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Dine Strathcona Returns November 17-30

Explore some great food and drink options in East Van

The Strathcona Business Improvement Association (SBIA) is bringing back its popular Dine Strathcona culinary event from November 17 to 30, 2021 as 19 of the neighbourhood’s beloved independent restaurants, cafés and breweries come together to raise money in support of vulnerable community members within Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. 

First launched in 2019, the two-week community festival invites locals and visitors to savour special promotional dishes at food and drink hotspots in the vibrant neighbourhood — including The Mackenzie RoomSuperfluxStrathcona Beer CompanyDosanko and The Garden Strathcona to name a few — with $5 from the sale of each Dine Strathcona menu feature donated directly to the festival’s 2021 community partner, HAVE Culinary Training Society.

Guided by a philosophy of Hope, Action, Values and Ethics, HAVE Culinary Training Society is a not-for-profit organization that provides accessible food service training and employment opportunities to members of the community who face barriers to employment such as poverty, homelessness, addiction, and mental health challenges. Over the past 14 years they have successfully trained 1,200 students with over 75% of them gaining steady employment in the tourism and hospitality industry. Since March 2020, the kitchen at HAVE’s on-site café has been utilized to prepare over 1,000 meals per day for at-risk individuals who have experienced food insecurity due to the pandemic.

“For the third year in a row, the Dine Strathcona festival gives diners the chance to support a worthy cause while discovering the incredible culinary talents and community spirit that make Strathcona such a unique and special neighbourhood,” says Johanna Lauyanto, Manager, Communications & Sustainability at the SBIA. “The money raised during this year’s event will provide funding to enroll new students in HAVE’s culinary training program and help secure job placements for new graduates in Metro Vancouver restaurants.”

Nineteen neighbourhood establishments will be taking part in the 2021 edition of Dine Strathcona. Participating restaurants, cafés and breweries are as follows:


Ask for Luigi
Fried Cauliflower, Chickpeas, Herbs and Aioli   $17

Axum Ethiopian Restaurant
Vegetarian Combo  $15

Wild Mushroom Doria  $25 (or $35 for 3 Course Meal)

LanaLou’s Restaurant
Empanadas  $10

The Belgard Kitchen
Wagyu Bolognese  $23

The Heatley
The Mushroom Bowl  $12.50

The Mackenzie Room
Chicken of The Sea  $20 

VV Tapas Lounge
Flat Iron Steak  $27


Coastal Eden Cafe
Mortadella Sandwich  $8.95

Harken Coffee
Handmade Pour Over and 40g of Whole Bean Coffee  $7.50

Liquids & Solids 
Heavenly Pesto Chicken Sandwich  $10.95

Pallet Coffee Roasters
Pour Over and 100g Sample Bag of Coffee  $7.50

Prototype Coffee
Honduras Buena Vista (Whole Bean Coffe)  $18

Railtown Cafe
The Winter Kale Salad  $14

The Garden
The Mushroom Bowl  $12.50


Container Brewing/Burdy
Chicken Parm Sandwich  $12.50

Luppolo Brewing Company
Campo D’Inverno Pizza  $21

Strathcona Beer Company
Hawaiian Pizza  $22

Superflux Beer Company
Napa Salad  $13

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