Vancouver Foodster Salad Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Salad Challenge. I have invited restaurants from all over the city to enter their best Salad creation into this challenge, some entered their house recipe and others created a special Salad just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their Salad creation on their menu from July 4-28, 2019.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the Salad in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best salad creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Tweet (and don’t forget to tweet or instagram your photos) throughout the challenge, our twitter and instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #SaladChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite salad creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

Get some friends together and make a day or night of it, visit 2 places or more to share and taste the different salad creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites

Here are the Salad dishes in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Orto Artisan Pasta

Chilled Organic Cucumber and Prawns Salad

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


Instagram @ortoartisanpasta


Do Chay Saigon Vegetarian

Do Chay Summer Salad

Do Chay Summer Salad

Price: $10

Created by: 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


Instagram @eatdochay


Food by Fanta

Fanta Sea Garden

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


Instagram @foodbyfanta


Larry’s Market

Larry’s Brassica Caesar

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


Instagram: @larrysmarkets


Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Tara Lee

Writer for Inside Vancouver and other publications.

Twitter: @VanGlutton

Instagram @vanglutton 

Hanson Do

Blogger for his own Nosh and Nibble blog

Twitter: @hansondee

Instagram @noshandnibble

Webster Licaros

Social Media Influencer

Twitter : 

Instagram @websturr

Make sure you pick up one of the Salad Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants and keep a record of your favourites. Remember to Vote for your favourites from July 4-28, 2019

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