Vancouver Poutine Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Poutine Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their poutine creations into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their Poutine creations on their menu from February 8 – March 3, 2024.

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 poutine creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Social media share (and don’t forget to instagram your photos and videos) throughout the challenge, instagram and tiktok address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #PoutineChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your social shares 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 in each of the participating restaurants.
  2. Scan the QR code and Vote for your favourites from February 8-March 3, 2024.

Get some friends together and make a day or night of it, 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 between February 8-March 3, 2024.

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

Stanley’s Bar & Grill

Double Duck Poutine

Price: $19

Created by: The kitchen team

Description:  Crispy golden fries topped with duck confit, pickled garlic scape, cheese curds, salted duck yolk and duck gravy.

Ingredients:  fries, duck confit, cheese curds, pickled garlic scape, salted duck yolk and duck gravy

Offered: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m Wednesday to Sunday (closed on Mondays and Tuesday).

Available: Dine-in and Takeout

Stanley’s Bar & Grill

610 Pipeline Rd (inside Stanley Park), Vancouver

Tel: (604) 602-3088


Instagram @stanleysbargrill

Vivace on the Drive

Il Piatto Vincitore

Price: $18

Created by: Chef Rory Byrne

Description: The poutine was made to utilise as many leftover ingredients from our other dishes in order maximise gain and minimise waste. The bisque is made from the shells of our shellfish as well as the bones from our striped bass so that no part of the animal is wasted. At Vivace on The Drive, before any ingredient is used, any bi-products or otherwise waste products of ingredients need to be found a use whenever possible to prevent food waste and this poutine is the perfect example of that. 

Ingredients: Beer Battered Scallops, Seafood Bisque, Kennebec Fries, Feta Cheese, Bonito Flakes

Offered: Thursday – Monday from 5pm until close

Available: Dine in only

Vivace on the Drive

1728 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel: 604) 253-0888


Instagram @vivaceonthedrive

Hopcott Meats

Beef Bourguignon Poutine

Price: $14.49

Created by: Chef Evan Nice

Description: It’s a hearty poutine, made from Hopcott’s own Blade Steak, and slow cooked to perfection, finished off with a red wine reduction gravy.

Ingredients: House Cut Kennebec Fries, Birchwood Dairy Cheese Curds, House Made Red Wine Reduction Gravy, Hopcott’s Own Blade Steak, Bacon, Onions, Mushrooms, Garlic, Thyme & Parsley

Offered: All the time

Available for dine-in and take-out.

Hopcott Meats

18385 Old Dewdney Trunk Road, Pitt Meadows

Tel: 604.465.7799


Twitter @HopcottFarms

Instagram @hopcottfarms

Cockney Kings Fish & Chips

The Bill Murray (Curry Poutine)

Price: $12.95

Created by: the Cockney Kings Kitsilano team, with credit to Raj from our New Westminster location for creating our house made Curry sauce recipe!

Description: Fun fact: The traditional Cockney slang term for curry is Ruby Murray! Heard of her? Neither have we! Our curry poutine for the modern age is named for the chip bandit himself, Bill Murray, and combines classic cheese curds, our homemade curry sauce, a drizzle of our signature ‘What-What’ sauce, and is topped with a sprinkle of green onions and ‘scraps’ (that’s what we call crispy batter bits)! On the menu just in time for Groundhog Day, we promise you’re going to want to relive this experience over and over and over!


  • Kennebec Potatoes (fried in Beef Tallow)
  • What-What Sauce Drizzle (Ranch + Hot Sauce)
  • Curry Sauce (Tomato + Onion base w/ Indian Spices, Garlic, Ginger, and more)
  • Batter ’Scraps’ (Flour based batter bits, fried)
  • Green Onions

Offered: Monday-Sunday, 12pm-9pm. Available for delivery on DoorDash & UberEats. Exclusive to our Kitsilano location only!

Cockney Kings Fish & Chips

1935 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 566-3474


Instagram @cockneykings

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Maggi Mei

Blogger and Instagrammer

Instagram: @magmei

Ray Lee


Instagram @ray_thefoodie


Tara Lee

Writer for Montechristo Magazine and other publications.

Twitter: @VanGlutton

Instagram @vanglutton