The EAT! Vancouver Show at BC Place is the largest food festival in Canada. The 13th EAT! Vancouver floor show was packed with food, beverage and cooking exhibits as well as well-known chefs giving demonstrations on the Zwillings Celebrity Stage. Over 30,000 people attended the festival which ran over 3 days and showcased samples of local food artisan products, international food and a multitude of cooking and kitchen products. The Sips Pavilion offered wine, beer and cocktail tastings for thirsty tasters.
What does all that look and sound like? Here’s an overview of what we experienced.
There was so much to see! Our favourite discoveries during the show in no particular order were Sons of Vancouver Distillery, Project Chef, It’s Not Bacon! and Western Sage Honey.
Sons of Vancouver is a two man show. The guys run a small batch distillery on Vancouver’s North Shore using locally sourced grains. I tried the amaretto and it was wonderful!
Project Chef is a non-profit program that partners with Vancouver School Board and teaches students about healthy food – where it comes from, how to cook it and how to make healthy food choices. This is a fantastic program and I’d totally encourage people to check them out – they are on the look out for parent volunteers and community partners.
It’s Not Bacon! by Everyday Superfoods was a total surprise. It’s Not Bacon! is smoked coconut flakes that taste like….well…..bacon! If you are vegetarian, vegan or just someone wanting to do “Meatless Mondays” I would encourage you to try this product. We were served mini “BLT”s at the show and they definitely passed the taste test.
Western Sage Honey is specialty honey brand on offer from KB Honey, a family-run business in Surrey. Their honeys were delicious. I was intrigued by the health benefits of bee pollen and bought a jar to try.
There were so many other booths with great products on offer, some we already know and love plus 100’s of new and exciting products to try and knowledgeable people to chat with. Here are some photos of the exhibition. Check them out and let us know what your favourite find at Eat! Vancouver was.