Win the East Van Foodie Book

Comments 85 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Following the success of last year’s North Shore Foodie Book, publisher Brad Hill is at it again! The East Van Foodie Book in out just time for the holidays, featuring 47 restaurants, over 100 locally-inspired recipes, and 1,000 photos of East Van’s unique dishes and dining spaces.

East Van Foodie Book

A very real celebration of East Van and its food and drink.

The restaurants, bars, cafes, breweries and foodie businesses that nourish East Van influence the whole city, province and country. The East Van Foodie tells their stories in words, photos and recipes.

East Van occupies the fringe zone between downtown and the suburbs. It’s a crossroads. It’s a lived-in, mixed-use, gentrifying, cultural nexus, and a canvas on which the next generation asserts itself. It is a neighbourhood and the geographical focal point of a greater discussion.

One of the great indicators of a rich and dynamic cultural and artistic community is the food it serves, so documenting its food is at the heart of documenting the community. The East Van Foodie is a snapshot of a place in time and of the food it eats.

East Van Foodies is available for purchase at the 47 participating East Van restaurants and at various local bookstores including Chapters Indigo, Barbara Jo’s Books to Cooks, Cook Culture, and Welk’s General Store.

Photography, recipes, editing, design and publishing by Brad Hill, and participant stories by Chris Dagenais.

Enter to Win

I have a hard copy of this deliciously inspiring cookbook to give away, here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner from all entries at 12:00pm on Monday, December 19, 2016. Follow the Foodie Books on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more info.

Update The winner is Kathy!

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85 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. C MarkWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 10:14am PST

    Looks beautiful!

  2. Tammy HWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 10:14am PST

    Love being a foodie..great book!

  3. GraceWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 10:21am PST

    Need to learn how to cook and this looks like a great place to start!

  4. VictordWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 10:28am PST

    Van Foodie Book!

  5. Nadya RepinWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 10:35am PST


  6. Darren R.Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 11:23am PST

    My wife would love this as a Christmas present! Thanks.

  7. Justin CaseWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 11:36am PST

    I’ve admired this book in the stores and would love to have a copy at home.

  8. JenWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 11:42am PST

    Yes! The perfect christmas gift for my difficult to buy for foodie brother in law!

  9. RebeccaWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 12:28pm PST

    Would love to win this for Christmas!

  10. FatemegamiWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 12:54pm PST

    Looks cute!

  11. JenniferWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 1:20pm PST

    Oh my god, AMAZING! I would love to own this!

  12. SeanWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 2:01pm PST

    Fun prize!

  13. JasonWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 2:29pm PST

    I’ve heard it’s fantastic!

  14. KatiWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 2:47pm PST

    This would be amazing to have as it’s about my neighbourhood.

  15. Kathy PWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 3:10pm PST

    Would love love love to win! Thank you for the opportunity.

    ?Merry Christmas !

  16. colleen tsoukalasWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 3:28pm PST

    Would love to win this and review it. (And cook, of course)

  17. HeatherWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 3:31pm PST

    I would love to have a book about the food available in my neighbourhood!

  18. LindaWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 3:37pm PST

    This book looks really neat!

  19. ElizabethWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 3:44pm PST

    Looks amazing!

  20. AdelinaWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 3:51pm PST

    Would love to add this cookbook to my shelves!

  21. Oliver R.Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 3:53pm PST

    Yum, yum! Would love this book!

  22. LindsayWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 4:10pm PST

    What a gorgeous local book!

  23. LouiseWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 4:56pm PST


  24. Candice CWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 5:28pm PST

    I know the perfect person to give this to!! This would be awesome!

  25. Teresa KWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 5:54pm PST

    I’d love to win.

  26. JeremyWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 6:23pm PST

    I love food and this book would be well used in our home!

  27. JenWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 6:24pm PST

    Yes please! I love this!

  28. Donna SWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 8:46pm PST

    It would be a sweet treat!!

  29. Lor.Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 9:04pm PST

    Grew up in East Van!

  30. lucWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 9:14pm PST

    Time to East Van cooking!

  31. Megan KennedyWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 9:31pm PST

    I would love to try out this book!

  32. NicoleWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 9:31pm PST

    It looks fabulous – good enough to eat!!

  33. JeffWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 9:38pm PST

    Would love to check out this book!

  34. MARY ROSE TAMWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 9:42pm PST

    Would love to trial some of these eats to cook!

  35. MeredithWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 10:05pm PST

    Looks awesome

  36. NicoleWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 10:13pm PST


  37. MarianneWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 10:41pm PST

    I would love a copy of this book – it looks awesome!

  38. MarisaWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 10:50pm PST


  39. Katy WaldegraveWednesday, December 14th, 2016 — 10:57pm PST

    Sounds inspiring

  40. ShannaThursday, December 15th, 2016 — 12:39am PST

    Would love a copy of this book!

  41. Melissa HoffmannThursday, December 15th, 2016 — 12:42am PST

    I’m a foodie and LOVE cooking on my weekends! Would love to try out some of the recipes in this book.

  42. TaraThursday, December 15th, 2016 — 6:29am PST

    Such an amazing gift for those who grew up in the area but no longer live here. Helps us to remember our roots through food!

  43. ElenaThursday, December 15th, 2016 — 9:38am PST

    What a great idea!

  44. ShannonThursday, December 15th, 2016 — 9:52am PST

    Great prize

  45. KirstenThursday, December 15th, 2016 — 10:48am PST

    This would make an awesome Christmas gift!

  46. VickiThursday, December 15th, 2016 — 10:54am PST

    Food and east van, my favourites!!!

  47. PatThursday, December 15th, 2016 — 11:49am PST

    Now that would be a great gift for just about any Vancouverite! My daughter would love it.

  48. Chad NehringThursday, December 15th, 2016 — 12:54pm PST

    Yes, please! Thanks 🙂

  49. HelenThursday, December 15th, 2016 — 1:03pm PST

    Sounds amazing! I would love to win!

  50. adamThursday, December 15th, 2016 — 2:18pm PST

    looks great!

  51. Ariel CThursday, December 15th, 2016 — 2:21pm PST

    would love to win this!

  52. Lisa MartinThursday, December 15th, 2016 — 3:50pm PST

    Yes! Please pick me! I love East Van, and especially the food. 🙂

  53. Anne W.Thursday, December 15th, 2016 — 4:41pm PST

    The draw date is my birthday… what a wonderful gift to win!

  54. Sunshine HThursday, December 15th, 2016 — 6:35pm PST

    This looks like such a nice cookbook, thank you for the chance to win.

  55. Elayne FThursday, December 15th, 2016 — 7:24pm PST

    Perfect Christmas gift for a foodie I know!

  56. AndreaThursday, December 15th, 2016 — 8:22pm PST

    local cook book – how fun!

  57. JasmineFriday, December 16th, 2016 — 12:25am PST


  58. ShelleyFriday, December 16th, 2016 — 8:23am PST

    Would be great to make recipes from a local cook book.

  59. LyndaFriday, December 16th, 2016 — 9:17am PST

    my birthday is coming up

  60. LJFriday, December 16th, 2016 — 9:28am PST

    LOVE cooking !!

  61. TedWFriday, December 16th, 2016 — 9:30am PST

    great xmas gift idea … hope I win 🙂

  62. MaryanneFriday, December 16th, 2016 — 10:00am PST

    WHat a great gift!

  63. Jeff GFriday, December 16th, 2016 — 12:16pm PST

    Yo! Winning stuff!

  64. tracyFriday, December 16th, 2016 — 12:39pm PST

    Would love a copy!

  65. EileenFriday, December 16th, 2016 — 8:49pm PST

    My mom would love this!

  66. mariaSaturday, December 17th, 2016 — 12:19am PST

    Would love this!

  67. DeeSaturday, December 17th, 2016 — 9:20am PST


  68. Bonnie Y.Saturday, December 17th, 2016 — 10:55am PST

    Way to go East Van! Been a resident of EV almost my whole life.

  69. Tabby72Saturday, December 17th, 2016 — 2:30pm PST

    This looks like a wonderful book and would also make a great present for a food lover!

  70. TaniaSaturday, December 17th, 2016 — 3:55pm PST

    Would love a copy!

  71. RinoSaturday, December 17th, 2016 — 3:56pm PST

    LOVE cooking !!

  72. KimSaturday, December 17th, 2016 — 6:01pm PST

    Looks amazing. Would love to try out some of these recipes over the holidays.

  73. TracySaturday, December 17th, 2016 — 10:19pm PST

    Could always use more recipes 🙂

  74. Jason BSunday, December 18th, 2016 — 12:34am PST

    Fantastic gift.

  75. LindaSunday, December 18th, 2016 — 8:10am PST

    This looks like a great cookbook. Love the local angle.

  76. Anna L.Sunday, December 18th, 2016 — 8:25am PST

    This is an awesome concept.

  77. RenfrewSunday, December 18th, 2016 — 10:52am PST

    Born and raised in East Van, and this book looks great.

  78. Elyse GouletSunday, December 18th, 2016 — 11:18am PST


  79. DavidSunday, December 18th, 2016 — 2:40pm PST

    This looks like a great xmas present!

  80. EmilySunday, December 18th, 2016 — 9:16pm PST

    I’d love to win! Thanks for the chance!

  81. StaceySunday, December 18th, 2016 — 9:17pm PST

    Just saw the book at The Red Wagon!

  82. JohnMonday, December 19th, 2016 — 10:01am PST

    Looks like an interesting book that I would love to win

  83. LindsayMonday, December 19th, 2016 — 11:49am PST


  84. MaggieMonday, December 26th, 2016 — 5:42pm PST

    What a neat guide!

  85. Bonnie LamMonday, January 2nd, 2017 — 10:58am PST


    Good luck to you all. Huggies.

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