5 must-try foods at the 2016 Vancouver Christmas Market

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      The Vancouver Christmas Market is one of our city's biggest holiday attractions, with over 70 huts offering various goods that range from handmade gifts to tasty German fare.

      Some people like to shop for Christmas ornaments or unique crafts at the market, while others are solely there for the food. And believe us, there are some spectacular gourmet creations available at this annual event. 

      If you're wondering what to order to excite your taste-buds, we have our top suggestions listed out below to save you some time.

      Here are five must-try foods at the 2016 Vancouver Christmas Market.

      Tammy Kwan

      Chimney Cakes

      A traditional Hungarian pastry that’s crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. Toppings range from almonds to coconut to cinnamon, and you can choose a filling as well. Our favourite is the cinnamon-and-nutella combo...yum.

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      Austrian comfort food in the form of beef stew (with potatoes and Hungarian paprika) served in a bread bowl, It's vegan option is just as tasty, made with carrots, potatoes, and a blend of Hungarian and smoky Spanish paprika. 

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      A Bavarian-style pork hock that’s roasted until it’s crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. This food vendor is easy to spot, because it emits a mouth-watering scent that drifts through the air, and always has a long line-up.

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      Spanish Churros

      A classic sweet treat with flavours like cinnamon and sugar or topped with chocolate, nuts, and sprinkles. If you're visiting the market at night, this is the perfect treat to warm up from the chilly outdoors. 

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      Handmade German egg noodles with toppings like cheese and caramelized onions, mushroom cream sauce, or German cucumber salad. There's also a dairy-free choice that features coconut-curry-tomato sauce.


      The Vancouver Christmas Markets runs from November 26 to December 31, 2016 (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.); December 24 (closed at 6 p.m.) and December 25 (closed).

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