La Poutine Week: 7 days of eating poutine in Vancouver

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The premise is pretty simple: Eat poutine during La Poutine Week and go online and vote for your favourites. And this glorious event celebrating Canada’s unofficial national drunk food takes place February 1-7, 2018.

Not surprisingly, La Poutine Week has its roots in Quebec, from which poutine also hails. Over the years, the festival has picked up participating Canadian cities from coast to coast, including Vancouver.

Restaurants sign up with La Poutine Week as participants with their poutine creations, and the festival gets the word out by sharing the restaurant lists for each city.

So far it looks like there are just a few spots taking part in Vancouver:

  • Fable Diner
  • The Rise Eatery
  • The Canadian Brewhouse (Richmond)
  • Timber

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While restaurants may not always be offering up the unique (and often elaborate) poutines they put out for La Poutine Week, we certainly won’t stop you from celebrating in your own way, at your own pace.

Vancouver may not be Canada’s poutine capital, but there are plenty of spots piling on the gravy, cheese curds, and other inventive toppings onto heaping plates (or paper takeout trays) of fries. Go forth and eat poutine.

La Poutine Week 2018

When: February 1-7, 2018
Where: Participating Vancouver restaurants TBA

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom