Thursday, November 16, 2023

Exploring the Newest Food at Vancouver Christmas Market 2023

It officially feels like Christmas in Vancouver with the opening of the Vancouver Christmas Market. Last year, we opted to get the Season's Pass for unlimited entry, and we did it again this year. I also documented the menu of the different vendors last year and can spot the new food vendors and items. Since it is opening night, we opted for the new items.

Das Späetzle Haus

This new food vendor focuses on selling späetzle, which are soft egg noodles, often pan-fried for a delightful crispness.

Späetzle with mushroom sauce from Späetzle Haus
Fresh späetzle topped with traditional German mushroom sauce, garnished with pickled cucumber and caramelized onion.

Meat Pie with Gravy from Mr. Hotcakes

Last year, Mr. Hotcakes focused on selling hotcakes, as the name implies. This year, they decided to add meat pies with gravy to their menu.

Meat Pies with Mashed Potato and Gravy from Mr. Hotcakes

If I didn't just come from England, I would say this is amazing. However, since I tasted traditional British pies covered in gravy, the one from the Christmas Market became just okay.

Das Strudel Haus

Das Strudel Haus is a new sweets booth selling strudels and Black Forest cake.

Warm Apple Strudel with Creme Anglaise from Das Strudel Haus

The flaky, sweet pastry is so delicious after eating all the savoury things the market offers.

Smoked Meat Baked Potato Poutine from Das Smoked Meat Haus

Last year, Das Smoked Meat offered only two sandwiches. This year, they added poutine, but instead of having traditional fries, they went to the more comforting and warm baked potato. It still has the gravy and cheese curds, plus all the savoury meat.

Smoked Meat Baked Potato Poutine from Das Smoked Meat Haus

Have you been to the Vancouver Christmas Market this year? Which food did you try? If you want to check the menu of each food vendor, please check out this post.

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