What we’re about
Welcome to Fanatical Foodies! Started in November 2012 it is the most active and longest running dine out foodie group in the Metro Vancouver area. Over 11 years now and counting. Join the only food group in Vancouver without the flakey people :) We have regular scheduled events and fun loving friendly committed regular 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 with flakey unsocial people and a culture that supports this. Meetup groups in Vancouver have numerous "no show" members at events. This group does not have that problem as I have worked hard to cultivate a group of members who are committed and respectful.
THIS IS NOT A GROUP SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS OR PEOPLE WITH FOOD RESTRICTIONS AND INTOLERANCE'S. THERE ARE OTHER GROUPS ON MEETUP FOR THAT.
This is a social group run by “a lady who LOVES food, for people who also LOVE food”. The group wants 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.
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.
There is a $10 membership fee due in cash or email transfer to Charna. I collect this on your first meetup event.
This is an inclusive social group where fellow foodies are made to feel welcome. Unlike other meetup groups I do not tolerate offensive, negative, disrespectful 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 the wait lists. People frequently change their RSVP’s one or two day before. Everyone on a wait list usually gets in 98% of the time. I bump in reliable and dependable people from the group. 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 all notifications.
Culture of Group: After running meetup for many years I've worked hard to maintain a culture of people who are curious, personable, friendly 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 culture of 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!