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 7 – 31, 2022.

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 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 #IcedSummerDrinkChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your social media sharing during the challenge.

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.

How to VOTE :

  1. Look for our Iced Summer Drink challenge posters at each of the participating cafes,.
  2. Scan the QR code and Vote for your favourites from July 7-31, 2022.

Get some friends together and visit 2 places or more to taste the different Iced Summer 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.

Aiyaohno Cafe

Iced Sencha Tea with Kinome and Guava

Price: $7.50

Created by: Greg Uyeda & Bev Tsang

Description: Cold brewed sencha green tea shaken with lightly salted fresh guava puree and topped with a foamed kinome infusion. Kinome are the young leaves of the Japanese sansho pepper tree and they have a very distinctive herbal/citrusy aroma.

Offered: weekdays 7:30-3:30, saturday 10:30-3:30

Aiyaohno Cafe

425 Carrall St. (visit us at the takeout window), Vancouver




Summer Sour

Price: $4.75

Created by: Boram Kim and Serena Luu

Description: A little bit sweet, a little bit sour, light and refreshing mix of flavors.

Offered: Mon-Fri 7:00am to 6:00pm, Saturdays 8:00am to 6:00pm and Sundays 8:00am to 5:00pm.


687 Main Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-428-4364


Instagram @dalinavancouver

Trees Cheesecake & Organic Coffee

Grand Berry Frappe

Price: $6.15

Created by: Amigo Wang

Description: The Grand Berry Frappe is a simple recipe, taking a lot of fun takes on blended coffee. The perfect balance of raspberry and chocolate, with a unique coffee flavour, this Iced Summer Drink combines everything for a smooth coffee aftertaste. Presentation speaks for itself and makes the drink even more special.

Ingredients:- Milk, Ice, Dark Chocolate sauce, Raspberry and Hazelnut syrup, single-shot espresso

Offered: All the time

Trees Cheesecake + Organic Coffee

450 Granville Street

Phone (604) 684-5022

1160 Davie Street |

Phone (604) 633-0121

930 Burrard St


5078 Joyce St



Twitter: @TreesOrganic

Instagram: @treescoffee

Kits Beach Coffee Co.

Sea Salted Caramel Cold Brew

Price: $5.50

Created by: James Boileau

Description: The perfect caffeinated sweet, salty and cold drink for your sunny beach day.

Ingredients: Cold Brew coffee (we make our own), housemade salted caramel sauce, housemade vanilla bean cold foam (Oat milk alt), topped with Maldon Sea Salt

Offered: all the time

Kits Beach Coffee Co.

1945 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver



Instagram @kitsbeachcoffee

Delany’s Coffee House

Salted Caramel Chiller

Price: 12 oz: $4.95.  20oz : $5.45

Created by: Medha Bhatt-Manager of their Lynn Valley location.

Description: A sweet hit of summer. The Salted Caramel Chiller is a blended refreshment with our Delanys espresso, sweet notes of caramel and topped off with our famous chocolate whipcream.

Ingredients: Milk, Espresso, Ice, Salted Caramel, Caramel sauce,  Secret recipe of Chocolate whipcream.

Offered: all the time

Delany’s Coffee House

1105 Denman Street, Vancouver

3099 Edgemont Boulevard, North Vancouver

169-1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver

2424 Marine Drive, West Vancouver


Instagram @delanyscoffee

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Corey Lee

Instagrammer and Influencer

Instagram @sweettoothguy

tiktok @sweettoothguyishere

Hanson Do

Blogger for his own Nosh and Nibble blog

Twitter: @hansondee

Instagram @noshandnibble

Karina Pangilinan

Instagrammer and Influencer

Instagram  @vantasticfeasts