Guess whose back, back again. One of the city’s most highly-anticipated foodie events is back for another season. The Richmond Night Market is bustling with over 100 different food vendors to choose from.
This year, the market has some exciting new eats for you to sink your teeth into. But don’t forget about their old favourites—hello tornado potatoes, grilled meats and deep-fried everything.
Never explored the Richmond Night Market before? Check out our guide on everything you need to know before you go.
Richmond Night Market Food (and Drinks)
Mochi is a traditional Japanese rice cake with red bean paste. This vendor serves up Matcha, Chocolate and Purple Yam flavours with a whole strawberry inside.
Original Oktoberfest Style
Craving a whole lot of meat? This is the booth for you. They serve up roasted whole pork hocks fresh from the rotisserie. Get a side of sauerkraut to go with it and you’ll feel like you’re in Germany for the night.
The Famous Popcorn Chicken & Fried Tofu
This vendor makes a Taiwanese classic—stinky tofu. It doesn’t have the most appetizing name, but it’s a popular dish at night markets everywhere. It gets its name because the tofu fermentation process used gives it a strong odour.
Treasure Dim Sum
Calling all Dim Sum lovers—this is the spot for you. They have a variety of pan-fried dumplings, rice rolls and pork buns to curb your appetite.
Squid, squid, squid! It’s one of the most popular food vendors at the market. Get your hands on BBQ squid, tofu or lobster ball skewers.
Tofu Cheesecake Pops
Treat yourself to a Japanese-style tofu cheesecake pop in one of the following flavours: Chocolate, Matcha, Mango or Durian.
Get your fill of Korean fried chicken at this vendor. You can top it off with Korean-style sweet chili, honey soy garlic or their ultra spicy sauce.
One of the new vendors is serving up a delicious Japanese-style poutine with either seafood or fried pork on top.
Another new spot this year that is combining sweet with savoury. They’re taking French fries and topping them off with Rocky Road, Cinnamon, Nutella, Chocolate Sundae or Matcha flavours.
There’s a whole specialized section for those who want to sit down and dig into some quality seafood. They’ve got lobster, shrimp, mussels and crab on the menu.
Dig into classic Vietnamese-style crepes at this vendor with shrimp, pork, or vegetarian fillings. Or kick it up a notch and order their spicy crepe.
The Phamily Table
A new vendor serving up braised pork belly with pickles and panko. Choose from original BBQ, spicy or sweet & sour.
Almost too pretty to eat. The waffle tower comes in torched Cinnamon & Brown Sugar, Strawberry Sensation, Bamboo Charcoal, Matcha and Nutella & Banana.
Brazilian street food at its finest. They serve up a delicious homemade pastry deep-fried to perfection that is stuffed with either beef, cheese, chicken or smoked pork.
Sawadika Thailand Cold Fried Ice Cream
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, check out this spot. Choose from a variety of flavours: Mango, Passion Fruit, Strawberry, Oreo, Chocolate, Peach, Lychee. Top it off with chocolate chips, cereal, nuts or cookies.
Benkei Ramen Shop
Head to this vendor for your ramen fix. They have a Tokyo Shoyu Ramen, Spicy Miso Ramen and a Vegetarian Shoyu Ramen—just to name a few.
Churros in Ice Cream
This vendor serves churros in ice cream, hence its name. It also comes with an adorable inflatable flamingo or unicorn. They have vanilla, chocolate and green tea ice cream with rainbow, Oreo or regular churros.
A new drink vendor that is popping up this year is Rainbulb. The sparkling soda and fruit concoctions come in a vibrant array of light bulb glasses.
Sencha Tea Lounge
Quench your thirst with one of these brightly coloured smoking mocktails.
Stop by this vendor for a unique take on lemonade. It comes with a syringe filled with whichever flavour you choose: Peach, Blue Raspberry, Ginger, Lavender, Watermelon, Green Apple and more.
Richmond Night Market
When: Open Fridays through Sundays now until October 8th, 2018
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond (one block from Bridgeport Canada Line Station)
Cost: Adults: $4.25, Children 10 & under: Free, Seniors over 60: Free