Make a Dash for Dine Out 2019 Tickets

Since 2002 Vancouverites have been filling their winters and bellies with Dine Out Vancouver Festival’s prix fixe menu deals.  What started with just 57 restaurants has grown to become Canada’s largest food and drink festival, with 300+ restaurants, breweries, wineries, events and more to indulge.

Grand Tasting
photo: Carly Whetter

From January 18 to February 3, 2019 restaurants from South Surrey to North Vancouver welcome guests with $15, $25, $35 and $45 fixed price brunch, lunch and dinner menus.  The restaurant menus are revealed and reservations are open to the public today, January 10th,  visit to start your Dine Out planning.

In addition to a restaurant menus, a series of spectacular tasting events fill the days and evenings.  The events start off with The Grand Tasting, a preview launch event January 17th at Rocky Mountaineer Station. The World Chef Exchange brings chefs from San Diego, London, Sydney, Montreal and Dusseldorf to work with local chefs in their restaurants. Street Food City, the food truck fest is back for its eighth year.

Street Food City
photo: Carly Whetter

Secret Supper Soirees are are back for mysterious dinners. Food & Drink Tours of all kinds fill the festival dates. Many events are already sold out, so if you haven’t check out the Events listings and book soon.

Coming from out of town, or even if you’re local, why not make a night of it and book a night at the Dine Out Special Room Rates or a Dine & Stay package with one of the participating Dine Out Hotel Partners. 

Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2019 runs January 18 – February 3, 2019. For menu information, restaurant and hotel reservations and event tickets visit

Time to Dine Out Vancouver – 2015 Festival

DineOutVancouverGiving you just enough time to recover from your Holiday Season’s eatings, Vancouver’s Dine Out Festival returns for another scrumptious season.  From January 16 – February 1, 2015 food lovers from all over will experience the tastes, sights and experiences of Canada’s largest restaurant festival.

The Tourism Vancouver produced food fest has grown to incorporate hundreds of restaurants and dozens of events showcasing the ingredients, beverages, chefs, bartenders, neighbourhoods and regions that make up Vancouver’s much-lauded food scene.

Discounted flights, combined with one of the many hotel accommodation options allows guests from near and far to create their own getaway package.

The list of participating Dine Out Vancouver restaurants and their $18, $28 or $38 menus will be revealed on Wednesday, January 7th but the list of 30+ events is already out, many of them are already sold out or close to sold out so book your tickets soon.

Some of the highlights include:

– The Chef Soup Experiment; 50 Chefs + 50 Ingeredients = 1 amazing soup

– Six Neighbourhood Brunch Crawls; Gastown, Kits, Main St, Downtown Vancouver, West End and Commercial Drive.

– Secret Supper Soirees; a culinary road trip

– International Chef Exchange; Dine Out’s first international Chef collaboration dinner with Brighton, England.

– Street Food City; Food Trucks abound in a culinary cacophony of flavours.

– Dinner at the Birdcage; dinner and drag

Check out the full list of restaurants, menus and events at and get ready for 17 days of good eating!

Christmas Gift Ideas 2013 – Fun for Foodies.

Almost everyone has a food lover on their shopping list, Vancouver’s renowned food scene offers so many gift options it’s hard to choose.

There’s the great options of food baskets and gift hampers from gourmet shops like The Gourmet Warehouse or Urban Fare.

noodlemania_1_aFor something more one of a kind perhaps a food experience is what you’re looking for?  Next month, especially, is loaded with food fun, check out for some terrific food-fun events. On January 12th get the New Year off to the right bite with NoodleMania, a travelling food tour all across Vancouver in search of all types of noodles: ramen, pasta, udon, mein and more. Every culture has its own form of noodle so take a tour around the world while touring the city.


Also in January is Tourism Vancouver’s Dine Out Vancouver Festival  from January 17 – February 2, 2014 restaurants all around Vancouver take part in Canada’s largest restaurant festival with many, many unique food events included during the fortnight.  VanFoodster and Dine Out have combined for a few of them; West End Brunch Crawl on January 19 and then a week later, East Side Brunch Crawl – January 26. Each Brunch Crawl is an eight restaurant food crawl through the hot brunch spots in their respective neighbourhoods.  Then follow it all up, February 1st with Palate Promenades – Granville Island Discoveries, a visit to 10+ of the Island’s merchants including restaurants, breweries, Canada’s only Sake distillery, butchers, bakers and much more.

Whether you choose these events or any of the other tasty treats available to you in this great food town, your food lover is sure the appreciate the great gift and experience they get from you.

Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2013

DineOutVancouverWarm up your taste buds Canada’s largest restaurant festival is coming soon! Since its beginnings in 2002, Dine Out Vancouver Festival has enticed tens of thousands of food enthusiasts to step out of the house and experience the city’s fine array of restaurants.

Over 200 restaurants participate in the festival, offering custom tailored prix-fix 3 course menus at $18, $28 or $38. As the festival has grown, now 17 days January 18-February 3, 2013, more and more restaurants have joined in and the line up of activities has expanded year after year.

Hundreds of culinary events are scheduled that offer diners unique experiences not usually offered to the public; including guided dining adventures, food and cocktail tours, BC wine and BC craft beer tastings, cooking classes and demonstrations, debates and lectures, street food markets and much more.

In addition to the restaurant participants, hotels are offering prix-fix room rates at $78, $108 or $138 per room per night and adding on dining packages to allow visitors at great taste of Vancouver and allow locals to have a night on the town without worrying about driving home.

Participating restaurants and menus will be announced on Monday January 7th and reservations will book up quickly so be sure to visit right away to book your table and events.


Candlelight Conversation Dinner 2012

Don’t feel like cooking tonight? Good, don’t, head out for a Candlelight Conversation Dinner instead.

Tonight, Thursday October 25th 2012, make it a date night and go to one of the many restaurants in Vancouver, Victoria & all around the province, participating in this year’s Candlelight Conservation Dinners. The lights are dim and the candles are flickering so you’ll know you’re doing your part to raise awareness about energy conservation (and having a romantic meal with you’re loved one).

To reserve your Vancouver table and for the complete list of participating local restaurants in your town check out Team PowerSmart

If having a nice meal out with your friends or loved ones isn’t enough incentive…join BC Hydro’s Team PowerSmart for how you can help save even more energy everyday.

Reserve now for Dine Out Vancouver 2012

Vancouver is home to some fantastic world-class restaurants and with many more popping up each year, it’s hard to find the time or budget to try all of them.

Dine Out Vancouver is the city’s effort to get us through the winter doldrums by encouraging us to get out and taste the city.
From January 20 to February 5, 2012, hundreds of restaurants around the city are offering three course set menus for $18, $28 or $38 plus suggested pairings with Wines of British Columbia and Kronenbourg 1664. In conjunction with Tourism Vancouver some terrific “Dine Out” Hotel and Restaurant packages are being offered from just $96.
Building on the exciting and interesting culinary events begun last year more special offers are being offered this year; Plated and Paired at Granville Island, Dine Academy, PuShFestival and Arts Club Theatre’s Act 1 Eat 1, or Secret Supper Soiree.
Dine Out Vancouver reservations open today January 9th, check restaurant menus on the Dine Out site and make your reservations quickly, they book up fast!

Where are you going to “Dine Out”?

Dine Out Vancouver is one of the city’s tastiest events!

Dine Out is your chance to try that place everyone’s talking about but you keep putting off! Now’s the time, choose from a multitude of restaurants offering $18, $28 and $38 fixed price menues.

It’s already begun and only runs until Feb 6th, so if you haven’t booked a table you’d better take a look through the amazing list and make your choice(s) now! 

This year Dine Out is also holding a number of exciting and unique cullinary events…Brasserie Mystere, Dine In The Dark, Secret Supper Soiree, Dine Academy are just some of the fun…visit the Dine Out website for details.
From out of town? No problem, Tourism Vancouver has coordinated some amazing Dine Out Accommodation specials with Vancouver Hotels…so you can have a night out after you Dine Out!

Let me know what restaurants you’ve tried or are planning on trying…hopefully I’ll bump into you at a table!