Celebrate Cinco De Mayo 2018 in Metro Vancouver with These Cheap Eats and Drinks

 

Burrito bowl

Cinco De Mayo is happening tomorrow, Saturday May 5th.  To celebrate, we’ve found restaurants in Metro Vancouver that are offering great specials tomorrow on Mexican food and drinks.

Mucho Burrito

One of my favourite places to eat is offering some great food specials tomorrow, May 5.  For $5, you can build your own small or regular burrito or bowl.  For an extra $1, you can upgrade to one of their signature bowls or burritos.  For more information, visit the Mucho Burrito website.

Las Margaritas

Las Margaritas offers delicious food and a great atmosphere.  On Saturday, they will be offering 3 for $15 taco specials and a bucket of Coronas for $27.  They’ll also have live music and giveaways.  For more information, visit the Las Margaritas Facebook page.

The Compound

The Compound is one of Vancouver’s newest downtown casual restaurant and bar.  To celebrate Cinco De Mayo, they’re offering shots of Tequila for $3 and Margaritas for $4.  For more information, visit The Compound Instagram page.

Tacofino

Tacofino offers amazing food and I have to say it’s another one of my favourite restaurants.  Tomorrow, they will be offering $8 margaritas at all of their Vancouver locations.  At Tacofino in Gastown, there will be live entertainment from 12 pm-1 pm and 8:30 pm-9:30 pm provided by Las Estrellas de Vancouver.  For more information, visit the Tacofino Facebook page.

Little Donkey Food & Drink

Little Donkey Food & Drink is a great restaurant in Fort Langley that offers ingredients that are fresh, locally sourced and wholesome.  To Celebrate Cinco De Mayo, they’ll be offering $5 Bebidas, Little Donkey’s twist on a caesar.  For more information, visit the Little Donkey Food & Drink Facebook page.

La Taqueria

La Taqueria makes their tacos and burritos from traditional recipes with local, organic and sustainable products, when possible.  Tomorrow, they’ll be offering a taco baja and pint of beer (11 OZ) for $9
and a taco baja and margarita (1 OZ) for $12 at all of their locations, except North Vancouver.  There will also be live music all day at their Hornby location.  For more information, visit the La Taqueria Facebook page.

Did we forget any great Cinco De Mayo food and drink specials?  Let us know by commenting below.  Don’t forget to stay up to date with all of your favourite offers, free events and deals, subscribe to Penny Lavish by RSS feed, e-mail, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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Metro Vancouver Spring & Summer Night Markets for 2018

Night Market Vendor Stands

Night markets are back in Metro Vancouver for the 2018 spring and summer season.  Metro Vancouver will have three night markets return for another year.  

Night Markets are a favourite summer activity for locals and a must-do activity.  They are inexpensive to attend, with some even offering free admission!  Overall, night markets are an affordable, low-cost night of fun where you can enjoy a night of delicious food (seriously, mouth-watering), great deals on merchandise and great entertainment, all in one place.  But that’s not all that you’ll find at the night markets, some of them offer kids games, beer gardens (19+),  organic foods including produce and meat, and so much more! 

If you haven’t been before, be prepared with cash, good shoes (because you’ll want to spend all night there), and an empty stomach.  Each and every market differs from the next, so make sure to check them all out this summer!

Here is Penny Lavish’s guide the spring and summer 2018 night markets in Metro Vancouver!

Shipyards Night Market 

The Shipyards Night Market believes in local lifestyles, showcasing BC artisans, bakers, farmers, and talent.  While there, you can enjoy live music, delicious food, entertainment, art, and shopping!  At the market, you can shop for products such as, jewelry, clothing, kids wear, bakers, produce, preserves, soaps, organic meats, honey, plants, chocolates, and much more!  You can also bring your dog as dogs are allowed on a leash at the Shipyards Night Market.  The market also has a beer garden (must be 19+) that features local craft beer, ciders, vodka and gin.  Visit the Shipyards Night Market for more information.

Where: 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC

Admission: Free

When: Fridays 5 pm-10 pm; May 4 – September 28

Richmond Night Market 

At the market you can enjoy delicious food from around the world, enjoy games, visit the Magical Dino Park, enjoy nightly entertainment performances, and shop for merchandise from over 200 vendors!  Pick up a “Coupon Book” at the info visitor info booth for coupons.  They also offer free admission and a t-shirt if your birthday is in May or June and show up on the day of your birthday with I.D.  Visit the Richmond Night Market website for more information.

Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond, BC

Admission: $4.25 for general admission, free admission for children 10 & under and seniors 60 & up.

When: Fridays & Saturdays 7 pm-12 am, Sundays & Stat Holidays 7 pm-11 pm; May 11 – October 8

Fridays on Front

The market will feature artisan vendors from New West Craft, live music from the New Westminster Arts Council, strength from Strong Side Conditioning, and food trucks from the Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest.  Visit the Downtown New Westminster website for more information.

Where: 600 Block of Front St., New Westminster, BC

Admission: Free

When: Fridays 5 pm-9 pm; July 6 – August 24

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Free Bubble Tea at Boba Boy in Burnaby on Saturday, April 21 2018

bubble tea in glass

Free bubble tea is being offered this weekend in Metro Vancouver.  Boba Boy is having a grand opening at their Burnaby location store this weekend and they’re offering free bubble tea to celebrate.

Boba Boy is partnering with NATIV Media to throw this grand opening event and to bring you some freebies.  On Saturday, April 21 from 12 pm-8 pm, you can receive a free bubble tea and a free boba bottle.  The promotion runs during business hours at 150 – 5172 Kingsway St. in Burnaby at Boba Boy.

With your freebie drink, you will be able to choose a bubble tea flavour from their signature milk teas, fruity teas and handcrafted tapioca teas.  You can also choose your tapioca pearls, including original tapioca pearls, taro tapioca, sesame tapioca, and matcha tapioca.  This great offer is limited to one drink per person.

For more information about the grand opening event, visit the Boba Boy Facebook event page.

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What: Boba Boy Grand Opening – Free Bubble Tea
Price:
Free
When: Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 12 pm-8 pm
Where: 150 – 5172 Kingsway St., Burnaby at Boba Boy

Please note: The picture above is not Boba Boy bubble tea.

Get $0.99 Grand Slam at Denny’s Broadway Location in Vancouver Today, April 10, 2018

carton of eggs

Cheap eats can be hard to find.  But fortunately for us Vancouverites, one Denny’s location will be offering cheap breakfast in April.

Today, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 7 am-2 pm, Denny’s Broadway location will be offering guests one Original Grand Slam for $0.99.  The Original Grand Slam is served with two scrambled eggs, two pancakes, two bacon and two sausages only.  This is one hot delicious deal!

This offer is limited to one Original Grand Slam per person, per visit at only the Denny’s located at 1296 West Broadway in Vancouver.  Keep in mind there is no substitutions allowed.  For full details about this event, visit the Denny’s Canada Facebook event page.

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Free Chicken and Fries at Nando’s Locations Across Canada For One Day This Month

Nando's Chicken and Fries

free lunch is coming your way.  Nando’s Chicken Dash is coming to Canadian restaurants this week.

On Sunday, March 25 from 11 am-1 pm, you can get a free 1/4 chicken and PERi-PERi fries.  The offer is first-come, first-served at Canadian Nando’s restaurants, excluding Nando’s Metrotown location.  All you need to do to get this deal is bring one non-perishable food item to donate.  This is one hot deal, so be sure to go early to score your free lunch.

For more information about this event, visit the Nando’s Dash Facebook event page.

What: Nando’s Dash – Free ¼ Chicken and PERi-PERi fries
Where: All Nando’s Restaurants in Canada (excluding Nando’s Metrotown)
Price: Free with one non-perishable food item (first-come, first-served)
When: Sunday, March 25 from 11 am-1 pm

Comment below by sharing your favourite free food offer.  We’d love to hear from you!

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Please note, the picture above is not the amount of chicken given for free.

Free Ice Cream at Milkcow on Saturday March 17, 2018 & Sunday March 18, 2018

soft serve ice cream

Milkcow Cafe is a popular Korean desert cafe that has opened in Canada with its first location in Richmond, BC.  To celebrate the grand opening, Milkcow is offering a sweet deal for its customers this weekend.

On Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18, the first 100 customers will receive a free ice cream of the day.  After 100 customers, there will still be a sweet deal with a buy one ice cream and get the second ice cream of the day for free.  The ice cream of the day will be Milk Honey on Saturday, March 17 and Black Pearl will be served on Sunday, March 18.  The grand opening takes place at Milkcow, 1-5 – 5669 Hollybridge Way in Richmond.  Milkcow Cafe is open on Saturday and Sunday from 2 pm-11 pm.

Milkcow is known for its unique milk soft ice cream and amazing toppings.  It is one of the fastest growing ice cream chains in Asia.  If you’d like to see what ice cream treats they have on their menu, visit the Milkcow menu page.  This is a great chance to try the tasty treat.

For information about this event, visit the Milkcow Instagram page.

What: Free ice cream of the day for first 100 customers
Where: 105 – 5668 Hollybridge Way, Richmond, BC at Milkcow
Price: Free
When: Saturday, March 17 & Sunday, March 18

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Please note, the picture above is not ice cream from Milkcow.

Free Pancakes at IHOP’s National Pancake Day on Tuesday, February 27, 2018

pancakes

Big news!  National Pancake Day is tomorrow.  IHOP is celebrating this day by offering free pancakes.  That’s right, you smelled….I mean, heard that right, free flapjacks, hotcakes, griddlecakes or as Canadians like to call them, pancakes.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 7 am-7 pm, you can enjoy a free short stack of (3) original buttermilk pancakes at participating Canadian and U.S. IHOP locations.  IHOP is encouraging guests to make a donation that will help children battling critical illnesses.  IHOP hopes to reach it’s goal of raising $5 million to support local children’s hopitals and organizations.  Since 2006, IHOP franchisees and guests have raised close to $30 million for their community partners.

Please note, this offer is limited to one per guest, dine-in only.

For more information on exact hours and participating locations, please visit the IHOP website.

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Enjoy Any Size Coffee for $1 at McDonald’s from February 5 to March 4 2018

McDonald's

The cold weather is about to get a little warmer this month.  McDonald’s is offering $1 coffee’s for the next month.

You can enjoy any sized hot premium roast coffee at McDonald’s for a $1 plus tax.  This promotion began on February 5, 2018 and will run until March 4, 2018.  The offer is valid at only participating McDonald’s restaurants in Canada.

The McCafe Premium Roast brewed coffee is made from 100% Arabica beans.  It’s a delicious coffee and for a $1, it’s worth every penny!

For more information, visit the McDonald’s website.  Before you go though, please comment below and share your favourite cheap eats in Vancouver.

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Where: McDonald’s Canada participating restaurants

Price: $1 plus tax

When: February 5, 2018 – March 4, 2018

Cheap Eats: Free and Inexpensive Food and Drinks on Halloween Day 2017 in Vancouver

doughnut

Halloween is here.  It brings spooky times, jack o’lanterns, and trick or treating.  And for those of us that don’t trick or treat anymore, I’ve found some great cheap and free eats for Halloween.  This Halloween, you can celebrate with a free tea, a free doughnut, $1.50 scoops of ice cream, and $3 burritos.  The four offers come from Krispy Kreme, DAVIDsTEA, Chipotle, and Baskin Robbins.  Be sure to read on for all the details about these offers.

Today, October 31, you can get a free doughnut at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts simply by showing up in your Halloween costume at a participating Krispy Kreme location in Canada and the United States.  You’ll get one delicious free doughnut of your choice during store hours while supplies last.  The nearest Krispy Kreme location in Vancouver is in Delta, but it’s definitely worth the drive for these delicious doughnuts.

You can also snag a free tea today.  DAVIDsTEA will be giving away a free tea of the day when you wear your costume to the store on October 31.  They’ll have three tea’s on tap for the tea of the day, including, magic potion, organic stormy night, and pumpkin chai.  There are lots of DAVIDsTEA locations throughout Metro Vancouver, so you should be able to find one close by.

Another great offer is from Chipotle, where you can grab a $3 burrito.  All you have to do is show up in your costume from 3 pm to close and you can buy a $3 burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos.  You’re limited to one per customer and there may be additional taxes, but I’d say that’s one great deal.  To find a location near you, visit the Chipotle website.

Baskin-Robbins is another place that will be offering a sweet treat at a great price.  Today, during store hours, you can get scoops of ice cream for $1.50 on all ice cream flavours.  Waffle cones and toppings are at an additional cost though.  The offer is valid at participating stores, and this is one where you don’t have to show up in costume as it’s a tribute to their original 31 flavours every 31st day of the month, which happens seven times a year.  To find a location near you, visit the Baskin-Robbins website.

That sums up these four great offers on one awesome day, Halloween.  Be sure to visit the stores website for more information, complete details and participating locations.  Happy Halloween!

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Free Ice Cream Sandwhiches on Saturday June 3 for the Grand Opening of 720 Sweets Kingsway Vancouver

 

Another sweet treat offer for free is happening this weekend.  This time it’s ice cream sandwiches.  And with sunny weather in the forecast, the timing is perfect!

On Saturday, June 3, 720 Sweets Kingsway will be offering free sandwiches for the grand opening of this new store location.  Beginning at 3pm, they will be giving away the ice cream sandwiches for the first 100 customers that show them that they have either done one of the following:

  1. Followed them on Instagram (@720sweets) and made an Instagram post about our ice cream sandwiches/grand opening
  2. OR have “Liked” them on Facebook and have checked-in to our store

I’d say that’s a pretty easy way to get a tasty treat on a nice spring day!

For more information about this event, visit the 720 Sweets Facebook event page.

What: Grand Opening of 720 Sweets Kingsway – Free ice cream sandwich for first 100 customers
Where: 2675 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC
Price: Free
When: Saturday, June 3, 2017 beginning at 3 pm

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Please note, the picture above is not an ice cream sandwich from 720 Sweets.