Last year the Fair at the PNE moved beyond the beloved mini pizzas, scones, fried onions and burgers and served up Oreo churros, butter chicken fries, mini donut ice pops, and deep fried Tequila shot bites. This year, they’re once again cranking the food options up to 11!
Food at the PNE This Summer
All was revealed in this morning’s press release:
In addition to all the Fair classics that are set to return this year, keep an eye out for insane items like Cricket Caramel Apples, a twist on a Fair classic, which mixes sustainable eating with an iconic snack! The Caramel Apple is rolled in salty, oven-roasted Entomo Farm crickets to create a sweet and salty delight that will add a bit of crunch for the courageous.
Looking to stay cool this Fair? A modern take on ice cream, Smoking Charcoal Soft Serve will cool you down in the hot summer sun. And don’t forget to taste Black Charcoal Pineapple Ice Cream, a twist on the hottest ice cream trend; black charcoal soft serve ice cream served right out of a fresh pineapple! Or check out S’luscious, with boozy slush drinks in a variety of flavours, including Frosé, Lime, Mango, and Dark & Stormy.
For the chocolate fanatics, Churros Locos introduces Chocolate Dipped Churros, dipped and rolled in your favourite toppings, or Churro Fries, smothered with chocolate and caramel sauce, with marshmallows tossed into the mix, available only at the PNE Marketplace.
Steve O’s Public House is set to return, making one of Canada’s favourite chocolate bars even better, turning the iconic Nestle bar into KitKat Fries. Dipped in a signature batter and deep-fried to a soft, fluffy, and chocolatey perfection while maintaining the famous KitKat crunch, you’ll want to try these again and again and again.
White Chocolate Cheese Cake Mini Donuts make their debut or try a Caramel Fried Pineapple Ring, deep fried and topped with a warm caramel sauce. Wat a Melon, straight off the streets of Tokyo will feature a watermelon flavoured ice cream snack, served between two slices of watermelon. And, by popular request, Deep-Fried Strawberries will debut, dipped in funnel cake batter and served with just a hint of powdered sugar.
This year’s lineup of delicious burgers will thrill you to no end. Step back in time to a 1950s diner, courtesy of Gourmet Burgers, to try a Garlic Vanilla Milkshake Burger, or its cousin, the Sweet and Salty Milkshake Burger, covered in rock salts, caramel drizzle and vanilla ice cream.
In the need for more meat? Try the Deep-Fried Burger, or a gigantic 1 lb. Fair Sized Meatball, oozing with mozzarella and Nonna’s tomato sauce.
For the taco fanatic in the family, the PNE’s own brand-new taco stand, Buen Gusto Street Tacos, will be set up outside the Pacific Coliseum, offering Vancouver’s take on the Mexican classic to satisfy your cravings.
Corndog King will offer, for the first time this year, the Big Pizza Corndog, which is stuffed with Mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, herbs and spices, with a side of pizza sauce. And for dessert? The Red Velvet Corndog will be a sweet, delicious twist on the classic, available only this year.