For the last 20 years, die-hard foodies in the Lower Mainland know that it’s best to spend their money on dining out during Dine Out Vancouver.
Dine Out Vancouver (DOV) is a food festival that celebrates the rich and vibrant culinary scene in some of the well-known districts of the Lower Mainland, usually cities surrounding its namesake, like Burnaby, North Vancouver, Richmond, New Westminster, and Surrey. This event happens only once a year, and this year it is happening from January 14 to 31, 2022.
Dubbed as Canada’s largest food festival with over 300 restaurants participating, DOV offers tons of varieties with a 3 course menu with starting prices between $20 to $59 (excluding taxes and tips).
A lot of thrift foodies including students take advantage of this event to try out high-end restaurants; it’s a very smart move to splurge on an extraordinary dining experience from highly acclaimed restaurants and world class chefs without breaking the bank.
Dine Out Vancouver does not only offer restaurant dining experience, it also offers culinary experience such as a dim sum making class or wine and beer pairing classes from award winning wineries and breweries in BC. Also a part of the festival is what’s called “Vancouver World Chef Exchange” wherein top Chefs from across Canada grace the Vancouver’s culinary stage with their talent.
A lot of hotels also participate in DOV to pamper you not only with eating out but also in sleeping in! You can get a $50 Mastercard prepaid gift card for each night’s stay for up to a maximum of three nights. Here is how you can get it:
HOW TO GET IT:
1) Pick your dates and search
2) You will be redirected to StayVancouverHotels.com
3) Select a hotel room
4) Book your stay
5) Get your gift card(s) at check-in
6) Enjoy your stay!
*While supplies last. Bookings must be made for stays during Dine Out Vancouver dates of Jan 14 to Jan 31, 2022 to qualify.
This yearThis year, DOV has also partnered with LYFT giving patrons 25% off on two rides to get to the restaurant with ease. Use the code: DINEOUT2022 to get up to a maximum of $5 per ride, offer ends the same day DOV ends.
Here are CISMPH’s Top 5 Picks around Downtown Vancouver:
- The Pawnshop
The Pawnshop is a well-loved Mexican restaurant of locals located at the heart of Downtown Vancouver and their 3-course dinner menu is only for $20! How cool is that?
2. Hawksworth Restaurant
Hawksworth Restaurant is an upscale restaurant located at the famous Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Downtown Vancouver. The Hawksworth is one of the most glamorous restaurants where favourite local celebrities like Ryan Reynolds dine. For this year’s DOV, Chef David Hawksworth and his team cooked up a lunch menu for only $29
3. Honey Salt
Honey Salt is one of the 10 dining options in Vancouver’s luxurious Parq Hotel. Parq is a premier destination for entertainment and a premier events place that houses the biggest ballroom in Vancouver.
Honey salt offers a 3 course lunch menu with a mouthwatering dessert called “Brookie.” It was inspired by the “Baked in Brooklyn” where chocolate chip cookie meets fudge brownie and salted caramel ice cream.
4. Cactus Club
Of course included in our list is the go-to place for most people living in British Columbia, the famous chain Cactus Club Cafe. Cactus Club offers perhaps the biggest dine out menu selection with over 20 items to mix and match. Their 3 course dinner menu for only $38.
5. The Flying Pig Gastown
The Flying Pig is a hub for locals and tourists not only because it is located in Gastown—one of Vancouver’s popular locations–but also because of its strong ensemble of culinary delights that is proudly sourced locally. Their DOV menu is for only $45!
Dine Out Vancouver is a great way to support your local businesses. Remember to proceed with caution and lots of care. Enjoy dining out in Vancouver and don’t forget to follow public health orders. Bon Appetit!
For a complete list of participating businesses please visit the official website.*
*this is not a paid partnership
*Credits to the rightful owner of the pictures.