INTERNeX Canada: Free Food Samples & Almost Free Activities

Okay so as you all know, it is so expensive to eat out and do awesome things all the time in Vancouver. I mean sure it’s great  if you have a decent paying job, but for me, let’s just say it’s not that easy. So deals and discounts always seem to catch my eye, especially when it comes to food. So yesterday, I was looking around and I came across some things you can do for free and if not, almost free. Oh how convenient.

Free Food Samples at T&T Super Market

Now if you never been here, this place is like Asian food galore. Hallelujah! And the best part is…you can snack on free food! You just got to go around and find ladies with little food tables cooking away. You can sample dumplings, noodles, and a lot more. But make sure you don’t make it too obvious that you’re only there for the free samples, and don’t be too greedy either! Which means you can’t satisfy your starving belly, but hey, think of it as a little afternoon snack 😉

Vancouver Maritime Museum coupon!

Visit here to print out a coupon which offers you $2 discount on your next visit! And if that’s not a good enough, On Thursday evenings (which is today!) between 5 pm to 8 pm, it’s admission by donation. 

Vancouver Art Gallery Admission by donation!

On Tuesdays after 5 pm, the admission is by donation. What better way than to spend your time looking around awesome exhibitions and intriguing art works in the Vancouver Art Gallery? Check it out here!



INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149

Café Crêpe

I think I’m in love. With crêpes. This weekend, I went for another stroll down Robson Street, however I didn’t get very far. The sweet, sweet aroma of chocolate drizzle, strawberry and nutella made me stop dead in my tracks. Could it be? Love at first bite…

I had always seen the red lights that hovered above this little restaurant on Robson street, but had never stopped to order anything. Usually I eat lunch before heading out for some shopping, but on Saturday all I could think about was food! As soon as the smell of melting chocolate and fresh cut strawberries reached my nostrils, I was running towards the express window at Café Crêpe.

Importing the tradition of the classic European café to North America, Café Crêpe specializes in Parisian sweet & savoury crêpes. There are so many different types of crêpes to try at this hub, it can drive a hungry person mad! In addition to crêpes, they also specialize in french baguette sandwiches, and grilled Italian panini.  As an international café, Café Crêpe also offers world classics like half-pound certified Angus burgers, pommes frites (french fries),thin crust pizza, and a full traditional breakfast menu that includes Eggs Benedict and an exciting variety of omelettes, among other specialties. In addition to serving exceptional Italian roasted coffee, Café Crêpe is fully licensed, offering a vast selection of alcoholic beverages and cocktails, along with select beers and wines.

Everyone NEEDS to try something from this restaurant. Although a little pricey (depending on what you order), you will not be let down! I still dream about this crêpe.

Enjoy your eats!

– Laura

Picnic Locations and Recipe

With so many restaurants around town, it can get expensive always going out for lunch and dinner. This weekend, why not go out for a picnic with a friend or loved one? Take advantage of the beautiful weather and visit one of Vancouver’s many picnic sites.

Stanley park is a beautiful oasis, surrounded by plenty of trees and nature. It also has many beaches nearby to splash around in, or, you can simply enjoy the sounds of crashing waves. In west Vancouver lies Whytecliff park, where the coastal scenery is beautiful.

Buntzen Lake is perfect for an outing with a group of friends. There’s tons of grass and tables available for your food. Bring a few fishing rods with you, ’cause you never know what you’ll catch! If you’re looking to put your hiking shoes on, Stawamus Chief is a great way to work up your appetite. Also known as “The Chief”, this area is north of Squamish. To get to the top you must hike 1 and a half hours – but it’s well worth it! The views of Howe Sound, the Squamish Valley and the Garibaldi Highlands are just amazing!

No picnic is complete without potato salad! Here’s my very own recipe for you guys to try out – it’s delicious!

Potato Salad

  • 8-10 red potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/3 celery stalk, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • Fresh dill ( I use about 3 tbsps)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place your eggs in a pot of water and boil for about 10 minutes. Let them cool, then cut into chunks.
  2. Place the potatoes in a pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 12 minutes, or until they slide off of a fork when you pierce them. Drain, and transfer to a large bowl to cool.
  3. Chop up your celery, onions, green pepper and red pepper into small pieces. Cut your potatoes into chunks as well after they have cooled.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix the sour cream, mayonnaise, mustard, eggs, vegetables and dill together.  Pour over the potatoes, and gently toss to coat. Chill at least 3 hours in the refrigerator before serving.

That’s it! Hope try out this recipe and enjoy one of the picnic locations! If you don’t try the potato salad, there will be a ton of it at the INTERNeX BBQ KICK-OFF (hint hint).