Get Early Bird Tickets For Tasting Plates Commercial Drive

East Vancouver’s Commercial Drive neighbourhood is a dining destination with a diverse restaurant scene, that welcomes exploration. Explore it for yourself on September 4, 2019 with Vancouver Foodster’s Tasting Plates  Commercial Drive.   

As with all Tasting Plates, visitors will get to explore the neighbourhood with their friends and fellow foodies, while sampling the fare that Commercial Drive chefs have prepared for the evening.  Vancouver Foodster invites chefs to create a tasting plate of bites unique for the evening or curated from their menu. 

Tasting Platers will check in at the welcome desk to collect their Tasting Plates cards and maps then hit the streets with their taste buds at the ready.

Tasting Plates Commercial Drive on September 4th has so far included the following restaurants in the line-up;

Federico’s Supper Club: 1728 Commercial Drive
Grounds for Coffee: 2088 Commercial Drive
Fratelli Bakery: 1795 Commercial Drive

Watch for more restaurants to be added as the date nears.

Tickets are available now via Eventbrite (fees may apply)
Ultra Early-Bird tickets: $30 per person until August 9, 2019
Early-Bird Tickets: $36 per person after August 9, 2019
Advance Tickets $45 per person after August 23, 2019
Regular $60 per person after September 1, 2019

Vancouver Foodster Best Taco Challenge is at hand

Taco Tuesdays take on new meaning this month as the Vancouver Foodster Best Taco Challenge gets under way, today May 3rd until May 27th.

Chefs near and far around the region have been challenged to create a taco that best exemplifies their restaurant. Vancouver Foodster has given the chefs free reign on their creations to make whatever their imagination dreams up; complicated or simple, traditional or uniquely non-traditional, vegetarian or meat-filled.

The public is invited to try out any or all of the Taco Challenge dishes then vote for their favourite creation at

In addition to the public vote, a panel of media judges, of which I’m proud and excited to be one, will be tasting the Best Taco Challenge entries to choose the Judges Choice Winner.

Follow me @jminter on Twitter and Instagram to see the Taco Challenge creations landing on my plate and those of the other Media Judges too

James Chung : Founder & Editor of
Twitter: HelloVancity
Instagram: hellovancity

Teresa Ly :  Foodie
Instagram: teelythefoodie

Get out and get your tacos and be sure to vote for your favourites!
The participating restaurants and dish details on the Vancouver Foodster Best Taco Challenge are;

La Cantina Tacos, 722 Nelson Street, Vancouver

Las Tortas, 3353 Cambie Street, Vancouver

Maizal, 2815 Main Street, Vancouver

Patron Tacos & Cantina, 265 Robson Street, Vancouver 

Hugo’s Churros, 7899 Templeton Station Road, Richmond 

Hugo’s Mexican Kitchen, 19151 Fraser Highway, Surrey 

Hopcott Meats, 18385 Old Dewdney Trunk Road, Pitt Meadows

Hugo’s Mexican Food, 7101 Vedder Rd, Chilliwack

Ready, set, Tacos! See you out there

5th Anniversary Downtown Tasting Plates – March 8, 2017

It’s hard to believe Vancouver Foodster’s Tasting Plates is celebrating its 5th Anniversary Downtown Edition.  Circle March 8th in your calendar and pick up your ultra early-bird tickets now.

As with all Vancouver Foodster Tasting Plates events, you’ll explore the neighbourhood and visit some of the area restaurants to see what the chef’s have prepared to highlight their kitchens. Check in by 6pm and sample the tasting plates and cups until 10pm. Bring your friends and family for a wander through town and see if you find a new found gem.

Restaurants will be announced soon but for now get the ultra early-bird tickets for just $29 until this Sunday, January 8th.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite
After January 8th tickets early-bird tickets are $35 until January 31st. Then $45 until March 1st.


Picks of the Week – October 19, 2016

Days are getting shorter and darkness is overtaking us as we’re scaring up some fun in the picks of the week as Halloween sneaks up on us;

tastingplate_yaletown_2016_x250Plates: Tonight, take a culinary trip around Yaletown with Vancouver Foodster’s Tasting Plates – Yaletown edition.

Icon: Tonight at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, rock icon Alice Cooper brings his suitable for Halloween style to the stage.

Ivories: Sing along and celebrate the 1st Anniversary of Keys Piano Bar at XY YVR tonight.

Academy: Hold on to your broom as you take flight at Fly Over Canada and earn your witch academy diploma this Halloween.

Pucks: The Vancouver Canucks hope to put another game in the win column when they host Buffalo Sabres Thursday night at Rogers Arena

Stage: The Arts Club Theatre Company’s production of The Flick is on The Granville Island Stage until October 29th and Bakersfield Mist is in previews starting Thursday, and runs until November 20th at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.

Laughs: Comedy legends and Monty Python alumni Eric Idle and John Cleese bring their “Together Again for the First Time Tour” to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for three shows, Thursday, Friday & Saturday.

Thrills:  Hold on to your wits as you visit the haunted houses and thrilling rides of Fright Nights at Playland until Oct 31st

Pop: British singer-songwriter Tom Odell brings his sounds to The Imperial on Main Street.

Faux: Friday night, The Junction hosts its monthly DMS fundraiser Faux Girls, with an open Halloween drag show.

Roar: Show your Lions Pride as the BC Lions regular season is drawing to a close with the second to last game versus Edmonton Eskimos on Saturday.

Dance: Find your rhythm when DJ Domtop and Eva Scarlett host ONYX, Saturday night at XY YVR.

Taste: Get a taste of the neighbourhood as you bite your way through the set menus created especially for Taste of Yaletown until Oct 27th

whitecaps_img_9073Kicks: Whitecaps FC 2016 season comes to an end when they host Cascadia rivals Portland Timbers at BC Place on Sunday afternoon


Get a Taste of Yaletown – Oct 13 – 27

taste of yaletownIt’s that tasty time of year when the Vancouver neighbourhood of Yaletown brings out their flavour for the Taste of Yaletown.

Running from October 13 – 27, 2016, Taste of Yaletown is an annual celebration of Yaletown’s restaurants.  Thirty neighbourhood chefs will offer special menus, tastings, and unique pairings that show their eateries at the very best.

Set menus are priced at $25, $35 & $45 with some restaurants making offerings at all three levels.  Taste of Yaletown explores the world through the flavoursome diversity of its restaurants, from Ban Mi at DD Mau, to Italian fare at La Terrazza or Yaletown L’Antipasto, taste the mediterranean at The Greek by Anatoli, grab pub grub at New Oxford or pizza a The Parlour and so many more.

For the full list of participating restaurants and menus visit




Tasting Plates Yaletown Coming October 19th

tastingplate_yaletown_2016_x250Now is the time to get your tickets to tantalize your taste buds on Vancouver Foodster’s Tasting Plates Yaletown, on October 19, 2016

Get your foodie friends together and take a tasty tour of the neighbourhood.  Like all Vancouver Foodster Tasting Plates events the participating restaurants will be offering a Tasting Plate or Cup that highlights their establishment.  The flavourful event starts at Rocanini Coffee at 863 Beatty Street and runs from 6pm until 9:30pm, throughout Yaletown.

The other participating restaurants in Tasting Plates Yaletown are;

House Special – 1269 Hamilton Street

Kuma Izakaya – 1233 Hamilton Street

Lime and Moon Pie Co – 1066 Mainland Street

Chasers Fresh Juice – 1026 Mainland Street

On Yoghurt – 95 Smithe Street

Straight Outta Brooklyn – 350 Robson Street

Tasting Plates Yaletown is always a popular event so get your tickets soon!
Advance Tickets are on sale now $45 per person on Eventbrite.
Regular Tickets $60 per person after October 16, 2016.

vf_spaghetti_web-01If you’re looking for another tasty event, check out Vancouver Foodster’s Spaghetti Challenge. Until October 30th, restaurants all around the city are presenting their best take of spaghetti.

Taste: Victoria’s Festival of Food & Wine 2016

Starting Thursday, Taste Victoria Festival of Food and Drink makes this weekend one of the most flavourful of the year in Victoria!  The Festival kicks off  this Thursday with an opening night cornucopia of food and drink.

Taste Victoria Eat

The Opening Night event, Taste The Difference, brings together a savoury collection of local Victoria restaurants and British Columbia wineries to the ballrooms of the Hotel Grand Pacific. Wander the tasting stations, mingle with fellow foodies, talk to the talented winemakers and chefs while experiencing the best of the BC’s bounty.

Taste Victoria Drink

Taste The Difference is only the start of the savoury  weekend of Taste, as events continues until Sunday. Seminars, tours, tastings, workshops, meals are on deck to help expand you palate and knowledge.  Some events are already sold out but tickets are still available for others so get tickets soon.

To read more about all the events at Taste Victoria and find tickets visit