Vancouver's massive Greek Summerfest is all about food to-go this year

Take a piece of Greece home with you

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Every summer, Vancouverites turn out in droves to celebrate Greek culture and food at the city's annual Greek Summerfest on Boundary Road.

But things are going to go a little - a lot - differently this year - their 34th - due to COVID-19.

For 2020, Greek Summerfest is focusing on the food, and will offer six days over two weekends of fantastic eats, all to-go.

Taking place on July 10, 11, and 12 and again on July 17, 18, and 19, Vancouver Greek Summerfest To Go will be set up as a massive hub for take-out fare.

"You can indulge in all your favourites like loukoumades (Greek donuts), souvlaki, BBQ lamb, spanakopita, and take a piece of Greece home with you. Celebrate great Greek food with Vancouver's expansive, diverse community," say organizers, who are still finalizing participants and details.

"Our top priority is public health and safety; we are taking steps to uphold social distancing, and follow cleaning protocols, and guidelines around mass gatherings."

Vancouver Greek Summerfest To Go

When: July 10-12 and July 17-19; 3-8 p.m. Fridays and noon-8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

Where: 4541 Boundary Road (@ East 29th Avenue).