UMA SUSHI

450 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-8588 Web: https://www.facebook.com/umasushibar/ Instagram @umasushi_bar Advice: Reservations suggested With it’s focus on Japanese cuisine, Owner/Chef Ping leads the kitchen sushi bar and kitchen in his homey restaurant. You will want to sit at…

CHEWIES BISCUIT CO

2822 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 336-9996 Web: https://www.chewiesbiscuitco.com/ Instagram @chewiesbiscuits Advice: Counter service. Specializing in comfort food by way of delicious house-made biscuits with all sorts of fillings. These flaky buttery buttermilk baked biscuits are the real deal…

Interview with Cheryl Low

I had a chat with Cheryl Low who owns the Half Baked Cookie Co., located in East Vancouver. How did you start in the bakery industry? I actually had a passion for baking ever since I was in elementary school,…

Brunch with Zach Kleisinger at Dockside Restaurant

Brunch is a favourite past time shared by many and should be an extraordinary experience, one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for brunch. Each of the places I visit is unique for what is offered along…

Around the City in the Acura RDX 2019

I recently spent a week test driving the Acura RDX 2019 car around the city while I was out and about trying some new dishes and such at restaurants inside and outside of Vancouver. The Acura RDX has been totatlly…

RHINOFISH NOODLE BAR

550 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-3389 Web: https://www.rhinofishnoodlebar.com Instagram @rhinofishnoodlebar Advice: Closed on Tuesdays. Specializing in Taiwanese noodle soups, Chef/Owner David Wu set out to serve up traditional dishes from his home country. He has a beautiful open kitchen…

Celebrating 5 Years on CKNW Radio

I celebrated 5 years as host of the Best and the Foodiest yesterday on CKNW 980 am radio with a special show where we talked about the food trends around the city over the past 5 years as well as…

Dalina Opening

I recently attended the opening party for Dalina in the Fairview neighborhood on the corner of Broadway and Oak. The new restaurant, and the original DALINA location in Chinatown, will be featuring grab-and-go meals and snack-packs, with dozens of freshly…

Valentines Tea Set Menu at TWG Tea

We indulged in their Valentines Tea last week with a little pre-Valentine’s day tasting pleasure. Their French chef has designed a wonderful menu to pair with the TWG teas to celebrate this special day. Cocktail – sparkling white wine cocktail…

SPICY 6 FINE INDIAN CUISINE

1116 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-7999 Web: http://www.spicy6.com Twitter @Spicy6onrobson Instagram @spicy6eats Advice: Reservations suggested. Specializing in traditional Northern Indian cuisine, this 2nd floor eatery boasts a great window view of bustling Robson Street. Over a couple of visits I have…

Field Trip to Tulalip

“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…

Vancouver Crazy Fries Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Fries Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their Fries creations into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their Crazy Fries creations on their menu from February 7 – March 3,…

More Dumplings on the Dumpling Trail in Richmond

I recently embarked on another tour around to a few restaurants in Richmond that specialize in a variety of house-made dumplings. If you didn’t already know, there are over 20 different types of Asian dumplings that come in all shapes…

Lunar New Year Tea Service at TWG Tea

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…

Signature Coffee Drink Challenge 2019 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 10 – February 3, 2019 and their customers voted for their favourites throughout…

Vancouver Soup Festival Winners 2019

The 1st Vancouver Soup Festival presented by Vancouver Foodster was a success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver.  Each restaurant featured each soup creation on their menu for a week period, featuring 3 different soups in the 3 week…

Tasting Plates Mount Pleasant on February 27

Join us and explore the Mount Pleasant neighourhood which includes the Olympic Village area and tantalize your taste buds at a selection of restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday February 27 from 6pm until 10pm and…

Swaad /Heimat Chefs Dinner

Mixing up the cultures of Indian and German, I recently attended this collaboration dinner by Chefs Tim Schulte of Bauhaus Restaurant and Tushar Tondvalkar of Mumbai Local Restaurant. These two chefs collaborated on a German and Indian style pop-up dining…

THAI NEW WEST

424 E Columbia St, New Westminster Tel: (604) 544-7997 Web: http://www.thainewwest.com/ Twitter: @thainewwest Instagram @thainewwest Advice: Reservations suggested. Specializing in traditional Thai cuisine, this Sapperton neighborhood spot has a wonderful menu filled with classic flavourful dishes; owner Teg Brar opened…

Greasy Spoon Dinner with a Collaboration of Chefs

I recently attended an incredible dinner on January 14th at Save On Meats, featured Chefs Mark Brand (Save on Meats and Better Life Foundation), Mark Singson (Top Chef Canada), Letitia Wan (Di Beppe) and Sean Murray (Pan Pacific Hotel) together,…

Interview with Sam Pero

I had a chat with Sam Pero who owns the Italia Bakery and the Cannoli King, located in the East Village neighborhood in Vancouver. Tell me how you got involved with your bakery I got involved in the bakery business…

First Taste of Papparoti Olympic Village

This Olympic Village location is the latest in expansion of this Malaysia based chain, centrally located to the East of the Olympic Village skytrain. Known all over Asia and the Middle East, the café opened in the fall featuring their…

The New Oxford Dine Out 2019

I was invited in to try the Dine Out Vancouver dinner menu of their 3 course $25 prix fixe which I did last night. The dishes shown below were my favourites from the 3 course menu that I tried. I…

Noodle Mania Vancouver 2019

On Wednesday January 16, 2019 we presented our 6th tasting tour of noodles held between Kitsilano and Chinatown in Vancouver. The evening event started off at Silk Road Tea in Kitsilano where guests had a chance to enjoy some different…

Vancouver Soup Festival January 10-31

Welcome to the inaugral Vancouver Soup Festival that features a selection of restaurants from around Metro Vancouver and their soup creations! How does this work? The restaurants will be featuring different soups in each of the 3 weeks in the festival, you…

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