Tag: Foodies

Experiencing Brunch at VV Tapas Lounge

This beautiful tapas and cocktail lounge opened up in late fall on the ground floor of the new container condo building in East Hastings in Strathcona. They recently added a weekend brunch service running from 10am-2pm with an exciting varied…

CURRY LOUNGE

16030 24 Ave #130, Surrey Tel: (604) 538-7333 Web: https://currylounge.ca/ Instagram @curryloungesouthsurrey Advice: Reservations suggested, walkins welcome Specializing in traditional Indian fare that’s turned up a notch, Chef Jatin Sharma has created a wonderful menu of dishes where the presentation…

CAFÉ PORTRAIT

1120 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 915-6993 Web: Website on Facebook Instagram @cafeportrait_ Advice: No reservations, walkins welcome, check website for hours. A beautiful café that is filled with art in the form of portraits adorns the café walls at…

First Taste of Palate Kitchen

This newly opened all day brunch spot is owned by the same owners as Pallet Coffee Roasters and they have done a beautiful job with the interior of this restaurant. Chef Khalid Kahya is leading the kitchen and has put…

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…

KOZAK UKRANIAN EATERY

5077 Victoria Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-4421 Web: https://www.kozakeatery.ca/ Instagram @kozakukrainianfood Advice: No reservations, eat-in or take-out. With it’s focus on Ukrainian dishes and baking, Irina and Sergiy are serving up homestyle food that they grew up eating in the…

OLD BIRD

3950 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 873-1172 Web: https://oldbird.ca/ Instagram @oldbirdrestaurant Advice: No reservations, walk-ins only. With it’s focus on Chinese cuisine with attitude, Executive Chef Deseree Lo has put together a wonderful menu of dishes from the places were…

ARTUSI RESTAURANT

412 6th Street, New Westminster Tel: (604) 553-9922 Web: http://www.artusirestaurant.com/ Twitter @ArtusiNewWest Instagram @artusirestaurant Advice: Reservations suggested, open lunch and dinner, closed Tuesday’s Specializing in contemporary rustic Italian food, Chef Delbert Cirfera, and his partners are family and friends who…

First Taste of Brass Fish Tavern

This new spot on the edge of Coal Harbour in downtown’s financial district comes to us from the Donnelly Group and it’s not the type of eatery you may have expected to come from this group; this one is elevated…

Tasting Brunch at Glowbal Restaurant

It had been almost a year since my last brunch visit and it was time to experience some of the new dishes from Executive Chef Omar Hadi’s team. 1st dish: Huevos Rancheros this was one of my favourites dishes, loved the…

ITALIAN TOMATO

1047 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 687-0055 Web: https://italiantomato.ca/ Instagram @italian.tomato Advice: Walkins welcome, reservations suggested It’s all about pasta and pizza at this popular Italian eatery on Davie in the Westend. The menu choices are extensive featuring a large…

LIVIA

1399 Commercial Dr, Vancouver Tel: (604) 423-3869 Web: http://www.liviasweets.com/ Instagram: @liviasweets Advice: Dinners Thursday – Saturday nights; daytime operations daily. Each time I visit Livia the aroma of freshly baked bread entices me inside to stay awhile.  Livia’s baking is…

FLOURIST

3433 Commercial Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 336-9423 Web: https://flourist.com/ Instagram @flourist Advice: Open daytime hours only. An emporium featuring their Flourist brand of different types of flour and grains to stock up on; along with a café which is the…

First Taste of Seaside Provisions

Located inside the newly opened Seaside Hotel at the Shipyards in North Vancouver. Executive Chef Sandro Olivieri is serving up small plate tapas and regional creations, sourced locally and perfected for the table, from morning meals and midday brunches, to…

First Taste of Afuri Ramen and Dumpling

Tokyo based ramen joint’s first Canadian location is now open in Richmond and it’s a beauty. All their ramen noodles and gyoza are made in-house daily; all of their broths are made in-house with no msg. The company now has…

First Taste of The Belgian Chocolate Café

With a Belgian and Australian connection, a beautiful new chocolate focused café has opened on the edge of Yaletown across from the Parq Vancouver hotel. With it’s high ceilings this corner café features, long marble desserts bar, seating and a…

First Taste of Mi Casa Mexicana

Chef Denys Bolaños and her mother had been making Tamales selling at farmers markets around the city for awhile with a dream to open their own restaurant. The family is from Mexico City and that is where many of their…

Exploring Pacific Northwest Cafes

For all those who love exploring cafes outside of Vancouver, a great spot which is fairly close is to head south of the USA border. Here are a few nice spots for coffee and cafes to explore between Bellingham and…

BOB POCHANA

1660 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 423-3274 Web: http://www.bobpochana.com/ Instagram @bobpochana Advice: No reservations, counter service. Specializing in Thai food to go, this Bob Likes Thai Food offshoot is serving up the same great dishes they are known for in…

GYO PARA GYOZA & RAMEN BAR

2120 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 288-2941 Web: http://gyopara.com Instagram @gyopara Advice: No reservations, server will seat you on arrival or take your name for the next table. Located in the heart of Kitsilano is this hot spot eatery run by…

MIXXBAO

1426 W 8th Ave, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 800-0211 Web: https://mixxbao.com/ Instagram @mixxbao Specializing in Taiwanese inspired snacks and comfort food dishes, Chef Merry and her team has been making delicious dumplings, soups and sandwiches in this South Granville locale. Both…

NOODLE ARTS

1739 Robson St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 673-5688 Web: https://noodlearts.com/ Instagram: @noodlearts_vancouver Advice:Open daily for lunch and dinner. Specializing in the Lanzhou style of noodles pulling long noodles is quite the art, here master chef makes the dough and hand pulls…

SPREZZATURA RESTAURANT

265 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 876-6333 Web: https://sprezzatura.ca/ instagram @sprezzatura_van Advice: Reservations suggested for dinner, walkins welcome. With it’s Italian focus, this casual eatery is not only specializing in pizzas and roast dishes but they are also featuring other dishes…

ARIKE RESTAURANT

1725 Davie St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 336-9774 Web: https://arikerestaurant.ca/ Instagram: @arikerestaurant Advice: Reservations suggested on weekends, walk-ins always welcome. Dinner nightly. Love the African decor and the vibe at this West End spot where they specialize in West African cuisine…

Afternoon Tea at Le Doux Ciel

Afternoon Tea is an art and should be an extraordinary experience one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for you to indulge in an Afternoon Tea experience. Each of the places is unique in what they offer…

THE PRAGUERY

221 Abbott Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 367-6126 Web: https://praguery.com/ Instagram @thepraguery Advice: Counter service. With his European roots, Owner, Jaroslav Mestka set-out to offer house-made chimney cakes from his homeland on his food truck a few years ago. Fast tracking…

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