DI BEPPE RESTAURANT

8 West Cordova Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-1122 Web: http://www.dibeppe.com/ Instagram @dibepperestaurant Advice: No reservations, walk-ins welcome, Wed-Sun dinner after 5pm It’s as if you’ve arrived in Italy, vibrant and beautiful, yet you are in Vancouver in the Gastown neighborhood…

SEOUL TRUCK STREET FOOD

Unit 2082-1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam Tel: (604) 474-3511 Web: https://www.seoultruckstreetfood.ca/ Instagram @seoultruckstreetfood Advice: Counter service. It’s all about Korean snacks at this food court eatery inside the Henderson Place Mall, with a very cool decor of an actual food truck….

KITCHEN BY YUGO

792 Denman St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 623-2777 Web: http://restaurantyugo.com/ Twitter: @RestaurantYugo Instagram: @restaurantyugo Advice: Walk-ins welcome, reservations suggested. With it’s focus on Japanese French fusion cuisine, the chefs have created a wonderful menu featuring a selection of appetizers, nigiri and larger…

Pizza Palooza on February 21

Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants centered in downtown Vancouver! This is our 3rd annual pizza tasting extravaganza and it is presented by Vancouver Foodster. You may have a chance to taste many types of pizza from Neapolitan to Roman…

YVR Prep Commissary is Now Open

I recently had the opportunity to tour this newly opened commissary which is located in Burnaby, noted to be the largest of it’s kind in Canada. There has been quite a shortage in commissary space in Vancouver for quite sometime,…

Flatbread Challenge Winners 2018

The Vancouver Foodster Flatbread Challenge was a success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each place featured their Flatbread creation from January 4-28, 2018. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each…

IGNITE PIZZERIA

2588 Main St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 564-2588 Web: http://www.ignitepizzeria.com/ Instagram @ignitepizzeria Advice: Counter service. Have a seat at the communal table if you are dining solo. Located in the heart of Mount Pleasant, Ignite offers whole pizza pies as well as…

Tasting Plates Mount Pleasant on February 7

Join us and explore the Mount Pleasant neighborhood (centered around Main street between 3rd – 16th avenues) and tantalize your taste buds at selection of restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday February 7 from 6pm until…

The Victor Opening

Last night, I attended the opening party for the newest restaurant to open in the Parq Vancouver resort in downtown Vancouver. This restaurant is a stunner, based on Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla’s vision, the design concept and branding is…

Former Steel Toad Brewing to become T&B Brewing Co.

Steel Toad Brewing was recently purchased by Daniel Frankel and his Tap & Barrel group, as Daniel said “Richard, I wanted to send you this first, so you heard it from me”. In the Spring 2018, Tap & Barrel will…

Vancouver Signature Coffee Drink Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Signature Coffee Drink Challenge. I have invited cafes from all over the city to enter their respective signature coffee drink creation into this challenge. Each café will be featuring their Signature Coffee creation on their menu…

MADRAS SPICE

6260 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 325-6555 Web: http://madrasspice.ca/ Twitter: @madrasspice6260 Instagram @MadrasSpice Advice: Open daily for lunch and dinner. My friend Zahra and I enjoyed some of the delicious South Indian and Indo-Chinese dishes as we shared many. I…

Noodle Mania Vancouver 2018

On Wednesday January 10, 2018 we presented our 5th tasting tour of noodles held all over downtown Vancouver. The evening event started off at Cha La Tea in Yaletown where guests had a chance to enjoy a couple of different…

PANIDOR BAKERY CAFÉ

3080 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 877-3588 Web: https://m.facebook.com/panidorbakery/ Instagram @panidor_bakery Advice: Counter service. As a passionate baker, Mario Armitano has had a long baking career from starting out to running his popular bakery La Baguette et L’Echalote on Granville…

NORI

5900 University Blvd, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: www.facebook.com/noriubc Instagram: @nori_ubc Advice: Counter service. Closed Saturdays. Located on the campus of the University of British Columbia is a fast casual spot featuring Japanese focused dishes, it is a very well organized…

Vancouver Foodster Flatbread Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Flatbread Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their flatbread creations into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their flatbread creation on their menu from January 4-28, 2018. How Does this…

Noodle Mania on January 10

Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in Vancouver! This 5th annual noodle tasting extravaganza is presented by Vancouver Foodster. See Richard Wolak (Creator/Founder of Noodle Mania and VancouverFoodster.com) on the Global TV Morning News Saturday Chef with Chef Ui Ratsomjit in 2016. Each restaurant will…

Winners of the Vancouver Foodster Challenges in 2017

The mission of our Food and Drink challenges is to get chefs to create amazing dishes while using innovative ingredients to create unique flavours and outstanding creations. We congratulate the winning chefs, bartenders and their staff for creating what they…

Hopwired Festival on February 24

A new festival that celebrates our local coffee scene as well as the craft brewing scene is happening next month. It is billed as the largest collaboration event in Canada where attendees can find 40 vendors, 15 unique craft beer…

VIET HOUSE RESTAURANT

3420 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-9388 Web: http://www.viethouserestaurant.com Instagram: @viet_house_restaurant Advice: Open daily. Located in the heart of Cambie Village, it’s focus is on Vietnamese cuisine with an extensive menu selection of vermicelli bowls, pho and other soups, rice bowls,…

New Dishes Tasting at Water Street Café

It had been over 20 years since my last visit to this iconic restaurant in Gastown, After almost 30 years the original owner had retired, then ownership changed in November, now run by two industry veterans; Eli Brennan and Chef…

Best New Vancouver Restaurants in 2017

I have dined at a lot of new restaurants that have opened in 2017. These are the Best NEW Restaurants in greater Vancouver that newly define how we eat, drink and play. There are many elements to a restaurant being…

Best Photo Moments of 2017

Over the past year I have met many wonderful bartenders, chefs, and personalities in not only the restaurant industry but in all sorts of places that are unique in one way or another. Here are some random shots of those…

Best Savoury Dishes of 2017

I have eaten a lot of dishes in restaurants all over and outside of Vancouver in the past year, these are dishes that are standouts, ones that you remember for a long time to come. This list is devoted to…

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