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

Plus, a free food market, a guide to all the craft markets, and Reggae dance food drive

Good morning foodies!

This week we are bringing you a look into a new free food market for those in need as well as a guide to Victoria’s holiday craft markets.

November is the month for craft markets, and many of them are kicking off this weekend!

😍 5 spots to try right now

🥐 Peckish Cafe: Grab tasty baked goods and hot drinks at 1267 Fairfield.  

🍹 Wind Cries Mary: Enjoy shareable dishes and delicious cocktails in Bastion Square.

🍣 Nubo Sushi Roll & Roll: This spot at 754 Pandora is the perfect spot to grab a bento box or share sushi rolls.  

🥘 The Mantra: Check out some amazing Indian dishes at 1015 Fort. The lamb biryani is especially delicious.   

🍸 Humboldt Bar: Try out unique cocktails at this cozy joint at 722 Humboldt.  

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


Victoria has a brand new free food market open for those in need

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Living Edge, a local non-profit organization who has been on the hunt for a permanent business location since August, recently opened its new location at Church of Our Lord at 625 Blanshard St. The location consists of farmers market-style food stands that offer a wide variety of goods including fresh produce and bread. 

The market runs every Thursday from 11am to noon while supplies last. Registration or proof of income is not required for entry—everyone is welcome.

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The ultimate guide to Victoria’s craft markets

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Victoria is home to incredible artisans, craft brewers, and bakers, and as the weather cools down, craft markets are the perfect place to pick up these local goods for your loved ones–and for yourself. 

We have compiled a comprehensive guide to the upcoming holiday craft markets that feature tasty eats and drinks.

🗞️ News

Tombo pop-up opens Wednesday at 1219 Government. The pop-up will offer a few items for people to try ahead of the new farm-to-table restaurant’s grand opening in January.  

Seal Point Pizza is having a soft open tomorrow. The new pizzeria has taken over The Hive Eatery space at 1275 Fairfield.   

Cozy Christmas Food Tour kicks off this Friday. The tour will include stops at Crust Bakery, L’apero Wine & Cheese Bistro, Chocolate & Co, and others.  

Tickets for Culinaire go live Wednesday. The food and beverage tasting event that hosts 45 South Island restaurants will take place at the Victoria Conference Centre in April 2024.

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🗓️ Events

Whistle Buoy is hosting a live comedy show today in its taproom, doors 7pm and show at 8pm. Headlined by Paul Myrehaug and featuring Patricia Ellen.

Reggae dance food drive at Victoria Event Centre: Donate non-perishables and dance along to the Phonosonics Saturday, 10:30pm. 

Dinner and drag at Friends of Dorothy: Enjoy dinner and cocktails this Saturday while watching amazing drag performances hosted by Mina Mercury. 5:30-8:30pm.

Diwali at Wicket Hall: Camosun Student Society is hosting a Diwali celebration Monday, 7pm-1am.

 💸 Deals

  • $5 beer and $10 natural wine at End Dive on Sundays.

  • $7 bao buns and $12 Korean fried chicken at Block Kitchen and Bar during daily happy hour from 3-5pm.  

  • $7.75 pints and $8.50 wine at Irish Times daily during happy hour from 2-5pm. 

🧑‍💻 Jobs

📸 Post of the week

Taking in the views and a cappuccino at Alpina Restaurant at Villa Eyrie Resort yesterday, which just happened to be National Cappuccino day! ☕️ 

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