November 1 – 30, 2021, join us for Taste White Rock, White Rock’s premiere restaurant festival! Follow our social media pages for daily contests. Every week we’ll feature restaurants from each of White Rock’s districts – West Beach, East Beach, Five Corners, and Uptown – each offering a special signature dish or drink. This is your chance to savour the best of what White Rock restaurants, cafés, and breweries have to offer!
As the years go by, Taste White Rock is becoming something of a tradition, and it’s no wonder – White Rock restaurant culture is really something special, and well worth celebrating. Our City by the Sea is cherished by so many visitors and locals alike as a place to make their best memories while enjoying the hospitality, abundant natural beauty, city amenities, seaside character, and laid-back style for which White Rock is known and loved.
The White Rock BIA is thrilled to get the word out as widely as possible about everything our restaurants have to offer – we hope you’ll come join us and choose to make your best memories in White Rock, too! The featured menu items – and the big, exciting giveaways – of Taste White Rock are here to give you one more reason to go out and enjoy.
Participating eateries for 2021 include 3 Dogs Brewing • Barrique Kitchen & Wine Bar • Bin 101 Wine & Tapas Bar • Charlie Don’t Surf • Chez Christophe Chocolaterie & Patisserie • Cosmos Greek Restaurant • Crazy Cows Ice Cream • The Fishboat Restaurant • FIVE Kitchen & Raw Oyster Bar • Galaxie Craft Brewhouse • Grounds & Greens Café • Hillcrest Bakery & Deli • Jan’s on the Beach • Laura’s Coffee Corner • Le Sasquatch Eatery • The Ocean Beach • Primo’s Mexican Grill • Uli’s Restaurant • White Rock Beach Beer Co. • The Wooden Spoon Co. • Zapoteca Mexican Grill & Seafood.
Check back here often as we add more about each eatery’s featured items. You’ll definitely want to try them all!
For Taste White Rock, 3 Dogs Brewing is featuring an amazing array of snacks, including these jaw-dropping, mouth-watering, stacked-to-the-max nachos! And do they go great with 3 Dogs Brewing’s award-winning craft brews—oh, you better believe they do. Best of all if you come by and make extra sure, though!
For Taste White Rock, Bin 101 Wine & Tapas Bar will be featuring their Beet & Bocconcini Salad – a medley of golden and red beets, fresh bocconcini, roma tomatoes, basil (vegetarian and gluten-free, $16), and their Bin 101 Bruschetta – pesto, sun-dried tomato, cream cheese, goat cheese, gorgonzola, chopped tomato, basil, balsamic reduction, and crispy baguette (vegetarian, $13).
Cosmos Greek Restaurant is featuring – among other things – their Kleftiko – a slow-roasted lamb shoulder with Greek herbs and seasonings – amongst other delicious dishes. Kleftiko pairs well with a Burrowing Owl Merlot!
Enjoy Taste White Rock, Crazy Cows Ice Cream-style, with their own simply stunning selection of house-made original premiums ice creams, gelato, espresso drinks, and fresh and scrumptious cookies and pies baked daily! You can’t go wrong – so go right to Crazy Cows Ice Cream, right now! And for Taste White Rock, enjoy 10% off on everything!
FIVE Kitchen & Raw Oyster Bar celebrates Taste White Rock in high style, with a fabulous three-course feature dinner starting with either Wild Mushroom Fricassee – crostini, greens, radish & balsamic reduction, or Garlic Lovers’ Caesar Salad; for the entrée, Lobster Carbonara – bacon, butter, cream parmesan & parsley, or Creole Steak (gluten-free) – 6 oz AAA sirloin topped with baby shrimp, peppers & jalapeno, Louisiana butter sauce—potato and seasonal vegetables, or Vegetarian Penne (gluten-free) – artichoke, spinach, tomato—shallot, garlic olive oil, white wine sauce—fresh basil; and for dessert, a Dark Chocolate Crème Brule – $49 for the month of November. This is a very special offering!
For Taste White Rock, Hillcrest Bakery & Deli will feature their gourmet doughnuts – Doughnut lovers watch out – these next-level gourmet super doughnuts are what dreams are made of! They take one of their classic doughnuts, cut it in half and fill it with delicious flavours, and then top it off with mind-blowing toppings. These are among the best doughnuts in White Rock’s history, and they have many gourmet doughnuts flavours to choose from!
Laura’s Coffee Corner is featuring two amazing combos: enjoy a breakfast wrap (choice of ham, bacon, or avocado), a side of hash-browns, and a 12oz drip coffee; or a chicken panini, 12oz drip coffee, and your choice of cookie. Each combo is only $15- so why not treat yourself to breakfast AND lunch?
For this Taste White Rock, Le Sasquatch Eatery will feature their Ogopoké Bowl – brown rice with sesame oil and tamari marinated ocean wise tuna, squid salad, wakame seaweed, avocado, red chili, pickled cucumber, crispy wontons, sushi ginger and sriracha mayo ($22) and you can double down on seafood ($6). It goes great with a Waheela Margarita – cazadores reposado, cointreau, pineapple, lime, jalapeno, and simple syrup!
For this Taste White Rock, the feature at White Rock Beach Beer Co. is their traditional board (a ‘flight’) with a twist. Three 5oz tasters of your choice, along with a taster of their snack mix, which contains ‘pieces’ made from grains used in the brewing process – deliciously put together and supplied by our friends at Hillcrest Bakery. A winning, locally collaborative treat for Taste White Rock. $5 all in!
For Taste White Rock, The Wooden Spoon co. is featuring three selections – “Sweet & Salty:” thick cut brioche bread, aged cheddar, double smoked bacon, poached eggs, champagne hollandaise, maple syrup, chive gremolata; “The Wooden Benny:” bacon bourbon jam, chive gremolata, champagne hollandaise, served on a cheddar chive buttermilk biscuit with herb & garlic baby potatoes and a blackberry vinaigrette salad; and “Nan’s After Dark French Toast:” thick brioche bun stuffed with banana rum mascarpone, and topped with salted caramel, chocolate chips, brule banana and whipped cream. Is this brunch… or could it be every meal?
For this Taste White Rock, Zapoteca Mexican Grill & Seafood will feature several wonderful dishes, including their Risotto de Mar – grilled Spanish octopus and scallops over a bed of black risotto with hints of mild spicy sauce and cilantro! This dish is really something special!