Navigating a Foodie Holiday with Ease

Written by Vancouver Foodie Tours

Have you experienced Granville Island during the holidays? The entire Island is alive with lights, music, and heartwarming decorations. The Public Market bubbles with energy as chefs and locals stock up on limited-edition festive ingredients for holiday feasts!

As Granville Island is one of Vancouver’s favourite holiday spots, knowing a few savvy tips can make all the difference. From the experts at Vancouver Foodie Tours, here are 11 pro tips to navigate the holiday season with ease!

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Navigating a Foodie Holiday with Ease

Celebrate World Vegan Month in Vancouver at These Plant-Based Comfort Food Restaurants

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Image via The Acorn

November is World Vegan Month, and while (full disclosure) I’m not vegan, I am a big fan of Vancouver’s plant-based eateries and their hearty, vegan comfort food options. They are perfect for the chillier November weather, so here are some of Vancouver’s veggie-forward eateries and what to try when you go!

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Celebrate World Vegan Month in Vancouver at These Plant-Based Comfort Food Restaurants

The Teahouse in Vancouver’s Stanley Park Launches a Special 40th Anniversary Menu

In an often fickle dining market, a restaurant that continues to thrive–and for four long decades–is incredibly impressive. Such an achievement is most definitely worth a celebration, and a special anniversary menu.

Stanley Park is one of the most visited and iconic destinations in Vancouver. Within its forested area, you will find The Teahouse where diners flock for gorgeous views of Burrard Inlet as well as quintessential west coast dining.

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The Teahouse in Vancouver’s Stanley Park Launches a Special 40th Anniversary Menu

Vancouver’s Wildebeest Seduces with a Special Two-Week Game and Mushroom Menu

Vacche Rosse ravioli; Photo Credit: Jonathan Norton

Autumnal eating is especially pleasurable because the palate suddenly begins craving earthier, darker flavours.

Wildebeest (120 West Hastings Street), which prides itself on its local and seasonal sourcing and cooking, has shifted their menu into fall, with limited-edition items that showcase mushrooms and a variety of game meat.

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Vancouver’s Wildebeest Seduces with a Special Two-Week Game and Mushroom Menu

Your Ultimate Vancouver Brunch Guide

Photo Credit: IG @spagan46 | Edible Canada

Brunching in Vancouver has become a popular pastime for many, especially on a rainy day or on a quiet Sunday. Fortunately for foodies, Vancouver’s culinary scene has plenty of brunch options that offer many morning favourites – from eggs benedict, to chicken and waffles and decadent french toast.

Whether you’re visiting Vancouver during a weekend or looking to try somewhere new, we’ve gathered a list of restaurants to add to your foodie bucket list.

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Your Ultimate Vancouver Brunch Guide

Epic Indie Food & Music Market in Vancouver for one night only on November 17

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Part food festival, part market, and part indie concert… there’s nothing quite like the eclectic Hawkers Market, returning to Vancouver this November.

Hawkers Market will be popping up for one day only on November 17, 2018 from 4pm – midnight at the Rocky Mountaineer Station (1755 Cottrell Street).

Billed as an “experiential annual food festival”, Hawkers blends together the worlds of indie food, breweries, distilleries & music. First started in Vancouver in 2013, Hawkers Market features independent chefs, breweries, distilleries, side hustles, pop ups & indie food producers in a format centred around a Hawker style eating and drinking experience where guests are able to choose from multiple tastings included in their wristband ticket.

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Epic Indie Food & Music Market in Vancouver for one night only on November 17

Chewing Gum as Public Art in Vancouver

Guest champion bubble blower Amy Nugent at a workshop at Queen Alexandra Elementary School. Photo by Kylie Joe.

Vancouver already has some really innovative and provocative public art, but chewing gum is definitely an exciting first.

This Halloween, get set to chew bubble gum and support kids’ art programming as part of an initiative commissioned by the City of Vancouver’s Public Art Program.

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Chewing Gum as Public Art in Vancouver