October is right around the corner, bringing with it the season of comfort food. Here is the schedule of food and beverage events in Metro Vancouver to keep you cozy and warm.
October 1 – 7
Grab your berets and your bicyclettes and head out on the Vancouver Croissant Crawl where 10 vendors at 14 locations around the city are offering up limited-time versions of this buttery, flaky gift from heaven. Some flavours to track down are the Double Baked Pistachio at Davie Village Bakery, the Churro at Bel Cafe and the Mash n’ Stuffin from Cadeaux Bakery for those who want to get a little head start on Thanksgiving. Check out the interactive map on their website.
Hobnob with a real who’s-who of the Vancouver culinary scene, and find out first-hand where you should be going for dinner next, at the 2022 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards at Rocky Mountaineer Station. You’ll also enjoy delicious offerings from the likes of Glowbal Group, Kove Ocean Foods, Caffè Umbria, Poplar Grove Winery and more. Added bonus: this is the first in-person celebration since you-know-when, so spirits will be high.
The 27th version of this annual grassroots event is back to celebrate the annual harvest and the history of the cranberry in Langley and in the area going back thousands of years. An open air market will feature local vendors, food trucks and fun for the whole family.
October 7 & 29
BC’s latest and greatest beer and music festival comes to North Vancouver and Surrey this month. Enjoy a bevy of local bevvies from 60+ craft breweries, wineries and cideries as well as food trucks and live music on multiple stages. Sip, sample and shake your money maker.
Everybody loves classic Western Chinese takeout, but maybe not so much how you feel once those paper boxes are just oily remnants littering your coffee table. This cooking class at Market Kitchen in the Lonsdale Quay Market will attempt to let you have your Sweet and Sour Pork and it eat it too with new techniques and presentations that use less oil and flour and more freshness in their approach.
Never pause in the produce section trying to remember which apple is your favourite again. At this festival, you’ll learn about the nearly 200 types of apples grown in BC and taste-test a selection of up to 40 of them. Experts will be on-hand to identify any trees you may have inherited in a recent house move – just bring a sample and some leaves; they’ll tell you what you have! This is a family-friendly event with a children’s area and all-ages entertainment.
Part of a four-month long celebration of Indigenous food and histories, this workshop at the Collingwood Neighbourhood House will cover all aspects of preserving wild salmon in traditional methods. Learn how to properly cut fish for dehydrating as well as how to safely can the meat to give this important food staple an indefinite shelf life. Brought to you by the Working Group for Indigenous Food Sovereignty.
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards: 15-minute walk from VCC SkyTrain station
Cranberry Festival: Right by a 562 bus stop
Brewhalla North Vancouver: Near Lonsdale Quay right off the SeaBus
Brewhalla Surrey: Near the 320, 311 and 395 bus stops
Old School Chinese Takeout: A Hands-on Cooking Class: At Lonsdale Quay right off the SeaBus
UBC Apple Festival: There are many ways to get to UBC by transit, such as the 99 and 44 busses
Salmon Canning & Dehydrating: 4-minute walk from Joyce-Collingwood Station