😋 What is happening in Victoria's food scene this week?

Plus, popular food festival is returning, foodie gift guide, and brunch with Santa

Good morning foodies!

This week we are bringing you a feature on a food festival that is returning to town in the new year as well as a holiday gift guide for all things a foodie would love.

Talking about food related gifts, what are the snackable presents that you most love to receive?

😍 5 spots to try right now

🥖 Working Culture Bread: Pick up freshly baked bread and sweet treats at 2506 Douglas.   

🍺 The Drake Eatery: Enjoy a glass of craft beer and some finger food at 517 Pandora.   

🥞 Floyd's Diner: Chow down on breakfast galore at locations in James Bay, Royal Oak, and Langford. 

🥨 Eva Schnitzelhaus: Grab modern German fare at 509 Fisgard.    

🍳 Fuego Old Town Eatery: Check out all day Mexican-style breakfast at 1435 Store.   

Know a great place we should add here? Reply back and let us know!


25+ local gift ideas for the foodie in your life

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Whenever the holiday season rolls around it can be difficult to brainstorm what gifts to pick up for friends and family. That is why we created a comprehensive guide for all things a foodie would love. 

Whether you are shopping for a loved one—or just want to pick up some limited edition items for yourself—we have got you covered for everything from specialty foods and drinks to cookware and place settings. Shop local this holiday season!


Make a difference this holiday season

2024 Festival of Trees is on now till January 3! 

Tour over 70 beautifully decorated trees at the Bay Centre and make a donation in support of cancer research at BC Children’s Hospital. Join us in our quest to conquer childhood cancer and make a difference for BC's kids.

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A popular foodie event is coming back to Victoria

One of Victoria’s most iconic food festivals is returning to town from Jan. 26 to Feb. 22. Dine Around and Stay in Town is a food-oriented festival featuring a dozen hotels and more than 45 different restaurants in the Greater Victoria area, giving you the chance to try a variety of unique cuisines at a great price point. 

🗞️ News

BC Ferries is conducting a survey to determine what food and beverages outlet should replace the Pacific Buffet. Give your input on menu items and pricing format.

Victoria Restaurants remain understaffed, even with employment rising by 7% since 2022, according to new BC Check-Up Work annual report.

Reusable tote bags that protest rising grocery prices have launched. A portion of profits will go to Goldstream Food Bank.

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🗓️ Events

Phillips Brewing Space Case Party: The tasting room takeover today will feature never before released beers and DJ Jesus Cuervo, noon-9pm.

Brunch with Santa at The Courtney Room: Take photos with Santa, enjoy brunch, and listen to live jazz music this Sunday, noon-3pm.

Holly Jolly Christmas: Zachary Stevenson will be joined by Chicago-based trio The Lovettes at McPherson Playhouse on Monday, 7:30pm.

Food bank fundraiser: The annual White Wolf Homes Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank Fundraiser is on Saturday at Harbour City Kitchens.

Yo Ho Ho 2023! Thirrrsty Barrr’s fundraiser at Hermann’s Upstairs on Saturday night.

Moss Street Holiday Market: The 28th annual holiday market will take place Saturday and Sunday with over 70 vendors.

 💸 Deals

  • $8 double gin tonics and $13 flatbreads at Cenote during its first happy hour, 5-7pm.  

  • $5 bao or three for $14 daily at Bao.  

  • $5 duck wings and $6 negroni on tap at Pagliacci's during happy hour daily, 3-5pm. 

🧑‍💻 Jobs

📸 Post of the week

Have you tried the cube croissant over at Tombo Eats? It’s available Wednesday through Sunday around 10:30am at their Government Street pop-up.

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