Vancouver Foodster Iced Summer Drink Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Iced Summer Drink Challenge. I have invited cafes from all over the city to enter their Iced Summer Drink creations into this challenge, some have entered their most popular creation from their menu and others created a special Iced Summer Drink creation just for this challenge. Each cafe will be featuring their special creation on their menu from July 5-28, 2019.

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

Share your experiences: Social share by tweeting, instagraming or snapchating your photos throughout the challenge, our twitter and instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #IcedSummerDrinkChallengeYVR

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite iced summer drink 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 taste the different Iced Tea creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites

Here are the Iced Summer Drink creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Origo Club

Black Sugar Iced Latte

Black Sugar Iced Latte

Price: $6

Created by: Sharine Woo

Description: Leone Blend Expresso from Umbria, Black Sugar Syrup, Shaved Ice, Whipped Cream, Okinawa style black sugar. This black sugar iced latte is well balanced with intensed black sugar flavor with a long smoothe finishing. Sweetness can be ajusted to people’s likings.

Offered from 11a – 5p Tue. – Sun.

Origo Club

110-6888 River Road, Richmond

Phone: (604) 285-8889


Instagram @origoclub


Firecrust Custom Salads + Pizzas

Badass Brownie Epic Shake

Badass Brownie Epic Shake

Price: $12.95

Created by: the team

Description: Brownie overload in the best way possible! We start with a rich & creamy hand-spun chocolate shake and blend it with rich fudge pieces of brownie. We perch two slabs of brownies on top of the shake and add whipped cream, chocolate drizzle and more brownies sprinkled right on the very top. And if that isn’t badass enough, we smother the rim with a healthy helping of vanilla icing & big brownie chunks. This delicious epic shake is carefully hand-crafted just for you. You’ve just gotta have it!

Offered: All-day long at both Firecrust Davie and Firecrust Langley locations.

Firecrust Custom Salads + Pizzas

808 Davie Street, Vancouver

Tel: (778) 379-9646


Twitter @firecrustdavie

Instagram @firecrustdavie


Firecrust Custom Salads + Pizzas

20160 Langley Bypass #40, Langley



Twitter @Firecrustpizza

Instagram @firecrustlangley


Paragon Tea Room

Hojicha Herbucha

Hojicha Herbucha

Price: 12oz – $6.35; 16oz – $7.35

Created by: Michelle, one of the founders of Paragon

Description: Merging the refreshing sweet and sour sensation, natural fizziness and probiotics of kombucha with the powerful medicinal properties of oriental herbal tea for those who feel guilty consuming too much ice cream or going to the night market too often!  Hojicha Herbucha – Kombucha made with organic hojicha (roasted Japanese green tea) infused with Hawthorn berries, tiny fruits that are packed with antioxidants and commonly used in Chinese herbal tea to aid digestion and weight control

Offered: All the time

Paragon Tea Room

2207 Cambie Street, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 616-8386


Instagram @paragontearoom


Ban Chok Dee

Always Summer in Thailand

Always Summer in Thailand

Price: $6

Created by: Chef Parinya Loptson

Description:A famous traditional Thai dessert, “Mango and Sweet Sticky Rice”, got twisted up with young coconut into a special Thai drink creation to cool you down this summer.

Offered: Wednesday to Sunday 10 to 3 pm at Food by Fanta 

And Ban Chok Dee Thai Cuisine Langley Only 11-3 and 4:30 – 9 pm

Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Tel: 778-278-3088


Twitter @BanChokDeeThai

Instagram @banchokdeethai


Food by Fanta at BCD Academy

20542 Fraser Hwy #107, Langley

Tel: (604) 427-0166


Instagram @foodbyfanta


Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Jay Minter

Writer of food and the arts for On The List, Vancouver Presents and other publications.

Twitter: @jminter

Instagram @jminter


Shelley Hayashi

Influencer/Concierge Les Clefs d’Or Concierge

Twitter: @shelleyhayashi

Instagram: @shelleyhayashi


Regina Ip

Food Blogger

Instagram @pigoutyvr


Make sure you pick up one of the Iced Summer Drink Challenge postcards available at each of the participating cafes and keep a record of your favourites. Remember to Vote for your favourites from July 5 – 28, 2019 at

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