Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
What do motorcycles, hot chocolate, and performance arts have in common?  They’re all happening this weekend!  Check out our top picks for events happening around Metro Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

This weekend is full of theatre, cultural, and culinary events.  Here’s a roundup of events happening all over Metro Vancouver this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Outdoor Flea Market Joins the Vancouver Food Truck Fest

Food Cart Fest Vancouver

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As if the Vancouver Food Cart Festival couldn’t get any more cool, they’ve gone and added a flea market to it.

If you haven’t already checked out the Food Cart Fest since its launch last year at the Waldorf Hotel, it’s time. In its new, more easily accessible location, the festival has turned into one of Vancouver’s most popular weekly events, hosting over 25 food trucks and thousands of weekly visitors.

Starting this weekend, the festival will be expanding and teaming up with The Eastside Flea to bring you a side of shopping with your deluxe grilled cheese.

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Outdoor Flea Market Joins the Vancouver Food Truck Fest

Vancouver Farmers’ Market season opens May 11

Photo source: Eatlocal.org

Photo source: Eatlocal.org

Like a Whitecaps Southsider at the beginning of the Major League Soccer season, I count down the days until the summer Vancouver Farmers Markets open. While soccer friends herald the return of the Mattocks, DeWit or Camilo each March, I cheer for the return of Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, Empire Valley Beef  and Cropthorne Farms each May.

My ‘season’ starts with Trout Lake and Kitsilano Markets opening on May 11 and 12 respectively. Later, in June the West End (June 1), Main Street Station (June 5), and Kerrisdale (June 15) markets all commence to provide Vancouverites and visitors alike with delicious local eats, live music and handcrafted goodies like ceramics and jewelry.

Breakfast lovers, coffee devotees and food truck followers all have a place at the farmers markets, too. Besides the regulars like La Boheme Creperie, The Bean Buggy and Vij’s Railway Express, new mobile eateries will be added to the repertoire this year.

Between my missions for creamy goat brie and crinkly heirloom tomatoes this summer, I’ll be checking out the various market events. Not only will the summer farmers markets contribute to our community’s pantry but also to our community itself with family, gardening and foodie-focused happenings.

What’s up at your neighborhood farmers market this season? Take a sneak peak after the jump.

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Vancouver Farmers’ Market season opens May 11

Food Cart Pods May Be Coming to Vancouver

Photo credit: Ariane Colenbrander | Flickr

Photo credit: Ariane Colenbrander | Flickr

Welcome to the next stage of Vancouver’s street food revolution.

The City of Vancouver is considering the creation of food cart “pods” outside the downtown core, according to the Vancouver Sun – clusters of multiple carts, all nestled together for your snacking convenience.

As anyone familiar with Portland’s food-cart scene knows, this promises to take street eating to a whole new level.  In Portland, pods are everywhere.  Dozens of food carts set up shop side-by-side in parking lots across the city – offering everything from burritos to falafels and kimchi tacos in one location.  Crowds stream in, creating a festive, street-fair atmosphere and boosting business.

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Food Cart Pods May Be Coming to Vancouver

Meet the 12 new Vancouver food carts, arriving May 1

Photo Credit: Flickr | Kris Krug for Tourism Vancouver

The list is out. The city is buzzing about 12 just-announced food carts that will hit the streets May 1, bringing Vancouver’s total number of food carts up to 103. I’ve combed through the latest onslaught of food cart coverage to bring you a a mash-up of the juiciest news about the newbies.

Achin’ for bacon? An electric pink truck Pig on the Street will hock bacon sarnies. You can also expect a burger bus, bizarre perogies and Soprano-worthy meatball subs.

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Meet the 12 new Vancouver food carts, arriving May 1

Feastro the Rolling Bistro: Food Cart Fame

Feastro the Rolling Bistro - Food Network FameIf you don’t already know about Feastro – The Rolling Bistro, one of the new food carts opening up this week at the corner of W.Cordova and Thurlow, you will soon.

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Feastro the Rolling Bistro: Food Cart Fame