Tasting Plates Vancouver: The Restaurants

12 restaurants, cafes, bakeries & food trucks will be participating in the event that will take place all over downtown Vancouver including Gastown, Yaletown, Downtown and the Westend. Each of the restaurants will be doing tasting plates of their various dishes, and some will now be offering beverages as well.

The starting location for everyone to begin their tasting adventure will be at the W2 Media Café at 111 West Hastings Street (in the Woodwards building, between Cambie and Abbott). Registration will open at 5:45pm and this is where you will pick up your map cards for the evening. The W2 Media Café will be serving up some Tasting Plates of their own to kick off the evening and Salt Spring Coffee Co will be serving up free espresso all night along at their espresso bar inside the W2 Media Café.

Purchase tickets via Eventbrite:


Here are the participating restaurants:


W2 Media Cafe

W2 Community Media Arts Society, www.creativetechnology.org

#250-111 W Hastings, Vancouver

Twitter @W2MediaCafe

Featuring Chef Karen McAthy

Located in the Woodward’s Atrium, W2 Media Cafe is an artist-run, globally networked media arts lab, Incubator, community meeting space and social enterprise cafe serving artists and residents of the Downtown Eastside and Vancouver.

Serving healthy, high quality food and drink and employing DTES residents, the cafe is like no other in the neighbourhood, offering a globally connected experience in a hyperlocal, community-supportive context.

Salt Spring Coffee Company

Twitter @SS_Coffee

At Salt Spring Coffee, we are committed to providing our customers with freshly roasted, certified organic coffee sourced from the highest quality, most favourable and equitable coffee growing regions in the world.

For our event they will be located in the W2 Media Cafe at #250-111 W Hastings, Vancouver

Notturno Paninoteca

280 Carrall Street, Vancouver



Twitter @NotturnoGastown

Serving simple grilled Panini with quality ingredients, share plates, wine and beer.


Bonchaz Bakery Café

426 W Hastings Street


Website: www.bonchaz.ca

Twitter: @bonchaz

Bonchaz Bakery Café owes much of its popularity to its namesake; a deliciously decadent Mexican-French pastry, with flavours including butter sea salt, banana walnut, or chocolate truffle; freshly baked before your eyes to crispy golden perfection.

The boutique café also boasts a phenomenal French press coffee, appetizing and homemade affordable eats, including inspired soups, savoury sandwiches, and desserts to die for.


Cosca Restaurant

1118 Denman Street, Vancouver


Twitter: @CoscaRestaurant

Known for its welcoming and cozy atmosphere, traditional Italian dishes featuring fresh local ingredients, and mind-blowing tiramisu. Serving Italian rustic comfort food with Tuscan flavour, our fresh, local ingredients prepared with love always gives your belly a warm hug. We have plenty of vegetarian and gluten free options and if you can’t decide what you’d like, get a pasta platter with your choice of three or four pastas. Sunday brunch menu features savoury frittatas and eggs benedicts, baked eggs, sweet pannetone French toast and more.


Footo Delights

820 Homer Street, Vancouver



Twitter @FootoDelights

“Drop by for a taste of Vancouver’s Freshest Croissants! Footo Delights (Fresh Out Of The Oven) specializes in artisan croissants made from scratch daily using only the freshest natural ingredients – enriched unbleached flour, water, real butter, fresh milk, fresh eggs, Himalayan crystal salt, fresh yeast, and granulated sugar. We are committed to not using any food colourings, chemicals, or shortenings.”

Juice Truck

Corner of Abbott Street and Water Street in Gastown


Twitter @juicetruck

The Juice Truck is a new school juicing concept on 4 wheels. We make premium gourmet juices, smoothies, and soups with the goal of enlivening communities with nutrition and flavour.

Leonadis Chocolate 

#29-1055 Canada Place, Vancouver



Twitter @LeonidasChocola

A century of freshness, generosity and tradition

Today, Leonidas is a world-renowned chocolate maker, selling over 100 different kinds of Belgian chocolate through 1,400 outlets around the world. Yet the beliefs that first inspired the company (1910) one hundred years ago are as strong as ever.

Located on the waterfront of the new Vancouver Convention Centre West, one can enjoy the most stunning view of Vancouver, while sipping on an authentic Belgian Hot Chocolate, made from our chocolate, or Italy’s finest LaVazza Super Crema coffee beans (or both!) paired with the finest chocolate Belgium has to offer.

If you’re looking for the perfect waffle, look no further than our Liege Waffles – a brioche type texture, with pockets of Belgian sugar crystals…who needs a topping?

WE. Coffee Inc.

F.C.R.R. – First Coffee Roaster on Robson St.

1696 Robson St. Vancouver


Web : www.wecoffeeroaster.com

Twitter @WECoffeeInc

WE. Roast our high quality arabica coffee beans everyday to ensure the freshness and quality. At WE. Coffee it’s not just about enjoying our freshly roasted coffee beans. Come savor our panini and croissant sandwiches prepared with healthy, seasonal ingredients. Spoil yourself with our selection of rich, golden, fluffy waffles, delectable cakes, and other delicious desserts. Let our baristas treat you to professionally prepared and presented coffee drinks as well as Mariage Frères Teas.

cupcakes by heather & lori

the original cupcakes bakery

1168 Denman Street, Vancouver

604-974-1300  ext 1, 2


Twitter @CupcakesDenman

Cupcakes on Denman was the world’s very first concept cupcake bakery.  All our delicious cupcakes are baked fresh every day for every occasion.

We also do custom, wedding and birthday cakes.  Come down to Cupcakes on Denman where every day is a celebration!

Soho Road

Corner of Smithe & Howe Streets


Twitter @SohoRoad

Soho Road Naan Kebab is Vancouver’s answer to Traditional UK Tandoori, as the little black food cart (at Howe and Smithe) with huge flavor, Soho Road has repeatedly been mentioned in the news and blogging sites as a must try. Most notably it was Dale MacKay’s (Canada’s Top Chef) #1 choice of food carts in Vancouver.

Serving fresh baked naan from the on board tandoor oven as well as mouth watering tandoori chicken and beef seekh kebabs, Soho Road is quickly becoming a favorite lunch spot for those in the downtown core.

Soho Road Naan Kebab is open Monday – Friday 11:30am – 3:30pm.

Drop in for a complimentary cha (tea) while you watch your pillowy soft naan emerge from the tandoor and become some of the best street food in Vancouver.

  • A food networking dinner event connecting Vancouver’s vibrant food community.
  • Visit each of the participating restaurants by walking, transit, bike, or carpooling.
  • $2 from each ticket purchased will go to support the Vancouver Food Bank.

Purchase Tickets Here


Tickets: $30 per person (eventbrite fee extra) – ticket price includes tasting plates at each of the participating restaurants throughout the evening. A donation of $2 from each ticket purchased will go to support the Vancouver Food Bank. (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).

All ticket holders are invited to attend the  After Party that gets underway afterwards at 9pm at the W2 Media Cafe & Performance Centre. Come join us to meet and mingle with other foodies and chefs. MC – Television Host – Meena Mann. Your ticket gets you into this party for free!

Guest Speakers at the After Party

Note: No tickets will be sold on the day of the event. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however they are transferrable with printed proof of ticket. ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc

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