Can't-miss Vancouver food events happening this week: December 10 to 16

Dec 7 2018, 11:16 pm

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.

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Vancouver Christmas Market

As always, the Vancouver Christmas Market will feature a wide array of mouth-watering treats including Glühwein (a hot-spiced mulled wine), German Bratwurst, Gulasch, Spätzle, Schnitzel, Strudels, Transylvanian Chimney Cakes, a selection of German beer, award-winning German-style wine, and much more.

When: November 21 to December 24, 2018, from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm (closes at 6 pm on December 24)
Where: Jack Poole Plaza – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online and at the gate

Eastside Flea Holiday Markets

Boasting a DJ, beer, and a wide selection of eats from a variety of food trucks, this flea market plays more like a party than anything else. Find plants, collectibles, handmade items, and vintage clothing from over 5o vendors. On-leash dogs are permitted at the market.

When: November 17 and 18; December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, and 16
Location: The Ellis Building – 1024 Main Street, Vancouver
Price: $3 for single-day entry, $5 for the entire weekend

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: 2702 Main Street, Vancouver

Giant Paella Party

Join the Paella Guys, Chef Javier Blanc and Chef Shay Kelly, who will prepare a giant Paella Mixta and a vegan Paella. La Mezcaleria’s Executive Chef, Mariana Gabilondo, will be serving a variety of Spanish tapas and from ARC Iberico Imports too.

When: December 10 from 6 to 11 pm
Where: La Mezcaleria – 68 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
Price: $45; buy online

Holiday Baking Master Class at H2

H2 chef Caitlin Mark will be leading attendees through a leisurely holiday baking class which kicks off with a complimentary festive beverage and snacks. Learn to make classic sugar cookies and Guinness gingerbread loaf to name a few before you take home some treats at the end of the event.

When: December 13 from 6 to 8 pm
Where: H2 Rotisserie & Bar at the The Westin Bayshore – 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
Price: $75; pre-register at [email protected] or call 604-691-6966

Fridays on Front Holiday Market

New West’s weekly summer night market Fridays on Front wrapped up in August, but the much-loved event is returning for a one-night holiday version this winter. On Friday, December 14, marketgoers can head to the festivities happening under the parkade on Front Street and enter for free to enjoy a selection of delicious local eats and drinks available for purchase.

When: December 14 from 4 to 9 pm
Where: Under the parkade on Front Street in New West
Price: Free entry

Vancouver Babes Who Brunch

Enjoy a brunch and connect with other ladies at this monthly event in Vancouver. Each brunch has a speaker who will chat with guests about their personal and professional journey.

When: December 15 from 10 am to noon
Where: Per se Social Corner – 891 Homer Street, Vancouver
Price: $45–$55; buy online