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Local fare meets international flair: Experience unforgettable dining moments at the Bite of Burnaby food festival

Tourism Burnaby hosts the food festival from March 1 to 31 with a diverse selection of local restaurants and menu deals
Acqua Restaurant, Patio and Bar, Bite of Burnaby Feature.

There's nothing more exciting or satisfying than consuming cuisine from around the world. 

With the unique culinary experiences of Bite of Burnaby, you'll do just that. 

"Burnaby is where east meets west, especially when it comes to multicultural cuisine and creative fusion fare," says Catherine McCooey, marketing director, Tourism Burnaby. 

You can anticipate a fusion of  flavours where chefs master creations that pay homage to their culture, and the far-flung influences with eats from China, Japan, India, Africa, Greece, Italy and other places. No globetrotting is required and every tastebud will be gratified. 

Not to mention, some homegrown favourites with the likes of the Pacific Northwest; a few nostalgic stops with reliably simple and delectably good offerings, and the down-right dependable chains that bear a distinct imprint on the local dining scene. 

Tourism Burnaby invites everyone to celebrate the fourth annual Bite of Burnaby, which kicks off March 1 and runs until March 31, giving you the opportunity to have a local adventure with international possibilities through a journey of fabulous food from 60 restaurants. 

Burnaby is home to a richly diverse community and reveals itself in many ways, including its exceptional cuisine. Indulge in specially curated set menus and deals, which tempt cravings that range from pints to pies—all at price points that will delight your bank account.

"Experience unforgettable dining moments, and support local restaurants all in one," says McCooey. 

World flavours from returning favourites

Riverway Golf Club. Photo by dari_eats.

Returning this year to delight festival-goers, Portobello Restaurant presents its  classic Italian fare with a three-course menu priced at $49. Zuba invites diners with a set menu at $30, while Earls offers tempting options with a $35 three-course lunch and a $45 three-course dinner. Don't miss a visit to The Heights for a diverse representation of cultures.

"We're thrilled to welcome back Mintara (formerly Horizons on Burnaby Mountain) this year, offering their 3 and 5-course options. With its stunning views, it's the perfect spot to catch a sunset," adds McCooey. "We're equally excited to have Riverway and Burnaby golf courses joining us this year too."

Palate-pleasing menus priced right

Participating restaurants are rolling out special set menus and exclusive deals, with prices ranging from $15 to $55-plus. Whether you're craving a gourmet feast or a quick bite, there's something to satisfy every palate and budget.

Discover unbeatable deals for $15 and under, including Japadog's featured hotdogs like the Kurobuta Terimayo or the Japamiso BLT; Something Sweet's croffle and drink combo; Jugo Juice’s Smoothie and Sandwich Combo; and Steve Pokes' signature bowls, two for $28 across their four locations.

New additions for 2024

Introducing exciting new additions to the festival lineup this year! Joining the festival is family-owned Italian restaurant, Claudio’s Ristorante, B&D Authentic Vietnamese serving up traditional cuisine with a modern twist and California-inspired Birdies Eats & Drinks, among others.

According to McCooey, "Discovering new culinary gems is the heart of our festival, and this year, we're thrilled to introduce a diverse array of new eateries, each offering a unique and delicious experience."

You could win something delicious

‘Butchers Block.' Photo by @foodiemugs.

Enter the contest for a chance to win weekly prizes or the grand prize "Stay and Eat" experience (includes a one-night stay in Burnaby hotel) by sharing a photo of your Bite of Burnaby meal or deal. Post your photo on Instagram with #BiteofBurnaby or upload it on

Weekly Bite of Burnaby gift pack giveaways include gift cards and other goodies from Bite Local Burnaby produce such as Truffle Pig, Chez Christophe, Hippie snacks, and Dageraad Burnabarian Beer.

As Bite of Burnaby 2024 unfolds, it promises to be a culinary journey like no other, with something to satisfy every palate and budget. With diverse offerings from returning favourites and exciting new additions, this year's festival celebrates the vibrant flavours and rich cultural tapestry of Burnaby's dining scene. 

“Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore the tastes of the world right here in our city,” McCooey says. “Join us from March 1st to 31st and embark on a delicious adventure with Bite of Burnaby!”

For more information on the festival and participating restaurants, visit