BC Place and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC have announced enhancements to their food and beverage menus for their 2015 season. I love more options than just the usual popcorn, burger and hot dogs. With such a foodie-centric city, I’m glad we are getting more options to have a better experience in the stands.
A few examples of food items featured are:
- Foot Long Hot Dogs
- Bacon Burger
- Crispy Chicken Sandwich
- Chicken Poutine
- Veggie Poutine
- Oceanwise Calamari
- Oceanwise Halibut Burger
- Smoked Pork Belly sandwich
- Steamed pork dumplings
- Bacon fried rice
- BBQ Chicken Leg
- Honey Lager Sausage
- Old-Fashioned Ham and Prosciutto Flatbread
- Grilled Veggie Panini
- Smoked Turkey and Salami Panini
- Montreal smoked meat panini
- Cold smoked BC sockeye salmon and shrimp on a bagel
- Cheese and charcuterie plate
- Assorted sushi
- Garden greens
- Multigrain quinoa salad
- and more.
The food items range from $7.00 to $10.50. Some items are more exciting than the others.
The Thirsty Pigeon is a new concept for BC Place offering over 20 varieties of beer.
These include Budwiser, Bud light, Kokanee, Stella Artois, Alexander Keither’s IPA, Corona, Shocktop, Goose Island, Alexander Keith’s Hop Series, Stanley Park Amber, Stanley Park Windstorm, Steamworks Pilsner, Red Racer IPA, Parallel 49 Filthy Dirty IPA, Michelob Ultra, Bud Light Platiunum, Bud Light Lime, Bud Chelada, and Bud Light Chelada.
There are also Gluten-free beer options like Omission Pale, Bards Gold, and New Grist.
The prices range from $8 to $9.00 or $9.25 for a 500ml can. Of course you need beer at a Whitecaps game. Am I right?
Calamari is made with Oceanwise squid, lightly battered and dried till crisp. It is served with tartar sauce, lemon wedge, and kettle chips.
Halibut Burger is made with Oceanwise halibut. It also has cheddar cheese, and housemade tartar sauce on a sesame brioche bun.
BBQ Chicken Leg is served with grilled corn on the cob, with rosemary and garlic bread stick. Taste-wise, this was my favourite item as the leg is tender, moist and full of flavour. That smoked skin is so good. the downside of this dish is that its so hard to eat. You can use a fork to eat it or make your fingers all greasy.
Smoked Pork Belly Sandwich has beer soaked onions, roasted tomato jam, and served on a Pretzel bun. The pork bell is fatty but oh so good if you love the flavour of fat.
Veggie Poutine has black beans, fire-roasted tomato, mushroom and cheese curds. The dish is a good size for sharing if you’re in the sharing mood.
Assorted Sushi comes with 8 pieces sushi. Looks pretty meh and taste pretty meh.
Vij’s is teaming up with BC Place and Centerplate to open 2 new food concession stands, plus 4 locations in the stadium to buy his famous curries.
The 3 options available are:
- Creamy Chicken and Chickpeas with cilantro
- Veggie Navy Bean Curry with Kale and Garam Masala
- Sirloin Beef and Spinach Curry
The Vij’s items range from $9.75 to $10.75
It is served with rice and fluffy soft naan. It’s an easy item to eat and you’ll make your neighbors jealous with all the fragrant smells. Just try not to spill any on your clothes.
Overall, it’s good to see the varieties in the food that they offer. You no longer have to choose from a smaller amount of dishes. Prices are fair and won’t break your wallet either.