5 Must-Try Food Challenges In Vancouver

Think you can handle these food challenges? Then keep reading.

June 26, 2018

By Sam Nar / Photo: Pexels

It’s no secret that Vancouver is a great city for foodies, but for those extra-adventurous souls, here’s a list of 5 gargantuan meals. Warning: not for the faint of heart (or small of stomach).

1. The Beast

Vancouver’s punk-rock-meets-indie-style Cannibal Café is home to “The Beast,” a legendary burger boasting eight patties, eight double-cheddar slices and eight double-bacon strips. Ambitious foodies able to gulp down this burger in 30 minutes or less will get your meal free, a T-Shirt and a photo on the Wall of Fame. Be sure to make reservations in advance for this challenge.

2. The Bobby Wings Challenge

Love spicy food? Then Wings Restaurant‘s Bobby Wings challenge might be just for you. Here’s how it works: Go to any Wings location and order them up, but be warned—it requires you to sign a waiver before you begin eating (yes, it’s true). Successful challengers will be entered in a draw to win Wings gift certificates, Canucks prize packs and a chance to be featured on the Wings’ Wall of Fame.

3. Checkmate Caesar

Score on Davie’s Checkmate Caesar is a towering drink of a whole roasted chicken, pulled-pork Sriracha-glazed slider, onion rings, chicken wings, mac-and-cheese hotdog and a brownie for dessert. A mere $60 gets you into this challenge, if you’re willing. The only caveat? It must be shared between two or more friends, and it isn’t available during Score’s Weekend Brunch.

4. Six O Pho Challenge

Dundas Eat and Drink‘s “Six O Pho” is an un-pho-gettable five-pound bowl of Pho that contains heaps of beef brisket—and if you manage to finish the bowl in under 30 minutes, you’ll receive a free meal and a $100 gift card. The only catch? There are only six served per day, so plan ahead.

5. Taiwanese Beef Noodle Challenge

There’s a twist to Pearl Castle Cafe‘s classic Taiwanese Beef Noodle: it now comes in a colossal size especially for potential foodie challengers. Approximately four times the regular helping, winners of this $30-something food challenge earn major bragging rights (and a happy stomach). 

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