Tag: Desserts

TAZA FALAFEL HOUSE

344 6th Street, New Westminster Tel: 604-522-7900 Web: http://www.tazafalafelhouse.com/ Twitter: @tazafalafel Advice: Counter service. Located in the heart of New Westminster, this family run spot is a delight for quick Middle Eastern fare. It’s a simple menu of falafel, hummus,…

SAI WOO

160 East Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-1117 Web: http://www.saiwoo.ca/ Twitter: @doyousaiwoo Advice: Reservations suggested. With a nod to the history of its 1930’s predecessor, Sai Woo Chop Suey, occupied the same footprint, and the contemporary version is poised to become…

PATRON TACOS & CANTINA

265 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-3368 Web: http://www.patrontc.com/ Twitter: @patrontc Advice: Reservations suggested for larger parties, walkins welcome. A true cantina, this Mexican eatery has been turning out stellar favourites since opening a couple of years ago. Chef Enrique Menendez…

MERCANTE

6488 University Boulevard, Vancouver Tel: (604) 827-2210 Web: http://www.food.ubc.ca/place/mercante/ Twitter: @ubcfood Advice: No reservations, takeaway available. Their green boxes for takeout, can be folded to make plates and a smaller box for leftovers. To my excitement finding an authentic Italian Cucina…

ALBERELLO PIZZERIA

115 W 15th Street, North Vancouver Tel: 604-770-4484 Web: http://www.alberellopizzeria.com/ Twitter @Alberellopizza Advice: Open for lunch and dinner daily, except nightly only on Saturday & Sunday. Located on the North Shore, this family run gem features a line-up of authentic…

WISHES + LUCK

UPDATED 8/6/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2270 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 484-9371 Web: https://instagram.com/wishesandluck/ Twitter: @wishes_and_luck Advice: No reservations. Closed Mondays. Owned by Chef Ciaran Chung & Dolly Reno they have created a menu of share plates with a focus…

TOUR DE FEAST

4544 W 10th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 221-4340 Web: http://tourdefeast.com/cafe/ Twitter @de_feast Advice: No reservations. Closed Tuesdays. As their name suggests, Tour de Feast does just that, with beautiful paintings adorning the walls to the varied selection of the dishes on…

ARGAN BISTRO

UPDATED 10/14/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 795 Jervis Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-563-8466 Web: http://arganbistro.com/ Twitter: @ArganBistro Advice: Reservations suggested. Ever evolving this is a hidden gem and the latest eatery from Chef Nourdine Majdoubi and his partner Kevin Lin, both who…

MOSQUITO

32 Water Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-398-3188 Web: www.mosquitodessert.com Twitter: @mosquitodessert Advice: Open Wed – Sun night. No reservations. It’s dark, mysterious and full of character, the space was designed by Craig Stanghetta; there are many elements to this spot including…

Temper Chocolate & Pastry 1st Anniversary

On February 19, I attended the 1st year anniversary celebration at their bakery café in West Vancouver. Guests enjoyed sparkling wine, chocolate covered strawberries, cheese and crackers along with some cakes and chocolate truffles. Temper Pastry is located at 2409…

TRAFALGARS BISTRO

2603 W.16th, Vancouver Tel: 604-739-0555 Web: http://trafalgars.com/home.html Twitter: @TrafalgarsInVan Advice: Reservations suggested. After many years since my last visit, my good friend Sherri Morris joined me to indulge in Chef Paul Haldane’s dishes. The restaurant’s décor had been redone awhile…

DOUGHGIRLS BAKE SHOP

3322 Shrum Lane, Vancouver Tel: (604) 333-5474 Web: http://www.doughgirlsbakeshop.com/ Twitter: @DoughgirlsBake Advice: Join the line-up for delicious treats. Take ‘n Bake selection of entries for takeout. Located in the Wesbrook Village neighborhood close to the UBC campus is a star studded…

Treats for Valentines Weekend

This year it seems more and more restaurants and bakeries are making it more of a weekend celebration as opposed to the usual Valentine’s DAY. Finding the extraordinary treats to give to that special someone or two is often a…

TACOFINO GASTOWN

15 West Cordova, Vancouver Tel: (604) 899-7907 Web: http://tacofino.com/ Twitter: @TacofinoVAN Advice: No reservations. Taco bar open nightly, the Burrito bar open for lunch thru late night. My love for Tacofino began a few years ago when their first food…

SOFT PEAKS

25 Alexander Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-2071 Web: http://softpeaks.ca/ Twitter: @soft_peaks Advice: Never share with your friend, enjoy each creation solo. My love for soft serve ice cream began at a young age and there weren’t many options back then,…

BLACK ROOK BAKEHOUSE

2474 East Hastings St, Vancouver Tel:(604) 563-5094 Web: http://www.blackrookbake.com/ Twitter: @blackrookbaker Advice: Open Monday – Saturday. A true neighborhood bakeshop that’s community oriented shines bright in the heart of the East Village. Owned by Dana and Mark Blundell, who have…

BATARD BOULANGERIE

3958 Fraser, Vancouver Tel: 604-506-3958 Web: http://www.batardbakery.com/ Twitter: @batardbakery Advice: Communal tables for sharing, prepared foods for takeaway. In France bread usually comes out of the ovens in the afternoon when people are heading home from work. Notable Bread baker…

INVITRO RESTAURANT

UPDATED 11/25/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2211 Manitoba Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 992-6224 Web: http://invitrorestaurant.com Twitter @invitrofoodlabs Advice: Advance reservations suggested, open nightly. Every so often you find a hidden gem where all the key ingredients come in to play. Hidden…

THE FAT BADGER

1616 Alberni Street, Vancouver Tel: 604 336 5577 Web: http://www.fatbadger.ca/ Twitter: @the_fat_badger Advice: Walkins welcome, reservations for 8 or more, communal tables for sharing. Taking British pub fare to the next level is what restaurateurs Ed Perrow and Chef Neil…

THE COPPER CHIMNEY

567 Hornby Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-8862 Web: http://www.copperchimney.ca/ Twitter: @CopperChimney_1 Advice: Reservations suggested. As I entered this grande dining room which boasts an impressive staircase to an upstairs seating area, I was struck with an immediate warmth of the room…

LILY MAES

UPDATED 2/19/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 12 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-2599 Web: http://www.lilymaes.ca/ Twitter: @LilyMaesCafe Advice: Reservations suggested. A charming cozy French-inspired bistro in a brick walled historic building that is over 100 years old, this bistro not only has…

DANICAS BAKED COFFEE BAR

UPDATED 9/3/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 556 Beatty Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 336-3554 Web: http://www.danicascafe.com/ Twitter: @danicascafe Advice: Reservations suggested for brunch or large parties. A charming cozy café named after the owners grandmother in Croatia who made everything from scratch,…

MATCH EATERY & PUBLIC HOUSE

350 Gifford Street, New Westminster Tel: (604) 777-8008 Web: http://matchpub.com/match-new-west/ Twitter @MatchPubNewWest Advice: Great place to watch a sporting event or game. With it’s sporting and entertainment environment, the large restaurant boasts 27 High-def screens for superior sports viewing and…

LINH CAFÉ

2836 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-559-4668 Web: http://linhcafe.com/ Twitter: @LinhCafeVan Advice: Reservations suggested. The bright room with red banquette seating and red table tops is a showcase for modern French Vietnamese bistro fare with a hint of flavours of…

NIRVANA RESTAURANT

2313 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 872-8779 Web: http://www.nirvanarestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @NirvanaOnMain Advice: Reservations suggested. Specify the spice (heat) level for the dishes you order. Share dishes with your friends. Located in the heart of the Mount Pleasant neighborhood is the longest…

CAFÉ CAVA

1860 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: 604-925-2503 Web: http://cafecava.com Twitter: @CafeCaVaWestVan Advice: Reservations suggested at lunchtime. The beautifully euro French appointed room is filled with chandeliers, and paintings which is the perfect backdrop to the French inspired menu. My friend,…

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