What You Need to Know About Taste of Yaletown

This is one food festival your tastes buds can’t afford to miss.

Celebrating its 10th year as one of Vancouver’s largest foodie festivals, Taste of Yaletown offers up tastes, treats, sips, and sights in what is arguably the best dining district in our city.

From October 16th-30th, TOY will yet again bring together a world-class collection of talented chefs to deliver all the culinary treasures you can imagine.  

Yaletown kitchens will also provide featured menus, special tastings, and innovative pairings to tempt the most adventurous foodie by offering a fresh approach to fixed price menus that range in price from $25 to $45. 

On our radar as worthy picks, you should consider checking out:

The Parlour is always a great, casual option and we guarantee they’ll be packed every day of the festival, due in large part to their budget-friendly YP special: two appetizers (excluding The Board) and a pizza for $35.

Another restaurant on our list is Good Wolf Kitchen & Bar, where you’ll sip a house-made craft cocktail as you take in the scene and have the option of dining on everything from duck confit with orange-chili glaze to lobster wontons.

TOY is the perfect opportunity to try out some smaller sweet spots the district has to offer like Hapa Izakaya, The New Oxford, and Yaletown L’Antipasto, to name a few.

Our must-try list this year, however, includes a trip to West Oak Restaurant for their lamb shank, house-made gnocchi, and burrata and prosciutto board (view full $35 menu here).

A stop at RAW Canvas to score a memorable and artistic night out is also needed; not only will your $45 get you an array of delectable small plates, but when you’re done dining it’ll be time to unleash your inner Picasso. TOY reservations include a ‘TOY’ size canvas and chance to paint the night away.

About 25 restaurants will offer combinations of food and drink as well as special in-house events to celebrate TOY with a percent of sales going to support The Greater Vancouver Food Bank (since the festival’s inception, more than $100,000 has been raised to help the cause).

So, TOY isn’t just fun and games after all. 


Cover image from: Raw Canvas

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