Vancouver Slider Challenge Winners 2021

The  Vancouver Foodster Slider Challenge was a success featuring creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each spot featured their creation from July 9 – August 1, 2021. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based on taste, originality/uniqueness and presentation/appearance.

The Winners are: 

1st Place:

{105 points}

Pastameli Restaurant

The Burnt  Bison

Price: One slider for $9, or two for $16

Created by: Chef David Tremblay

Description: A 3oz in house made Bison patty with a blackberry mayo, bacon jam, and burnt shallots served on top of an in house made sesame slider bun. (Optional) you can add on a side for a small extra cost (fries, house salad, caesar salad or yam fries) 

Takeout/Pickup: Daily 11am-9pm for dine in, take out and or delivery.

Delivery: Daily from 12pm-9pm, orders can be placed over the phone only at 604-922-9333. Will take credit card over the phone for no touch delivery.  Delivery only to West Vancouver addresses.

Pastameli Restaurant

5369 Headland Drive, West Vancouver

Phone: (604) 922-9333

Web: www.pastameli.com

Instagram @pastameli_restaurant

2nd Place:

{104 points}

The Rise Eatery

Triple Crown

Price: $12

Description: Trio of sliders/mini burgers – house-cured and smoked beef bacon, crispy chicken, and pork belly served with mango slaw.

Offered: 3pm to 6pm only for Happy Hour Tuesday – Sunday.

The Rise Eatery

3121 Granville Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 559-8280

Web: http://theriseeatery.com/

Twitter @theriseeatery

Instagram @theriseeatery

3rd Place:

{101 points}

Food by Fanta

Siam Sliders

Price: $17

Created by: Chef Parinya Loptson

Description: Three Sliders, consisting of 1 each of Marinated Battered Chicken/Seasoned Porks/Canadian Beef, stacked with Lettuce, Lotus Roots ,  Caramelized Sweet Onion , Fresh Shredded Green Mango, Sprouts and Green Onion served in homemade Beet/Spinach/Pumpkin buns with Red/Green/Yellow Curry Coconut Milk sauce.

Offered: Lunch and Dinner

Takeout and delivery available by Door dash, skip the dishes, Uber eats

Food by Fanta

20542 Fraser Hwy, Langley

Tel; (604) 530-6803

Web: https://foodbyfanta.com/

Instagram @foodbyfanta

In the People’s Choice Awards category, the public who tried the Slider Creations were the ones who had the opportunity to cast their vote throughout the challenge.

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

Pastameli Restaurant

The Burnt  Bison

Price: One slider for $9, or two for $16

Created by: Chef David Tremblay

Description: A 3oz in house made Bison patty with a blackberry mayo, bacon jam, and burnt shallots served on top of an in house made sesame slider bun. (Optional) you can add on a side for a small extra cost (fries, house salad, caesar salad or yam fries) 

Takeout/Pickup: Daily 11am-9pm for dine in, take out and or delivery.

Delivery: Daily from 12pm-9pm, orders can be placed over the phone only at 604-922-9333. Will take credit card over the phone for no touch delivery.  Delivery only to West Vancouver addresses.

Pastameli Restaurant

5369 Headland Drive, West Vancouver

Phone: (604) 922-9333

Web: www.pastameli.com

Instagram @pastameli_restaurant

2nd Place People’s Choice:

The Rise Eatery

Triple Crown

Price: $12

Description: Trio of sliders/mini burgers – house-cured and smoked beef bacon, crispy chicken, and pork belly served with mango slaw.

Offered: 3pm to 6pm only for Happy Hour Tuesday – Sunday.

The Rise Eatery

3121 Granville Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 559-8280

Web: http://theriseeatery.com/

Twitter @theriseeatery

Instagram @theriseeatery

3rd Place People’s Choice:

Food by Fanta

Siam Sliders

Price: $17

Created by: Chef Parinya Loptson

Description: Three Sliders, consisting of 1 each of Marinated Battered Chicken/Seasoned Porks/Canadian Beef, stacked with Lettuce, Lotus Roots ,  Caramelized Sweet Onion , Fresh Shredded Green Mango, Sprouts and Green Onion served in homemade Beet/Spinach/Pumpkin buns with Red/Green/Yellow Curry Coconut Milk sauce.

Offered: Lunch and Dinner

Takeout and delivery available by Door dash, skip the dishes, Uber eats

Food by Fanta

20542 Fraser Hwy, Langley

Tel; (604) 530-6803

Web: https://foodbyfanta.com/

Instagram @foodbyfanta

Each media judge scored each creation with a maximum of 40 points as follows: Overall Taste 20 points, Originality and Uniqueness 10 points, Presentation and Appearance 10 points. The highest number of points a challenge creation could have been awarded is 120 points.

Our Media judges for this challenge were: AJ Yao, Eva Lee, and Tara Lee.

Thank you to all the restaurants that accepted my invitation and featured the Slider Challenge creations on the menu for the past few weeks during this challenge.

I encourage you to visit the winning restaurants to try their Slider creations! See all the Slider Challenge Entries Here.

By: Richard Wolak