Treat your tastebuds to a trip to Japan without leaving Vancouver, thanks to the annual Japan Food Fair.
Hosted by the Vancouver Buddhist Temple, this “spring bazaar”-style event features heaps of traditional Japanese fare like maki (roll) sushi, nigiri sushi, chicken teriyaki, ohagi (sweet sticky rice balls), manju (Japanese steamed cake), udon noodles, and much more, all at affordable prices.
The Japan Food Fair takes place on Sunday, March 1, from noon to 2 pm, making it the ideal lunch destination if you’re in the area of the Vancouver Buddhist Temple on the east side of town.
Admission is free, and the event is family-friendly.
Organizers suggest showing up early, as tables fill up fast.
When: Sunday, March 1 from noon to 2 pm
Where: Vancouver Buddhist Temple – 220 Jackson Ave.
Cost: Free admission; pay for your food. Cash only