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4 great reasons to enjoy this year’s Bite of Burnaby festival

The popular local culinary event is back for a second year
Bite of Burnaby showcases the depth and breadth of diversity Burnaby has to offer.

Calling all food lovers!

Brace your tastebuds for a round-the-world treat: The Bite of Burnaby culinary festival is back for a second year.

This year, the month-long festival will take place from March 1-31, 2022. Participants will have the opportunity to sample specially curated menus and limited-time offers.

“With the effects of COVID hitting businesses hard, we wanted to help out by showcasing the diverse range of food and dining opportunities available here,” Tourism Burnaby marketing manager Catherine McCooey says.

From sophisticated dining to casual fare, there will be something for everyone. All COVID-19 health and safety protocols will be observed by participating restaurants.

“Bite of Burnaby showcases the depth and breadth of diversity Burnaby has to offer,” McCooey says.

“It’s a real opportunity to try different cuisines that you haven’t before.”

Thinking of participating in the food festival? Here are four great reasons to enjoy this year’s Bite of Burnaby:

A perfect March Break activity

Looking for a way to entertain little ones on their week off from school? Checking out participating restaurants in your area is the perfect adventure activity for March Break. Make a day out of trying something new.

While you’re out enjoying the many local parks and wilderness hikes Burnaby has to offer, why not cap off the cap with an order of food from a local participating restaurant?

“March Break is the best time to get out and about and see Burnaby and the diverse cultures our restaurants can offer,” McCooey says.

Price points for everyone

With options priced at $15, $30, and $60, Bite of Burnaby is a chance to sample a diversity of foods while supporting local businesses.

Whether you opt to take-out, dine-in, or get delivery, there are many ways to participate in the event.

Some restaurants are offering options at each price point, which range from a takeout sampler to a full three-course meal for two. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to sample something new while boosting a neighbourhood restaurant.

Diversity of food

Bite of Burnaby is your chance to explore the range of food options available in the city.

So far 26 restaurants and counting have signed up to participate in this year’s Bite of Burnaby. The list continues to grow as the date of the festival approaches.

Always wanted to try poke but not sure what to get? This is your chance to pick something off a pre-selected menu.

Participating restaurants include bakeries, Vietnamese fare, Indian food, a range of Italian restaurants, Thai, poke and much more.

“There is definitely something for all tastes,” McCooey says.

“It really reflects the diversity of Burnaby.”

Chance to win prizes

The fun doesn’t have to stop when the month is over. Participating in Bite of Burnaby also includes the great prizes available for participants.

Diners will have a chance to win a “Weekend Break in Burnaby” prize, which will include a shop and stay package.

There are also weekly prizes for restaurant vouchers and more.

Entering is easy. All you had to do is submit an image at any of the participating restaurants on the Bite of Burnaby website.

To enter in the winning contest, just post a photo online and tag Bite of Burnaby with the hashtag #biteofburnaby.

It’s a great way to show off your culinary adventure while giving yourself a chance to win great prizes.

To learn more and see the full list of participating restaurants, visit