Category: Restaurant Reviews

DIXIES BBQ

337 East Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-4770 Web: http://www.meatatdixies.com/ Twitter: @meatatdixies Advice: Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome. In Texas there are literally hundreds of BBQ joints and they are known for their unique style or barbq which isn’t saucy like the…

THE TUCK SHOPPE

237 Union Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-6773 Web: http://www.thetuckshoppe.com/ Twitter: @the_tuckshoppe Advice: Counter service. With a focus on sandwiches and salads, restaurateurs Adam Merpaw and Zach Buckman grew up in cities where they would visit their favourite tuck shoppes in the…

JJ’s TRUCKETERIA

Various locations daily Tel: 778-898-1419 Web: http://jjstrucketeria.wix.com/jjs-trucketeria Twitter: @jjstrucketeria Advice: Follow them on twitter for updated opening times and on the Streetfood App. Known for their Filipino BBQ meats and rice bowls, this food truck run by Jordan and Emma serves…

BAO DOWN GASTROPUB

115 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-5226 Web: http://baodown.net/menu/gastropub-dinner/ Twitter @baodowngastro Advice: Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome. Taking que from their original eatery in Gastown, this new gastropub is much more sophisticated serving up large plates and cocktails and so…

GIGI BLIN

1400 West 70th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: http://gigiblin.com/ Twitter: n/a Instagram gigi.blin Advice: Open daily, market and cafe. Located in the heart of Marpole, is a bright market and café with plenty of seating including a communal table that is…

MR. ARANCINO

Dunsmuir St. & Beatty St. (Outside Stadium – Chinatown Skytrain) Tel: n/a Web: http://mrarancino.com/ Twitter: @MrArancino Advice: Follow them on twitter for updated opening times and on the Streetfood App. The focus at this cart is all about Sicilian-style fried risotto…

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…

JOHN 3:16 MALAYSIAN DELIGHTS

8151 Anderson Road, Suite 170, Richmond Tel:(604) 214-8181 Web: https://www.facebook.com/John316MalaysianDelights/ Twitter @J316mydelights Advice: No reservations. When you find a total hole in the wall in an off beat location, it can often be one of those hidden gems and this was…

COMMODITY JUICERY

3975 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 876-5463 Website: www.commodityjuicery.com Twitter: @CommodityJuice Advice: Counter service. Located in the heart of the Mountainview Fraserhood neighborhood is this community focussed juicery serving up healthy juicy concoctions ranging from cold-pressed juices, to smoothies, along…

BUBBLE WAFFLE CAFÉ

2279 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (778) 371-2376 Web: http://www.bubblewafflecafe.com/ Twitter: n/a Instagram: bubblewafflekerrisdale Advice: Counter service. Located in the heart of Kerrisdale is a noodle house that features Hong Kong style and Taiwanese bowls of noodle soups and their…

720 SWEETS & ETC.

3278 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (778) 229-9278 Web: www.720sweets.com Twitter: @720sweets Advice: Counter service. Soft serve ice cream is all the rage around the city these days, and the use of nitrogen adds that wow factor here. The shop offers a…

EL SANTO

680 Columbia Street, New Westminster Tel:(604) 727-8176 Web: http://elsanto.ca/ Twitter @el_santonewwest Advice: Takes reservations and walkins are also welcome. A couple of cocktails to start off, my cousin Janek had the Rojo Diablo ($10) Vodka, pomegranate juice, lime juice, cherry,…

BLVD BISTRO

636 Queensbury Ave, North Vancouver Tel: (604) 971-5559 Web: http://blvdbistro.ca/ Twitter: @blvdbistronv Advice: No reservations. Open 7am-2:30pm daily. This is where you will want to start your day whether it is for weekend brunching with friends or a weekday kickstart….

JUNIPER

185 Keefer Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-1695 Web: http://www.junipervancouver.com/ [email protected] Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. With a focus on Cascadian cuisine, this bar restaurant does both ever so well. The bar is the shiner here where top barmen mix up a…

GROTTO ITALIAN

1725 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-1998 Web: http://grottoitalian.ca/ Twitter:[email protected] Advice: Walk-ins welcome. This new Italian eatery is situated in English Bay where the focus is on pastas and pizzas along with some appetizers including house baked focaccia, meatballs and desserts….

OSTERIA SAVIO VOLPE

615 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 604 428 0072 Web: http://www.saviovolpe.com/ [email protected]_volpe Advice: Reservations suggested. It’s the right mix of elements that can make a restaurant succeed, it also takes a passionate and experienced team who are used to working hard to…

OKA-SAN KITCHEN

3578 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-9898 Web: http://www.okasankitchen.com/ Twitter @Okasankitchen Advice: Counter service for take-out or table service. Closed Monday. This Japanese focussed eatery is a gem run by passionate chefs featuring a comfort food menu which you will find…

THE UNCOMMON CAFE

477 Powell St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 254-0477 Web: http://www.uncommonssary.com/ Twitter: @uncommoncafeyvr Advice: Counter/table service. Overlooking Oppenheimer Park, owners Lisa & Luc Leimanis run a homey café offering sandwiches and baked goods and great locally sourced beverages along with brunch on…

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 BIBO

1000-7899 Templeton Station Rd, Richmond, BC Tel: 604-279-8889 Web: http://www.thebibo.com/ Twitter @TheBiBo Advice: Takes reservations and walk-ins. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Located inside the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Mall near the Vancouver Airport, is this Italian cucina, a gem run…

ESSENTIA CAFÉ

UPDATED 12/12/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3498 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-5544 Web: www.essentiacafe.com/ Twitter: @Essentia_Cafe Advice: Open daily. This European style café has become one of the community hub’s in the Kitsilano neighborhood since opening, situated on the corner with it’s…

ZERO ZERO PIZZERIA

  415 Abbott Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-6400 Web: http://www.pizzeria00.ca/ [email protected]_zero_pizza Advice: No reservations, counter service, eat in or takeout. A true one of a kind Roman Pizzeria that is run by co-owners, Alberto Mura and Luca Colasanti. They have brought…

LIME AND MOON PIE CO.

1066 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 889-6426 Web: http://www.limeandmoon.com/yaletown/ Twitter @limeandmoon Advice: Closed Monday. It’s all about pie love in this neighborhood pie shop run by owner/chef Stani. This past summer I fell in love with the delicious pies at…

BODEGA ON MAIN

1014 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-565-8815 Web: http://www.bodegaonmain.ca/ Twitter @bodegaonmain Advice: Doesn’t take reservations. Walk-ins welcome. Returning to their family roots, Owner, Paul Rivas, along with his Business Manager and sister, Natalie Rivas have created a beautiful abode that incorporates…

CENTRAL CITY”S RED RACER RESTAURANT

871 Beatty Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-2489 Web: http://centralcitybrewpub.com/red-racer-restaurant-on-beatty-st/ Twitter: @CentralCityPub Advice: Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome. With it’s 40 draught taps offering their own Central City craft beers as well as beer from other BC craft brewers; this brew pub…

FINCHES MARKET

501 E Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-1644 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: Counter service. The second outpost for the company which mixes a café with a market that features some popular food products along with locally grown produce. The…

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