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7 Restaurants to Check Out During DINE OUT Vancouver

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Another year, another event to look forward to in Vancouver. Back in 2001, it all started with an idea to create a fixed-price menu dining experience and was devised by a group of food and wine enthusiasts in partnership with Tourism Vancouver. Restaurants were quick to jump on board and since then, Dine Out has become Canada’s largest food and drink festival.

Jump forward to today, the festival brings together hundreds of chefs and restaurants, wineries, craft breweries, and suppliers and more for 17 days of dining, food-forward events and experiences designed to give local and visiting culinary enthusiasts the opportunity to taste the best flavours of the city.

Here are some restaurants that will get your taste-buds going: 

7 Urban Thai Bistro

1119 Hamilton St

Urban Thai Bistro welcomes the arrival of 2018 with a Dine Out Vancouver menu that is bursting with flavour. Celebrate the bistro’s 18th year as Yaletown’s most coveted leader in modern and authentic Thai Cuisine while sampling a variety of new creations and long-time cherished staples all carefully curated by the restaurant’s Executive Chef, Somchai.
Priced at $30/person, the menu includes dishes like thai duck dumplings, tom yum infused shrimp balls and chiang mai rice noodles.  For dessert? Fresh coconut meat and pumpkin in coconut milk!
Dine Out Vancouver 2018
(Photo/Urban Thai Bistro)

6  Mamie Taylor’s

251 E. Georgia Street

Mamie Taylor’s is a modern American restaurant specializing in imaginative comfort food and an amazing cocktail list. They also have taxidermy (eek). For only two days (January 23 and 24th) , they are bringing back their annual Low Country Pig Roast.

Tickets for this 19+ event are $62.35 per person (includes the three-course pig roast, a welcome cocktail, all taxes, gratuities and ticketing fees) and are available via the Dine Out Vancouver website.

Dine Out Vancouver 2018

Homer Street Cafe

 898 Homer Street

Homer St. Cafe and Bar is presenting a three-course menu showcasing the most popular dishes made, and as always, with the freshest local ingredients. The menu is $40 per person (not including drinks). The option for wine pairing is available by the bottle (starting at $48 to $55) and by the glass (starting at $10 to $12).


Avocado Bay Restaurant & Lounge

 Unit 203 – 1184 Denman St.

Canada’s first avocado eatery and guacamole-house. Avocado Bay Offers vegan and gluten free items as well as guacamole’s, daily fresh ceviche, classic Mexican and Mexican fusion food items, with fresh made margaritas and smoothies.

Mak N Ming

1629 Yew Street

Named as Canada’s fourth best “new” restaurant in 2017, this Japanese and Italian-inspired culinary treat, is participating in their first Dine Out experience. Their menu is simple, but has some must try’s on their menu (hello handmaid ramen). Make sure to book your reservations before they book up.


2 1886

39 Smithe Street

It’s not all about the fancy bars and slot machines, Parq Vancouver has now welcomed 1886 – a very upscale Chinese established, located on the third floor of the casino. If you’re looking for authentic Chinese dishes – like Peking duck, make sure to come check out this newcomer.

Dine Out Vancouver 2018
(Photo/Parq Vancouver)

1 La Mezcaleria

68 East Cordova Street

We are never disappointed when we hear of a new Mexican spot hitting Vancouver, especially in Gastown. If you have a hankering for Mexican food with a flair, make sure to check them out (they are on the pricer end but it’s SO worth it). The corn truffle mushrooms are delectable, as well as their scallops.

Dine Out Vancouver 2018

For reservations, please visit the Dine Out Vancouver website or call (604) 428-299.

By Freelance Writer and Lifestyle Blogger: Samantha Lenz 

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Park Royal, Main Street, West Vancouver, BC, Canada
Catch 122 Cafe Bistro, West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Mamie Taylor's, East Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Homer St. Cafe and Bar, Homer Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Edible Canada, Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Urban Thai Bistro, Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Parq Vancouver, Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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