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,…

LaStella Wine Tasting

At the Wine Tasting on August 13th where they featured their white, rose and red wines for tasting for members of the trade and media. LaStella Winery is located in the Okanagan and is part of the winery family from…

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…

Vancouver Foodster Launched

Food and drink aficionados can now welcome a new online guide to the Vancouver area featuring restaurant reviews, interviews, stories and more. The site was created by Richard Wolak. He launched VancouverFoodster.com because, for years, his friends have treated him…

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…

Farmers Markets around Greater Vancouver

Shopping for fresh, local vegetables and fruits at the Farmers markets has always been the best way to support your community. Vancouver is blessed to have a great organization called eatlocal.org that is the umbrella organization for Vancouver Farmers Markets….

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…

Snacking on Chocolate

There is always time for chocolate and at XOXOLAT at 2391 Burrard Street in Vancouver you will find a wide selection of imported chocolate bars, this shop has brought international chocolate culture to Vancouver. If you are looking for an…

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…

Interview with Wendy Boys

Lumiere Restaurant | Vancouver Wendy has spent the past 10 years working with chocolate. She started her company (Desire Chocolates) while in school in Calgary to basically fund going to culinary school, (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology). She then went…

CARDERO BOTTEGA

1016 Cardero Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-0450 Web: www.carderobottega.com Advice: Don’t be afraid to change the toppings if they are not on the sandwich you choose. Hidden away in the Westend is a sandwich shop that I had heard about, and…

QOOLA

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1116 Denman, Vancouver Tel: 604-801-6338 Web: http://qoola.com Twitter: @qoola Advice: ask for a sample. Frozen yogurt is the draw here, with 4 flavours to choose from including their original, chocolate, green tea and.a monthly…

SABRA RESTAURANT

3844 Oak Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-733-4912 Web: http://www.sabrakosherrestaurant.com Advice: They are closed Saturdays. Call a day ahead for the whole wheat challah. This is Vancouver’s only Glatt Kosher Restaurant, they have a good falafel bar that features many different toppings…

IPA Launch Party

Library Square House hosted the Granville Island Brewery IPA Launch Party on August 5th, it was a party that featured samples of their new IPA beer as well as their other GI Beers and appetizers.

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