Contest Alert! Delicious Vegan Bites Await on Vancouver Food Tour’s New Culinary Adventure

Delicious dishes await on the Vancouver Vegan Food Tour.

Who knew vegan dishes could taste so good? The culinary experts at Vancouver Food Tour have investigated every corner of Gastown and Chinatown in search of the neighbourhoods’ tastiest vegan dishes, and are sharing the treasures they’ve unearthed on the brand-new Vancouver Vegan Food Tour. Fittingly launched on Vegan Day (November 1), the gastronomical excursion is guaranteed to make your palate pop with pleasure. Whether your New Year’s resolution is to give veganism a try, or if you simply enjoy great food, leave a comment below – we’re giving away a pair of tickets to an upcoming tour so you can taste the decadence for yourself! Continue reading:
Contest Alert! Delicious Vegan Bites Await on Vancouver Food Tour’s New Culinary Adventure

Vegetarian and Vegan Dishes to Enjoy in 2018

Vegan wild mushroom pizza at Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co.; Photo Credit: Tara Lee

With the New Year, many of us resolve to shift the way we eat. I, for example, am endeavouring to incorporate more plant-based cooking into my daily routine. Fortunately, unlike other resolutions, this one will be fairly easy to keep!

Vancouver has many exclusively vegetarian/vegan restaurants, such as The Acorn (3995 Main Street) and The Naam (2724 West 4th Avenue). In addition, numerous restaurants in the city are also working to shift their menus to include vegetarian and vegan options for diners. I recently tried dishes at two establishments that are well worth recommending for delicious plant-based eating in 2018.

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Vegetarian and Vegan Dishes to Enjoy in 2018

Vibrant Street Food City takes over Vancouver Art Gallery plaza from January 22 – 28

Week-long daytime event presents food truck fare during Dine Out Vancouver

The seventh annual Street Food City, Dine Out Vancouver Festival’s cheap n’ cheerful ‘food truck pod’ takes place January 22 – 28, from 11am – 3pm weekdays and 11am – 5pm weekends, at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s newly renovated plaza.

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Vibrant Street Food City takes over Vancouver Art Gallery plaza from January 22 – 28

Canada’s Largest Gluten Free Festival is in Vancouver this Weekend

gluten free expo vancouver 2018

Image sourced from the Gluten Free Expo Facebook page

Canada’s largest gluten free event is coming to Vancouver this weekend, and those who haven’t been able to enjoy a good grilled cheese sandwich or crispy croissant can get together and commiserate – while eating some excellent gluten free food! The whole festival is 100% gluten free, so those with food intolerance, allergies, or celiac disease can leave their worries behind and enjoy all the free samples.

The Vancouver Gluten Free Expo will be happening at Canada Place on Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14, 2018. The event will feature a wide variety of gluten free products that you can’t usually find in stores, including pizza, beer, breads, and more.

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Canada’s Largest Gluten Free Festival is in Vancouver this Weekend

5 Events to Get Excited About for Dine Out Vancouver 2018

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar; BC VQA Wine Brunch

After the flurry and good cheer of the holidays, sometimes I experience a bit of deflation once I enter the New Year. Fortunately, Dine Out Vancouver is the solution to my January doldrums, with a plethora of delicious and affordable prix-fixe menus, as well as inventive food-related events.

While the restaurant names and their menus will be released January 11, 2018 (January 8, 2018 for Aeroplan members), tickets for the many events are currently available (and selling out quickly). Here are 5 events to particularly look forward to and book this year:

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5 Events to Get Excited About for Dine Out Vancouver 2018

Take Your Palate for a Mexican Getaway in Vancouver

Pescado a la Veracruzana; Sourced from El Santo

With the city’s recent snowfall and more on its way, Vancouver has entered its wintry season. While this weather can be wondrously festive, you might long for a brief culinary escape to a sunnier locale this season.

The city’s burgeoning Mexican dining scene can provide you and your palate with a delicious staycation. In the last five years, the Lower Mainland has benefited from the emergence and growth of restaurants that offer vibrant Mexican cooking that goes well beyond unimaginative enchiladas.

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Take Your Palate for a Mexican Getaway in Vancouver

Christmas Cocktail Crawl VII: Candy Cocktails

YEW’s decadent Buttered Rum (courtesy Leila Kwok).

Sugar, spice and everything nice – the holidays wouldn’t taste as sweet without the palate-popping flavours of peppermint candy canes, creamy hot chocolate and spicy gingerbread. When these treats are enhanced by rum, sparkling wine, chocolate liqueur and other boozy indulgences, the yum factor rockets to a whole new level. Inside Vancouver’s seventh annual Christmas Cocktail Crawl unearths some of the tastiest candy-inspired cocktails in the city so you, dear reader, can easily find a festive brew to suit your tastes. For more cocktail inspo, view previous versions of the Crawl here. Happy holidays!

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Christmas Cocktail Crawl VII: Candy Cocktails