Tasting Plates East Village on November 27


Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in the East Village neighborhood, centered in the Hastings and Nanaimo area. This tasting extravaganza goes from 6pm until 9:30pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster.

Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different types of restaurants and cafes throughout the event, meet some new food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating restaurants.

See Richard Wolak (Founder of Tasting Plates events and VancouverFoodster.com) on the Global TV Morning News with host Lynn Colliar!

If you haven’t been to our previous Tasting Platesevents, Novus TV featured one of our previous events on City Lights (view here).

  • 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 at your leisure by bike, moped, transit, car, walking, roller skates, skateboarding or carpooling.

Registration: Platform 7 -this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Cards.




1701 Powell Street, Vancouver

Web: http://www.kesselandmarch.com/

Twitter: @KesselandMarch

Cuisine: European

Kessel&March serves high-quality, classic European gastronomy for regular folks who love good food and affordable prices.  The style of food is honest and wholesome and the menu transformative, highlighting seasonal ingredients at different times of the year.  Special $30-suppers are offered regularly in this quaint 24-30 seat open kitchen restaurant, where reservation is a must.  If you miss true European fare, a visit to Kessel&March should do the trick.



2261 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Web: www.saltenas.ca

Twitter: @RocioSaltenas

Cuisine: Bolivian

At Salteñas Shop, we offer the best in artisanal baked products. From our Bakery in La Paz, Bolivia, to our Bakery in Vancouver, Canada, The only Salteñas Shop is now open in the East Village Community. We are a small, family owned artisanal bakery specializing in Salteñas and other assortments of freshly baked treats, gifts and specialty coffees. We also serve healthy Quinoa salads. As featured on Fusion Fare, M Channel, Salteñas is a pot-pie, slight spicy and juicy, Chicken, Beef or Vegetarian, filled with vegetables and other ingredients. Our products are all handmade – one at a time. Join us for an evening of live music “Trova” and dancing. Perfect time to connect with good friends and good food. Come hangout for brunch, lunch or an anytime snack.


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Parallel 49 Brewery

1950 Triumph St. Vancouver

Web: http://parallel49brewing.com/

Twitter: @Parallel49Beer

Cuisine: Brewery Tasting Room

It’s been a successful year for Parallel 49 Brewing Company with plans to expand the local brewery and high achievements at this year’s Canadian Brewing Awards. The group won gold with their Vow of Silence brew in the Belgian Abby Ale category. Parallel 49 Brewing Company was also awarded three silvers in the Brown Ale, American Style Indian Pale Ale and Wood and Barrel Aged Strong Beer categories with their Old Boy, Lord of the Hops and From East Van with Love.

As a group of craft beer lovers, founders Mike, Nick, and Anthony all set out to turn their passion into a reality. Friends for over 20 years, they “wanted to raise the bar for craft beer establishments in the city, specifically in their own hood.”  They took the plunge and opened up St. Augustine’s, a craft beer hangout in Vancouver.

The three self-proclaimed “beer geeks” eventually decided to go after their ultimate dream and start their own brewery. The men partnered with Michael Tod, a friend with a wealth of experience in the BC craft brewing industry and targeted a brewer to help turn their brewery dream into a reality. Graham With has been assigned as head brewer at Parallel 49 – not only an accomplished brewer, Graham has his degree in Chemical Process engineering from the University of British Columbia, and also founded VanBrewers, a network of home brewers with over 200 members.

Platform 7

2331 E Hastings Street, Vancouver

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.

Sweet Tooth Cafe

2404 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver

Web: http://www.sweettoothcafe.ca/


Cuisine: Thai Street Food

Steam Tea House

2342 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Web: http://steamtea.ca/


Cuisine: Tea

Steam Tea House is a boutique loose leaf tea-bar located in the heart of the East Village. Nestled just inside of Donalds Market, many of our teas are blended in small batches of under 10 lbs every few weeks so that the freshness explodes from this 70 sq ft tea bar! From the malty and balanced depths of our Single Estate Hathikuli Assam, to the gentle citrus tones of our Pacific Sunset Rooibos, you can be sure to find a tea here that you love!






Windsor Meats

2276 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver

Web: http://www.windsormeats.com/


Cuisine: Butcher Shop and Meats

Windsor Meat co. East Village. Our newest and most artisan focused location featuring Heritage Free Range Pork, Local Grass Fed & Barley/Alfalfa Finished Beef, Free Range Chicken, House Made Sausages, and Charcuterie. We source all our fresh meats from only the finest B.C. ranches and farmers that take pride in ethically raised meat. Our butchers are highly trained in nose to tail butchery and sausage making and would be happy to custom cut or source anything you are looking for.


Odd Society Spirits

1725 Powell Street, Vancouver

Web: http://www.oddsocietyspirits.com/

Twitter: @oddspirits

Cuisine: Distillery tasting room


Purchase Tickets Here:


Advance Tickets: $40 per person. $120 for a 4 pak of tickets or $162 for a 6 pak of tickets (get a group of your friends/family together and save by purchasing a 4 pak or a 6 pak). Regular Tickets $50 per person after November 24, 2013.

Note: Eventbrite fee and gst is extra on all tickets purchased online.

Ticket price includes tasting plates 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).

Note: ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however you are welcome to transfer the ticket to another person for the same event if you notify us in advance with name (s) of who will be attending in your place. Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc.

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