Oakridge Neighborhood: Eat during 2010 Olympics

For locals and visitors alike eating in Vancouver during the Olympics and Para-Olympics will have it’s challenges. Obviously being downtown or close to any of the Olympic venues will see lots of people and most of the restaurants, bars, lounges are going to be busy. Vancouver has wonderful neighborhoods and if you’re a local this is an ideal time to explore your neighborhood or other neighborhoods outside of the downtown core.

Here is a compilation of the best places to eat and drink in some of the neighborhoods outside of downtown.

Oakridge Neighborhood

** All locations within a mile radius of Canada Line at Oakridge Station

Starbucks

5504 Cambie Street

Eat-in | Takeout

Tel: 604-321-1042

–Coffee, Tea, Sweets, Sandwiches and wifi

Anna’s Cake House

5510 Cambie Street

Takeout

Tel:  604-325-8214

— pastries and cakes

Dot Desserts

5556 Cambie Street

Eat-in | Takeout

— Japanese style desserts open afternoons thru late nights.

Omnitsky’s

5866 Cambie Street,

Eat-in | Takeout

— Great place for sandwiches for lunch

Samurai Sushi

5888 Cambie Street

Eat-in | Takeout

— Sushi and sashimi for lunch and dinner

Blenz Coffee

inside Oakridge Centre

650 West 41st Avenue

Takeout

— Coffee, Tea, Sweets

Vivo Gelato

inside Oakridge Centre

650 West 41st Avenue

Eat-in | Takeout

— Gelato and shakes

Jugo Juice

Inside Oakridge Station

650 West 41st Avenue

Takeout

–fresh juices to go

Teriyaki Experience

Food court inside Oakridge Centre

Eat-in | Takeout

–healthier Japanese stirfry during mall hours

Curry Express

Food court inside Oakridge Centre

Eat-in | Takeout

— Indian food during mall hours

Naava Cuisine

Inside Jewish Community Centre

950 West 41st Avenue

Eat-in | Takeout

Tel: 604-257-5111

— Kosher sandwiches, wraps and other tasty treats for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Kaplan’s Deli

5775 Oak Street

Eat-in | Takeout

Tel: 604-263-2625

–Great place for sandwiches, matza ball soup and cinnamon buns for lunch and dinner.

Shaughnessy Restaurant

5251 Oak Street

Eat-in | Takes reservations

Tel: 604-261-0011

— great spot to escape for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

Seasons in the Park

Queen Elizabeth Park

Eat-in | Takes reservations

Tel: 604-874-8008

— fine dining at the top of the park for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch

Compiled by: Richard Wolak