These 28 awesome food and drink events are part of Dine Out Vancouver

There's much more than just the special menus at hundreds of restaurants


You know Dine Out Vancouver, right? It’s that block of days starting in late January when hundreds of restaurants in Vancouver offer special menus and deals for returning or new customers to help you shake up your restaurant routines (and give the hospitality biz a boost for the start of the year).

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But those restaurant deals aren’t the ONLY thing that happens as part of DOV. Nope. Not even close.

There are 28 awesome food and drink events happening as part of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival, and tickets are already on sale.

Taking place between Jan. 17 and Feb. 3, 2019, the Fest’s culinary events include everything from wine pairing dinners to dessert how-tos, along with things like vodka tastings, wine and beer tours, dim sum gatherings, coffee tours, and more.

Learn how to shuck an oyster and slurp a few oceanic gems back with some beautiful B.C. wines, or dig into a succulent low country whole pig roast. Enjoy the fare of global chefs visiting Vancouver as part of the Global Chefs dinner series, or get up to your elbows in flour while making your own pizzas.

Other fun events include the Ocean Wise Pop-Up at the Vancouver Aquarium, and the ever-popular Street Food City food truck fest that gives us a little taste of summer outside the Vancouver Art Gallery in the grey of January.

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Street Food City at the Vancouver Art Gallery (Photo: Street Food City)

Also returning is the Grand Tasting, which will kick off the whole Dine Out Vancouver Festival at the Rocky Mountaineer Station on Jan.17. This opening event will feature multiple restaurants, craft breweries and distilleries, and BC VQA wineries. Proceeds will benefit the BC Hospitality Foundation, Dine Out Vancouver’s official charitable partner. The next day, Jan. 18, is when the restaurants launch their special DOV menus.

You’ll find specifics about each event, including availability, pricing, location, date and time on the Dine Out Vancouver events page. Many events are expected to sell out.

Dine Out Vancouver Festival

When: Jan. 17-Feb. 3, 2019
Where: Various locations in Vancouver