Vancouver Poutine Challenge

Welcome to the 7th Vancouver Foodster Poutine Challenge. I have invited food trucks and restaurants from around the city to enter their respective Poutine creation into this challenge. Each eatery will be featuring their creation on their menu from February 2-27, 2022.

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

Share your experiences: Share your photos on Instagram and TikTok throughout the challenge, our instagram and TikTok address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #PoutineChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your social media sharing during the challenge.

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

How to VOTE :

  1. Look for our Poutine challenge posters at each of the participating food trucks and restaurants.
  2. Scan the QR code and Vote for your favourites from February 2-27, 2022.

Get some friends together and visit 2 places or more to taste the different Poutine creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites

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

Hilltop Diner Cafe

Hilltop Diners Jalapeno Mac and Cheese Poutine

Price: $15.00

Created by: Samantha Shon, Megan Howard and Katie How.

Description: Our house cut kennebec fries, topped with cheese curds, double smoked bacon, and crispy jalapeño macaroni and cheese bites.  Topped with our homemade beef gravy and chipotle aioli.

Ingredients: Fries, cheese curds, bacon, beef gravy, chipotle aioli, breaded and deep fried jalapeño Mac and cheese bites.

Offered daily, from11AM – 2PM inside dining.

Takeout: Yes

Hilltop Diner Cafe

23904 Fraser Hwy, Langley

Tel:(604) 514-9424

Web: https://www.hilltopdiner.ca/

Instagram @hilltopdinercafe

Shameless Buns Restaurant

Manila Frites

Price: $17

Created by: Matt Brennan and Corvette Romero – Owners of Shameless Buns

Description: Our poutine is an homage to La Belle Province with our shameless twist.  Unlike most of our loaded fries at Shameless, – we wanted to really pay tribute to the humble Quebecois poutine, by keeping things simple.   We’ve infused classic brown gravy with Mang Tomas, (also known as Lechon Sauce) which is a Filipino ‘All Purpose Sauce’ typically used for dipping lechon (roast pork.)  Mang Tomas is sweet and tangy in all the right places and pairs perfectly with our gravy.  Our lechon (roast pork – which is one of the National dishes of the Philippines) is fatty, porky and littered with delightfully crispy cracklin’.  We dice up our lechon and sprinkle the goods all over the place. Of course we had to use squeaky cheese curds and the whole lot is piled high on our Palabok fries.  We look forward to you embracing the marriage of the Philippines and Quebec, in our brand new Manila Frites.    

Ingredients: Palabok Fries, Lechon with Cracklin’ (Roast Pork), Cheese Curds, Mang Tomas Gravy, 

Offered: during regular business hours (Wednesday and Thursday – 11:30-8; Friday and Saturday – 11-9; Sunday – 11-9

Takeout and Delivery:  Takeout is available, we will also be offering on UberEats, Skip the Dishes and DoorDash. 

Shameless Buns Restaurant

5772 Fraser Street

Tel:(604) 668-0505

Web:https://shamelessbuns.com/

Instagram @shamelessbuns

Boca’O Spain In a Bite Food Truck

Boca’O Spanish Oxtail Poutine

Price: $13

Created by: Boca’O team

Description: Pulled oxtail stewed overnight with red wine, shallots and mushrooms after a traditional Spanish recipe, oxtail gravy, hand cut potatoes confit in olive oil and Spanish Ibérico cheese.

Ingredients: oxtail, red wine, shallots, mushrooms, potatoes, olive oil, Spanish iberico cheese.

Offered: all the time

Delivery: Though Ubereats and Doordash

Boca’O Spain In a Bite Food Truck

Mobile locations (tba) schedule can be found on their social media platforms and the street food app.

Tel: 604-754-4146

Web: https://www.bocao.ca/

Instagram @bocaovancouver

Chop & Chew

Pulled Pork Poutine

Price: $ 21.25 (upgrade meal with a side for additional $13.25)

Created by: Shayan Keshvadi in collaboration with previous Chef Christopher St. John Smith

Description: Battered fries layered with cheese curds and housemade bone broth gravy, topped with coffee rubbed pulled pork that has been hickory smoked for 12 hours (two rivers pork shoulder).

Ingredients: Battered Fries, Cheese Curds, Bone Broth Gravy, Pulled Pork, Green Onions.

Offered: All the time

Available for delivery through DoorDash and SkipTheDishes

Chop and Chew

1842 Lonsdale Ave, North Van

Tel: (604) 971-2475

Web: https://chopandchew.ca/

Instagram @chopandcheww

Food by Fanta

Pommes Paolo Bites

Price: $15 (add chicken cubes $8)

Created by: Chef Parinya Loptson

Description: Bite sized fried potato Paolo stacks in bacon fat served on top of pineapple with Gruyere cheese curry sauce, cheese curds, bacon bits, dill and chilli oil. Accompanied by a side of fruits and vegetable pineapple yogurt slaw.

Ingredients:

Yellow potatoes, Bacon Fat, butter, salt, ground pepper, curry sauce, Gruyère, cheese curds, bacon, pineapple, dill and chilli oil; and Slaw: pears, tomatoes, cabbages , carrot, apple, mango, pineapple yogurt, cream cheese, mayonnaise, chilli, lime juice, salt, mint, cilantro and parsley. 

Offered: All day (call the restaurant to pre-order at least one day in advance)

Available for takeout/delivery: no

Food by Fanta

20542 Fraser Hwy, Langley

Tel; (604) 530-6803

Web: https://foodbyfanta.com/

Instagram @foodbyfanta

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Deanna Woo

Blogger and Instagrammer

Instagram @deannawoo

David Grange

Blogger for BCFoodieBlogger

Twitter: @BCfoodieblogger

Instagram: @BCfoodieblogger

Emma Clark

Blogger and Instagrammer

Instagram @we.eat.vancity

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