Cooking may not be your forte, but there’s something about seeing others work their magic on their signature dishes…
This year on the Safeway Cooking Stage at the PNE Fair, we have the privilege of bringing in chefs from Oceanwise, House of Q and other family chefs to demonstrate for Fair-goers some of their popular recipes. Join us every day at 1:30, 3:30 and 6:30pm on the north side of the Agrodome to learn what food can do!
Here’s a sneak peek of some of Chef Poyan Danesh’s tips on making the perfect Risotto dish:
It’s that time of the year again where our eyes get bigger than our stomachs and we salivate over the variety of terrifically tasty to wonderfully wacky food options coming to the PNE Fair. In addition to classics you’d expect to find, the PNE Fair is expanding its offering to include more vegan and plant-based dishes.
Lettuce celebrate the new, the favourites, the healthy, and the deep fried…
Around the World in One Fair Day
Chana Tater Tots – Travel the world at the Fair and get a taste of India from Wiggle Chips! These crispy tater tots are topped with sliced onion, green chilies, diced tomato, chickpeas and sliced chicken, all tossed in a house-made chana masala sauce and garnished with fresh coriander and ginger. Did we get you hungry yet?
Italian Pizza Perogies – You’ll definitely want a piz-za this from International Perogies. This is the perfect dish if you don’t want to get your hands dirty from pizzas and still want the taste of Italy all in one plate.
Rice Burger – Let’s head to Japan! This booth features their famous rice burger – choose from chicken katsu, beef yakiniku, and Japanese curry flavours and much more.
The Sweets (and the Salty)
Pickle Cotton Candy – Some say it’s the best of both worlds – sweet and salty. But others may think it’s dilly crazy. Find out at Next Gen Sweet Side Candy.
Butterbeer Soft Serve – All muggles and wizards will enjoy this one! There’s nothing better than a refreshing soft serve on a hot summer day at SummerLand SoftServe.
For all our veggie-lovers!
Beyond Meat Burger – You asked and we heard you! This year at the PNE Fair, we are bringing in more vegetarian and vegan options, so no matter your food preferences, there will be something for everyone – like the Beyond Meat burger at the Handmade Stuffed Burger Booth and Lookout Grill in Playland!
Buddha-Full – it’s beautiful and it’s vegan, it’s Buddha-Full! Find their Buddha-bowls and wraps on their popular double decker bus at the Fair!
Sugar Cinn Pretzel – It’s the Fair classic from Mr. Pretzel! If you’re feeling adventurous, try the Napolitano, caramel, and Toscana pretzels – all hand-rolled and baked fresh to order.
Beauty and the Beef – Yes, you read that right. Find yourself indulging in a comforting mac and cheese dish topped with grilled smoked beef and crispy onions from Reel Mac and Cheese.
Banana Bread French Toast & Bacon Pancake Dippers – Get breakfast all day at Stacks Bacon Pancake House! These brunchy bites are great choices for those who crave sweet and savoury flavours.
Foot Long French Fries – We’ve all seen the foot long hotdogs and foot long subs. But have you seen these foot long French fries from Freakk Fries?
The Mighty Zeus Onion – It’s a whole onion cut and dipped in homemade batter and garnished with green pepper, red onion, tomato, feta cheese and much more from The Onion Factory. Onion breath may be included.
Devil’s Ramen – The name says it all – it’s hot and it’s spicy! If you’re up for a challenge, then slurp away at Saltspring Noodle Bar.
Cheesy Ramen Corndog – It’s corndogs gone trendy! The classic fair fave is wrapped in mozzarella cheese, dipped in batter, rolled in crispy ramen noodles and fried until golden brown… check them out at Next Gen Corn Dog.
Flaming Hot Cheetos Corndog – If you’re dying for some fiery goodness, look no further. This corndog ups the game and leaves your lips feeling tingly numb. Head to Chicky’s Chicken to satisfy the craving!
NeFAIRious Cerveza: The PNE collaborated with local craft brewery *Parallel 49* on an easy-drinking Mexican-inspired beer. Look for it at P49’s tasting room and of course, at the Fair!
Tipsy Unicorn – It’s as magical as it sounds. This colourful, smoking cocktail will be sure to make your Fair experience a special one. And it looks good on Instagram. 😉
From finger-licking favourites to festival goodness, this year’s PNE Fair will have options for all Fairgoers. Food glorious food!
Find out more about the PNE Fair and save on advance tickets here.
Looking for plans this Sunday? You’ve come to the right place! The Hastings Park Farmers Market gets underway this Sunday from 10:00am to 2:00pm in Hastings Park! Come check out Fruit Guy Farms for some great local produce, Old Country Frozen Pierogi for some delicious Pierogis or Six Legs Good Apiaries for East Vancouver produced honey and beeswax!