Category: Restaurant Reviews

SPACCA NAPOLI PIZZERIA

2801 St Johns Street, Port Moody Tel: (604) 939-5800 Web: https://pizzeriaspaccanapoli.com/ Twitter @Spacca_NapoliPM Advice: No reservations. Closed Monday’s. Specializing in the Italian Napolitana style, this pizzeria is a gem worth the drive from one part of the city to the other….

COCORU CHICKEN

2140-8391 Alexandra Road, Richmond Tel: (604) 285-8569 Instagram: cocoruworld Twitter: n/a Advice: Takes reservations and walk-ins welcome. It’s all about fried chicken at this gem which specializes in Korean fried chicken offering up diners several different takes on their delicious…

Bonjour Marketplace

8496 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-889-6865 Web: http://bonjourmarket.ca/ Instagram: @bonjour_marketplace Hours: 10am – 7pm daily Bonjour Marketplace is a run by a few families, they feature a Natural Food Store as well as their own smoothie and soups bar inside the…

INGRAIN PASTIFICIO

1133 Mt Seymour Rd #126, North Vancouver Tel: 604 988 8926 Web: http://ingrainpastificio.com/ Twitter: @ingrainpasta Advice: No reservations. With pasta on my mind, and a yearning to visit a neighborhood that I hadn’t been to in awhile, Justin joined me…

LONG’S NOODLE HOUSE

4853 Main St, Vancouver Tel: 604-879-7879 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: No reservations, cash only. With my friend Max’s craving for Long’s famous Xiao Long Bao, I joined him to share some of these Shanghainese soup dumplings, which then turned…

PORTO CAFE

2207 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-559-7667 Web: http://portocafe.com/ Twitter @portocoffee Advice: Open daily. Stylish café that is located close to the Olympic Village skytrain station just South of the Cambie bridge, it’s a fairly large space with high ceilings and wooden…

TACOS CATRINA

1187 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 566-9503 Web: http://www.tacoscatrina.ca/ Twitter: @CatrinaTacos Advice: Counter service. Closed Mondays. As a taco lover, it isn’t just about tacos, it is about the flavours and unique variations of the Mexican tacos that makes me…

TANGRAM CREAMERY

2729 Arbutus St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-8609 Web: Instagram Twitter: @tangramcreamery Advice: Closed Monday and Tuesday. With it’s focus on creamy ice cream, owners Michael Wong and Tinn Chan have already achieved this accolade. Their beautiful new ice cream scoop…

CABRITO TAPAS

2270 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-7636 Web: http://www.cabrito.ca/ Twitter: @cabritotapas Advice: Takes reservations for 6+, walkins welcome. Live music on Sunday nights. After a couple of visits to this Spanish tapas abode, I always enjoy Yared Nigussu’s colourful mural which makes…

SNOWY VILLAGE DESSERT CAFÉ

#113-8571 Alexandra Road, Richmond Tel: (778) 681-7832 Web: https://www.instagram.com/snowyvillagevan/ Twitter: n/a Advice: No reservations, counter service for take-out. It’s a Korean dessert café that specializes in the Bingsoo type of shaved ice dessert. Here they coin their shaved ice creations as…

BAI BUA THAI CUISINE

2443 E Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-9699 Web: http://www.baibuathaicuisine.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome, closed Mondays. Specializing in Bangkok Street food, this family run eatery has created a wonderful menu filled with classic flavourful dishes. I had the…

CHEF TONY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

101 – 4600 No. 3 Road, Richmond Tel: (604) 279-0083 Web: http://cheftonycanada.com/en/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations suggested. With many restaurants around the region offering dim-sum, you must be in the know to which ones are not only good but ones…

DOOLAMI DESSERT

8030 Granville St, Vancouver Tel: (778) 737-7123 Web: Instagram Twitter: n/a Advice: No reservations, opens nightly at 7pm, put your name on the clipboard list at the door. Shaved ice is a popular frozen treat in Asia which is becoming…

DUNN’S FAMOUS

827 Seymour Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-682-8938 Web:  http://www.dunnsfamousbc.com Twitter: @DunnsFamousBC Advice: Takes reservations, walkins-welcome, deli counter. I have visited this downtown Jewish style deli many times over the past few years, recently they added a deli counter in the front…

BIN 941

941 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-683-1246 Web: http://www.bin941.com/ Twitter: @Bin941 Advice: No reservations. This longtime standing eatery was a local haunt of mine years ago when Chef Gord Martin got the ball rolling so to speak on the tapas wagon….

THAI CONFUSION

UPDATED 6/30/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 117 West Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-8385 Web: http://www.thaiconfusion.com/ Twitter @ThaiConfusion Advice: Takes reservations. Taking elements from traditional Thai dishes with bold flavours, owner/chef Tai Keattivanichvily plays with the ingredients to turn out wonderous…

LATAB

UPDATED 2/14/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 983 Helmcken Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-7004 Web: http://latab.ca/ Twitter: @latabfood Advice: Reservations suggested This is where ingredients come to play, where the chefs create wonderous dishes, small plates, bold in flavour.  Chef Kris Barnholden…

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…

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