Street Food City Food Truck Festival Brings the Best Eats to the Streets

Street Food City Vancouver 2017

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On these long, dark nights it’s helpful to take solstice in the fact that we’re almost more than half way to summer! If you take a trip down memory lane to last summer, you may recall spending a warm, summer evening checking out the local Vancouver food trucks and dining “a la cart” (pun intended) while watching the sun setting from English Bay.

Oh, it’s still January you say? It’s raining out, you say!? Fear not, Vancouverites are known for their ability to adapt and thrive on these dreary, wet days. For a little taste of summer in the winter, you’ve got to check out the much-anticipated Street Food City Festival that will be happening from January 23 – 29, 2017 in Downtown Vancouver.

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Street Food City Food Truck Festival Brings the Best Eats to the Streets

With tickets going fast, here are four Vancouver Int’l Wine Fest events you can still catch

This year, Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary. So it makes sense that the featured country at this year’s Vancouver International Wine Festival should be, well, Canada.

Over 70 Canadian wineries will be featured at this year’s fest, including many from B.C. (of course), but also from Ontario and the East Coast. According to the wine fest, “This marks the largest gathering of Canadian wineries ever at an international festival.”

Other numbers to keep in mind are the dates of the festival, Feb. 11-19; the number of events, 58; and how many, as of this posting, have sold out since tickets went on sale last week, 15 – an amount  that reflects the festival’s ever-growing popularity among oenophiles.

With that in mind, let’s look at a few of the events that still have tickets left.

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With tickets going fast, here are four Vancouver Int’l Wine Fest events you can still catch

Your Guide to Healthy Cooking Classes in Vancouver

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January is going to be over before we know it and it’s time to get moving on those resolutions! I don’t know about you, but I’d really love to step up my cooking game in 2017; eating a little healthier couldn’t hurt either. Vancouver has a ton of healthy options for dining out, but if you’re feeling like enjoying a night in, why not attempt those dishes yourself!? Cooking classes are an awesome way to learn new cooking skills, an adorable date idea, an opportunity to meet some cool locals, and an all around great experience. Let’s do this together, Vancouver! Here are some of the best healthy cooking classes Vancouver has to offer to get the ball rolling on some of those resolutions:  Continue reading:
Your Guide to Healthy Cooking Classes in Vancouver

The 2017 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival Features 61 Fun Flavours!

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When it’s cold outside one of the best ways to warm up is with a delicious cup of cocoa. If you’ve got a craving for a “warm hug in a cup” you’re in luck! The 7th annual Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival is coming back from January 19 – February 14 at various locations throughout the city.

The almost month-long festival makes it easy to give you a chance to check out all of the hot chocolate inspired drinks. For the 2017 Hot Chocolate Festival, there will be 29 cafes participating and over 60 fun flavours for you to try!

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The 2017 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival Features 61 Fun Flavours!

Dine Out Vancouver: Take a Tour Off The Eaten Track!

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Dine Out Vancouver Festival (January 20-February 5, 2017) is easily one of my favourite food events of the year. The post-December blues are banished with a whopping 284 restaurants to choose from, each serving a sumptuous prix fixe menu ($20, $30, $40). It’s basically a food-lover’s dream.

Even better, Dine Out is more than just booking prix fixe meals; it also offers over 100 food-themed experiences, many of which are highly interactive, varied in format, and, of course, delicious. They’re great date ideas if you want to do something beyond sitting across from one another over dinner.

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Dine Out Vancouver: Take a Tour Off The Eaten Track!

The Upcoming Gluten Free Expo is 100% GF Friendly

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Gluten has become the butt of many jokes in the past few years. As the gluten free diet continues to rise in popularity, so do the pop culture references. Most recently, one of Vancouver’s most famous hometown heroes Ryan Reynolds even tweeted: “People in LA are deathly afraid of gluten. I swear to god, you could rob a liquor store in this city with a bagel“.

So, it may be a relief for you gluten avoiders and Celiac sufferers that there’s an event happening in Vancouver this weekend that lets you be with your brethren. Those who understand the pains of paying $10 for a tiny pizza or having to order another damn salad with no croutons at a restaurant.

The Gluten Free Expo in Vancouver is Canada’s largest gluten free event and it’s happening on Saturday, Jan 14 – Sunday, Jan 15, 2017 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Canada Place East.

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The Upcoming Gluten Free Expo is 100% GF Friendly

Inside Vancouver’s Sixth Annual Christmas Cocktail Crawl Goes Global

Words by Sonu Purhar | Photos edited by Nicole Havers

Manhattan. The Toronto. French 75. The Vancouver (natch). Wherever your imbibing pleasures take you, we guarantee you’ve bumped into a global cocktail.

But the world is a big place. And that’s why, for this year’s Christmas Cocktail Crawl, we’ve travelled from Vancouver to Peru, London, Paris, New York and Toronto – all without leaving our glasses. From newly crafted originals to lesser-known standbys, here are five global cocktails guaranteed to satisfy your wanderlust.

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Inside Vancouver’s Sixth Annual Christmas Cocktail Crawl Goes Global