Join us and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in East Vancouver and beyond to taste different kinds of dumplings.

Experience different restaurants and tastes that may include Chinese dumplings, to Northern Vietnamese dumplings, Nepalese momos to Mexican tamales, Japanese gyoza and more. Our 9th edition evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday October 4 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster and Tasting Plates.

Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates and Bowls for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different types of restaurants throughout the event, meet some new food loving friends, and learn about each of the participating restaurants.

See one of our past Dumpling Fest tours here and an Instagram reel

Visit each of the participating restaurants at your leisure by car or transit.

View our past events, photos and more here!

***** NEW **** VIP Experience – a limited number of tickets are available at this special price that includes Richard Wolak (aka @Vanfoodster) as your personal guide and host at the first location. You will also learn how Tamales are made (aka Mexican dumplings) by the Chef of the Tamaly Shop, exclusive to this VIP Experience..

Participating Restaurants

Crab Hot Lau

2141 Kingsway, Vancouver

Instagram @crabhotlau.vancouver

Cuisine: Northern Vietnamese

Specializing in Northern Vietnamese cuisine, our special dishes are Crab Hot Pot and Banh Da Cua which represent our hometown – Hai Phong, Vietnam.

Tamale Shop

2525 Main Street, Vancouver



Cuisine Mexican

Specializing in house-made tamales and other Mexican eats and drinks, this wonderful eatery recently opened in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood.

Vivace on the Drive

1728 Commercial Dr, Vancouver


Instagram @vivaceonthedrive

Cuisine: Italian/European

Vivace on the Drive comes alive with delicious food, drink and live music nightly. The 120-year-old building once housed another supper club that ran for many years, the whole inside of the building was rebuilt to modern day furnishings and the supper club has returned to create a wonderful dining experience. With Chef Rory Byrne leading the kitchen, he has created a wonderful ala carte dinner menu along with a Chef’s Tasting Menu where you have the option of 4 courses, 5 courses or 6 courses for dinner; he also offers a daytime menu along with happy hour in the afternoon.

Chic Chic Chicken

1386 Kingsway, Vancouver


Instagram @chicchicchickencanada

Cuisine: Fried chicken and Indian street food


Purchase Tickets Here 


Ultra Early-bird Tickets: $49 per person through August 31, 2023

Early-bird Tickets $59 per person after August 31, 2023

Regular $69 per person after September 22 , 2023

VIP Experience $100 per person (until sold out, limited number of tickets available)

Note: Eventbrite fee and GST is extra on all tickets purchased online.

Ticket price includes tasting plates of dumplings at each of the participating restaurants on this self-guided tour throughout the evening.

Note: ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. All ticket sales are final. Participating restaurants subject to change. Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc. This is an all ages event and everyone is welcome. Check out our event FAQ for more info here.

Refund Policy: We understand that plans can change, but please note that all ticket sales are final. While we can’t offer refunds, you’re more than welcome to transfer your ticket to another person if you find yourself unable to attend.


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