Category: Eastside

BAKER AND TABLE CAFÉ

6314 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-3233 Web: http://www.bakerandtablecafe.com/ Instagram @bakerandtablecafe Advice: Counter service. With their focus making and baking Japanese treats, this homestyle eatery is run by Owner/Pastry Chef Hitomi Syvertsen. In this bakery/café they serve homestyle savoury dishes…

THE DOSA FACTORY

1345 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-7791 Web: http://dosafactoryvancouver.com/ Twitter: @dosafactoryvan Advice: Open daily for lunch and dinner. Complimentary bottled water on each table. $5.95 dosa special on Monday’s. On a mission to try some of their Authentic South Indian dishes, my…

MENSCH. JEWISH DELICATESSEN

UPDATED 4/1/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  666 E Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604.657.6119, Web: https://www.facebook.com/menschdelicatessen Twitter: @menschdeli Advice: Closed Saturdays, limited seating. Located on the East side of the city, this one of a kind Jewish deli turns it up a notch…

BASIL GARDEN

2889 East Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-871-9998 Twitter: n/a Instagram: basilgarden Advice: No reservations, walk-ins welcome. Located in the heart of Renfrew Heights, it’s all about traditional Vietnamese fare at this family run eatery. My friends Kenji and Alan joined me…

OFF THE GRID WAFFLES

2665 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: (778) 996-1812 Web: https://www.facebook.com/offthegridwaffles Twitter: n/a Instagram: @offthegridwaffles Advice: Counter service. It’s a waffle focussed eatery that specializes in savoury and sweet variations. Sarvind joined me as we indulged in both, first off the Pizza Waffle…

BATARD BOULANGERIE

3958 Fraser, Vancouver Tel: 604-506-3958 Web: http://www.batardbakery.com/ Twitter: @batardbakery Advice: Communal tables for sharing, prepared foods for takeaway. In France bread usually comes out of the ovens in the afternoon when people are heading home from work. Notable Bread baker…

YOLK’S BREAKFAST RESTAURANT

1294 East Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.441.YOLK (9655) Web: http://yolks.ca/ Twitter: @YolksBreakfast Advice: Weekdays from 8am-3pm and weekends from 9am-4pm. Known from their popular food truck that has been delighting diners with breakfast and brunch treats downtown and at the farmers markets, they now…

EARNEST ICE CREAM

3992 Fraser St Vancouver Tel:  (604) 428-0697 Web: http://earnesticecream.com/wp/ Twitter: @Earnesticecream Advice: Open Thursday – Sunday. Pints include $1 deposit for the glass containers. Since I was a kid I have loved Ice Cream, my favourite flavour growing up was…

GRAZE

UPDATED 11/27/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3980 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-8822 Web: http://grazerestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @GrazeFoodVan Advice: Reservations suggested. With its focus on plant based cuisine this east side jaunt is striving to be sustainable using locally and organically produced ingredients…

MAGDA’S RESTAURANT

6345 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-322-1001 Web: www.magdasrestaurant.ca Twitter: n/a Advice: No reservations. Some of my friends and I often get together on Sunday mornings for breakfast at various eateries around the city, each of us takes turns on suggesting…

CHAU VEGGIE EXPRESS

5052 Victoria Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604.568.9508 Web:  http://www.chowatchau.ca/veggie/mural_menu.pdf Twitter: @chowatCHAU Advice: Go light on the tableside satay sauce if you are not a fan of spice. Located off the beaten track, yet in the middle of the city is an…

SAL Y LIMON

Unit #5 – 701 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 604-677-4247 Web: n/a Twitter:  @Salylimonvan Advice: order the home-made potato chips over the tortilla chips, visit the complementary salsa bar. No reservations. Finding an authentic restaurant serving delicious Mexican food has often been…

HAI PHONG RESTAURANT

1242 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 604-872-3828 Web: http://haiphongrestaurant.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Take friends and share some traditional dishes. Located in the heart of Little Saigon, is a hidden gem that has been serving neighborhood regulars for over 7 years. I have tried…

VIA TEVERE PIZZERIA

1190 Victoria Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-1803 Web: http://viateverepizzeria.com/ Twitter: @ViaTeverePizza Advice: No reservations, closed on Mondays. From the moment I walked in to Via Tevere I was captivated by the warmth of the room, it’s as if the restaurant has…

PIZZA BARBARELLA

654 East Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-210-6111 Web: http://www.pizzeriabarbarella.com/ Twitter: @PizzaBarbarella Advice: Bring a flashlight to read the menu. Sit at the communal table if dining solo. Since I have been a long time pizza lover, I am quite particular about…

FRAY ON FRASER

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3980 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-3317 Web: http://fray.me/our-menu/ Twitter: @Frayonfraser Advice: Colouring pencils at each table for kids or adults to colour away a great added touch. This is one of those not so ordinary places…

THE PERCH

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1701 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-3877 Web: http://www.eatdrinkperch.com/index.html Twitter: @eatatperch Advice: Play Bengo on Thursday nights, it’s like Bingo but named after Ben so it’s Bengo. I had high hopes for this vegan focussed restaurant…

BIG LOU’S BUTCHER SHOP

UPDATED 6/10/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 269 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-566-9229 Web: www.biglousbutchershop.com Twitter: @biglousbutcher Advice: It’s a butcher shop and a sandwich shop in one. This is an old fashioned butcher shop that is everything but old fashioned, leading…

THE LEETEG ROOM

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1489 East Hastings St, Vancouver (located inside the Waldorf Hotel) Tel: 604-253-7141 Web: www.waldorfhotel.com Twitter: @waldorfhotel Advice: open for dinner service Wednesday through  Saturday. I have always had a fascination with Spanish food and ever…

POOR ITALIAN

3296 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-251-1122 Web: http://www.pooritalian.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations suggested, free parking. My friend Ajay joined me for a delightful dinner recently at this Eastside Italian, within minutes I noticed friends Rick and Kathleen being seated…

PINPIN RESTAURANT

6113 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-322-3086 Web: http://www.pinpinrestaurant.com Twitter: n/a Advice: No reservations, note that your whole party must be present to be seated. A group of my friends joined me for dinner where our Filipino friend Jay lead us…

DONA CATA

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 5076 Victoria Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-436-2232 Web: http://www.donacata.com/ Advice: great selection of salsas at the salsa bar. I was in for dinner recently with friend Ariane as we were craving some good Mexican food. I love…

SONG HUONG

1613 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-251-1151 Web: n/a Advice:  If you are vegetarian this is not the restaurant for you. Cash only. A group of my friends and I dined together recently, my friend Minna is Vietnamese and she chose…

JAVA-LICIOUS

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 55 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-6822 Web: n/a Advice: free wifi Large and spacious, café with high ceilings, large windows around the café with lots of wood as part of the décor. From the moment I…

KEN’S CHINESE RESTAURANT

1097 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 604-873-6338 Web: www.kenschineserestaurant.com Advice: Have a private room that holds 40, good idea to share some of the dishes. This award winning restaurant has been on my list to check out for quite sometime, very happy…

ALIBI ROOM

157 Alexander Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-623-3383 Web: www.alibi.ca Advice: Go for the beer and try something that you wouldn’t find anywhere else. This vibrant room is always filled with what seems to be patrons who are well educated on the…

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