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 August 6-30, 2020.

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.

Chi Vegan

Chick’n Blossom Salad

Created by: Chef Chi Le

Price: $14

Description: Chick’n Blossom Salad (vegan) – King oyster mushroom, hand shredded banana blossom, rau ram, cabbage, mint, perilla, pickled red onion, crispy shallot, roasted peanuts, vinaigrette, crispy rice paper. Gluten-free, soy-free, plant-based, and possible to make nut-free.

Offered: All the time and available for takeout, delivery and dine in.

Chi Vegan

1935 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 336-3010


Instagram @chirestaurantbar

Orto Artisan Pasta

A Summer at Orto

Price: $18

Created by:

Description: Smoked salmon, cold ratatouille and tomato salad, olive oil, lemon juice, harissa dressing.

Offered: Tuesday – Saturday for Lunch and Dinner.

Orto Artisan Pasta

1600 Mackay Rd, North Vancouver

Phone: (604) 929-0203


Instagram @ortoartisanpasta

Food by Fanta

Laab Pla Salad

Price: $15

Created by: Chef Parinya (Fanta) Loptson & Chef Sadapphin (Aew) Phothong.

Description: A favourite summer dish from Northeast Thailand, this salad combines seasonal garden vegetables, herbs, green apple, champagne grapes and tomato with a touch of black garlic cream cheese and a Laab vinaigrette dressing with roasted rice and chilli flakes. Traditionally served with minced fish, we have incorporated a seasoned tilapia fillet complimented by crispy shiso and taro.

Offered: Lunch and Dinner.

Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Instagram @foodbyfanta

Tel: (604) 427-0166


Instagram @foodbyfanta

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

David Grange

Blogger for BCFoodieBlogger

Twitter: @BCfoodieblogger

Instagram: @BCfoodieblogger

Shelley Hayashi

Influencer/Concierge Les Clefs d’Or Concierge

Twitter: @shelleyhayashi

Instagram: @shelleyhayashi

Rose Lin

Instagramer and Influencer


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 August 6-30, 2020

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