Vancouver Salad Challenge Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster Salad Challenge was a success featuring creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each spot featured their creation from July 4-28, 2019. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based on taste, originality/uniqueness and presentation/appearance.

The Winners are: 

1st Place:

{109 points}

Orto Artisan Pasta

Chilled Organic Cucumber and Prawns Salad

Price: $18

Created by:

Description: Organic local cucumber and prawns salad, chilled gazpacho and fresh herbs.

Offered: Dinner only

Orto Artisan Pasta

1600 Mackay Rd, North Vancouver

Phone: (604) 929-0203

Web: http://ortoartisanpasta.com/

Instagram @ortoartisanpasta

2nd Place (tie):

{105 points}

Do Chay Saigon Vegetarian

Do Chay Summer Salad

Price: $10

Created by: Chef Patrick Do

Description: Compressed watermelon cubes, balsamic mushroom caviar, basil water sphere, chili garlic shishito pepper, feta crumble, lemongrass balsamic brussels, vietnamese pickled watermelon rind, sunflower micro.

Offered: All the time

Do Chay Saigon Vegetarian

1392 Kingsway, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 225-8349

Web:https://www.facebook.com/eatdochay/

Instagram @eatdochay

Chef Patrick Do

2nd Place (tie):

{105 points}

Food by Fanta

Fanta Sea Garden

Price: $19.95

Created by: Chef Parinya Loptson and Chef Sadapphin Phothong

Description: A wonderful hint of the sea mixed with spices, fresh herbs from our garden and a refreshing blend of exotic fruits and vegetables.

Offered: Wednesday to Sunday 10-3 pm

Food by Fanta at BCD Academy

20542 Fraser Hwy #107, Langley

Tel: (604) 427-0166

Web: https://bcdacademy.ca/

Instagram @foodbyfanta

Chef Parinya Loptson and Chef Sadapphin Phothong

3rd Place:

{94 points}

Larry’s Market

Larry’s Brassica Caesar

Price: three sizes – $9, $12 or $15

Created by: Chef Brian Skinner

Description: The Brassica Caesar features crisp roasted broccoli, massaged kale, roasted chickpeas, castelvetrano olives, capers, nutritional yeast, colloquially known as ‘nooch’ and a plant-based caesar dressing made in house with our homemade vegan mayo. It is textural, salty, has umami, and a good zing from our caesar dressing. We care about supporting those with dietary restrictions and allergies at Larry’s, and this creation happens to be fully plant-based, nut-free and soy-free.

Offered: 10am-10pm daily

Larry’s Market

125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

Tel:(604) 999-0998

Web: https://www.larrysmarket.ca/

Instagram: @larrysmarkets

 

In the People’s Choice Awards category, the public who tried the Salad Creations were the ones who had the opportunity to cast their vote throughout the challenge.

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

Larry’s Market

Larry’s Brassica Caesar

Price: three sizes – $9, $12 or $15

Created by: Chef Brian Skinner

Description: The Brassica Caesar features crisp roasted broccoli, massaged kale, roasted chickpeas, castelvetrano olives, capers, nutritional yeast, colloquially known as ‘nooch’ and a plant-based caesar dressing made in house with our homemade vegan mayo. It is textural, salty, has umami, and a good zing from our caesar dressing. We care about supporting those with dietary restrictions and allergies at Larry’s, and this creation happens to be fully plant-based, nut-free and soy-free.

Offered: 10am-10pm daily

Larry’s Market

125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

Tel:(604) 999-0998

Web: https://www.larrysmarket.ca/

Instagram: @larrysmarkets

 

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Food by Fanta

Fanta Sea Garden

Price: $19.95

Created by: Chef Parinya Loptson and Chef Sadapphin Phothong

Description: A wonderful hint of the sea mixed with spices, fresh herbs from our garden and a refreshing blend of exotic fruits and vegetables.

Offered: Wednesday to Sunday 10-3 pm

Food by Fanta at BCD Academy

20542 Fraser Hwy #107, Langley

Tel: (604) 427-0166

Web: https://bcdacademy.ca/

Instagram @foodbyfanta

 

3rd Place People’s Choice:

Orto Artisan Pasta

Chilled Organic Cucumber and Prawns Salad

Price: $18

Created by:

Description: Organic local cucumber and prawns salad, chilled gazpacho and fresh herbs.

Offered: Dinner only

Orto Artisan Pasta

1600 Mackay Rd, North Vancouver

Phone: (604) 929-0203

Web: http://ortoartisanpasta.com/

Instagram @ortoartisanpasta

Each media judge scored each creation with a maximum of 40 points as follows: Overall Taste 20 points, Originality and Uniqueness 10 points, Presentation and Appearance 10 points. The highest number of points a challenge creation could have been awarded is 120 points.

Our Media judges for this challenge were: Tara Lee, Hanson Do and Webster Licaros

Thank you to all the restaurants that accepted my invitation and featured the Salad Challenge creations on the menu for the past few weeks during this challenge.

I encourage you to visit the winning restaurants to try their Salad creations! See all the Salad Challenge Entries Here.

By: Richard Wolak