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Images and words by Ryan Walter Wagner / Good Side Photo By 6:00pm on Friday night, the Shipyards at Lonsdale are already bustling with family and friends, there to enjoy the incredible view, delicious food and activities at the Shipyards Night Market, which is every Friday from May to October. The aroma of food trucks filled the air as we rounded Polygon Gallery down Carrie Cates Crescent towards the Shipyards where we were greeted with the buzz of a cover band playing and the sounds of families enjoying the warm summer evening. Our first stop was Tater for their famous potato dishes. A quick scan of the menu made it difficult to choose but we went with a classic; their take on a poutine that they call “Not Routine Poutine”. An all-potato menu made for so many choices with clever names like “My Thai Tater” and “See Ya Later Tater”.…

by Tourism Richmond Wandering around the food stalls of the Richmond Night Market (8351 River Road) just after opening, you can sense the palpable excitement. Vendors have fired up the grills and deep fryers, and the colliding smells of hundreds of different items are starting to drift in the air. Over the course of the next few months (from now until October 14, 2019), over a million people are expected to stream past the Market gates in search of the ultimate outdoor eating experience. Compared by The New York Times to “the Temple Street Market in Kowloon, Hong Kong, or one of Singapore’s open-air hawker centers,” the Richmond Night Market has become an internationally-known destination.    However, the Market is also uniquely west coast, showcasing the culinary strengths of its Asian population, as well as the food diversity of Canada. This year boasts 120 vendors with menus drawing from a…

By VisitRichmondBC.ca Just as the Richmond Night Market billed it, it has been an amazing summer. However, with the shift into autumn, sadly the night market will be closing for the season on October 8, 2018. On a positive note, it means that there’s still time to visit the vibrantly bustling Market, browse its many retail stalls, and, of course, feast on the wide array of food items offered by its numerous vendors. With such dizzying selection, it’s always a good idea to go in with an eating game plan. Here are ten items for sipping and filling your belly, some classic night market fare and others newly emerging favourites. Fresh Seafood The theme for this year’s Night Market was “Seafood Heaven”, and indeed it has been. Besides the many vendors incorporating seafood in their dishes, the market has a special booth devoted to its seafood festival. Richmond’s unique coastal location…