Vancouver's annual Greek Food Festival turns to take-out this year

Opa...to go!

Loukoumades, a Greek fried dough treat, being served up at a past Hellenic Community of Vancouver event | Photo: Hellenic Community of Vancouver

For its 42nd year, Vancouver's Greek Food Festival is having to change up what they usually do in order to make it work in the era of COVID-19.

Typically held in the spring, the event, which is hosted by the Hellenic Community of Vancouver, is a major draw each year, bringing in hundreds of people to enjoy the live music, entertainment, history, and, of course, loads of food.

For 2020, the Greek Food Festival has bumped itself to August, and will now take place the weekend of August 15 and 16 on the grounds of the Hellenic Community Centre.

The festival will be a totally take-out model, though organizers say they may also have some delivery options available.

Attendees can expect to find all sorts of traditional Greek fare, from souvlaki to spanikopita, gyros, loukoumades, and much, much more.

Greek Food Festival 2020

When: Aug. 15-16, 2020 from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Where: Hellenic Community of Vancouver - 4500 Arbutus Street

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