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

Plus, the ultimate guide to food trucks, FernFest for the foodies, and Father's Day events

Good morning foodies!

This week we are bringing you a sneak peek of the food and beverage vendors you’ll find at FernFest this weekend, as well as a guide to Greater Victoria’s food trucks.

Festivals and community events have begun to kick-off across the city and food trucks are at many of them, cooking up delicious bites to eat.

😍 5 spots to try right now

Rhino Coffee House: Brunch, donuts, coffee, and cocktails at 2840 Peatt. 

🌮 Sabor Mix Latino: Tasty Latin American dishes at 1412b Douglas.   

🍳 The Village Restaurant: Neighbourhood brunch joint with locations in Estevan, Royal Oak, and Gordon Head.  

🍕 Elk & The Tide: Small batch sauce company that makes fresh pizzas and sandwiches at select markets during the summer. 

🥖 Fry's Bakery: Vic West bakery that specializes in wood-fired sourdough. 416 Craigflower.

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


The ultimate guide to Victoria’s food trucks

Photo: Greek n’ Go / Facebook

As summer rounds the corner and community festivities kick-off across Greater Victoria the sight of food trucks making their way through the city becomes a more common encounter. Often eye-catching and boasting delicious on-the-go treats these eateries are an enticing stopping place.  

We have compiled a comprehensive roundup of the food trucks that you can expect to see at festivals, community events, and street parties across the city this summer and where to seek them out on any average day of the week. From seafood and poutine to tacos and bannock, Victoria’s mobile eateries cover a lot of ground when it comes to both variety and range. 


FernFest is back in Victoria this Friday

FernFest is back this Friday and Saturday in Victoria, and we couldn’t be more excited to partake in the festivities this year.

Marking its 27th year, FernFest is a neighbourhood celebration of local music and arts organized by Fernwood NRG—a charitable non-profit organization run by and for the residents of Fernwood—that brings live music, food and beverages, kids activities, art projects and tons of other surprises to the Fernwood Square and surrounding community.

Our highlight going into the festival this year? Undoubtedly the colourful variety of food and beverages we’ll see at the artisan market, which will be open all day Saturday from 11:30am to 7pm right behind the community centre.

🗞️ News

Sonora Bar & Grill closes, Medusa’s Shot House opens in the same location at 531 Yates and under the same management. The new bar will be home to 150 different kinds of shots. 

Cold Comfort Ice Cream has a new ice cream-themed mural on its east wall. The mural was painted by artist Caitlin McDonagh. Check it out at 1115 North Park St.

Whistle Buoy Brewing announces Big Patio Days concert series. There will be six events starting on Whistle Buoy’s birthday, June 22, through to an Oktoberfest themed event in September.

Grab a scoop of craft ice cream during the nice weather this week at local ice cream shops.

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🗓️ Events

Youth Pride Kick-Off Prom: Celebrate Pride month with a queer prom at the Rifflandia Showroom featuring DJs, photo booths, and a glam station. Ages 15-21. Today. 6-11pm.

FernFest: The annual neighbourhood celebration in Fernwood will feature live music, artisan vendors, and a kid’s zone. Tomorrow, 5-10pm. Saturday, 11:30am-10pm.

Sidney Pride Festival: The pride month celebration at the Sidney Bandshell includes drag performances, music, and artisan vendors. Saturday, 11am-3pm.  

Cheers for Queers at Small Gods: The Sidney brewery is hosting an ’80s-themed party and fundraiser in celebration of Pride month. Saturday. 7-10pm. 

Dads & Ducks: This duck race event in celebration of Father’s Day will take place at Victoria Butterfly Gardens on Sunday, 10am-6pm. 

Father's Day at Merridale Cider: The cidery is hosting an outdoor dinner in celebration of dads on Sunday, 4-7pm.

 💸 Deals

  • $10 kung pao ika skewers and $12 lychee sake spritz at E:Ne Raw Food and Sake Bar during happy hour from 3-5pm and from 9:30-11:30pm.   

  • $12 old fashioned and $12 citrus gin spritz at Milestones during happy hour. 

  • $12 margherita pizza and $6 draught beer at The Tapa Bar during daily happy hour from 3-5pm and during late night happy hour from Sun.-Thu., 9pm to close, and on Fri. and Sat., 10pm to close.   

  • $5.99 caesars and $5.99 mimosas during brunch on Sundays at Ross Bay Pub from 11:30am to 2:30pm.

🧑‍💻 Jobs

📸 Post of the week

Spot prawns are in season and Zambri’s is cooking them up with crispy garlic and butter at 820 Yates.

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