We love summer food events, so luckily for us, there’s almost always something delicious happening in this town – and this week is no exception.
From the Beanstock Coffee Festival to Diner en Blanc, mid-August promises to be filled with exciting foodie events.
Here are our top picks of foodie events to check out in Vancouver from August 15-21.
Beanstock Coffee Festival
The Beanstock Coffee Festival is finally back in Vancouver after a long hiatus of three years. Launched in 2017, Beanstock is one of the nation’s leading coffee festivals for third-wave independent coffee. This year’s event will feature Vancouver-based coffee roasters Pallet, House of Funk and Nemesis Coffee, among others, as well as out-of-province representatives.
Festival-goers can expect to sample coffee from these exceptional roasters, as well as learn the best ways to brew great coffee at home with hands-on learning opportunities from professional baristas. There will also be a cold brewery sampling station – the perfect way to beat the summer heat.
When: Saturday August 20 and Sunday August 21 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Roundhouse Community Center – 181 Mews of the RotundaVancouver
Tickets: From $30
The Diner in White
The legendary all-white diner pop-up is finally returning to Vancouver this summer after a three-year hiatus: Le Dîner en Blanc Vancouver takes place August 18th. As tradition dictates, the downtown location will not be revealed until the day of the event (rain or shine). The formal event invites guests to dine in a scenic setting outdoors while wearing white.
When: August 18, 2022
Where: TBA (secret downtown location)
Tickets: $43 per person, Register online
Picnic and bubbles
Organized by The Ladies of Escoffier BC, Picnic and Bubbles is a fundraiser to support women working in the hospitality industry. The one-day event will invite guests to pick up a unique “picnic for two” kit at participating restaurants in Vancouver and the Okanagan. Each basket will include a main dish, two sides, a dessert and “bubbles” (wine, beer or cider, depending on the restaurant). Some participating restaurants include Bridge Brewing, Douce Diner and Vij’s.
When: 21st of August
Where: Participating restaurants
Tickets: $150 for a picnic for two
Tea Cube Pastry Mid-Autumn Festival
Tea Cubed Patisserie is a collaborative dessert brand made up of three local companies: Niche Creamery, Thirstea Beverages and Kukki Jar. This week, Tea Cubed Patisserie will bring its unique treats to Burnaby Station Square PriceSmart Foods for an exclusive Mid-Autumn Festival pop-up.
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, you can try the local brand’s signature ice cream puffs with milk tea slushies in two different varieties: a white peach ice cream puff with a milk tea slushie oolong and a salted egg yolk ice cream puff with London Fog slush.
When: August 19-21, August 26-28, September 2-4 and September 9-11; Fridays and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.; Sundays from noon to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Burnaby PriceSmart Foods — 4650 Kingsway, Burnaby
Celebrating the Land of Sage and Comfort
Channel your inner cowboy with this special picnic event taking place at Langley’s Sage and Solace Farm. The day-long event includes a western-themed four-course picnic as well as live country music and dancing. Guests will be treated to a gourmet “cowboy” picnic including dishes such as homemade trail mix, maple and bacon cornbread, coffee-rubbed flank steak, “Cowboy Caviar” salad, Smoked chicken leg with Whiskey Peach BBQ Glaze, Country Potato Salad and Texas Cowboy Cake. There will also be a cash bar on site.
When: Saturday August 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Sage & Solace Farm – 2768 256 Street, Langley
Tickets: $160.15 per pair
Coming to the Vancouver Alpen Club (Deutsches Haus) starting August 10 is a magical adventure that will make all your childhood fairy tale dreams come true: The beauty and the Beast Cocktail experience.
As in the famous tale of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont and its many film adaptations, the guests of this interactive experience will enter the enchanted and cursed world of The beauty and the Beast.
When: August 10 to November 6, 2022
Where: The Vancouver Alpen Club (Deutsches Haus) — 4875 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Price: $45 per person, online purchase
Fridays at the front
Fridays on Front is a huge block party happening on Front Street in New Westminster – just off Pier Park – that features artisan vendors, musical performances and, of course, lots of great food. It runs every Friday evening from July 8 to 22 and then from August 5 to 19, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Local restaurants will be represented, as will a rotating roster of local food trucks.
When: Every Friday until August 19, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 600 blocks from Front Street, New Westminster
One of Vancouver’s best hidden food festivals happens all summer and you’ll want to bring your picnic blanket and your appetite. You can stock up on your favorite food trucks every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until August 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until August 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: First Street and West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
North Vancouver Shipyards Live
Shipyard Plaza in North Vancouver turns into a bustling, high-energy night market every Friday night. The Spring and Summer Series features live music, artisan vendors, a water park for all ages, a beer garden and, of course, plenty of food trucks.
Stanley Park Brewing will be setting up a space called The Patio, a huge beer garden where you can soak up the sun while enjoying live performances.
When: Every Friday until September 2, 2022, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Shipbuilders Square – 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Richmond Night Market 2022
The Richmond Night Market is North America’s largest night market and this year’s theme is Summer Magic Rainbow. The popular annual event draws crowds ready to experience row upon row of vibrant cuisine; there are over 500 different international food products this year.
When: Now until October 10, 2022; Fridays, 7 p.m. to midnight; Saturdays, 6 p.m. to midnight; Sundays and public holidays, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Corner of Number 3 and River Road (one block from Bridgeport Canada Line station)
The free weekly community event is presented by Fort Langley Project and features over 40 local vendors, food trucks and beverage vendors, live entertainment and more.
When: Every Friday until October 7, 2022, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Corner of Glover Road and Mary Avenue, Fort Langley