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
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 ‘lambic’-style beer produced especially for the occasion by renowned Belgian brewery Brasserie-Brouwerij Cantillon as part of its ‘Zwanze’ 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’s exclusive Zwanze in Western Canada.
When: September 28 at 10 am
Where: Bells and Whistles – 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver