8 food pop-up experiences in Vancouver you can't miss

Apr 21 2021, 11:20 am

“Pivot” and “pop-up” are probably some of the most commonly used words among folks working in the hospitality industry these days.

While we genuinely miss our regular restaurant experiences, some seriously delicious things have come out of the need to survive, namely, amazing limited-time offerings and local collaborations.

Vancouver restaurants and bars continue to do everything they can to serve us incredible eats and keep their doors open during this trying time for food and beverage businesses.

One of the best ways to do this is a good old-fashioned pop-up.

Here are eight can’t-miss ones to check out in Vancouver while you can.

Good Times at Tacofino Gastown

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Tacofino is launching a sandwich and snack pop-up named Good Times on Wednesday, April 21. You can find a menu of handhelds like a Chicken Katsu Sando and a Cauliflower Po’ Boy on the brand’s Gastown patio menu for dine-in, takeaway, or for delivery via DoorDash. A portion of sales from every sandwich purchased for the first week of the Good Times pop-up will go towards supporting the Vancouver Food and Beverage Community (VANFBC).

Address: 15 Blood Alley Square, Vancouver
Phone: 604-899-7907

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Diner Desserts at Red Wagon Cafe


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While it waits for indoor dining restrictions to be lifted, The Red Wagon is serving up fun and nostalgic desserts through Diner Desserts. New menus are posted Wednesdays, and pre-orders can be done on Thursday via phone.

Address: 2128 E Hastings, Vancouver
Phone: 604-568-4565


Little Pilot at Barbara


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Little Pilot is a pop-up offshoot of Barbara Restaurant. This concept offers bowls of chilled udon soup in prawn, pork, and vegetable varieties. Be sure to check out Little Pilot’s Instagram stories for detailed ordering instructions and date availability and stop by the 305 E Pender Street eatery to support.

Address: 305 E Pender Street, Vancouver


Kaiseki Experience at Miku

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Waterfront Kaiseki (Photo: Cody Chan)

Miku is launching a limited-time pop-up Kaiseki Experience on its ocean-view patio from April 26 to May 9. The restaurant will transform its eight patio tables into a multi-course dining affair. This experience is only available during dinner service and reservations are required.

Address: 70-200 Granville Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-568-3900

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Homebuddy at The Federal Store


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Homebuddy is running a nacho popup in Vancouver. Folks can pre-order epic nacho meal kits for pickup at The Federal Store every Tuesday. Pre-orders must be in before Sunday at 6 pm, and you can pick up your take-and-bake nachos and indulge.

Address: 2601 Quebec Street, Vancouver


Rotating Pop-Up at Burdock & Co


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Burdock & Co launched its series of themed pop-ups last week. Next up is a Korean Fried Chicken one on Sunday, April 25, from noon to 3 pm.

Address: 2702 Main Street, Vancouver

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Smash Burguesas at Como Taperia


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Get the Smash Burguesa at Como Taperia and make your weekend a delicious one. It’s made from a Double Pattie, American Cheese, Sesame Bun, House Pickles, and Guindilla Mac Sauce. Find this epic handheld up for order Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 4 to 6:30 pm while supplies last. First come, first serve.

Address: 201 East 7 Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-879-3100

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DL Chicken Sandwich at Published on Main


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Get it while you can! This limited-edition sandwich has been buzzworthy since it launched a few weeks ago. It’s made with DL Spiced Pork Schnitzel, garlic scape ranch, zuke pickles, and Zaklan Farms Kohlrabi Kraut on a house-made pretzel bun. Find it at Published on Main.

Address: 3593 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-423-4840


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