Tag: Lunch

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…

NIGHTINGALE

1021 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.695.9500 Web: http://hawknightingale.com/ Twitter @NightingaleRest Advice: Reservations are a must. With it’s focus on Canadian cuisine, Head Chef Phil Scarfone leads the kitchen here at Chef David Hawksworth’s new stunner. The 2 level eatery,…

BASIL GARDEN

2889 East Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-871-9998 Twitter: n/a Instagram: basilgarden Advice: No reservations, walk-ins welcome. Located in the heart of Renfrew Heights, it’s all about traditional Vietnamese fare at this family run eatery. My friends Kenji and Alan joined me…

HOUSE SPECIAL

1269 Hamilton St, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-2939 Web: http://www.housespecial.ca/ Twitter: @housespecialvan Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. With it’s focus on Modern Vietnamese fare, brother and sister, owners Victoria and Patrick Do have added a modern touch to their family recipes….

Joe Fortes Lunch Menu, New Dishes

Executive Chef Wayne Sych launched his spring / summer lunch menu recently and I was invited to taste some of their new dishes as well try some old favourites. 1st dish:   Tomato & Beet Salad fresh mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes,…

BACCANO RESTAURANTE

UPDATED 8/10/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1889 W 1st Ave, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-6920 Web: http://www.baccanovancouver.com/ Twitter: @BaccanoVancouve Advice: Takes reservations, walkins welcome. With it’s star patio setting, Executive Chef Zach Steele leads the kitchen where he offers up a creative and flavourful…

CHICKPEA

Hornby and Cordova, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: http://ilovechickpea.ca/ Twitter: @ILoveChickpea Advice: Follow them on twitter for updated opening times and on the Streetfood App. Specializing in Vegetarian comfort food with a Mediterranean twist, owners Rotem Tal and Itamar Shani have…

INGRAIN PASTIFICIO

1133 Mt Seymour Rd #126, North Vancouver Tel: 604 988 8926 Web: http://ingrainpastificio.com/ Twitter: @ingrainpasta Advice: No reservations. With pasta on my mind, and a yearning to visit a neighborhood that I hadn’t been to in awhile, Justin joined me…

LONG’S NOODLE HOUSE

4853 Main St, Vancouver Tel: 604-879-7879 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: No reservations, cash only. With my friend Max’s craving for Long’s famous Xiao Long Bao, I joined him to share some of these Shanghainese soup dumplings, which then turned…

PORTO CAFE

2207 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-559-7667 Web: http://portocafe.com/ Twitter @portocoffee Advice: Open daily. Stylish café that is located close to the Olympic Village skytrain station just South of the Cambie bridge, it’s a fairly large space with high ceilings and wooden…

TACOS CATRINA

1187 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 566-9503 Web: http://www.tacoscatrina.ca/ Twitter: @CatrinaTacos Advice: Counter service. Closed Mondays. As a taco lover, it isn’t just about tacos, it is about the flavours and unique variations of the Mexican tacos that makes me…

CABRITO TAPAS

2270 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-7636 Web: http://www.cabrito.ca/ Twitter: @cabritotapas Advice: Takes reservations for 6+, walkins welcome. Live music on Sunday nights. After a couple of visits to this Spanish tapas abode, I always enjoy Yared Nigussu’s colourful mural which makes…

BAI BUA THAI CUISINE

2443 E Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-9699 Web: http://www.baibuathaicuisine.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome, closed Mondays. Specializing in Bangkok Street food, this family run eatery has created a wonderful menu filled with classic flavourful dishes. I had the…

CHEF TONY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

101 – 4600 No. 3 Road, Richmond Tel: (604) 279-0083 Web: http://cheftonycanada.com/en/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations suggested. With many restaurants around the region offering dim-sum, you must be in the know to which ones are not only good but ones…

Vancouver Winefest 13th Annual Awards Lunch

As a part of the Vancouver International Wine Festival, on February 26, I attended this 13th annual awards lunch with an Italian theme, that was full of restaurateurs, sommeliers, wine makers, and other industry peers. Guests enjoyed a meal prepared…

DUNN’S FAMOUS

827 Seymour Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-682-8938 Web:  http://www.dunnsfamousbc.com Twitter: @DunnsFamousBC Advice: Takes reservations, walkins-welcome, deli counter. I have visited this downtown Jewish style deli many times over the past few years, recently they added a deli counter in the front…

THAI CONFUSION

UPDATED 6/30/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 117 West Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-8385 Web: http://www.thaiconfusion.com/ Twitter @ThaiConfusion Advice: Takes reservations. Taking elements from traditional Thai dishes with bold flavours, owner/chef Tai Keattivanichvily plays with the ingredients to turn out wonderous…

LATAB

UPDATED 2/14/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 983 Helmcken Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-7004 Web: http://latab.ca/ Twitter: @latabfood Advice: Reservations suggested This is where ingredients come to play, where the chefs create wonderous dishes, small plates, bold in flavour.  Chef Kris Barnholden…

THE TUCK SHOPPE

237 Union Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-6773 Web: http://www.thetuckshoppe.com/ Twitter: @the_tuckshoppe Advice: Counter service. With a focus on sandwiches and salads, restaurateurs Adam Merpaw and Zach Buckman grew up in cities where they would visit their favourite tuck shoppes in the…

JJ’s TRUCKETERIA

Various locations daily Tel: 778-898-1419 Web: http://jjstrucketeria.wix.com/jjs-trucketeria Twitter: @jjstrucketeria Advice: Follow them on twitter for updated opening times and on the Streetfood App. Known for their Filipino BBQ meats and rice bowls, this food truck run by Jordan and Emma serves…

BAO DOWN GASTROPUB

115 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-5226 Web: http://baodown.net/menu/gastropub-dinner/ Twitter @baodowngastro Advice: Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome. Taking que from their original eatery in Gastown, this new gastropub is much more sophisticated serving up large plates and cocktails and so…

GIGI BLIN

1400 West 70th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: http://gigiblin.com/ Twitter: n/a Instagram gigi.blin Advice: Open daily, market and cafe. Located in the heart of Marpole, is a bright market and café with plenty of seating including a communal table that is…

MR. ARANCINO

Dunsmuir St. & Beatty St. (Outside Stadium – Chinatown Skytrain) Tel: n/a Web: http://mrarancino.com/ Twitter: @MrArancino Advice: Follow them on twitter for updated opening times and on the Streetfood App. The focus at this cart is all about Sicilian-style fried risotto…

OFF THE GRID WAFFLES

2665 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: (778) 996-1812 Web: https://www.facebook.com/offthegridwaffles Twitter: n/a Instagram: @offthegridwaffles Advice: Counter service. It’s a waffle focussed eatery that specializes in savoury and sweet variations. Sarvind joined me as we indulged in both, first off the Pizza Waffle…

Lunch at Cibo Trattoria

Executive Chef Faizal Kassam and Robert Stelmachuk General Manager & Wine Director have created a lunch menu filed with Italian delights that match a comprehensive wine list that touches on not only Italian wines but others that connect well with…

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