21 can't-miss Vancouver food events happening this week: September 30 to October 6

Sep 29 2019, 8:00 am

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

School of Magic Afternoon Tea

Trump Champagne Lounge’s School of Magic Afternoon Tea will start on September 16 and run through December 1. The service begins with an assortment of artisanal scones, followed by savoury selections like a Pretzel & Cheese Broomstick, Mrs. Sprout’s Pasty, and Ron’s Chicken Leg to name a few.

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

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: Every Sunday after that until the end of 2019 at 10 am
Where: The American – 926 Main Street, Vancouver
Prices: Start at $20

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)

Bawktobeerfest at Juke Fried Chicken

Much-loved fried chicken spot Juke is officially celebrating Oktoberfest with ‘Bawktobeerfest,’ a collaboration with Strange Fellows Brewing. Expect ‘Jukefest’ Lager brewed especially for the occasion, schnitzel ‘double down’ sandwiches, Juke-brats sausages, and more available for one night only.

When: October 1 from 5 to 9 pm
Where: Juke Fried Chicken – 182 Keefer Street, Vancouver
Price: $20 advance; $25 at the door

Glowbal Prix Fixe Festival

The Glowbal restaurant group is offering special prix fixe menus for 10 days only. Priced at $25 and $45 price points, this kicks off October 1 and runs until the 10. Glowbal, Coast, Italian Kitchen, and Trattoria locations will all be participating.

When: October 1 to 10
Where: Glowbal, Coast, Italian Kitchen, and Trattoria locations
Price: $25–$45

Defiantly Different: Wildebeest x The Prisoner Wine Co.

This multi-course feast is brought to us by Wildebeest in partnership with The Prisoner Wine Co. Enjoy wines and five courses that “celebrate the peak of autumn goodness.”

When: October 2
Where: Wildebeest – 120 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
Price: $145; buy online

Vegan Harvest Dinner at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar will host its second Vegan Harvest Dinner on October 3. Each dinner will showcase the creativity of Chef Alex Chen when it comes to vegan cuisine.

When: October 3 at 6:30 pm
Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar – 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Price: $105; buy online

North Shore Craft Beer Week 2019

The celebrations will kick off with a launch party at the Pipe Shop on October 4 from 5 to 10 pm and feature breweries like Beere Brewing Co, Black Kettle Brewing Company, Bridge Brewing Co, Deep Cove Brewers + Distillers, Green Leaf Brewing Co, Hearthstone Brewery, House of Funk Brewing Co, Streetcar Brewing, Wildeye Brewing, and soon-to-open North Point Brewing.

When: October 4 to 11
Where: Breweries and venues around North Vancouver

Wünderbar ‘Oktobeerfest’ Pop-Up at Bells & Whistles

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

BREWHALL Oktoberfest

BREWHALL’s Oktoberfest event starts on September 23 and runs for two weeks. It will feature traditional food and drink features to various games and contests. On each Saturday of the festival, BREWHALL will be hosting a costume contest starting at 8 pm. Guests are encouraged to dress up in their best lederhosen or dirndl for the chance to win a $50 gift card.

When: September 23 to October 3
Where: BREWHALL – 97 E 2nd Avenue, Vancouver

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

Oktoberfest “Das Original” at the Vancouver Alpen Club

Head to 4875 Victoria Drive for one of the many dates this party is going down. There will be German food, beer, and live music all night long.

When: October 4 and 5; October 11 and 12; October 18 and 19
Where: Vancouver Alpen Club – 4875 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Price: $35; buy online

Harry Potter-Inspired Beer, Cider, and Cocktail Festival

A 19+ Harry Potter-inspired beer, cider, and cocktail festival is slated to go down in Vancouver next week. Attendees will enjoy “unlimited tastings” of Hagrid’s local craft brews, along with Dumbledore’s delicious ciders too. There will also be boozy butterbeer and specialty shots like “Liquid Luck” and “Polyjuice Potion” that you can enjoy in Snape’s lounge.

When: October 5 from 6 to 10 pm
Where: Roundhouse Mews – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Price: $55; buy online

Papi’s and Friends Dinner

Papi’s Seafood and Oyster Bar Chef Max Straczek will welcome The Food Network Canada’s Top Chef Canada TV series when he welcomes Mark Singson and Wallace Wong to the line for a Papi’s and Friend’s Collaborative Chefs Dinner on October 5.

When: October 5
Where: Papi’s Seafood and Oyster Bar –  1193 Denman Street, Vancouver
Price: $79; buy online

Another Oktoberfest

While this shindig featuring beer and pretzels is a FREE all-day event, you can guarantee your spot by purchasing tickets for the festivities early. Enjoy four house-brewed German-style beers, along with a few special surprises.

When: October 5 from noon to 10 pm
Where: Another Beer Co – 30 Capilano Way Unit 11, New Westminster

The Dreadnoughts/Polka Time! Oktoberfest at The Cambie

At this event ‘Polka Time’ is from 4 to 6 pm, and The Dreadnoughts are on from 7 to 9 pm.

When: October 5 from 2:30 to 9 pm
Where: The Cambie – 300 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Price: $20; buy online

CRAFT Brühaüs Oktoberfest Party

Enjoy this two-day festival celebrating all things Oktoberfest. Attendees can expect German-inspired eats, big beers, and music.

When: October 5 from 6 pm till late and October 6 from 2 pm till late
Where: Craft Beer Market – 85 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver

CRAFT Brühaüs Oktoberfest Party

CRAFT’s two-day festival celebrating all things Oktoberfest feature German-inspired eats, big beers, music, and more.

When: October 5 from 6 pm to late; October 5 from 2 pm to late
Where: CRAFT – 85 W 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $60; buy online

Paella Patio Party at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

Enjoy a glass of house sangria or Estrella Damm Spanish lager before a three-course dinner with Alex Chen’s Spanish-inspired West Coast Paella as the main.

When: October 6, 20 and 27 at 6 pm
Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar – 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Price: $68; buy online

Sunday Night Movie Series at Bells and Whistles

Enjoy movies every Sunday night at Bells and Whistles. October screenings kick off with  Major League on October 6.

When: October 6, 13, 20, 27
Where: Bells and Whistles – 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver