Breweries, Distilleries & Farm to Table on a New Level
Maple Ridge has a thriving food and beverage culture, which is evident with the number of establishments and variety of cuisines available. Maple Ridge has been cultivating a cuisine craze which is attracting foodies from all over the lower mainland.
With tourism on the rise, so will the demand for bistros, gastropubs, breweries, food trucks and cafes.There are a growing number of food and beer festivals held year round in Maple Ridge, and it makes sense because Maple Ridge is home to some of Canada’s best agricultural land and BC boasts Canada's longest growing climate. We are also among some of the first to eat local and organic, taking “Farm to Table” to the next level.
The food cart industry is expanding and food carts have positive impacts on street vitality and neighbourhood life in lower density residential neighbourhoods as well as in the high density downtown area.
Microbreweries are also popping up everywhere and joining in on the “Tap Tours”. Maple Ridge also houses a local luxury liquor distributor.
The food and beverage community is a big family here in Maple Ridge, where everyone helps each other. Food trucks buy homemade bread from local bakeries and artisan cheese from local farmers. The Haney Farmer’s Market helps to nurture up and coming farmers, providing a venue to buy and sell local fruits, vegetables and herbs. Restaurants like Big Feast pride themselves on their 100 mile menu, so much so that they have been awarded global recognition from the Food Network.
DID YOU KNOW?
The food network’s popular culinary show “You Gotta Eat Here!” featured Maple Ridge’s very own Big Feast Bistro for its locally made menu following the 100 mile rule.