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Cooking with Bodega Foods Spanish Sauces

One of my favourite Vancouver area restaurants launched a line of sauces a few years ago. Last night we used the sauces, cooking at home and made up a different recipe with each of them. Bodega foods has a blog…

Takeout at Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co.

Most restaurants have always offered takeout, as the industry was forced to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dining in became dining out. When restaurants were forced to close their dining rooms they had to get creative. Some have created…

Five Foodie Treats

A selection of my favourite foodie treats in no particular order that I have tasted recently and where to find them. This special edition features all takeout treats. Strawberry & Sakura Parfait a yummy treat with chewy shiratama, mild floral…

Takeout at Pepino’s Spaghetti House

Most restaurants have always offered takeout, as the industry was forced to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dining in became dining out. When restaurants were forced to close their dining rooms they had to get creative. Some have created…

Takeout at Brix & Mortar

Most restaurants have always offered takeout, as the industry was forced to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dining in became dining out. When restaurants were forced to close their dining rooms they had to get creative. Some have created…

Takeout at Via Tevere Pizzaria

Most restaurants have always offered takeout, as the industry was forced to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dining in became dining out. When restaurants were forced to close their dining rooms they had to get creative. Some have created…

Takeout at Osteria Savio Volpe

Most restaurants have always offered takeout, as the industry was forced to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dining in became dining out. When restaurants were forced to close their dining rooms they had to get creative. Some have created…

Takeout at JamJar Canteen

Most restaurants have always offered takeout, as the industry was forced to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dining in became dining out. When restaurants were forced to close their dining rooms they had to get creative. Some have created…

Takeout at Bombay Kitchen and Bar

Most restaurants have always offered takeout, as the industry was forced to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dining in became dining out. When restaurants were forced to close their dining rooms they had to get creative. Some have created…

Takeout at Bodega on Main

Most restaurants have always offered takeout, as the industry was forced to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dining in became dining out. When restaurants were forced to close their dining rooms they had to get creative. Some have created…

Takeout at Ban Chok Dee

Most restaurants have always offered takeout, as the industry was forced to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dining in became dining out. When restaurants were forced to close their dining rooms they had to get creative. Some have created…

Takeout at Benkei Ramen

Most restaurants have always offered takeout, as the industry was forced to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dining in became dining out. When restaurants were forced to close their dining rooms they had to get creative. Some have created…

Takeout at Sprezzatura Restaurant

Most restaurants have always offered takeout, as the industry was forced to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dining in became dining out. When restaurants were forced to close their dining rooms they had to get creative. Some have created…

Takeout at Do Chay Vietnamese Vegetarian

Most restaurants have always offered takeout, as the industry was forced to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dining in became dining out. When restaurants were forced to close their dining rooms they had to get creative. Some have created…

Curry Challenge 2020 Winners

The 5th Vancouver Foodster Curry Challenge was a success featuring unique curry creations at restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from March 6 – April 12, 2020 (challenge was extended by 2 weeks due to the…

Kosher Restaurants, Bakeries and Catering in Vancouver

Here is a resource featuring kosher Restaurants, Bakeries and Caterers in metro Vancouver that conform to dietary restrictions offering meat and dairy options. A wide variety of cuisines, when it comes to eating kosher, there’s plenty to feast on. Here…

Vancouver Wine Fest Tasting Room Highlights

At this years Vancouver International Wine Festival that took place in late February, France was the showcase country and French wines were my focus of the festival and the tasting room. Each year when there is a different country that…

Delivering Easter Treats from Mon Paris

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mon Paris Pâtisserie owner and pastry chef, Elena Krasnova, has developed an online ordering system for deliveries, as well as a pre-order by-phone service with curbside and in-store pickup options. In addition to a…

Silver Lining Restaurant Collaboration is Born

I love seeing great initiatives and collaborations, and it is great to see some East Van restaurants collaborate together to create the Silver Lining.  Realizing that going it alone has become difficult during this Covid19 isolation time, they have come…

Around the City in the Acura ILX 2020

I recently spent a week test driving the Acura ILX 2020 car around the city while I was out and about trying some new dishes and coffees at restaurants and cafes in and around Vancouver. I visited Kozak Ukrainian Eatery…

Experiencing Brunch at VV Tapas & Lounge

This is a beautiful tapas lounge which opened in the late fall on East Hastings in the Strathcona neighborhood; I was excited to revisit for their recently added weekend brunch service. Started of the morning with a Cappuccino with almond milk,…

Exploring HK style cuisine at Happy Day Cafe

One of the cities longtime cafes that specializes in Chinese dishes from the Hong Kong region has been located In Richmond for over the past 25 years. This is one of those places that both Lawrence and I had never…

Mexican Eats at Miltomates Foods

I recently met Chef David and his wife Pei who run a lunch eatery that is open Monday – Friday in the Port Kells area of Surrey. Additionally, they offer takeout and a full catering service that features their made…

Stuffed Pasta Cooking Classes at Il Centro

I recently took part in a Stuffed Pasta cooking class at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver lead by Maestro Pastacio Chef Sergi Cinti. Since we love Italian cuisine, Lawrence and I ventured over to East Van and participated in…

Metro Vancouver Restaurants offering Takeout/Delivery right now

As many of you are now looking for restaurants, cafes and bakeries offering takeout, curbside pickup and delivery during the #covid19 (coronavirus) pandemic, here are some resources for you to find those places as the lists grow and change. Rather…

Urban Tadka serves up Indian food by Delivery

Chefs Tushar Tondvalkar and Evan Elman recently co-founded their Urban Tadka company that specializes in Awadhi cuisine (Indian). You place your order through Uber Eats, Doordash, Skip the Dishes and Foodee, and then your dishes are delivered to you at…

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