Vancouver Panini Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Panini Challenge. Cafes from all over Metro Vancouver were invited to enter their Panini creations into this challenge. Each cafe will be featuring their Panini creations on their menu from April 6 – May 1, 2022.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the Panini 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 #PaniniChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your social media sharing during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite Panini 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 Panini challenge posters at each of the participating cafes.
  2. Scan the QR code and Vote for your favourites from April 6-May 1, 2022.

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

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


Fredo’s Jam

Price: $14.95

Created by: Gabriela Medeiros

Description: A perfect mix of sweet and savory, using fresh and housemade ingredients on a perfectly crisp baguette

Ingredients: Prosciutto, Salami, arugula, fior di latte, basil pesto aioli and bacon jam

Offered: all the time

Takeout/delivery details: Uber eats and Dalina app


687 Main Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-428-4364


Instagram @dalinavancouver

The Cannoli King

Il Giardino

Price: $15.00

Created by: Sam Pero

Creamy ricotta, grilled eggplant, onions, peppers, artichokes and balsamic glaze on a fresh in house focaccia.

Offered: Daily for lunch

The Cannoli King

950 Seaborne Ave #1125, Port Coquitlam



Instagram @cannolikingvancouver

The Delly at UBC

The Delly Pesto Chicken Panini

Price: $8.95

Created By: the team

Description: all – time best seller, creamy, smooth, crunchy and feisty contrast of sourdough panini bread, pesto mayo, diced chicken, spinach and jalapeno pepper jack cheese

Offered: all the time

Takeout and Delivery Details: order online though the Delly App for pick up or through Ubereats for delivery. Walk in and Pick up in our store is welcomed as well.

The Delly at UBC AMS – The Nest

Lower Level 304-6133 University Boulevard

Vancouver BC V6T 1Z1

Tel: 604-228-8121


Instagram: @thedellyubc

Nonna’s Cucina

Panino Del Nonna

Price: $18

Created by: Joe and Darrel

Description: Spezzatino is a rich Tuscan beef stew slow cooked for hours with aromatic vegetables, pancetta and herbs in a savory red wine and beef stock. We reduce this down and mix with the braised beef after a quick shred of the meat. Served on our fresh ciabatta with pancetta-onion marmelatta, buratta cheese, peperonata, and arugula.

Ingredients: Arugula, Buratta, Peperonata, Beef Spezzatino, Sweet Onion and Pancetta Marmelatta

Available: all the time

Nonna’s Cucina

2166 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver



Instagram @nonnascucinayvr

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

AJ Heraghty


Instagram @ajfoodiesaiyan

Tara Lee

Writer for Montechristo Magazine and other publications.

Twitter: @VanGlutton

Instagram @vanglutton

AJ Yao

Instagrammer & Influencer

Instagram @yvrhomecook

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