3 ways to avoid cooking for the family this weekend


food truck fest

Image: Food Cart Fest

I was all ready to post this yesterday, as I had assumed I’d fully recovered from the second round of the flu, but then I couldn’t muster the strength to hit “publish.” Sound familiar? Has your family been fighting the good fight against this most recent onslaught of porcelain-hugging loveliness? If you have the energy to read this post it’s either because A: you are no longer so exhausted you can’t hold your neck up straight, or B: you don’t know what I am talking about, and I fear for you because you will.

Either way, this weekend is gonna be hot and you don’t want to cook. Replenish lost resources with this list of fabulous ways to fill the family full of the good stuff Vancouver has to offer.


Food Cart Fest

Food Cart Fest Vancouver is a gathering of over 20 of the city’s top Food Carts. Join them every Sunday in the Summer at the Olympic Village for food, fun, and sun complemented by community markets, live music, DJs, craft food vendors, kids activities, ping pong, urban gardening, and more. Always free to Vancity and Car2go members, this year is also free with a non-perishable food donation to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.


Greek Day

Greek Day takes place on Broadway, from MacDonald to Blenheim Street. It’s a FREE ENTRY, award-winning family-friendly event, open to all, and it’s not for people who don’t like crowds, as it attracts nearly 100,000 attendees from across the Lower Mainland. The Kidszone has tons of events planned, from mosaic plaque making to water-gun mythology games. My memories of Greek Days include meat on sticks and the smell of meat on sticks… AKA heaven.


Richmond Night Market

This year the market is “Magical Candyland themed”… As usual, you can expect food, a dizzying amount of vendors, entertainment, great people watching and more food. Regular admission is $2.25 and kids 10 and under are free. It’s open 7 – 11pm, and located near Bridgeport Station in Richmond.

peaks-and-harbours Bree Galbraith is the co-founder of Peaks and Harbours, a Vancouver “not just for moms” blog that showcases everything our city has to offer the younger crowd. @breegalbraith
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