With springtime just around the corner, now is the perfect time to look into some delicious food events taking place across Vancouver in the coming weeks. Whether you’re looking forward to cherry blossom season, or the return of Canada’s first all-vegan night market, here are 7 food festivals to check out in Metro Vancouver this spring.

Vegan Night Market

Peaces’ Vegan Night Market kicks off on March 7th, with monthly markets to follow on the first Thursday of every month. The beloved plant-based, pet-friendly market will feature delicious eats and drinks, cruelty-free clothing and cosmetics, and much more.

While it’s still too early to talk vendors, the night market promises an “unforgettable evening” with “mouthwatering dishes crafted by local chefs.” And if last year’s markets are any indication, we’re in for everything from plant-based tacos and Chickpea fries to desserts.

When: Thursday, March 7th and every first Thursday of the month
Where: 1489 East Hastings Street
Cost: $4 minimum donation

The Curry Cup  

Starting at 6:30 pm on Monday, March 11th, the Chef’s Table Society of BC and the Mount Pleasant Business Improvement Area are hosting the 10th annual Curry Cup at Heritage Hall. Here, eight of Vancouver’s top chefs will compete to create the best-tasting curry dish, and participants get to try all of their creations.

When: Monday, March 11th
Where: 3102 Main Street
Cost: $65.48

Portobello West Roundhouse Spring Market

On Saturday, April 6th, visitors of Yaletown’s Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre can enjoy the next instalment of the Portobello West Roundhouse Spring Market. Here, you can treat yourself to some amazing finds from over 65 local BC makers.

When: Saturday, April 6th
Where: 181 Roundhouse Mews
Cost: $6.66 per adult (children 12 and under are free)

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Vancouver Cherry Blossom Food Festival  

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The first-ever Vancouver Cherry Blossom Food Festival will bring spring lovers together on a self-guided journey to 10 participating vendors in Metro Vancouver with cherry blossom-themed treats. So whether you’re planning a cute spring date, going on a food crawl, or just want to support a local business near the end of the month, this is a great reason to do it all.

When: March 29th to April 28th
Where: 10 participating locations in Metro Vancouver

Noodletown Global Street Food

This tasty event lets you make your own favourite Asian street food noodles – whether you’re new to the kitchen or a pro. At Noodletown Global Street Food, participants will get to talk to chefs about sourcing ingredients, cooking methods, and get to indulge in a four-course tasting menu featuring the following:

  • Chiang Mai Curry Noodles with coconut and chicken
  • Ground Pork Dan Dan Noodles with ginger and chilli
  • Japchae Korean Glass noodles with tiger prawns
  • Boba Tea Ice Cream and Crispy Pancake roll

When: Friday, April 19th
Where: 2665 Renfrew Street
Cost: $128.07

Food Truck Wars 

The biggest food truck festival in Canada is going on its third year in Langley this April, so get ready to enjoy bites from over 40 participating food trucks at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Hosted by the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Fest, the event will include live roaming and stage entertainment, site-wide beer, wine, and coolers, a local market, and a kid’s zone.

Note that there will be a complimentary shuttle service to the festival from three locations in Langley.

The event will take place at the following times from Friday, April 19th to Sunday, April 21st:

  • Friday, April 19th: 3 PM to 9 PM
  • Saturday, April 20th: 11 AM to 9 PM
  • Sunday, April 21st: 11 AM to 8 PM

When: April 19th, 20th, and 21st
Where: 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley
Cost: By donation

Planted Expo Vancouver

North America’s largest plant-based event is coming to Vancouver and bringing over 200 plant-based, vegan, and sustainable exhibitors with it. Here, guests can learn more about the plant-based movement, enjoy delicious food, and discover new sustainable products that benefit you and the planet.

According to the organizers, the Vancouver event will take place from 10 am to 5 pm on June 1st and 2nd.

When: June 1st and 2nd
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West Building
Cost: $20

So there you have it, foodies! Springtime is just around the corner, so you don’t have long to wait before checking these out.