Tag: Lunch

First Taste or Mukja Korean Cuisine

I had a chance to try a couple of dishes in this recently opened Korean restaurant owned by Kim Jic in the Kitsilano neighborhood. Built and designed the place themselves, the restaurant seats 74 people inside and they hope to…

HEARTHSTONE BREWERY TAP & FORNO

1015 Marine Drive, North Vancouver Tel: (604) 984-1842 Web: http://www.hearthstonebrewery.ca/ Twitter: @hearthstonebeer Advice:Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome. In the heart of North Van, the tap & forno restaurant is located next door to the brewery which opened up a few years…

Vancouver Winefest 14th Annual Awards Lunch

As a part of the Vancouver International Wine Festival, on February 17, I attended this 14th annual awards lunch with a Canadian theme, that was full of restaurateurs, sommeliers, wine makers, and other industry peers. Guests enjoyed a meal prepared…

THE GRAY OLIVE CAFETERIA

4190 East Hastings, Burnaby Tel: 604-566-9664 Web: http://www.thegrayolive.com/ Twitter: @TheGrayOlive Advice: Counter service, no reservations. Closed Monday’s. Located in the heart of the Burnaby Heights neighborhood, Chef Brian Wong and his 2 brothers are busy cooking up seasonal comfort food…

Tasting at Railtown Café Howe Street

Last week I had the pleasure to partake in a media tasting of some salads, sandwiches, beverages and desserts at their newest location in the centre of downtown Vancouver. Ancient Grains Salad with Brussel sprouts, mushrooms, crispy onions, reggiano, aged…

FIRECRUST NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA

808 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-9646 Web: http://www.firecrustpizzeria.com/locations/ Twitter: @Firecrustpizza Advice: No reservations. Order at the counter and watch your pizza being made in front of you. This is truly a one of kind pizzeria that specializes in Neapolitan-style with…

BAY MOORINGS RESTAURANT

6330 Bay St, West Vancouver Tel: (604) 921-8184 Web: http://baymooringsrestaurant.com/ Instagram: @bay_moorings Advice: Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome. Located in Horseshoe Bay, specializing in Italian and Westcoast cuisine, the restaurant boasts one of the nicest views in the area from their…

BAO DOWN SNACK BAR

221 Carrall St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 569-2215 Web: http://baodown.net/menu/bao-down-snackbar/ Twitter: @baodownsnackbar Advice:Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome. With their Filipino heritage in mind, and love for their culture, owners Matt and Greg have switched things up a bit for their latest eatery….

FEZ BISTRO CAFÉ

1331 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-4339 Web: http://fezcafe.ca/ Twitter: n/a Instagram @fez_cafe_bistro Advice: Takes reservations as well as walk-ins. With it’s focus on French Algerian cuisine, the room boasts beautiful art and lights and each meal begins with a…

AER CAFE

2263 E Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 258-8749 Web: http://aercafe.com/ Twitter @AerCafe Advice: Counter service. A stylish homey café in the heart of the East Village neighborhood, run by owner Pui Lee who has several years experience working in other…

MARU KOREAN BISTRO

125 2nd St E, North Vancouver Tel: 604-566-6292 Web: http://www.marukoreanbistro.com/ Instagram: @marukoreanbistro Advice: Takes reservations as well as walk-ins. Yearning to learn more about Korean cuisine and it’s culture, I have recently been exploring some of the different areas of…

First Taste of Peaked Pies

A popular eatery in Whistler and one of my favourites when I have visited there in the past, Peaked Pies finally opened in Vancouver’s WestEnd neighborhood Co-owners are Kerri Jones and Alex Relf have been supplying Whistler with their delicious Australian meat…

MENSCH. JEWISH DELICATESSEN

666 E Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604.657.6119, Web: https://www.facebook.com/menschdelicatessen Twitter: @menschdeli Advice: Closed Saturdays, limited seating. Located on the East side of the city, this one of a kind Jewish deli turns it up a notch by making it’s own pastrami….

THREE QUARTERS FULL CAFE

1789 Comox Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-859-4662 Web: https://www.facebook.com/3quartersfullcafe/ Twitter:[email protected]_full Advice: Open daily. With a Taiwanese bakery focus, Owner Kaiyu Lin has created a beautiful spacious café that not only features their house-made baked goods and desserts, the café also boasts a…

First Taste of Café Lokal

A European styled café in the heart of Kitsilano, run by owner Zoran Milakovic who has years of experience working in other cafes here and back home in Serbia. Loved the seating options throughout the café with it’s unique table…

HERITAGE ASIAN EATERY

1108 West Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 737-1108 Web: http://www.eatheritage.ca/ Twitter @Eatheritagenow Advice: Monday – Friday 8am -8pm. Counter service. With it’s nod to making delicious Bao’s, this threesome of owners, Chef Felix Zhou along with Natasha Romero and Paul…

BREAKFAST TABLE

1481 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 805-1900 Web: http://www.breakfasttable.ca Twitter @mmmbreakfast604 Advice: No reservations. Open Daily 8am to 3pm. South Granville is one of those neighborhoods that has a good mix of people living and retail shops, what was needed for…

DOSA HUT

7233 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 566-3111 Web: https://www.facebook.com/dosahutvancouver/ Twitter: @kalaidosahut Advice: Open daily for lunch and dinner. Specializing in Indo-Chinese cuisine, Owner and Chef Kalai is known for his Dosas, fine crispy large flat lentil crepes with delicious fillings,…

KLAUS’S KAFFEE HAUS

291 E. Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-6735 Web: http://www.klauskaffeehaus.com/ Twitter: @KandJFoodTruck Instagram: @klaus_kaffee_haus Advice: Open daily. An Austrian style café in the heart of Chinatown is a one of a kind, unique café that features home-made savoury and sweet…

THE WORKSHOP VEGETARIAN CAFÉ

296 Pemberton Avenue, North Vancouver Tel: (604) 973-0163 Web: http://theworkshopvegetariancafe.com/ Twitter @workshopvegcafe Advice: No reservations, closed Sunday. At first glance from the moment I entered this one of a kind vegetarian eatery in an off beat location on the north…

JUKE FRIED CHICKEN

182 Keefer Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 336-5853 Web: http://www.jukefriedchicken.com/ Instagram: @jukefriedchicken Advice:No Reservations, take out counter. It’s all about fried chicken and ribs at this one of a kind eatery which is owned by Justin Tisdall, Chef Bryan Satterford and…

KUMA IZAKAYA

1233 Hamilton St, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-1177 Web: http://www.izakayakuma.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations suggested. Open lunch and dinner daily. Specializing in Japanese fusion, this notable Izakaya is run by Chef Hyun Woo Kim who trained at a culinary school in…

VERIFOOD PASTA CAFÉ

1795 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-559-0300 Web: https://verifood.net/ Twitter: @Verifood_ Advice: Counter Service, eat-in, take-out Specializing in traditional Italian, this popular Westend cafe serves up house-made pastas with a variety of fillings and sauces, available in 2 sizes, regular and…

HUGOS TACOS CHURROS

7899 Templeton Station Rd, Richmond Web: http://hugoschurros.com/ Twitter: @Hugoschurros Advice: Counter Service. Located inside the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Mall near the Vancouver Airport, is this Mexican taco and churro spot run by Daniel Garcia. Located on the Southern side of…

First Taste of Caffe Mangia

Situated in a beautiful heritage house, owner Marvin Chu has created an Italian style eatery reminiscent of the North Burnaby area in which he was raised. Now open for breakfast and lunch Monday – Friday, there is seating inside as…

JAM CAFÉ

556 Beatty St, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-1992 Web: http://jamcafes.com/vancouver/ Twitter: @JamCafeYVR Advice: No reservations. Open Daily 8am to 3pm. This is breakfast central and it’s one of the hippest in the city, consistently serving up some of the best breakfast…

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