Pride 2014: Your Eating Guide

pride west end eats

The 36th Annual Vancouver Pride Festival gets underway the weekend of August 1-3, starting off on Friday evening with Davie Street Block Party on Davie Street. The highlight of the weekend is of course the Parade which takes place throughout the Westend in downtown Vancouver on Sunday August 3rd. Knowing where to eat and drink throughout the Westend neighborhood is key, here is your guide to some of those places.

Davie area

Molli Café

1225 Burrard Street

Tel: 604-336-6554

Twitter: @MolliCafe

Cuisine: Mexican

Great spot for Mexican baked goods, coffees, tacos, tortas and more. Make sure you try the Pollo Torta with pulled chicken, cheddar cheese, avocado, tomato, chipotle onions and cilantro along with one of their house baked Conchas a delicious bun topped with a crunchy icing sugar of sorts and a Cortado made with Moja coffee.

 

Score on Davie

1262 Davie Street

Tel: (604) 632-1646

Web: http://scoreondavie.com/

Twitter: @SCOREonDaVIE

Cuisine: Comfort food and drinks

From Caesars to a whole range of cocktails, to burgers, wings and more. Make sure you try the Ain’t No Thang Caesar made with Chicken Wings, Onion Rings and vodka.

 

Denman area

Buckstop

833 Denman Street

Web: http://www.buckstop.ca/

Twitter: @BuckstopDenman

Cuisine: Barbq

Open for dinner nightly and brunch on the weekend. Make sure you try the ribs, beef brisket and anything barbq, as well Chef Henry’s Barbq sauce is a must. Also a great spot for draft beer and cocktails.

 

1789 Restaurant

1789 Comox Street

Web: http://www.1789.ca/

Twitter: @1789Restaurant

Cuisine: Steak Seafood

Enjoy dinner nightly, brunch on weekends and martinis all the time. Make sure you try the Mushroom Strudel, Duck Confit, Spring Creek Cherry braised beef short ribs, Spring Creek 40 day aged Tenderloin & Dijon & Herb crusted Lamb loin.  At Brunch the Montecristo French Toast with House Smoked Bacon Maple Syrup is a must try.

 

Just Juice

1107 Davie Street

Web: http://www.just-juice.com/

Twitter: @justjuicebar

Cuisine: Juice and smoothies

Refresh and recharge with a smoothie or fresh juice. Make sure you try the “Pina-Ava-Coco-Gaga” (coconut water, milk & meat, Avocado, vanilla & pineapple) or the, “Choco-Awesome” (almond milk, peanut & apple butter, raw cocoa, honey, banana, apple & VEGA Protein).

 

Left Bank

751 Denman Street

Web: http://leftbankvancouver.com/

Twitter: @LeftBankVan

Cuisine: North African, Middle Eastern

A hybrid menu of bistro classics, kissed by tastes of the colonies: North Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

 

Milestones Denman

1210 Denman Street

Web: http://www.milestonesrestaurants.com/

Twitter: @MSDenmanStreet

Cuisine: Westcoast

Open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Make sure you try the Milestone’s Signature Prime Rib Hash with thinly sliced AAA Prime Rib, bell pepper’s, sweet onion, roasted corn and potatoes in our specialty hash seasoning; and  Strawberry Buttermilk Pancakes both on the brunch menu.

 

Central Bistro

1072 Denman Street

Web: http://www.centralbistro.com/

Twitter: @Centralbistro

Cuisine: Westcoast

Open nightly for dinner and brunch on the weekend. Make sure you try the Grilled vegetable and Okanagan goat cheese sandwich on spelt bread for brunch.

 

Robson area

Morocco West

795 Jervis Street

Web: http://moroccowest.com/menus/

Twitter:  @MoroccoWest

Cuisine: Moroccan

Open for dinner nightly and brunch on the weekend. Make sure you try the Moroccan specialty dishes including the Lamb Sandwich, Moroccan Flatbread and the Ricotta Strudel with fresh cherries, Cointreau, mixed berry coulis.

 

Papparoti

1505 Robson Street

Web: www.papparoti.ca

Twitter: @PappaRotiCanada

Cuisine: Café

Open all day, make sure you try one of their Coffee Buns, coffee by JJ Bean.

 

Pizza Fabrika

1680 Robson Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604.559.1680

Web: www.pizzafabrika.ca

Twitter: @PizzaFabrika_CA

It is all about the pizza here, make sure you try the seriously good, SPUD Pizza with sliced potatoes, oven roasted rosemary, fresh garlic, Grana Padano, red onion, cauliflower purée.

 

De Dutch Pannekoek House

1725 Robson Street

Web: http://www.dedutch.com/

Twitter: @dedutch

Cuisine: Dutch

Open for breakfast and lunch through the weekend. Make sure you try the Strawberry and whip cream Pannekoeken or the De bakon and cheese Pannekoeken.

By: Richard Wolak