Lifestyle   |   October 5, 2020

10 Awesome Vancouver Food Events and Specials: October 2020

Get ready for these yummy fall events! 🎃

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Fall is just around the corner and what a better way to welcome it by attending these amazing foodie events. If you like to make food and drink the focal point of fun, we’ve got 10 delicious food events and specials happening in and around Vancouver this October.

BOGO Special for International Coffee Day at Honolulu Coffee

Photo courtesy Honolulu Coffee Vancouver

Both of Honolulu Coffee Vancouver‘s cafes in Downtown and Kerrisdale will be featuring a Buy-One-Get-One Special on all espresso-based beverages and coffee drinks in honour of International Coffee Day on Thursday, Oct. 1. From the ever-popular Hawaiian Lattes to Honey Coconut Cold Brews, coffee lovers jonesing for a java fix can celebrate their favourite day by taking advantage of the all-day BOGO feature available for in-store or take-away service at both locations.

When: Thursday, Oct. 1

Where: Honolulu Coffee – 888 Nelson St and 2098 W. 41st Ave., Vancouver

Gelato 101 at UNO Gelato

These intimate classes are capped at six participants, and take place at Uno’s Kitsilano shop. The super-fun sessions include a hands-on learning experience (yes, you will help make gelato and sorbetto on the spot!), a pint from the batches you helped make, a guided gelato tasting, and a cone or cup while you’re there. 

When: Thursdays at 7 p.m. from Oct. 1, 2020-Feb. 25, 2021

Where: Uno Gelato – 2579 W Broadway, Vancouver

Cost: $59 per person. Reserve online

Harvest Afternoon Tea at H Tasting Lounge

Photo by Nora Hamade/courtesy H Tasting Lounge

Weekend Afternoon Tea service resumes this month at H Tasting Lounge, with a seasonal twist. Chef Shaun Maclean has crafted a menu of sweet and savoury harvest-themed indulgences to be enjoyed with your choice of Tealeaves blends, or a signature cocktail from the bar. Each set is served atop a golden carousel and complemented by their signature cotton candy bonsai tree. The menu includes spiced duck breast & apple on brioche; pumpkin pie; roasted squash bisque; wild mushroom tart; goat cheese and spiced pecan on rye; apple cinnamon scones with Devonshire cream, and more. 

When: Saturdays and Sundays from noon-3 p.m. starting Oct. 3

Where: H Tasting Lounge – 1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver (at the Westin Bayshore)

Cost: $55 per person; deposit with booking required. Reserve online.

National Taco Day at Chancho Tortilleria

Celebrate National Taco Day! Photo courtesy Chancho Tortilleria

What better way to mark National Taco Day than with some of the city’s best? On Sunday, Oct. 4, Chancho Tortilleria is offering a special edition of its popular Taco-to-Go Kit for pickup one-day-only from the Yaletown tortilleria. Featuring enough food to feed four hungry adults, each Chancho Taco-to-Go Kit offers a choice of either carnitas – Maciza (shoulder/leg), Panza (belly), Campechano (shoulder and belly), — for a special price of $69 each, or Papas Dia(potato) or Verduras Dia (veggie) varieties for $59 each, in addition to the following: Fresh-made native corn tortillas Chips and guacamole; Salsas and black beans; Choice of either Margarita (375 mL bottle of Hornitos tequila and mix) or Michelada (4 bottles of Pacifico lager and mix) kit; and Mexican Bingo game (first 30 orders). Only 60 total kits are available so don’t put off putting in an order! Orders for Chancho’s Taco-To-Go Kits can be placed in advance online until Saturday, October 3 for pickup at the restaurant (560 Davie Street) between noon and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 4.

When: Sunday, Oct. 4

Where: Chancho – 560 Davie St, Vancouver

Cost: $59-69

Fall features at Beaucoup Bakery

Apple Pie Croissant. Photo courtesy Beaucoup Bakery

The team at Beaucoup Bakery has been busy recipe testing new pastries and cakes all summer long. The result, an exciting new line-up of original, large format tarts and cakes, a selection of macarons, and the return of a Beaucoup Bakery fall favourite with a new twist – the Grand Apple Pie Croissant. Beaucoup Bakery’s new large-format cake offerings will rotate seasonally and serve four to six, with half sizes available.

When: Fall; take note the Apple Pie Croissant is a special order for Thanksgiving weekend only

Where: 2150 Fir St, Vancouver

Thanksgiving Fried Chick-Un Sandwich at Beetbox

Photo courtesy Beetbox

When you want to gobble, gobble, but keep it plant-based, Beetbox’s Thanksgiving long weekend special is a Turkey Day version of their famous Fried Chick-Un Sandwich, dressed up with cranberry sauce, celery stuffing, Brussels slaw, and gravy vegan mayo. Available for both dine-in and pick-up.

When: Oct. 9-12

Where: Beetbox – 1074 Davie St, Vancouver

Cost: $9.50

Grounds For Coffee – Seasonal Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Buns

Photo courtesy Grounds For Coffee

Every fall, Grounds for Coffee is all about pumpkin spice. From Friday, Oct. 9 to Monday, Oct. 12, Grounds for Coffee will be featuring their best-selling seasonal Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Buns. Skip the pie and pick up a 6-pack of these mouth-watering seasonal treats.

When: Oct. 9-12

Where: Grounds For Coffee – 2565 Alma St and 2088 Commercial Dr, Vancouver

Fall flavours at Ladurée + Afternoon Tea is back

Ladurée is bringing Parisian fall flavours to Vancouver with the launch of several new, golden-hued treats and sips: a delicate Pumpkin Tart with pumpkin-spiced Chantilly cream, Honey and Almond Religieuse, classic Chaussons aux Pommes, and warm, spiced drinks. Available for a limited time, seasonal pastries include the Pumpkin Tart (four to six people $65; individual-sized $10.50), which features a delicately sweet and buttery tartlet filled pumpkin compote, topped with pumpkin crémeux and pecan nuts, and skillfully “ribboned” by a pumpkin spiced Chantilly cream. 

When: Fall; tea service resumes Oct. 3

Where: Ladurée (boutique and tea salaon) 1141 Robson St., Vancouver

A Taste of McArthurGlen Food Festival

Bibo Pizzeria. Photo courtesy McArthurGlen Designer Outlet

This October, Hugo’s Churros, Bibo Pizzeria, Caffè Artigiano, Japadog, The Praguery and the newly opened Food Folk Eatery invite guests to a month-long Food Festival full of delicious deals, pumpkin-flavoured treats and the opportunity to give back to those who need it most. From 4 to 8 p.m. daily, guests can enjoy a variety of discounts on select menu items (including pumpkin spiced chimney cakes!) by donating an unopened canned or dry good and mentioning “A Taste of McArthurGlen” to restaurant staff. The donated items will then be collected in the blue bins set-up at the entrance of each restaurant for The Richmond Food Bank.

When: October 2020

Marukatsu Pop-Up at Gyoza Bar

Dishes at Marukatsu. Photo by Mark Yuen/courtesy Aburi Restaurants

Vancouver is now home to an exciting new fusion venture that aligns the foods and flavours of Japan and Mexico. Called Marukatsu, the endeavour is from Aburi Restaurants (Miku, Minami, Gyoza Bar), and focuses on katsu-based dished made with Mexican ingredients. The limited-time pop-up takes place at Gyoza Bar restaurant and was created by Aburi’s founder and CEO along with the talents of head chef Woojin Kim. Marukatsu’s menu is centred on the teishoku, or set menu, experience. 

When: Limited time only

Where: Gyoza Bar – 622 W Pender St, Vancouver

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