Eating in and around New York City

I recently revisited one of my favourite cities in the world where each neighborhood offers up unique dining choices and experiences. Lawrence and I had a chance to walk the city as well as take the subway visiting many neighborhoods…

Taste of Yaletown October 17-27

The Yaletown Business Improvement Association (YBIA) is excited to announce the 15th annual Taste of Yaletown (TOY), a two week dining event showcasing unique dishes from 17 restaurants in the neighbourhood. This year’s popular dining event will showcase creativity and diversity from…

Around the City in the Honda Civic

It’s been years since I had driven a Honda Civic, this year Honda is celebrating 50 years in Canada, and their most popular model in their fleet for the past 21 years has been the Civic. I recently spent a…

Afternoon Tea at Le Doux Ciel

Afternoon Tea is an art and should be an extraordinary experience one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for you to indulge in an Afternoon Tea experience. Each of the places is unique in what they offer…

Feast Portland 2019: Best Food and Drink

The festival is made up of several signature events that run through this 4 day festival which I attended September 12-15, as I mentioned in my Experience post. Out of all the tasty events that I had attended, these are…

Curry Fest Vancouver on November 13

Join us and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in downtown Vancouver serving up different kinds of Curry dishes from South Indian to Vietnamese to Thai and more. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday November 13 from 6pm…

Feast Portland 2019: The Experience

After attending this festival 2 years ago it had been one food festival that I had been wanting to return too. Feast Portland, an annual food and drink festival held each September in Portland, Or. This was the 8th year…

WARA THAI EATERY

509 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 685-5623 Web: https://warathai.ca/ Instagram @warathaieatery Advice: Walk-ins welcome. Closed Sundays. Specializing in traditional Thai cuisine, this Chinatown neighborhood eatery has a wonderful menu filled with classic flavourful dishes. I have tried several dishes starting…

Thanksgiving Dinners and Treats in Vancouver 2019

Celebrate Thanksgiving in a restaurant or at home, here is a selection of restaurants offering brunches, buffets, dinners, treats or turkey to go! YEW Restaurant The Thanksgiving spread at YEW seafood + bar offers something to please every member of…

THE PRAGUERY

221 Abbott Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 367-6126 Web: https://praguery.com/ Instagram @thepraguery Advice: Counter service. With his European roots, Owner, Jaroslav Mestka set-out to offer house-made chimney cakes from his homeland on his food truck a few years ago. Fast tracking…

Learning more about Proud Mary Coffee in Portland

On my recent trip back to Portland a couple of weeks ago, I re-visited Nolan Hirte, the founder of Proud Mary Coffee of Melbourne, Australia as well as Portland, Or. His vast knowledge of coffee makes talking with him always…

Vancouver Old Fashioned Cocktail Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Old Fashioned Cocktail Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their Old Fashioned Cocktail creations into this challenge, most have created a special creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be…

Vancouver Pasta Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Pasta Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their pasta dishes into this challenge, some of the restaurants have created a special pasta creation just for this challenge and others have entered…

Vancouver Bowl Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Bowl Challenge. I have invited restaurants from all over the city to enter their best Bowl creation which is either rice or grain based into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their Bowl creation on their…

Fall Menu Tasting at Yew Restaurant

Chef Evan Morgan, Chef Edgar Kano and Executive Pastry Chef Suraj Karmakar had recently launched their menu for this fall season which I had the pleasure to try. 1st dish: Grilled Octopus with Butternut Squash, Crispy Grains, Smoked Onion Aioli, loved…

First Taste of Robba da Matti

In late spring, Robba da Matti opened their newest Italian trattoria in the heart of the Westend with a warm vibe inside & outdoor seating on their beautiful hidden patio. The menu features a similar selection of Italian dishes as…

Sandwich Challenge Winners 2019

The Vancouver Foodster Sandwich Challenge  was another success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their Sandwich creation from September 6-29, 2019. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task…

BLOSSOM DIM SUM

808 Bute St, Vancouver Tel: (236) 865-8166 Web: https://www.blossomdimsumandgrill.com/ Twitter: @blossomdimsum Instagram: @blossomdimsum Advice:  Reservations suggested, walkins welcome. Specializing in East meets West Asian cuisine, the restaurant celebrates the food and drink of these cultures with Chef Derek Bothwell overseeing…

Field Trip to Penticton and Area

“FieldTrips” is either a day trip or a few days where I visit food areas of interest which may include farm visits, producers, wineries, restaurants and/or other places that people can visit. This is about offering Vancouver Foodster readers a…

Dumpling Fest Vancouver on November 6

Join us and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants between Little Saigon, Chinatown, Downtown, and South Granville areas of Vancouver serving up different kinds of dumplings, from Vietnamese dumplings, to Russian Pelmeni to Wonton and more. This evening tasting…

Tasting Plates Gastown and Chinatown on October 23

Join us and explore the Gastown and Chinatown neighborhoods and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday October 23 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster and Tasting Plates. Each restaurant…

Vancouver Sandwich Challenge

Welcome to the next Vancouver Foodster Sandwich Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their Sandwich creations into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their Sandwich creations on their menu from September 6-29, 2019. How Does…

First Taste of Prototype Coffee

Founded by Matt Johnson who has been in the coffee industry for several years roasting and managing cafes around the city. Here he custom roasts the coffee beans in house in small batches with 3 black Aillio Bullet R1’s tabletop…

Eggs Benedict Challenge Winners 2019

The Vancouver Foodster Eggs Benedict Challenge was a huge success featuring creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their Eggs Benedict creation from August 8-31, 2019. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the…

Sundae Challenge Winners 2019

The Vancouver Foodster 5th annual  Sundae Challenge was a huge success featuring sundae creations from cafes around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their sundae creation from August 1-25, 2019. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was…

ALEPH EATERY

1889 Powell St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-7975 Web: https://www.alepheatery.com/ Instagram: @alepheatery Advice: Reservations suggested With it’s focus on vegetarian Middle Eastern cuisine, the owners have created a wonderful vibe at their Eastside eatery. Over a couple of visits I have…

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