Welcome to Fanatical Foodies! The most active dine out foodie group in the Metro Vancouver area. We have regularly scheduled events and fun loving committed foodie members. Always looking for new members to join, we are a group who knows one another and we pride ourselves on keeping that small community feel.
Unfortunately Vancouver does have a reputation for being an unfriendly non committal place. Meetup groups in Vancouver have numerous "no show" members at events. This group does not have that problem.
THIS IS NOT A GROUP SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS OR PEOPLE WITH FOOD RESTRICTIONS AND INTOLERANCE'S. THERE ARE OTHER GLUTEN FREE AND VEGETARIAN GROUPS ON MEETUP.
This is a social group run by “people who LOVE food, for people who LOVE food”. We want to meet like-minded souls while having a culinary adventure together with a giggle or two along the way. It's a food community. Please note this group enjoys sharing food and trying new things and we promote this idea! If you have specific food preferences or allergies this is not the group for you. We have found it much more fun to taste, share and eat family style then get stuck eating one dish all by your lonesome. Also more economical to share dishes amongst people then order a la carte.
PLEASE READ OUR RSVP ETIQUETTE:
SHOW UP or change your RSVP to "NO" the day before. If you're new and you don't observe that rule, you will be removed automatically from the group.
If I've met you before, you will receive a warning and unfortunately if it happens again you will be removed from the group.
There is a $10 membership fee due. I collect this after attending one meetup for free, (to try the group out) and then on your second event I will request the payment in cash. Please only pay this fee only to the organizer of the group and not an event host.
This is out of respect for the hosts, the rest of the group waiting for you, those on the wait list who could have joined the event and the restaurant who counts on you to show up.
This is an inclusive social group where fellow foodies are made to feel welcome. I do not tolerate offensive, negative or rude behaviour in this group. This is not a group to market yourself and your business. It’s a social group to relax and be yourself, make new friends and try new foods. We have enough pressures in every day life and meetups are for fun!
Waitlists: Please do add your name to wait lists. People frequently change their RSVP’s one day before. Everyone on a wait list gets in 99% of the time. Do not let the wait list scare you. If you are on the waitlist and get bumped in you are expected to show up so please change your waitlist status 24 hours in advance to avoid a no show. Make sure your meetup settings are on to receive notifications.
Culture of Group: After running meetup for many years I've worked hard to maintain a culture of people who are curious, personable and are open to the moment about food and have respect for the time of myself and others in the group. With that said we are always welcoming to new members.
Hosting: I am always interested in others who would like to host as I cannot do the job by myself. Please approach me about this once you have attended a few meetups and are comfortable with the group.
Please check out our past events to see where we've been, our great feedback and also the photos of the glorious food!