Events & Lifestyle

MARKET: Hawker’s Market & Free Admission Details (May 30, 2015)

Hawkers Market returns for its largest and most exciting event ever that will bring together 50+ local food businesses, pop-up chefs, local artisans, independent craftspeople, art collectives and food trucks.  Hawkerfest presented by Flook will take place at the sprawling Rocky Mountaineer train station, just east of Main Street, on Saturday, May 30thwith doors opening at 5 p.m. The iconic Rocky Mountaineer train station will be bustling with dozens of vendors and thousands of attendees. Entertainment will include local DJs, a band and a Fresh Air cinema showing of Wes Anderson’s cult classic ‘The Life Aquatic’.

For the first time, admission to this marquee Hawkers Market will be provided free of charge by Flook, BC’s mobile marketplace. Flook is a brand new buy and sell app, helping British Columbians discover, buy and sell great items right in their neighbourhood.

Event Details

Venue: Rocky Mountaineer Station, 1755 Cottrell St, Vancouver, BC
Date: Saturday, May 30th
Time: Doors Open at 5:00 p.m. / Outdoor Movie showing at 10:30 p.m.
Tickets: Free Admission courtesy of Flook via download the app for free entry.

How to Get Your Free Ticket

  1. Visit the Eventbrite page and register your name and email address
  2. Head over to the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to download Flook
  3. Show your app at the door for free entry
In keeping with the Hawkers Market events that locals have come to know and love, Hawkerfest will be a true merging of food, music and art. Below is a sneak peak of some of the exclusive vendors taking over the Rocky Mountaineer Station on May 30th.

Sneak Peak of Hawkerfest Vendors:

  • Dinner by Bayan – Pop-Up Dinners: Flying between Toronto and Vancouver doing only small exclusive pop-ups, Bayan is one of the most interesting emerging chefs, about to take Vancouver by storm. Come eat the next big thing from the up and coming Dinner by Bayan.
  • The Capilano Tea House and Botanical Soda Co: Indigenous teas and botanical sodas, wild and foraged right here in B.C.
  • Juno Kim – Pop Up Dinners: Popular Vancouver pop-up chef mainstay, Juno Kim is back with his third installment at Hawkers Market. Expect a degustation style approach to the menu and over the top creativity.
  • EzLing Street Eats: Chef Ling Wong returns with her Asian hawker-style street food including the hit octopus dishes that were sold out in the first hour of the last Hawkers event.
  • Nice Vice Ice Cream: Brand new Vancouver-based, vegan ice cream brand – all of the flavour, none of the guilt.
  • Ichiyo’s Matcha Bar: Ichiyo’s Koicha, or, “Thick Tea”. A concentrated high grade Matcha with the consistency of wet paint, typically served only for special occasions. Think of it as, “Matcha Espresso”
  • Hugo’s Churros: Ay carumba! Vancouver’s very first churro stand.
For more information about Hawkerfest, please visit: hawkersmarket.com.

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