Hawkers Market is just around the corner on May 11th, and this one is sure to be even better than the last. We sat down with Chris Jerome, the creator of Vancouver’s ‘chapter’ of the underground night market, and he gave us a sneak peek for what to expect this go around.
Still located in Strathcona’s East Van Studios, and this time things will be expanded — featuring a great outdoor area in the back for people to enjoy. With $4 craft beer from Storm Brewing, and chill beats from Chapel Sound it’s the perfect way to wrap up your weekend.
There are a ton of great vendors to check out, with a lot more savoury options this time, too. Bambudda will be on hand serving up a full pig roast, as well as their steam buns — so you can totally skip dinner. These guys are opening their doors in the Gastown neighbourhood soon, so this is a perfect opportunity to see what the buzz has been about.
We Against The Grain is a local company who create gluten-free goodies, and will be there with their signature Yay-nola — made from seeds, nuts, unsweetened applesauce and a touch of unpasteurized honey.
Yummus will be back, this time doing a scaled-down version of their ShwāyShwāy Cafe, which is popping-up at The Chinatown Experiment on 434 Columbia St. this week on May 3, 4, and 5. The pop-up is organized by Yash who is also behind Yummus, the new family of locally made hummus with popular flavours such as Smoked and Moroccan Spice. There will also be three long-table family style dinners each night too — click here for tickets!
Hana Etsuko of Let’s Cooking is doing some authentic Japanese cuisine, including fun snacks like Onigiri. Pella Sauces will have a great selection of Indian food, from their house made curry sauces, rice, curry and lamb, while Sunday Dinner Catering will be back with their popular Cannolis for dessert.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth you absolutely must satisfy, Dolce Delights will be ready for you. Owner Stephanie Sia creates delicious cupcakes in great flavors such as earl grey, red velvet and Oreo cookie. Or maybe you’re feeling a little naughty? Then try a boozy ice cream sundae from the Adult Sundae Bar (the creation of up-and-coming Brown Paper Packages). Choose one of their delicious handmade artisanal ice creams like vanilla, chocolate or vegan coconut — and pile it high with delicious ‘adult’ toppings like rum soaked fruit, cassis soaked raspberries, and double chocolate fudge sauce. No fake colored sprinkles here!
Or if you’re looking for something a little lighter, perhaps an alcohol infused Popsicle from Nice Pops is more your speed?
In The Oven Baking will be back with the amazing vegan, gluten-free caramels. If you’re looking for a dairy-free caramel that will blow your head-off, you need to give them a try. After that, you can wash it all down with a beautiful cup of Chai Tea from Palki Chai, the brainchild of Palki Restaurant — who have two locations in the lower mainland.
The ladies at Sweet Lilly Bakery are the creative minds behind Choose Your Own Adventure S’mores, a unique s’more experience featuring handmade crackers and cookies in lemon, honey graham, chocolate, or coconut. Choose your marshmallows from creative flavours like earl grey, vanilla bean, pineapple, strawberry — and no s’more would be complete without local bean to bar chocolate from local Vancouver chocolatier Take a Fancy Chocolates. Yum! Choose from combos like Pina colada (coconut cracker/pineapple marshmallow), or mix’n’match and build your own!
Basically, there is something for everyone at Hawkers Market. If you’re into discovering great new food and meeting new people — it can’t be missed.
Tickets are just $10 available here, and at the door.
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