Category: Gastown

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…

MOLTAQA RESTAURANT

51 W Hastings St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 696-4055 Web: https://www.moltaqarestaurant.com/ Instagram: @moltaqa.vancouver Advice: Belly dancing on Friday and Saturday nights. Reservations suggested. With it’s focus on Moroccan cuisine, this beautiful eatery features an authentic décor creating a nighttime vibe of…

DI BEPPE RESTAURANT

8 West Cordova Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-1122 Web: http://www.dibeppe.com/ Instagram @dibepperestaurant Advice: No reservations, walk-ins welcome, Wed-Sun dinner after 5pm It’s as if you’ve arrived in Italy, vibrant and beautiful, yet you are in Vancouver in the Gastown neighborhood…

NEMESIS COFFEE

302 W Hastings St, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: https://www.facebook.com/coffeecreatingculture/ Instagram: @nemesis.coffee Advice: Counter service. With it’s focus on not only crafting the best coffee beverages and featuring the top coffee roasters from around the world, they also have an equally…

LA MEZCALERIA

68 East Cordova, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-6447 Web: http://lamezcaleria.ca/ Twitter: @LaMezcaleriaYVR Advice: Takes reservations as well as walk-ins. As the years go by Mexican cuisine and it’s restaurants that have opened in our city have done so with passion along…

GRINGO GASTOWN

27 Blood Alley, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 721-0607 Web: http://www.gringogastown.com/ Twitter: @GringoYVR Advice: No reservations, walk-in, order and be served. With an off the beaten track location, down a back alley in the heart of Gastown, this tiny taco shop is…

THE BIRDS AND THE BEETS

55 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-893-7832 Web: http://www.birdsandbeets.ca/ Twitter: @birdsandbeets Advice: Open daily. Two entrances from Powell and from Alexander. I love discovering new cool cafés with brick lined walls in historic and not so historic neighborhoods. Matthew Senecal-Junkeer and Chef…

BAUHAUS RESTAURANT

4/1/20 UPDATE HAS CLOSED 1 West Cordova Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-974-1147 Web: http://bauhaus-restaurant.com/ Twitter: @BauhausRest Advice: Advance reservations a must. With it’s contemporary German focus, the kitchen is run by Michelin star Chef Stefan Hartmann who came from Berlin, he is…

TACOFINO GASTOWN

15 West Cordova, Vancouver Tel: (604) 899-7907 Web: http://tacofino.com/ Twitter: @TacofinoVAN Advice: No reservations. Taco bar open nightly, the Burrito bar open for lunch thru late night. My love for Tacofino began a few years ago when their first food…

SOFT PEAKS

25 Alexander Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-2071 Web: http://softpeaks.ca/ Twitter: @soft_peaks Advice: Never share with your friend, enjoy each creation solo. My love for soft serve ice cream began at a young age and there weren’t many options back then,…

L’ABATTOIR

217 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-1701 Web: www.labattoir.ca Twitter: @LABATTOIR_VAN Advice: Advance reservations suggested. Private dining room available for booking. It’s all about the recipe that makes my experience one that is memorable, it’s also a testament to a long…

SIX ACRES

203 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-488-0110 Web: http://sixacres.ca/ Twitter: @sixacres Advice: On a nice day the patio is the place to be. Every so often there is a restaurant that has been on my to try list forever, thankfully this…

WILDEBEEST

120 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604 687 6880. Web: http://wildebeest.ca/ Twitter: @WildebeestYVR Advice: Reservations suggested, late night solo visit shouldn’t need a reso. Since I’ve known of this eatery being a spot for carnivores, it was one that took…

TIMBERTRAIN COFFEE

311 West Cordova Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 915-9188 Web: http://timbertraincoffeeroasters.com/ Twitter: @Timbertrain Advice: Communal tables for sharing. I am purist when it comes to coffee, consistent flavour profile matters when roasters open their own cafes. Enter Timbertrain founded by Kevin,…

LOST AND FOUND CAFÉ

33 W Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-7444 Web: https://www.facebook.com/lostfoundcafe Twitter: @LostFoundCafe Advice: Free wifi, ask the staff for the code. Watch the event board and their twitter for upcoming events. Over the years I have visited well over a…

Tuc Craft Kitchen

60 West Cordova St, Vancouver Tel: 604-599-8999 Web: www.tucrestaurant.com Twitter: @TucRestaurant Advice: Open for lunch and dinner. Also offers an upstairs seating area perfect for large gatherings. With the spacious room, high ceilings and a stellar wood crafted bar is…

EAST VAN ROASTERS

319 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-629-7562 Web: http://eastvanroasters.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Limited seating, small space. I have always searched out chocolatiers as I’ve travelled around the world, in Seattle there is Theo and they roast the Cacao from bean to…

PIDGIN

350 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-9400 Web: www.pidginyvr.com Twitter: @pidginvancouver Advice: Call for reservations, bring a magnifier glass and flashlight to read the menu. With a pedigree of star studded crew, the shining light here is spearheaded by Co-owner, Chef…

CATCH 122

122 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC Tel: 604-731-3474 Web: http://www.catch122.ca/ Twitter: @catch122 Advice: Reservations suggested at lunch time. Love the spacious room with its exposed bricks walls and open kitchen, it is a fairly large room with a take away home…

THE SARDINE CAN

26 Powell St., Vancouver Tel: 604-568-1350 Web: www.thesardinecan.ca Twitter: n/a Advice: Go early or expect to wait. Finally a restaurant that reminds me of my visits to Barcelona, the end game here is to find a seat and be swept away…

COFFEEBAR

10 Water Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-566-9693 Web: http://www.thecoffeebar.ca Twitter: @mycoffeebar Advice: Open daily. Each time that I am in Gastown on a Sunday, this has been the café to go to with friends. Of course this is a great café…

CADEAUX BAKERY

172 Powell St. Vancouver Tel: 604-608-8889 Web: http://cadeauxbakery.com Twitter: @cadeauxbakery Advice: Custom cakes to order in advance. Mixing the best of both worlds Cadeaux features Chef Eleanor Chow’s dessert creations with espresso based beverages in her own bakeshop café. Joining me…

REVOLVER COFFEE

325 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-4444 Web: http://revolvercoffee.ca/ Twitter: @revolver_coffee Advice: Choose from a couple espressos on offer, seating is limited as its often full so ask to join others and meet some fine folk. I have always loved cafes,…

NELSON AND THE SEAGULL

315 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 681-5776 Web: http://www.nelsontheseagull.com/ Twitter: @gastownseagull Advice: Have a seat at the communal table and meet other folk. This is the living room we all once lived in, or want to escape to now. I…

THE JUICE TRUCK

Abbott and Water Street (on the corner), Vancouver Tel: 604-719-8861 Web: http://www.thejuicetruck.ca Twitter: @juicetruck Advice: Follow them on twitter for daily open hours and location. Bright and pink, this food truck is taking healthy to another level with their inventive…

NICLI ANTICA PIZZERIA

62 East Cordova, Vancouver Tel: 604-669-6985 Web: http://nicli-antica-pizzeria.ca Twitter: @NicliPizzeria Advice: Go with a friend or two and share some of the pizzas. Skip the knife and fork, if you ordered a pizza and just use your hands to tear…

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