Vancouver Iced Summer Drink Challenge

Welcome to the next 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 9 – August 1, 2021.

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 drink 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.

Bambu

Hawaiian Kylee

Price: $6.50

Created by: Kylee

Description: Hawaiian Basil fresh fruit tea

Ingredients: Jasmine green tea, basil seeds, passion fruit juice, pineapple juice, fresh strawberry/kiwi/mango chunks, fresh orange slices, ice

Offered: All the time

Available: UberEats/ Skipthedishes/doordash/Fantuan

Bambu

1090 Kingsway, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 336-9009

Web:https://bambuvancouver.com/

Instagram @bambuvancouver

Craft Café

Salted Caramel Mocha Float

Price: $7.50

Created by: Mariia Vernigorova and Anna Choi

Description: Beat the heat and let us “float” you away to the caramel sunsets and fresh ocean breezes of South America

Ingredients: Coco salted caramel bean to bar chocolate, single-origin espresso from The Barn, whole milk, vanilla ice cream, raspberries

Offered: all the time

Available: for dine-in and take-out only.

Craft Cafe

960 Quayside Dr Unit 115, New Westminster

Tel:778-655-8305

Web:https://www.craftcafe.ca/

Instagram @craftcafe.ca

Trees Cheesecake + Organic Coffee

The Refresher

Price: $4

Created by: Barista, Amigo Wang

Description:  Beat the heat with this seriously chill cold brew tea. We love this recipe because it’s got a strong tea flavour without being bitter. This refreshing drink combines two summer favourites: Honeybush and Peppermint. This tea holds all the tasty secrets of the mint and the honey-like smell from the Honeybush.

Offered: all the time

Trees Cheesecake + Organic Coffee

450 Granville Street | Phone (604) 684-5022

1160 Davie Street | Phone (604) 633-0121

970 George Street |604-215-1846

321 Water Street | Phone (604) 633-3880

738 Granville Street |Phone (604) 688-0388

2655 Arbutus Street | Phone (604) 732-0092

1598 West Broadway | Phone 778- 379-4050

Web: https://treescoffee.com

Twitter: @TreesOrganic

Instagram: @treescoffee

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

Hanson Do

Blogger for his own Nosh and Nibble blog

Twitter: @hansondee

Instagram @noshandnibble

Make sure you pick up one of the Iced Summer Drink Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants and keep a record of your favourites. Remember to Vote for your favourites from July 9 – August 1, 2021 at  https://vancouverfoodster.com/iced-summer-drink-challenge/