Thanks to everyone who came out to support our third annual fundraiser in celebration of Earth Day! On April 28th we donated 100% of our profits (+ additional donations from customers and our awesome event partners) to RAVEN Trust, an organization that raises legal defense funds for indigenous groups working for environmental change.Read More
Kids have a certain bluntness we adults tend to shy away from when is comes to talking about such uncomfortable things as our environment and what future awaits us. Each year, this show is incredibly impactful and this year is no different. These kids are growing up in an era of significant environmental awareness, and they expressed their thoughts pointedly in this collection.Read More
Thanks to everyone who came out to Bandidas on International Women’s Day--the lines were long and you were so very gracious! On March 8th, we donated 100% of our profits (+ additional customer donations and sponsorship from event partners) to various local and national organizations which serve women*.Read More
Inspired by International Women’s Day and launching the same day as our IWD Community Fundraiser, we present a female-led art show by 8 Vancouver artists. Come by the restaurant to see the show until April 21st.Read More
Last year’s International Women’s Day saw our first fundraising event to mark this day. This year’s event will build on the model from last year, but will include even more female artistic voices!
As a thriving female-owned business, it’s important for us to participate in a meaningful way in the International Women’s Day effort.Read More
When we started Bandidas, we had modest dreams and army of friends and family willing to help us make them happen.Read More
Foxes, bears, birds, mountains. Shane Kalyn first showed his work here at Bandidas back in 2015, and we’re so happy to have his wildlife photography back on our walls.
Since he was here last, Shane has teamed up with The Canid Project (thecanidproject.com), a small animal welfare non-profit and will be co-leading canid-based conservation photography workshops starting in the summer of 2019.
Rob Buten’s art is back on our walls, and we couldn’t be happier. We first learned of his work through his participation in our Fireweed Art Show for our inauguration day fundraiser in 2016. A bit more about the artist:Read More
Another t-shirt just arrived at Bandidas, and some actual Bandidas food went into the making on this t-shirt. Designed by Steph Gwynne, this new print is called “Rorschach Fruit". Steph explains, “it’s a play on the Rorschach inkblot tests. I actually used the vegetables/fruits to make the print print, cutting them in half and pressing them into the ink.Read More
Hollis has been a part of the Bandidas community for a very long time. She was a server/bartender here for almost 5 years, and we’ve collaborated on several artistic projects since. We could not be happier to have her unique canvasses and wearable art on our walls.Read More
We’ve wrapped up another successful fundraising day at Bandidas--our first fundraiser marking National Indigenous Peoples Day--and we’ll continue to raise funds for the next month. We believe that any valuable effort for environmental protection must include meaningful dialogue with and leadership from indigenous peoples.Read More
We've wanted to mark NIPD at Bandidas for many years, but have struggled with how best to execute an event. As white business owners, we’ve often felt unsure of how to be effective allies, and the desire to do things perfectly can often keep us from acting.Read More
We were devastated by the news of the $4.5 billion dollar federal buyout of the Kinder Morgan Transmountain pipeline this week, and we are committed to opposing the expansion of this project.Read More
Earth Day (April 22nd) 2018 was our most successful fundraiser yet! Thanks to everyone who came to eat that day, and to the many of you who donated beyond your bill amount--we almost doubled what we raised last year!Read More
Alongside our Earth Day Fundraiser (April 22nd), we've hung over 200 pieces of student art work. When taking action on Earth Day, it's important to us to consider youth voices. It's the younger generation who we are responsible to, and it is they who will ultimately be handed the continued work of environmental conservation and restoration. We believe it's important to engage these youth voices, and are blown away by what the colourful and insightful collection these students have created.Read More