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

Plus, a Christmas food crawl, vegan-friendly eateries, and Santa Claus Parade

Good morning foodies!

This week we are bringing you a feature on a Christmas food crawl taking place until the end of the year as well as a round up of some of the best vegan-friendly eateries across the city.

This food crawl is getting us excited about all the upcoming holiday sweets. From Christmas cookies to chocolate, we want to know what your favourite treat is!

😍 5 spots to try right now

🍷 Bodega: Enjoy a glass of wine and share tapas with friends at 1210 Broad St.  

🥗 Ithaka: Check out traditional Greek fare at 716 Burdett Ave.

Habit Coffee: Grab a hot drink and a bite to eat at 808 Yates St. or 552 Pandora Ave.  

🌯 Mexican Village: Pick up a burrito or enchiladas at the Cook Street Village Food Court.   

🍺 The Churchill: Sip on a craft beer or a cocktail at 1140 Government St.

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


A Christmas food crawl in Victoria

The holiday season is all about food. There, we said it. 

For those nodding along, Victoria-based Off the Eaten Track is hosting an epic Christmas food crawl that’ll put seasonal treats like candy cane bark and plum tarts directly in the spotlight, giving you the chance to sample Victoria’s food scene as well as dive head first into the holiday spirit. 


Golden goodness in every bite at Park's Kitchen

In the heart of downtown Victoria at Park's Kitchen, the Hot Stone Bowl Bibimbap is the perfect November treat. Sizzle up your meal with our flavourful masterpiece! Picture this: crispy golden rice, fresh veggies, and savoury protein all mingling in a hot stone bowl. Try it today and elevate your taste experience!

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Head to these 10 vegan-friendly eateries in Victoria

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Victoria is home to some extraordinary restaurants, and its vegan-friendly eateries are no exception. From tofu that looks like a fried egg to “chicken” made from oyster mushrooms, Victoria eateries are pushing the boundaries of what is expected of vegan cooking. 

We have compiled some of the best spots around town to grab plant-based dishes. No prior vegan experience required!

🗞️ News

Eileen’s Gourmet Cafe will permanently close on Dec. 31 after 30 years of operations on Oak Bay Avenue due to unaffordable rent increases.

Hero Sandwich Bar announces next pop-up will be its last. Grab your final New York style Italian sandwich on Dec. 4 at Standard Pizza.

Whistle Buoy and Ile Sauvage are collaborating on a session ale inspired by What’s Good Brands’ charity industry hockey game. Partial proceeds go to Our Place Society.

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🗓️ Events

Lobster Fest at Nautical Nellies: Chow down on lobster in every form until Nov. 30

Santa Claus Parade: The 41st annual parade begins at Belleville and Government this Saturday at 5:20pm.  

Rancho Vignola Harvest Sale: Shop nuts, dried fruit, and seeds in Sidney at the Mary Winspear Centre. Tomorrow, 9am-7pm; Saturday, 9am-5pm.  

Out of Hand Modern Market: Shop local handmade goods from 100 vendors tomorrow until Sunday at Crystal Garden.   

 💸 Deals

🧑‍💻 Jobs

📸 Post of the week

In honour of American Thanksgiving, Small Gods Brewing has a turkey chili and cornbread feature running this weekend.

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