Taste your way around the world of dumplings at this one-night restaurant crawl


Good things come in small packages, which is probably why dumplings are a popular food form found all around the world. You can celebrate the dumpling in all its global glory at this one-night restaurant-crawl tasting Dumpling Fest.

Pelmeni (Hey, Dumplings/Facebook)

Hosted by Vancouver Foodster and styled to run similarly to their ongoing Tasting Plates series of events, the Dumpling Fest takes place on November 7, and features numerous participating restaurants offering up their signature dumpling.

Go from spot to spot at the restaurants, all located between Olympic Village, Chinatown and Commercial Drive areas of East Van, and taste your way around the world of dumplings. There will be Cantonese soup dumplings, to Russian pelmeni to Indian kofta to Korean mandu and more. Featured participants include Hey Dumplings!, Hon’s Wonton House, Bombay Indian Kitchen and Bar, and more to be revealed.

Roam with friends, or get to know new dumpling lovers as you follow your event “passport” to visit each spot and give their dumplings a try.

Dumpling Fest

When: Wednesday, November 7 from 6-10 pm

Where: Participating restaurants; starting point TBA

Cost: $35-60; tickets available online


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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