Burnaby Restaurants

Bite of Burnaby is an annual Metro Vancouver festival where local restaurants and cafés offer special lunch and dinner menus at discounted prices in March.

In 2024 the special restaurant deals in Burnaby run from March 1st to 31st.


The Bite of Burnaby Culinary Festival

Looking to explore new restaurants or different types of cuisine in Metro Vancouver’s third largest municipality? Tourism Burnaby produces an annual festival for just that! Bite of Burnaby is a great opportunity to taste multicultural food at lower prices than normal.

Similar to the Dine Out Vancouver Festival which takes place earlier in the year, Bite of Burnaby features fixed-price menus and special deals, but just at Burnaby restaurants. The festival is a good time to visit and support local dining establishments in the city. There are also various prizes to be won each week, in addition to a grand prize draw.

Bite of Burnaby runs throughout the month of March each year, so from March 1st to 31st. 2024 marks the festival’s fourth year.


Participating Restaurants

In 2024, with the Burnaby Bites program, there are around 60 different locations offering special menus and deals in Burnaby. Fixed-price menus range from about $15 up to about $60.

Examples of participating restaurants in 2024 include the following:

  • Chad Thai – a Thai street food restaurant at 4010 Hastings Street. Its lunch and dinner special in 2024 costs $18. You can choose between a spring roll or chicken wontons, plus one of two rice dishes or a noodle dish. You also get a free drink.
  • Mintara – located at the top of Burnaby Mountain at 100 Centennial Way, this place is in the same building that Horizons Restaurant used to be in for many years. Newly renamed, the restaurant is now owned and operated by the City of Burnaby. The Bite of Burnaby menu here costs $39. The appetizer is a salad or noodle dish and the entrées are your choice of NY steak, bibimbap or a vegan bowl. For dessert there’s key lime panna cotta or vegan cake. The restaurant also offers a $65 menu with five courses.
  • Olivo Cafe & Eatery – tasty Mexican food at 3871 North Fraser Way (Unit 17). Its Bite of Burnaby menu costs $35 in 2024. It features soup or chips and salsa plus a choice between one of four mains, including tacos and spaghetti. Dessert is either tiramisu or churros (where the second is a stick-shaped, donut-like pastry).
  • Peaked Pies – an Australian bakery cafe with a location at 4114 Hastings Street. This year’s fixed-price menu is a pie flight with three fruit pies and tea. Choices include mixed berry, apple crumble and more.
  • Steve’s Poké Bar – “authentic” Hawaiian cuisine at multiple locations in Burnaby. In 2024 its Bite of Burnaby deals cost between $28 and $35. One option is two signature bowls with two fruit teas for $32. Participating branches include those in Brentwood Mall, Lougheed Mall, Metrotown and SFU’s Burnaby campus.


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2023 Contest Details

The Bite of Burnaby festival also offered giveaways in 2023. Folks who visited participating restaurants between March 1st and April 7th could win a variety of prizes.

To be entered into any of the giveaways, you had to post a photo of your Bite of Burnaby meal on Instagram and use the #BiteofBurnaby hashtag. You could also upload your photo to the festival’s official website. One entry was allowed per person at each participating restaurant. Weekly prizes included gift cards and products from local stores. Each photo you posted or uploaded also entered you into the grand prize draw, which was a “Stay and Eat” experience valued at $500. We hope this contest returns for the Bite of Burnaby festival in 2024!


Other Information

For more information about the festival, visit the Bite of Burnaby website.

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