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

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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

Where to Drink BC Bubbles Over the Holiday Season in Vancouver

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Vancouver bars and restaurants proudly serve sparkling wine from BC, not just during festive times but through the entire year – and for good reason. It’s delicious, affordable and nothing says ‘spirit of the season’ better than an effervescent glass of chilled bubble. Here’s what to sip, and where. Cheers! Continue reading:
Where to Drink BC Bubbles Over the Holiday Season in Vancouver

Vancouver Juice Bars Every Juice Lover Needs in Their Life

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Photo: https://www.thechihuo.com

Everyone, December is officially here, and winter is in full tilt (according to mother nature)! If there’s something we can always expect from the holiday season, it’s to fall completely out of routine Continue reading:
Vancouver Juice Bars Every Juice Lover Needs in Their Life

Introducing The Arbor, a new Vegetarian Restaurant in Vancouver

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Sourced from The Arbor Facebook page

Another one of the great things about Vancouver’s food scene is the quality of vegetarian and vegan dining choices out there. Dishes at these establishments are inventive, often showcase local and/or organic ingredients, and, frankly, are delicious for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.

Well-known vegetarian restaurants include long-running The Naam (2724 West 4th Avenue) for its popular stir-fried Buddha’s Feast and various Dragon Bowls; Zend Conscious Lounge (1130 Mainland Street), which specializes in organic, gluten-free, nutritionally dense cuisine; and The Acorn (3995 Main Street), which has become one of Vancouver’s top, award-winning dining establishments. The restaurant offers creative and lip smacking dishes that highlight fresh, local produce. For example, their beer battered halloumi with a zucchini and potato pancake, smashed peas, mint yogurt, and lemon balm is a playful veggie rendition of English fish ‘n’ chips.

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Introducing The Arbor, a new Vegetarian Restaurant in Vancouver

Holiday Dining and Gift Ideas Across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland for Foodies

Just keep these on hand in case you need a sugar hit this season. | Image by By Lenée Son

Just keep these on hand in case you need a sugar hit this season. | Image by By Lenée Son

There’s an unspoken collective agreement that December is the time where you get to gorge yourself on as much as you want, which makes it an especially wonderful time to share great food and beverages among all the people you like best. The diversity of the ingredients and of the people in our corner of the world makes shopping anything but local totally unnecessary – so while you’re thinking of treats and decadent dinners, why not have all that blissful gluttony also support creative locals who are super passionate about feeding it?

WestCoastFood.ca reaches across the Lower Mainland from Metro Vancouver to The Fraser Valley to tell food stories about the ingredients, the place, and of course, the growers, makers, and business owners that make it all thrive together. You can find pretty much anything you’re craving made right here.

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Holiday Dining and Gift Ideas Across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland for Foodies