Tasting Plates Summer: The Restaurants

Several restaurants, cafes, bakeries & food trucks will be participating in the event that will take place in East Van including Main Street, Fraser Street & Kingsway/Fraser area. Each of the restaurants will be doing tasting plates of their various dishes, and some will be offering beverages as well.

The starting location for everyone to begin their tasting adventure will be at the rear of Salt Spring Coffee at 4295 Main Street (at 27th). Registration will open at 5:45pm and this is where you will pick up your Tasting Plate Cards for the evening.  Salt Spring Coffee will be serving up a selection of coffees to kick off the evening from inside their café.

Purchase tickets via Eventbrite:


Here are the participating restaurants:



4295 Main Street

Twitter: @SS_Coffee


Experience coffee at the peak of its powers, roasted, distributed and prepared by one of Canada’s most sustainable and socially responsible companies. We walk the fields and work with the farmers to select beans on the leading edge of great taste so you can create world-changing cups of coffee.



4186 Main Street

Twitter: @FlatbreadCo


At Rocky Mountain Flatbread we serve delicious housemade dishes: handcrafted flatbread pizzas, daily pastas, seasonal salads and soups, desserts “to live for” and a wide selection of BC wines and local beers.

We are proud of many things at Rocky Mountain Flatbread, including: using lots of local and organic ingredients, open kitchens with artisan ovens, environmentally-friendly kids play area, local hero pictures on our walls and the fact that the “carbon footprint” of every meal = 0.


Mobile Food Truck

Twitter: @TripleOs


What is Triple O’s? Well we serve burgers, fries and hand scooped shakes!

But more than that, we serve the sauciest, juiciest, tastiest bestest burgers around, the crispiest, freshest, hottest, bestest fries around and the chilliest, thickest, creamiest, bestest milkshakes around.


3755 Main Street

Twitter: @boblikethaifood


Specializing in traditional Northern Thai cuisine and featuring curries, pad thai, seafood, meats and other dishes. Bob’s also offers gluten free menu options.


4216 Main Street

Twitter: @TrafiqCafe


Trafiq Café & Bakery offers a broad selection of freshly made baked goods and light café specialties. The French-inspired patisserie fare features both classic selections and innovative creations. Rustic, naturally leavened breads such as light rye, fruit and nut blends, and Campagne loaves are offered fresh from the oven each morning. The talented duet of ʻcake ladiesʼ are steadily filling orders and stocking trays with attractive cakes and tantalizing desserts. The busy bakery is a lively backdrop to the modern café, pleasantly buzzing with SOMA locals and shoppers. A variety of savoury sandwiches, delicious house-made soups, quiche and fresh salads are available any time of day. Freshly roasted small-batch organic coffee is brought in weekly from local roaster Los Beans Trading Co.



4125 Main Street

Twitter: @MobiusCoffeeTea


Independently owned and operated coffee shop offering Republica and Fernwood Coffees, TeaFarm and Tiesta Teas and in-house baked goods including cheesecake, quiche, soups and other tasty treats all made free of GMO’s. We have open mike Friday nights 7-9pm….join us!


Unit #5, 701 Kingsway (at Fraser)

Twitter: @Salylimonvan


Sal y Limon is a fun, family oriented Mexican restaurant located in the heart of East Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. By the way, it’s pronounced Sal E Lee-mon! Reflecting the richness of this country’s history, culture, people and food, the restaurant features pictures by Mexican artists on its walls. Currently, the photographs of Luis Miranda – originally from Mexico and now living in Vancouver – are being displayed.

We offer a great selection of tacos, burritos and tortas, all made with fresh ingredients. Or how about a huarache (like a sope but oblong shaped instead of round)? Whatever you decide on, don’t forget to have a cold Mexican Coke or an Agua Fresca (fruit-infused water) with your meal. Make your taco as hot or mild as you like; there’s also a salsa bar for that personalized taste sensation.


3980 Fraser Street

Twitter: @FrayonFraser


What the Fray is, is a community eatery focusing on local, fresh ingredients, reasonable prices, creative comfort food, ice cold microbrew beer, delicious mixed drinks, and desserts that will make you feel funny in the nethers.

Pop Up Pizza

646 Kingsway


Twitter: @PopUpPizzaCA

Located near the corner of Kingsway and Fraser St. PopUp Pizza is not your average pizza joint. While we respect and appreciate ‘traditional’ Italian style pizza, our goal is to create something a bit different. Our rustic-flat-style pizzas are created with a “no holds barred” attitude and as much awesome as you can handle.

We make all our pizzas fresh-to-order with only the best possible ingredients we can find (and we mean that). Local meat and produce are chosen whenever possible and our cheeses are selected from the best suppliers we can find both locally and internationally. Plus everything we do is made with our passion for awesome food.

mygoodness! gluten & wheat free kitchen

235 East Broadway


Twitter: @mygoodnessgf

Specializing in gluten-free specialty breads and crackers, biscotti, cookies, granola, and other baked goods guaranteed to please your discriminating palate — even if you’re not gluten intolerant.

Sourced from reliable suppliers, mygoodness! gluten-free products are made with top-quality, nutrition-rich  ingredients such as almond flour and GF oats — resulting in the signature mygoodness! taste no other gluten-free products can duplicate. We also carry a variety of gluten- and wheat-free flour mixes for your own cooking and baking.


3702 Main Street


Twitter: @ShakteaVan

Shaktea is an eclectic boutique-style tearoom and tea merchant specializing in fine quality loose leaf tea from around the world. Our collection of loose leaf tea has been selected based directly on the influences of our many travels and time spent with mentors and tea experts from around the world, who have generously taken their time to educate us and deepen our appreciation  for the art of tea. We offer a diverse selection of teas and tisanes from prestigious regions of China, India, Sri Lanka, Japan, Africa, and Nepal, including organic, biodynamic, and fair-trade selections. All tea is prepared according to it’s specific requirements and served to you so the first sip is just as great as the last!


  • Vegetarian options will be available at many of the participating restaurants.
  • Bring along a friend or two, your significant other, your family or come solo.
  • A food networking dinner event connecting Vancouver’s vibrant food community.

Visit each of the participating restaurants by walking, transit, bike, or carpooling.

There will also be art, music and more get ready for an entertaining evening in EastVan.

See our last Tasting Plates Vancouver event

$3 from each ticket purchased will go to support Project Limelight

Order tickets via Eventbrite:


Advance Tickets: $30 per person (eventbrite fee extra) before June 23, $100 for 4 pak of tickets (get a group of your friends/family together and save by purchasing a 4 pak (eventbrite fee extra) before June 23rd. *Regular Tickets $40 per person (eventbrite fee extra) after June 23– ticket price includes tasting plates at each of the participating restaurants throughout the evening. A donation of $3 from each ticket purchased will go to support Project Limelight. (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).

Charity Partner


Thank you to our Tent sponsor: Lonsdale Event Rentals

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

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