusive Zwanze in Western Canada.

When: September 28 at 10 am
Where:¬†Bells and Whistles ‚Äď 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver

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