Greek Food Festival in Vancouver Kicks Off This Weekend

souvlakiVancouver’s Greek Food Festival is a tradition that has gained a huge fan club over the last 37 years. It is one of the city’s longest running annual cultural event and every year it attracts thousands of visitors from Vancouver and the surrounding areas, who wish to celebrate Greek food and culture.

The 28th Greek Food Festival organized by the Hellenic Community in Vancouver will take place at the community centre from September 25 to 27 and admission will be free for everyone.

The event will also feature live entertainment and dancing, a market for artisan crafts and authentic Greek food as well as a kid’s zone. Furthermore, the organizers have also included a Loukoumades eating contest in this year’s schedule. Loukoumades are donut-like dumplings that are then covered in honey and sprinkled with cinnamon. It is a traditional Greek dessert often served during various celebrations around Greece.

The festival will feature various Greek foods, offering an array of culinary delights, in the vendors located in the community centre, such as a Gyros Stand, calamari kiosks, Loukoumades Station and a Greek Café with homemade pastries, as well as Greek coffee and iced coffee. There will also be a dining room where large groups and families will have the opportunity to enjoy Greek delicacies and recipes such as roast lamb or mousaka.