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.
- Everything you can eat at Canada's biggest FREE food truck festival this weekend
- Long-awaited Downtown Vancouver eatery finally reveals opening date
- This popular Vancouver bar is relocating after 23 years at its current spot
Running from now to October 8, this wildly popular event is gearing up for a 2018 season filled with epic eats and live entertainment. There will be over 100 food vendors and 200 retail stalls this year.
When: Fridays and Saturdays until October 8 from 7 pm to midnight; Sundays and holiday Mondays 7 to 11 pm
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond (nearby Bridgeport Station)
Price: $4.25 (regular admission)
Attendees can expect to chow down on grub from 40+ food trucks in “hot food alley” and enjoy live entertainment all summer long. The Friday Night Market will also feature a 19+ beer garden, serving local craft beer and cider as well as Betty’s Vodka Iced Tea.
When: Every Friday from May 4 to September 28 from 5 to 10 pm
Where: Shipbuilders’ Square – 15 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
The newest theme is a classic but cheeky one, The Great British Tea Party is available now through September 3, with seatings at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm daily. Selections at this tea include Fairmont’s LOT 35 Tea, the Eton Mess with berries, meringue, and whipped double cream, and raisin and butter scones served with Devonshire cream and strawberry jam to name a few.
Where: Notch8 – Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
When: Now through September 3 at 11 am, 1 pm, or 3 pm.
Price: $65 per person; book online
Latin style BBQ Sundays at Cacao
Every Sunday this summer Cacao Vancouver will be offering a drool-worthy Latin-style BBQ. This event will run from June 10 to August 26 and offers patrons traditional “Carne Asada” from different regions in Central and South America. Come to join the Cacao family for a classic neighbourhood Sunday gathering. Reservations are required.
When: Every Sunday until August 26
Where: Cacao – 1898 W 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Price: Single person platter $30; for two $50; for four $95; call 604-731-5370 to reserve.
Experience an epic East Coast-inspired Sunday Seafood Boil without leaving the West Coast at Vancouver’s celebrated Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar. Take a seat on the stunning downtown patio and tuck into a bounty of fresh-caught seafood – jumbo prawns, clams, mussels, crawfish, and Dungeness crab – piled high on butcher’s paper and served with all the fixings, including Boulevard’s signature bacon cornbread and sweet Beignets for dessert.
When: Sundays from June 17 to August 26
Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar – 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Price: $65; buy online
Market by Jean-Georges’ new weekend brunch, Belle Provence, kicks off on June 17 and will run until mid-September. Guests can expect Provençale-inspired dishes on the new brunch menu, including eats like baguette tartines, lavender lemonade popsicles, madeleines, French toast, and of course, rosé!
When: Weekends from June 17 to mid-September
Where: Terrace at Market by Jean-Georges in the Shangri La – 1115 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Each meal served by Dinner in the Sky will include a seating for up to 22 guests and four staff, including the chef, two servers, and a safety lead. The floating venue will also feature rotating and reclining seating to allow guests a full 360-degree view.
When: June 23 to July 29, 2018
Where: 415 West Esplanade, North Vancouver
Price: $149+; buy online
The team at YEW seafood + bar is celebrating Summer by bringing back the ultra-popular family style- Dungeness Crab and Lobster Boil Dining Series. Guests will tie on a bib (yours to keep) and raise a complimentary glass of wine to begin the evening.
When: Sunday from July 15 to August 19 from 6:30 to 9 pm
Where: YEW seafood + bar – 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: $72.26; buy online
This South Granville gem is offering a special season summer prix fixe for $39. The three-course menu will be available Sunday through Thursday and features dishes such as Sawmill Bay Oysters, Coho Salmon, and Guanaja Chocolate Souffle to name a few.
When: Sundays through Thursdays; Friday and Saturday until 6 pm
Where: 2881 Granville Street, Vancouver
Disco Dumplings at Burdock & Co
This weekly series that 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 chilli 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
Price: $10 dumplings, $6 drinks
One time only
With two seatings at 6 and 8:30 pm, the dinner will showcase beer from Phillips Brewing & Malting Co. paired with brand new Tacofino dishes created by Executive Chef Stefan Hartmann and Head Chef James You.
We marked our calendars months ago, and now the countdown to the 6th annual Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest is finally almost over. The event, which is the biggest one-day food truck festival in Canada, is going down in New West this weekend on Saturday, July 28 from 4 to 10 pm.
When: July 28 from 4 to 10 pm
Where: Columbia Street, New Westminster
This event combines Mamie Taylor’s legendary pig roast with beer pairings from Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks for an evening of meat-fueled shenanigans.
When: July 28 from 6:30 to 10 pm
Where: Mamie Taylor’s – 251 East Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: $67; buy online
Brewery & The Beast is an annual festival of meat promoting local farms and restaurants. The $100 ticket includes food, beverages, and live music from the Electric Timber Co. with special guests.
When: July 29 from 1 pm to 4 pm
Where: Concord Pacific Place — 180 Pacific Boulevard
Price: $100 per person; buy online