Vancouver Plant Based Bowl Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Plant Based Bowl Challenge. I have invited restaurants from all over the city to enter their best Plant Based Bowl creation into this challenge, some entered their house recipe and others created a special creation just for…

Pizza Palooza: Fun Night of Pizza Tasting in Vancouver

On Wednesday February 21, Vancouver Foodster presented our 3rd tasting tour of pizza held all over downtown Vancouver. The evening event started off at Living Produce Aisle where guests had a chance to taste some refreshing beverages including shots of…

Tasting Plates Coquitlam on March 14

Join us and explore the Coquitlam area (centered around the skytrain line between Lincoln station South towards downtown) and tantalize your taste buds at selection of restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday March 14 from 6pm…

CHEF LIEN VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

1331 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-5436 Web: https://cheflien.ca/ Instagram @cheflien2017 Advice: Open daily for lunch and dinner. With it’s focus is on Vietnamese cuisine and an extensive menu selection of Pho and other soups, rice plates, and vermicelli bowls,…

Tasting Plates Mount Pleasant

On Wednesday February 7 we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we visited the Mount Pleasant neighborhood, this time around the focus was on the new diverse restaurants which have opened in the area over the…

SUPER HIRO’S RESTAURANT

2585 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (778) 737-3333 Web: http://super-hiros-restaurant.business.site/ Instagram @superhiros.restaurant Advice: Closed Sundays. With it’s focus on Omakase style, owner/chef Hiroki Watanabe changes the menu nightly at his Kitsilano restaurant that specializes in Japanese cuisine which only offers tasting menus. The…

Mid Autumn Feast at Peaceful Restaurant

I had a chance to preview an incredible feast a few nights ago, a 16 course meal that showcased many new dishes which I hadn’t tried before. Chinese New Year this year is celebrated on February 16 and you are…

PIVA RESTAURANT

787 Columbia Street, New Westminster Tel: 604-522-0221 Web: http://pivarestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @PivaRestaurant Instagram: @pivanewwest Advice: Reservations suggested, walkins welcome. With it’s central downtown setting inside the Anvil Centre, Executive Chef Subraaz Abdullah leads the kitchen where he offers up a creative and…

Valentines Tea Set Menu at TWG Tea Salon

I indulged in their Valentines Tea last week with a little pre-Valentine’s day tasting pleasure. Executive Chef Cliff Hohl has designed a wonderful menu to pair with the TWG teas to celebrate this special day. Bain de Roses Tea Cocktail…

New Dishes Tasting at Viet House Restaurant

Executive Chef John Nguyen invited me in to try some of his chefs specialty dishes. 1st dish: Duck Confit Mantou – these were delicious soft mantou bun filled with flavorful duck confirt and pickled vegetables, served with crunchy fries. 2nd…

Interview with Cristina Marianetti

Vancouver is home to some of the best chefs in the world, many have worked for the top chefs and restaurants around the world as well as around the city. Dishing with the Chefs is a series of Interviews with some of…

Exploring the Food Scene in Victoria

Recently spent a week revisiting Victoria where I had a chance to discover some new places as well as revisit some spots that I love. Hey Happy Had a Nitro cold brew as I revisited one of my favourite cafes…

Signature Coffee Drink Challenge 2018 Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Signature Coffee Drink Challenge was a great success featuring unique coffee creations at cafes around Vancouver. Each cafe featured their creation on their menu from January 11 – February 4, 2018 and their customers voted for their favourites throughout…

DI BEPPE RESTAURANT

8 West Cordova Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-1122 Web: http://www.dibeppe.com/ Instagram @dibepperestaurant Advice: No reservations, walk-ins welcome, Wed-Sun dinner after 5pm It’s as if you’ve arrived in Italy, vibrant and beautiful, yet you are in Vancouver in the Gastown neighborhood…

SEOUL TRUCK STREET FOOD

Unit 2082-1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam Tel: (604) 474-3511 Web: https://www.seoultruckstreetfood.ca/ Instagram @seoultruckstreetfood Advice: Counter service. It’s all about Korean snacks at this food court eatery inside the Henderson Place Mall, with a very cool decor of an actual food truck….

KITCHEN BY YUGO

792 Denman St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 623-2777 Web: http://restaurantyugo.com/ Twitter: @RestaurantYugo Instagram: @restaurantyugo Advice: Walk-ins welcome, reservations suggested. With it’s focus on Japanese French fusion cuisine, the chefs have created a wonderful menu featuring a selection of appetizers, nigiri and larger…

Pizza Palooza on February 21

Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants centered in downtown Vancouver! This is our 3rd annual pizza tasting extravaganza and it is presented by Vancouver Foodster. You may have a chance to taste many types of pizza from Neapolitan to Roman…

YVR Prep Commissary is Now Open

I recently had the opportunity to tour this newly opened commissary which is located in Burnaby, noted to be the largest of it’s kind in Canada. There has been quite a shortage in commissary space in Vancouver for quite sometime,…

Flatbread Challenge Winners 2018

The Vancouver Foodster Flatbread Challenge was a success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each place featured their Flatbread creation from January 4-28, 2018. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each…

IGNITE PIZZERIA

2588 Main St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 564-2588 Web: http://www.ignitepizzeria.com/ Instagram @ignitepizzeria Advice: Counter service. Have a seat at the communal table if you are dining solo. Located in the heart of Mount Pleasant, Ignite offers whole pizza pies as well as…

Tasting Plates Mount Pleasant on February 7

Join us and explore the Mount Pleasant neighborhood (centered around Main street between 3rd – 16th avenues) and tantalize your taste buds at selection of restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday February 7 from 6pm until…

The Victor Opening

Last night, I attended the opening party for the newest restaurant to open in the Parq Vancouver resort in downtown Vancouver. This restaurant is a stunner, based on Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla’s vision, the design concept and branding is…

Former Steel Toad Brewing to become T&B Brewing Co.

Steel Toad Brewing was recently purchased by Daniel Frankel and his Tap & Barrel group, as Daniel said “Richard, I wanted to send you this first, so you heard it from me”. In the Spring 2018, Tap & Barrel will…

Vancouver Signature Coffee Drink Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Signature Coffee Drink Challenge. I have invited cafes from all over the city to enter their respective signature coffee drink creation into this challenge. Each café will be featuring their Signature Coffee creation on their menu…

MADRAS SPICE

6260 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 325-6555 Web: http://madrasspice.ca/ Twitter: @madrasspice6260 Instagram @MadrasSpice Advice: Open daily for lunch and dinner. My friend Zahra and I enjoyed some of the delicious South Indian and Indo-Chinese dishes as we shared many. I…

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