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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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
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
This spot is celebrating its anniversary by offering a French-inspired table d’hôte menu complete with wine pairings. Reservations are highly recommended.
When: July 16 to 20 for dinner only.
Where: Origo Club – 6888 River Road #110, Richmond
Price: $59 (not including wine pairings
The fifth annual celebration of all things BBQ meat will be kicking off on July 19 and running until July 21 at Rocky Point Park. This three-day event runs from 11 am to 9:30 pm (9 pm on the 21) and will feature seven rib vendors, music, a corn hut, and more. There will also be a family-friendly beer garden with 6oo seats, along with an adults-only beer garden with room for 1,100 thirsty rib-lovers.
When: July 19 to 21 from 11 am to 9:30 pm
Where: Rocky Point Park – 2800 Murray Street, Port Moody
The Brick Bar, the first bar of its kind, is happening at The Anza Club. The bar will consist of over one million blocks, and will feature sculptures made completely from LEGO bricks.
When: July 19 and 20, 2019
Where: The Anza Club, 3 W 8th Ave, Vancouver
Tickets: $15–$20; buy online
Big Day BBQ events pop up all over Vancouver, but you’ll definitely want to be at this one at Fraser Common Farm in Langley. This day will feature complimentary beverages from Windfall Cider, Powell Brewery, and Dickie’s Ginger Beer and music by Starlight & The Pony. Food up for grabs will include a whole hog, chicken, and brisket. You can also enjoy a farm tour or play a game of corn hole before you down dessert from the Pie Shoppe. All proceeds go towards completing their barn project, which houses the many groups that visit the farm to learn about local food systems.
When: July 21 from 3 to 7 pm
Where: 1322 256 Street, Langley. There’s also a shuttle bus departing from Vancouver at 1:45 pm
Price: $20 – $90; buy online