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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Running from May 11 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 from May 11 to 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
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
Fridays on Front takes place from 5 to 10 pm on the 600-block of Front Street, which is conveniently located just steps away from two Skytrain Stations (New Westminster, Columbia).
When: Fridays from July 6 to August 24, 2018, from 5 to 10 pm
Where: 600-block of Front Street, New Westminister
Merchants will be closing its doors on August 16, but until then patrons can enjoy a special Last Supper Series. This string of dinners by Stephen, Mann, and returning chef David Jackman will be themed and put on regularly in August.
When: Multiple dates in August
Where: 590 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
The Infused Dining Series returns to Vancouver for the third time. Enjoy a five-course THC infused menu. The dinner is held at a private residence and each seating has space for 10 spots over the 90-minute experience. Come as a group or come solo and make new friends at their dinner table.
When: August 1 to 5 (multiple times available)
Price: $85 – $107; buy online
Delicious plant-based dinner hosted at Meet in Gastown. Expect an off-menu, specially crafted dining experience, includes two drink tickets. All attendees will walk away with gifts from some of our favourite local brands including Juice Truck, Homecoming Candles, Saje Wellness, Eastwood, Blume, Vega, and more.
When: August 2 from 6 to 10 pm
Where: Meet in Gastown – 12 Water Street (Inner Courtyard), Vancouver
Price: $60; buy online
Gastown Pride Party at Tacofino’s Taco Bar
Tacofino’s Gastown Taco Bar is hosting a Pride Party from 3 to 7 pm. DJ Gissala will drop the beats and four drag performers will strut their stuff during an event that features Happy Hour food specials until 7 pm and the Pride-themed RoSlay Sangria, which mingles rosé, fresh lime juice, El Jimador Blanco, agave nectar and soda with peaches, strawberries, blueberries and mint. From August 3 through 6, a dollar from each RoSlay ($8) and two dollars from each pitcher ($24) sold will be donated to QMUNITY, a local centre providing support and resources for the LGBTQ/2S community.
When: Friday, August 3
Where: 15 W Cordova Street, Vancouver
This event has no cover but you’re recommended to purchase brunch. Doors at 11 am and the show starts at noon, seating is limited so get here early to secure your spot.
When: August 4; Doors at 11 am and the show starts at noon
Where: Storm Crow Alehouse – 1619 West Broadway, Vancouver
On Pride Saturday head here for an extraordinary afternoon of international drag, brunch, and artisanal cocktails, all on a stunning Yaletown patio.
When: August 4 from 11 am to 2 pm
Where: Fayuca Restaurant – 1009 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Price: $10 at the door
Enjoy made-to-order omelettes, waffles, fresh fruit, mimosas, vegan options, a VIP gift bag, and much more. 100% of funds raised will go towards supporting QMUNITY programs and services. Each $75 ticket purchase will receive a $55 tax receipt.
When: August 5 from 10 to 1 pm
Where: Whole Foods Market on Robson – 1675 Robson Street, Vancouver
Price: $79; buy online