“This established-yet-up-and-coming south Vancouver 'hood has its hidden gems!” — the new (and self-crowned) Miss Marpole

“Sushi King House in Marpole boasts having the biggest sushi in Vancouver. If you're looking for unpretentious, tasty, giant, affordable sushi, the exact antithesis of any sushi in Van city centre, this is the place.” — Yelp reviews

“If Marpole was meant to replace Surrey as the hinterland you don't want to come from, it's unlikely to be a joke target for long. A 20-minute bus ride connects this clutch of stucco walk-ups and Vancouver Specials with the city's high-rise heart.” — Vancouver Magazine

Marpole Food

Tasting Plates Puts Marpole on the Foodie Map

The first ever Tasting Plates Marpole event on Wednesday, March 30th, was a hit with local and visiting foodies alike.

The event was promoted by local food writer Richard Wolak of Vancouver Foodster. Tasting Plates eating tours have been held in neighbourhoods throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

The Marpole BIA was a contributing sponsor, as were the four particiapting merchants: Gigi Blin, Bonjour Marketplace, Pho Cafe MaiMai, and The Yard Cafe.

More than 70 curious foodies from far and wide came for a three-hour walkabout and tasting tour of these four fabulous Marpole eateries.

The menu featured an incredible selection of craft beers, organic teas, vegetable soup and noodles, spicy pho and spring rolls, espresso affogato and pastries, and pasta with organic tomato sauces.

Many participating suppliers joined in with highlighted tastings, including Granville Island Brewing, Kids Can Cook, Cafe Umbria Coffee, Golden Leaf Tea, Au Natural, and Fuggles & Warlock Brewing.

Special thanks to the owners of Gigi Blin, Bonjour Marketplace, Pho Cafe MaiMai, The Yard Cafe, and Richard Wolak for supporting this great event in Marpole.