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.
Hip Hop Trivia Night at Juke Fried Chicken
Juke Fried Chicken is hosting a Hip Hop Trivia Night on the third Tuesday of every month kicking off at 7 pm. 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: Third Tuesday of every month
Where: Juke Fried Chicken – 182 Keefer Street, Vancouver
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
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)
Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar will officially be hosting its popular series of summer seafood boils for 2019. This epic feast is enjoyed outside at a communal table, and features fresh-caught lobster, jumbo prawns, clams, mussels, and Dungeness crab.
When: Sundays from June 30 to August 25
Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar – 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Price: $68; buy online
Port Moody Golden Spike Days Food Trucks
A number of food trucks and snack-food vendors will be on site on Canada Day during Port Moody’s Golden Spike Days celebration. Items for sale will include flavoured shaved ice, fresh lemonade, mini doughnuts, ice cream, and a variety of ethnic and North American festive-style foods.
When: July 1 from 11 am to 11 pm
Where: Rocky Point Park — 2800 Murray Street, Port Moody
Enjoy the Great Canadian BBQ at H2 on July 1 prepared and served outdoors (weather permitting). The menu will offer 25 choices like sushi, build-your-own grilled corn, grilled Pacific salmon, and more. There will be an acoustic live performance throughout the afternoon as well.
When: July 1 from noon to 5 pm
Where: 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
Celebrate Canada at the peak of Vancouver this year. After you conquer the Grouse Mountain Trail, stop by their Canada Day barbecue or grab a BeaverTail, some classic poutine, or an ice cold beer at their mountaintop plaza beer garden. The Canada Day BBQ and Mountaintop Beer Garden runs from 11:30 am to 5 pm.
When: July 1 from 11:30 am to 5 pm
Where: Grouse Mountain — 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
The festival is famous for its salmon barbecue where over 1,200 pounds of wild salmon filets are grilled over open fire pits. A Canada Day Parade through historic Steveston village kicks off the festival.
When: Monday, July 1 from 10 am to 10:30 pm
Where: 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond
Price: FREE, salmon BBQ $16 per plate
At 12 noon, enjoy cake (while supplies last) and celebrate the 125th ‘Canniversary’ since the historic cannery was built in 1894. Look for face-painting, caricatures, and snack vendors, as well as performances throughout the day at the Salmon Festival’s Celebration Stage in front of the Cannery.
When: July 1 from 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
Surrey Canada Day is Western Canada’s biggest Canada Day celebration. It will be hosted at the Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre with a carnival midway, entertainment, and family activities. There will also be more than 20 food trucks, with options ranging from donairs to bacon sandwiches.
When: July 1 at 10 am to 11 pm
Where: Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre — 17728 64th Avenue, Surrey
On July 2 the 3736 Canada Way shop will be offering FREE breakfast sandwiches and coffee between 8 am and 11 am. This promo will surely make heading back to work after the long weekend suck slightly less.
Where: Big Star Sandwich Burnaby – 3736 Canada Way, Burnaby
When: July 2 from 8 am to 11 am
Tacofino and BETA5 are co-hosting a special Evening Summer Social at BETA5 on July 4. Attendees can expect a Tacofino taco, a beer from Strange Fellows Brewing, and a Tacofino-inspired Lime-Mint Freshie-Inspired sundae.
When: July 4 from 6 to 9 pm
Where: BETA5 – 413 Industrial Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $29; buy online
Official Farmhouse Fest Saison and Wild Ale Kickoff at Bells and Whistles
Bells and Whistles is hosting the official kickoff for the fifth annual Farmhouse Saison and Wild Ale Fest on July 5. Enjoy some of the best small-batch, farmhouse-style beer purveyors during a 16-tap takeover that features Halifax’s Stillwell Brewing, Quebec’s Brasserie Dunham, and Ontario’s Bellwoods Brewery to name a few.
When: July 5
Where: Bells and Whistles – 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Customers who head to either of Juke Fried Chicken’s locations (Chinatown or West End) on July 6 can get in on $3.25 chicken sandwiches, for both dine-in and take-out.
When: July 6
Where: Juke Fried Chicken – 182 Keefer Street, Vancouver; Little Juke – 1074 Davie Street, Vancouver
Vancouver’s biggest two-day Latin American festival Carnaval del Sol is returning this summer. The event features live music, art, dance, sports, poetry, and food. Over 450 artists from different Latin American countries will attend the festival as well this year.
When: July 6 and 7 from 10 am to 10 pm
Where: Concord Pacific –88 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Price: $2; buy online or pay at the entrance
Sunday Night Movie Series at Bells and Whistles
Enjoy movies every Sunday night at Bells and Whistles. This month watch Talladega Nights (July 7), Three Ninjas (July 14), Days of Thunder (July 14), and Beverly Hills Cop (July 28).
When: July 7, 14, 21, 28 at 9 pm
Where: Bells and Whistles – 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver