Tasting Plates East Village on May 18

Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in the East Village neighborhood in the Hastings area from Clark to Renfrew. This tasting extravaganza goes from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster.

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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.

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

Visit our Tasting Plates site and view our past events, photos and more!

  • 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 walking, bike, transit, car, or carpooling.

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

Participating Restaurants and Establishments: 

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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.


Windsor Meats

2276 E. Hastings Street

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.


Di Olvia

2632 East Hastings Street


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.


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.

cannoli king

Cannoli King

Web: http://www.cannoliking.ca/

Twitter: @CannolikingVan

Cuisine: Cannoli

The original Sicilian cannoli of Vancouver – locally handcrafted for over 30 years.


The Brighton

2471 E Hastings St, Vancouver



Cuisine: comfort food and beer

A pub-style restaurant and bar serving the East Village community featuring local craft beers on tap along with a full bar line-up and comfort food to round out the menu offerings.

They are excited to feature collaborations with a couple of breweries pouring beer for our guests during the event.

Purchase Tickets Here: 


Advance Tickets: $40 per person. $165 for a 5 pack of tickets (get a group of your friends/family together and save by purchasing a 5 pack, tickets only $33 each). Regular Tickets $55 per person after May 15, 2016.

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 evening. (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. This is an all ages event.

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