The Bite of Burnaby Food Festival is a month-long celebration where restaurants and food spots around Burnaby offer special multi-course menus and deals for locals to indulge in. It’s the perfect time to try new spots and revisit old favourites.
With so many delicious options to choose from, we’ve put together a comprehensive itinerary to help you make the most of the festival.
Here’s your guide to some of the best food and activities Burnaby has to offer during the Bite of Burnaby Food Festival!
1. Metrotown Food & Activities
Food Option 1: ZUBU Ramen Metrotown
ZUBU Ramen, located just outside Metrotown, is a lively and vibrant spot for mouth-watering ramen and more. Their $35 Bite of Burnaby menu showcases their culinary range beyond ramen, featuring dishes like Takoyaki, 5 Piece Crispy Chicken, Temaki Hand Roll, Tonkotsu Kuro Ramen, Mazesoba, and Mochi Ice Cream.
Don’t miss the chance to enjoy this diverse selection of delectable dishes during the festival!
Address: 4575 Central Blvd M01, Burnaby, BC
Food Option 2: Earl’s Station Square Lunch & Dinner
Earl’s Station Square, conveniently located near Metrotown Skytrain Station, is an upscale chain that consistently delivers delicious food and excellent service.
For Bite of Burnaby, they’re offering a $35 lunch and $45 dinner menu featuring popular items like Clam Chowder, Tropic Thunder Pizza, and Truffle Tortellini.
With ample parking and a sleek ambiance, it’s the perfect spot for a meal with friends.
Address: 6070 Silver Drive, Burnaby, BC
Food Option 3: Something Sweet Royal Oak
A lowkey cafe near Royal Oak Skytrain Station that serves fluffy egg sandos, shaved ice desserts, and specialty drinks. There’s a chance that you’ve seen their egg sandos on Instagram before!
If you haven’t tried them before, then this is your sign to grab your friends because for Bite of Burnaby, they have a $25 deal for any 2 sandos of your choice and a sparkling soda. Perfect to bring your food besties to try together!
Address: 6888 Royal Oak Ave #101, Burnaby, BC
Activity Option 1: SilverCity Cineplex Cinemas Metropolis
The Metropolis Cineplex has been a popular spot for movie lovers for decades. Enjoy the latest hit movies like John Wick 4, Ant Man and The Wasp Quantummania, Creed 3, Avatar, and more in 3D, D Box, or standard format.
A classic choice for a fun-filled day with your friends!
Activity Option 2: Stroll Around Central Park or Deer Lake
Take a break from the urban landscape and enjoy some fresh air with a leisurely walk around Central Park or Deer Lake.
These beautiful green spaces offer a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of city life, making them the perfect spots to catch up with friends and unwind.
Activity Option 3: Explore Indigo in Metrotown
Whether you and your friends are avid manga enthusiasts, aspiring home chefs with a passion for cookbooks, or simply love exploring the diverse range of literature featured in Heather’s Picks, Indigo is the perfect spot to spend a leisurely afternoon. Lose yourselves in the endless shelves of intriguing titles, engage in stimulating conversations about your favorite authors, and uncover hidden gems as you browse this literary haven.
With its welcoming atmosphere and extensive collection, Indigo offers an enjoyable and inspiring experience for book lovers of all tastes and interests.
Activity Option 4: Hit up CHQ Arcade
Challenge your friends to a game of Mario Kart, rhythm games, fighting games, or luck-based carnival ones at CHQ Arcade. This long-time hangout spot is an easy choice for some friendly competition and bragging rights before dinner.
Activity Option 5: Chill at a Cafe Before Dinner
The Metrotown area boasts a variety of exceptional cafes, each providing the perfect ambiance for you and your friends to unwind and catch up before heading out to dinner. Ranging from chic and trendy to cozy and quaint, these cafes offer an array of delicious beverages and tasty treats to complement your conversations.
Enjoy a frothy cappuccino or an aromatic tea while sinking into comfortable seating, surrounded by friendly staff and fellow cafe-goers.
These Metrotown gems not only serve as a pre-dinner meeting spot, but they also embody the vibrant and diverse cafe culture that makes this area of Vancouver so unique and enticing. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore and experience these delightful locales with your friends by your side.
Cafe La Foret
Address: 6848 Jubilee Ave, Burnaby, BC V5J 4B3
Address: 6125 Sussex Ave #110, Burnaby, BC
2. Brentwood Food & Activities
Food Option 1: Earls Kitchen + Bar Amazing Brentwood lunch & dinner
Located in the heart of the Amazing Brentwood shopping district, Earls Kitchen + Bar offers a stylish dining experience that’s perfect for catching up with friends.
For the Bite of Burnaby, they’re featuring $35 lunch and $45 dinner menus that include some of their signature dishes like Clam Chowder, Tropic Thunder Pizza, and Truffle Tortellini. Make sure to save room for dessert!
Address: 4525 Lougheed Hwy. Unit 1308, Burnaby, BC V5C 3Z6
Food Option 2: White Spot R + D Kitchen dinner
Experience a fresh take on Canadian classics at White Spot R + D Kitchen. With a $30 Bite of Burnaby menu, you can enjoy dishes made from locally sourced ingredients like The Spot’s Salad, House Wagyu Burger, Chicken & Mushroom Fettuccine, and Triple Dark Chocolate S’mores Brownie.
It’s a delicious way to explore White Spot’s culinary evolution.
Address: 4567 Lougheed Hwy., Burnaby, BC V5C 3Z6
Food Option 3: Atlas Steak + Fish Dinner
Atlas Steak + Fish offers a luxurious dining experience with a focus on high-quality steaks and seafood.
Choose from their $55 or $77 Bite of Burnaby menus, which include a selection of dishes like Josper Smoked Potato Chowder, 6oz Petite Filet Bernaise, Pan Seared Creole Ling Cod, and Raspberry Lemoncello Tart.
Opt for the $77 menu to enjoy wine pairings with each course.
Address: 4331 Dominion Street, 2nd Floor Burnaby BC
Food Option 4: Steve’s Poke Bar
Craving fresh, healthy, and flavorful poke bowls? Steve’s Poke Bar is the spot for you!
During the Bite of Burnaby, you can get two signature bowls for only $30, choosing from options like Shoyu A Good Time, Mayo Spice Me Up, California Dreamin’, A Shore Thing, Toona Spicy, and No Swimmin’ (Vegetarian).
It’s a delicious and budget-friendly option for a fun meal with friends.
Address: 4567 Lougheed Hwy. F11, Burnaby, BC V5C 3Z6
Activity 1: VIP Cineplex Amazing Brentwood
Experience movie night like never before at the VIP Cineplex Amazing Brentwood. This luxurious cinema features plush recliner chairs, a full food and drink menu (including alcoholic beverages), and an adults-only atmosphere for guests 18 and older.
Enjoy blockbusters like John Wick 4 in peace and comfort, making it the perfect spot for a night out with friends.
Address: 3106, 1920 Willingdon Ave Unit 31-06, Burnaby
Activity 2: The REC Room
Get ready for a night of gaming and entertainment at The REC Room. This popular arcade boasts over 90 games and VR experiences, ensuring that there’s something for everyone. Challenge your friends to basketball hoop-toss, race for first place in Mario Kart, or test your luck in various other games.
Be sure to redeem your earned credits at “The Trophy Case.”
Please note that all The REC Room guests must be over 19 years old or accompanied by parents.
Address: 1920 Willingdon Ave Unit 2106, Burnaby, BC V5C 0K6.
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Activity 3: Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N
Marvel fans, assemble! The Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N is an interactive experience located in Amazing Brentwood, where you’ll start as a new recruit and learn about the history, science, engineering, genetics, and profiles of your favorite Avengers.
Complete your training and become an integral part of the Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N, all while enjoying a fun day out with your friends.
3. Lougheed Food & Activities
Food Option 1: Shiok! Express
For authentic Singaporean cuisine, look no further than Shiok! Express. Located in the Lougheed Shopping Centre food court, this family-run stall offers a $15 Bite of Burnaby menu featuring a chicken curry puff, your choice of Char Siu Rice, Laksa, or Nyonya Chicken Curry, and a homemade barley drink.
Address: 9855 Austin Ave #907, Burnaby, BC V3J 1N4
Food Option 2:The Keg Steakhouse + Bar
The Keg is renowned for its high-quality steaks and seafood in a welcoming atmosphere. For the Bite of Burnaby, enjoy a three-course menu for just $60.
Choose from options like the 8oz Steak & Lobster or 12oz New York Strip Loin, and finish your meal with a decadent dessert like the Billy Miner Pie or cheesecake topped with fresh berries.
Address: 4510 Still Creek Avenue, Burnaby, BC
Food Option 3: Wild Flour Pizza Co.
Indulge in delicious sourdough pizzas at Wild Flour Pizza Co. During the Bite of Burnaby, you can enjoy two pizzas and a dip for just $40.
Try their fan-favorite Perfect Storm pizza, topped with pineapple and spicy honey, for a unique and tasty experience.
Address: 2900 Bainbridge Ave #104, Burnaby, BC V5A 2S8
Activity 1: Korean Cafes on North Road
Relax with friends before dinner at one of the many cozy Korean cafes along North Road, like Cafe Bono, Standing Egg Cafe, or Basak Cafe.
Enjoy a warm drink, a pastry, or a frozen dessert while soaking in the vibrant atmosphere.
Address: 420-329 North Rd, Coquitlam, BC V3K 3V8
Standing Egg Cafe
Address: 4501 North Rd #109A, Burnaby, BC V3N 4R7
Address: 4563 North Rd #6, Burnaby, BC V3N 4J
Activity 2: Karaoke Night
After a delicious meal, head to a local karaoke bar and sing your heart out with your friends. Choose from classic tunes or modern hits, and make it a night to remember.
플러스 노래방 PLUS Karaoke
Address: 341 North Rd, Coquitlam, BC V3K 3V8
Activity 3: DIY Perfume or Soy Candle at Aromatears
Get creative with your friends at Aromatears, where you can participate in a DIY workshop to create your own custom perfume or soy candle. Choose from a wide variety of scents and enjoy crafting a unique, personalized product.
It’s a great way to unwind and bond with your friends after a day of shopping and dining!
Address: 4341 North Rd #208, Burnaby, BC V3N 4N3
The Bite of Burnaby Food Festival offers a diverse range of food and activities for you and your friends to enjoy. From ramen and pizza to shopping and strolling through parks, there’s something for everyone during this month-long celebration.
But don’t wait as the festival is only on until March 31st!
To see all participating restaurants, head to the Bite of Burnaby website here.
Check out 45+ Burnaby restaurants offering special multi-course menus all March long!
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