East Village Brunch Crawl on January 28

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Dine Out Van Fest does brunch! Presented by Vancouver Foodster, this expanded event from 2016 is sure to please anyone who loves brunch.

Visit multiple restaurants throughout the East Village neighbourhood in the Hastings area from Clark to Renfrew as you taste all sorts of dishes in this Brunch crawl using your “passport” as your guide.

Enjoy the variety of dishes and beverages that may include juices, smoothies and coffees, to eggs benny, pancakes, French toast, omelettes, brunch pizza, hash browns, meats, seafood, baked goods, desserts and so much more.

Time: 10am – 2pm

Participants include some of East Village’s finest restaurants and establishments including:

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Nonna’s Table

1489 E. Hastings Street

Web: http://www.nonnastable.ca/

Twitter: @Nonnas_Table

Style of Pizza: Wood oven fired Neapolitan

Nonna’s Table Café and Pizzeria is situated in the heart of East Van, in the historic Waldorf Hotel. The Waldorf has been a central part of the East Vancouver Arts and Culture community since its founding in 1947. We feature a beautiful home-style Italian restaurant, which boasts a retro Polynesian/Tiki feel. Our pizza recipes have been carefully crafted by Italian Pizza Master, Salvatore Brugaletta, who received professional traditional pizza training in the heart of Italy. Our pizzas are prepared fresh in house, and roasted to perfection in our wood fire pizza oven. We pride ourselves on using nothing but fresh, high quality ingredients, and keeping true to our East Van culture.

 

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Di Olvia

2632 East Hastings Street

Web:http://www.dioliva.ca/

Twitter: @diolivastore

Cuisine: Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Tastings Bar

Di Oliva Tasting Bar has over 50 kinds of Extra Virgin Premium Olive Oils from around the world and Balsamic Vinegars imported from Modena, Italy.

 

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The Gourmet Warehouse

1340 E Hastings Street

Web: http://www.gourmetwarehouse.ca/

Twitter:@GourmetWHouse

Cuisine: Gourmet food store

The Gourmet Warehouse is a unique specialty food and housewares emporium appealing to professionals and home cooks alike since 1998. The store boasts over 19,000 square feet of specialty ingredients and an inclusive range of cookware essentials, from spatulas to tagines. You’ll find everything you need to outfit and enhance your kitchen and beyond.

 

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Italia Bakery

2828 E Hastings St #104

Web: http://www.italiabakery.ca/

Twitter: @italiabakery

Cuisine: Italian bakery

Serving the East Village community for over 30 years! All of the products at Italia Bakery are made from scratch, and by hand. They offer a variety of items, from bread and desserts, to an excellent variety of the finest deli meats and cheeses imported from Italy.

Platform 7 Coffee 

2331 E Hastings Street

Web: http://www.platform7coffee.com/

Twitter: @Platform7Coffee

Cuisine: Coffee and baked goods

Platform 7 Coffee Brew Bar provides a unique coffee culture experience. Platform 7 transforms you to a Victorian London Train Station to experience beautiful hand-crafted espresso and coffee brew bar drinks. We selected Stumptown Coffee Roasters from Portland, as our flagship coffee roaster. Dialing in the perfect profile on our Strada, gives us the distinct pleasure in presenting the absolute best cup of coffee to our guests. From a delectable selection of the finest locally-sourced artisan bakeries to our tailor-made sandwiches, the Platform 7 experience can take one on an exotic journey to taste exquisite coffees from around the world. Providing a guiding and careful hand, our staff take great pride in presenting and serving our guests with unique and enticing brew techniques.

 

 

Purchase tickets here

Tickets:

General Admission: $45*
3-Crawl Ticket Pack: Choose any 3 crawls for $120

  • GST is included.
  • Ticketing fees not included

Registration: The Waldorf Hotel  -this is where you will show us your tickets and will pick up your Dining Passport Map Cards

  • Bring along a friend or two, your significant other, your family or come solo.
  • A food mingling brunch event connecting Vancouver’s vibrant food community.

Visit each of the participating restaurants at your leisure by bike, moped, car, walking, or carpooling.

Ticket price includes tasting plates and/or cups at each of the participating restaurants throughout the event (Beverages are included at some restaurants which will be noted, you are welcome to purchase wine, beer, cocktails or mocktails at each of the participating restaurants).

This event takes place during the Dine Out Festival 2017 join us for our other 5 neighborhood brunch crawls including Gastown, Yaletown, Kitsilano, Robson/West End and Commercial Drive, presented by Tourism Vancouver.

Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc.

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  • Michael Powell

    “Enjoy the variety of dishes and beverages that may include juices, smoothies and coffees, to eggs benny, pancakes, French toast, omelettes, brunch pizza, hash browns, meats, seafood, baked goods, desserts and so much more.”

    Emphasis on “may”. A somewhat fun experience, but hardly worth $52. The first meal at Nonna’s was good but more of a sampler than a meal. The service was appalling. I won’t go into details, but really? Value of meal: $10 would be generous. No coffee provided, nor offered. Then to Gourmet Warehouse. It’s a store. A cool store, but I have to pay to go there? Handed a scone, syrupy sweet hot chocolate, and a half teaspoon of jam that came with a helping of attitude. Nice employees at the GW though. Total value: $5. Then a 20 min walk to a Platform. Good coffee. Retail price: $3.50. Some of the food in the showcase might have been a nice thing to include. 10 min walk to Di Oliva. It’s another store. Nice products. Not really food. No retail value for samples. Did they really get paid from the ticket fee for me to visit their store? Oh and I bought some oil. So really -$10. Ended up at Italia Bakery. Again, lovely shop, but not really much provided. Two half size pastries. Full size would retail for $7.00 for both. Lets call it $4 retail. So only the 5 places, very spread out: we passed a dozen cool places on the way. Beautiful 30 min walk back along the residential streets. Why did I pay for this? Total value: $22.50. $20 would have been good value, maybe could ask for $30. Just look at the opening list of possible items available and compare to what I ended up with:

    1/2 slice of French toast.
    fried potatoes
    tiny portion of omelette
    hot chocolate
    1 scone
    1 coffee
    2 x 1/2 pastry

    I will be back to the area, and even most of the venues, but I not on a Brunch Crawl!

  • Tuba

    I want to echo exactly what Micheal Powell said. Definitely not worth the value. Utterly disappointed. Will never try another brunch brawl.