Category: Restaurant Reviews

NUBA

1206 Seymour Street, Vancouver Tel:  778-371-3266 Web: http://nuba.ca/nubaseymour.html Twitter: @nubatown Advice: Call ahead for takeout. The hot sauce is great and it is not to hot. This is one of my favourite places in the city for Falafel, it is…

DON GUACAMOLES

UPDATED 3/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1333 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-2295 Advice: The line-up moves quickly. The place is always packed with people who love great Mexican food from locals to esl students missing the food from back home, After…

EARLS YALETOWN

1095 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel 604-688-4990 Web: http://www.earls.ca Advice: Get ready to have a great time. Of all their locations around I especially like their Yaletown location for their seating, décor and lounge like vibe. It is a great location…

THE GALLERY CAFE

750 Hornby Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-688-2233 Web:  http://www.thegallerycafe.ca/ Advice: There are empty glasses on the glass wall after the cash register along with ice and great tap water. Located upstairs inside the Vancouver Art Gallery this café offers a wonderful…

ITALIAN KITCHEN TO GO

1037 Alberni Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-687-2890 Web: www.theitaliankitchen.ca Advice: Weekdays only, take out only. As much as I love Italian Kitchen and Trattoria, it took me awhile to make a visit to their ever popular, trendy Italian Kitchen to Go….

DULCINEA SPANISH CAFÉ

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1118 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-2699 Web http://www.dulcineachocolatecafe.com Advice: Try their chocolate taster, great free wifi. Chocolate, passionate and all is wonderful. I fell in love with this place on my first visit and since…

SPLITZ GRILL

4242 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-875-9711 Web: http://www.splitzgrill.com Advice: Remember to tell them if you want the burgers by themselves or the combos. This is the place for burgers in the city, these aren’t ordinary burgers either. Try the Chicken…

KAPLAN’S STAR DELI

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 5775 Oak Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-263-2625 Advice: Ask for lean or extra lean for any of the meat sandwiches. This Jewish deli has been part of the community for many years, my friends and I…

GAIA BISTRO

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2055 W. 41st Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-5022 Web: http://www.gaiabistro.ca/ Advice: Closed Sundays I had heard about a restaurant serving Israelli cuisine and I had to visit. The décor is colourful in this Kerrisdale eatery specializing…

THE MAIN

4210 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-709-8555 Web: http://www.themainonmain.com Twitter: @TheMainonMain Advice: Call ahead to place your take out order. I have been a regular here at this Greek restaurant for many years, it is a family favorite as we know…

LA BAGUETTE & L’ ECHALOTE

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1689 Johnston Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-684-1351 Web: http://www.labaguette.ca Advice: Get their between 10:30-11:30 am to get your choice of sandwich before they are all gone. I have been coming to this bakery to pick up…

SIEGEL’S BAGELS

1689 Johnston Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-5670 Web: http://www.siegelsbagels.com Advice: spend over $5 to use debit, otherwise it is cash only. Get the Sesame or Poppy bagels within minutes after coming out of the firewood oven. At this local outpost for…

LEE’S DONUTS

1689 Johnston Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-4021 Advice: Make sure to get the Glazed donuts fresh out of the oven and you are pretty much guaranteed to do that at 9:05 am daily. Lee’s has been in the Granville Island Market…

CHAU

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1500 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-682-8020 Web: http://www.chauvancouver.com/ Advice: If you are in a hurry then this is not the place to go, if you have some time to enjoy a great meal then go…

CAFE VANCOUVER

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 883 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-4446 Advice: Try all of the Turkish specialties. A Turkish Delight, a café on the edge of Yaletown that specializes in Turkish Coffee, made just like it should be made…

PANADERIA SABOR LATINO BAKERY

1211 Nanaimo, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-3320 Advice: Call ahead for the pineapple pie and other treats if there is a certain sweet you are craving. Latin American food in Vancouver has been hard to come by over the past years, now…

MEMPHIS BLUES

1342 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604.215.2599 Web: http://www.memphisbluesbbq.com Advice: The beans that are served as a side are made with pork fat, this is something you should know if you don’t eat pork. No reservations accepted. For authentic Southern Bbq,…

MELRICHES

1244 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-5282 Advice: sit inside or outside on the back patio. Located on bustling Davie, Melriches has been a neighborhood favorite for many years, they really know how to serve the community. From comfortable seating to…

KHAI

2184 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-677-6767 Web: http://www.khaithai.com/ Advice: If you like it spicy, ask them to make it spicy. With a view overlooking Kitsilano beach, Khai serves up an array of fast food for inside eating or for take…

CIOPPINO’S

1133 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-688-7466 Web: http://www.cioppinosyaletown.com/ Advice: Make an advance reservation, if you have a large party then ask to be seated in the wine room. This is one of my long time favourite restaurants that I visit…

DHARMA KITCHEN

3667 W. Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-738-3899 Advice: no alcohol is served here. Their slogan is “The Food of Mindlfulness” and the Wikipedia defines this as calm awareness of one’s body functions, feelings, content of consciousness. This is a colourful place…

OMNITSKY DELI

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED (relocated to Oak Street) 5866 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-321-1818 Web: www.omnitskykosher.com Advice: They are closed Saturdays. This kosher deli located across from Oakridge Centre features a wide range of deli sandwiches, hot dogs, soups…

RED DOOR

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2996 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-733-5699 Web: www.reddoor.ca Advice: Tell them they should add brown rice to their menu. Order ahead for curbside pickup. Asian fusion is where it is at here at this pan…

LA BUCA

4025 MacDonald Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.730.6988 Web: http://www.labuca.ca Twitter: @LaBuca Advice: Make a reservation. You can drive past La Buca and not realize you’ve just missed one of the greatest little Italian restaurants in town. Little because La Buca is…

FINCH’S TEA & COFFEE HOUSE

353 West Pender, Vancouver Tel: 604-899-4040 Web: http://www.finchteahouse.com/ Advice: Expect to line-up for a table at noontime as they do not take reservations. Lunchtime at Finch’s is a time to sit down and take some time out of your day…

BANDIDAS TAQUERIA

2781 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604.568.8224 Web: http://www.bandidastaqueria.com/index.html Advice: Don’t be afraid to mix and match the tacos, weekend brunch can be quite popular and you can expect to wait awhile for a table. With an eclectic array of customers…

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