Vancouver Chicken Wings Challenge 2020 Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster Chicken Wings Challenge was another success featuring chicken wings creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their chicken wings creation from July 8-August 2, 2020. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this…

Five Foodie Treats

A selection of my favourite foodie treats in no particular order that I have tasted recently and where to find them. Chocolate chocolate, chocolate and sea buckthorn Delicious and winning desert in all senses for us chocoholics. Published on Main…

Celebrating 11 Years of Vancouver Foodster

It is time to celebrate the Vancouver Foodster blog which is celebrating 11 years since I created it. Earlier this month I also created The Vanfoodster Podcast; the weekly podcast covering the food scene in Vancouver and beyond. Each week I may…

New Menu, New Chef at Cibo Trattoria

Chef Jesse Zuber recently joined Cibo Trattoria and he has launched a new menu filled with wonderful new dishes celebrating Italian cuisine. Lawrence and I enjoyed tasting each of the dishes on this stellar menu. 1st dish: Burrata -Italian burrata,…

First Taste of Bombay Masala Indian Cuisine

Bombay Masala Indian Cuisine opened a few weeks ago in West Point Grey, and they specialize in Indian cuisine primarily from the Punjab region of India. They were caught in a similar situation as many other restaurants around the city…

Cooking with BC Blueberries

To celebrate this summer’s local blueberry season, I spent the past few days cooking a selection of Blueberry dishes at home using local BC Blueberries in each of the recipes. As fresh blueberry season is upon us, the BC Blueberry…

Patio Dining at Published on Main

In this ongoing series I will be featuring all sorts of patio dining experiences from small restaurants with one table on their patio, to large restaurants with multiple tables on the patio, to hidden patios, and ones with unique patio…

Patio Dining at Brgr Brgr

In this ongoing series I will be featuring all sorts of patio dining experiences from small restaurants with one table on their patio, to large restaurants with multiple tables on the patio, to hidden patios, and ones with unique patio…

Patio Dining at Field House Brewing Co.

In this ongoing series I will be featuring all sorts of patio dining experiences from small restaurants with one table on their patio, to large restaurants with multiple tables on the patio, to hidden patios, and ones with unique patio…

First Taste of Level V Bakery and Whisk Premium Matcha

Sharing the space, this plant-based tea shop and bakery are offering items that complement each other in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood. Whisk Premium Matcha is owned by Kimmy and her company has been wholesaling their Matcha tea across North America…

Cooking with Intercity Packers Seafood

I spent the past few weeks cooking a selection of Oceanwise fish dishes at home. Richmond-based Intercity Packers wholesalers recently launched a Home Delivery service providing their restaurant quality bundles of seafood, steaks and produce. This is a great idea…

First Taste of Grano Pizzeria Napoletana

The new Plant-based Italian pizzeria that opened today is a collaborative effort between the owners of Via Tevere Pizzeria (brothers, Dom and Frank Morra) and another partner who is a close family friend (nutritionist, Lindsay Wood). The bright white walled…

Vancouver Chicken Wings Challenge

Welcome to the 6th annual Vancouver Foodster Chicken Wings Challenge. I have invited restaurants from all over the city to enter their Chicken Wings into this challenge, some entered their house recipe and others created a special Chicken Wings dish just for…

Dining Inside Moltaqa Restaurant

In this ongoing series I will be featuring restaurants and cafés that do not have the ability to provide outside patio space due to their locations. Some of these restaurants had temporarily closed during the covid19 pandemic and others had…

Dining Inside Mi Casa Mexicana

In this ongoing series I will be featuring restaurants and cafés that do not have the ability to provide outside patio space due to their locations. Some of these restaurants had temporarily closed during the covid19 pandemic and others had…

Patio Dining at Nuba

In this ongoing series I will be featuring all sorts of patio dining experiences from small restaurants with one table on their patio, to large restaurants with multiple tables on the patio, to hidden patios, and ones with unique patio…

Taco Challenge 2020 Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster 7th Annual Taco Challenge was a success featuring taco creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their taco creation from June 5-28, 2020. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the…

Croissant Challenge Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Croissant Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at bakeries anc cafes around Metro Vancouver.  Each bakery featured their creation on their menu from June 4-28, 2020. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout the challenge…

Patio Dining at Doppio Zero Pizza

In this ongoing series I will be featuring all sorts of patio dining experiences from small restaurants with one table on their patio, to large restaurants with multiple tables on the patio, to hidden patios, and ones with unique patio…

Cooking with The Phamily Table Sauces

I spent the past weekend cooking some Vietnamese dishes at home and using the Phamily table sauces. I’ve used the red and gold in the past, but it’s the new Jade sauce which has impressed me the most; it’s light…

Patio Dining at The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant

In this ongoing series I will be featuring all sorts of patio dining experiences from small restaurants with one table on their patio, to large restaurants with multiple tables on the patio, to hidden patios, and ones with unique patio…

First Taste of Brunch Vancouver

This newly opened all day brunch spot is owned by Canadian born husband Chef Ian Turnbull and his Mexican born wife Clementina Oliveras. They have both put together a wonderful menu encompassing breakfast and lunch Mexican and Canadian favorites. You…

First Taste of Bonjour Vietnam Bistro

A beautiful new modern Vietnamese restaurant opened today in the Fraserhood neighborhood featuring a stunning dream garden inside the restaurant. Owners Nguyet Dang who runs operations and Chef who runs the kitchen have no previous experience operating a restaurant, they…

Patio Dining at Glowbal Restaurant

In this ongoing series I will be featuring all sorts of patio dining experiences from small restaurants with one table on their patio, to large restaurants with multiple tables on the patio, to hidden patios, and ones with unique patio…

Mumgry Nut Butters

What is Mumgry? Well that was the first thing that came to mind when I saw a jar of this brand on the Dank Mart’s Instagram recently. The product looked and sounded great, I love almond butter and I love…

Father’s Day Gift and Dining Ideas

This year Father’s Day takes place on Sunday June 21 and since this is one of those years where people have been couped up at home for several months, you may want to plan a day or meal outside of…

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