The Dine Out Vancouver Festival is a 17-day celebration of Vancouver’s culinary scene. The festival is now in its 16th year and offers everything from special tastings and events to workshops and classes.

This year, 250 restaurants will form part of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival. The participating restaurants will offer three-course meals at set price-points of $20, $30 and $40. Back in 2003, when the festival started, there were only 57 participating restaurants, which shows how the popularity of the event has continued to grow.

Some of the events that attendees can look forward to, include tasting tours of the neighbourhoods, dinners that pair your meals with exotic beverages, art or even a movie, as well as a street food celebration. There will also be a spirited cocktail master class and global guest-chef collaboration dinners. There will be over 80 culinary events over the course of the festival and you will be hard-pressed to choose which ones you want to attend from January 18 to February 3, 2019.

Some of the events that also caught our attention are:

Wine And Charcuterie Tour:

Join Canadian Craft Tours on a tour of some of Vancouver’s best urban wineries to sample some amazing wines and delicious charcuterie.  All transportation is included plus the tastings at each winery, and shareable food platters with artisan meats, cheeses, crackers and more.  This tour starts at 2 pm on respectively January 19, January 24, January 27 and February 2, and costs $137.50.

Save On Meats Experience:

Learn about and experience the community impact of the historic Save on Meats Diner in the Downtown Eastside while enjoying a special three-course menu based on diner classics.  This tour starts at 6 pm on January 19 and February 1 and costs $35.

Chinatown Dim Sum Tour:

Visit the largest Chinatown in Canada on a walking food tour, learn about the rich history and culture, fill your belly with amazing food, and have a great time doing it. This tour starts at 1:30 pm on January 19, January 26, January 27 and February 2. The costs are $88.30.

Vancouver is one of the best food hubs in the world. The city’s multicultural influences, combined with quick access to fresh ingredients from nearby valleys, oceans, fields and rivers, make it a culinary hotspot. Over 125 cultural groups contribute to Vancouver’s unique flavours, making it a place where you can find virtually any type of food to tickle your fancy.

Be sure to swing by Church’s Chicken for the best fried chicken in Vancouver. No culinary festival is complete without our unforgettable dishes!