Join us and tantalize your taste buds at a selection of restaurants, cafes and food spots in the Commercial Drive neighbourhood.

Each restaurant, cafe and food spot will be serving Tasting Plates for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit different types of restaurants and food establishments throughout the event, and learn about each of the participating places.

Visit each of the participating restaurants and cafes at your leisure by walking, car or transit.

If you haven’t been to our previous Tasting Plates events, Novus TV featured one of our previous events on City Lights (view here).

Visit our Tasting Plates site and view our past events, photos and more!

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2290 Commercial Drive


Insgram @jamjarcanteen

Cuisine: Lebanese & Mediterranean

Lebanese & Mediterranean cuisine & innovative cocktails in a stylishly rustic, subway-tiled space.

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South China Seas Trading Co.

1502 Victoria Dr, Vancouver

Instagram @southchinaseas

Cuisine: Asian gourmet shop

Founded in 1994, South China Seas Trading Co sells the highest quality spices and exotic ingredients from around the world. Located in the Granville Island Public Market in Vancouver, South China Seas has been a central destination for locals, tourists and foodies from around the world.

Our spices and proprietary blends are made in house using a custom mix of herbs and spices from our growing partners around the world. We pride ourselves on our sustainably grown and ethically sourced ingredients sourced from growing partners around the world.

Caffe Soccavo

1321 Commercial Dr, Vancouver

Instagram @soccavoyvr

Cuisine: Italian café

A great new addition to the Commercial Drive neighbourhood, this Italian sports cafe features Italian snacks, pizza, panini, desserts, coffees, wine, cocktails and more.

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1728 Commercial Dr, Vancouver



Cuisine: European style dining

OSITA is Vancouver’s live music venue that presents local artists nightly. Our kitchen team is dedicated to serving local, fresh and inventive food that is meant to be shared with friends. Our Bar team is continuously creating sexy cocktails that will help you dance the night away.



Early-bird Tickets: $49 per person before August 10, 2022

Regular Tickets: $59 per person before August 14, 2022

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

Ticket price includes tasting plates at each of the participating restaurants on this self-guided tour throughout the evening. (You are welcome to purchase wine, beer, cocktails or mocktails at each of the participating restaurants).

Note: ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however you are welcome to transfer the ticket to another person for the same event if you notify us at least 5 days in advance with name (s) of who will be attending in your place. 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.

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