Tag: Lunch

DONER KEBAB

1956 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-1050 Web: http://www.donerkebab.ca/ Twitter: @DonerKebabVan Advice: No reservations. It’s counter service. Located in the heart of Kitsilano’s West 4th neighborhood, Ashgar is the ultimate host who takes care of his customers as he…

LA CUISSON CAFÉ

2050 W 41st Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-2589 Web: https://www.facebook.com/pages/La-Cuisson-Cafe/142054755871323 Twitter: @LaCuissonCafe Advice: Reservations requested for afternoon tea and afternoon coffee service. Hidden off the beaten path in the heart of Kerrisdale is a wonderous gem. Specializing in Syphon Style…

TACOFINO COMMISSARY

2327 East Hastings, Vancouver Tel: 604-253-TACO Web:   http://tacofino.com/ Twitter: @TacofinoCantina Advice: Community sharing tables, so find a space and share your table. I have been a fan of their fish tacos ever since their food trucks hit the streets in…

LITTLE MOUNTAIN COFFEE

4895 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 875-0700 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: Located close to Queen Elizabeth Park. This neighborhood café is family owned and run with the community in mind. You will find a full line-up of espresso beverages featuring…

BELGIUM PLACE

UPDATED 2/19/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1598 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-6858 Web: http://www.belgiumplace.com/ Twitter: @BelgiumPlace Advice: Don’t share the waffles, best to eat solo and take the rest to go if you can’t finish in one go. For a taste…

FEAST

2423 Marine Dr. West Vancouver Tel: (604) 922-1155 Web: www.feastdining.ca Twitter: @feastdining Advice: Reservations needed. The communal table is the star in this eatery located in Dundarave Village, where Chef Kayla Dhaliwall has created a unique menu for diners to…

BAN CHOK DEE

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley Tel: 778-278-3088 Web: http://www.banchokdee.com Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai Advice: Bring friends along to share the dishes. As Thai food is one of the many cuisines that I love, I have had the pleasure to eat at many of…

BLUE EYED MARYS

UPDATED 4/30/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1735 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: (604) 921 2583 Web: http://www.blueeyedmarys.com Twitter: @blueeyedmarys Advice: Reservations suggested. I fell in love with this charming restaurant as I visited for the first time the other night. Known…

CAFÉ FORTY ONE

UPDATED 12/30/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 5750 Oak Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 563-4141 Web: http://chabadcatering.com/cafefortyone/ Twitter: @cafefortyone41 Advice: Closed Friday night and Saturday. Free underground parking available with validation.   Located in the heart of the Oakridge neighborhood, the dairy focussed café…

TRUFFLE HOUSE & CAFÉ

2452 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: 604-922-4222 Web: www.trufflehousecafe.com Twitter: @TheTruffleHouse Advice: Reservations suggested. Dinners only on Friday and Saturday. Located in the heart of Dundarave Village is a charming French bistro run by Fabienne and her husband Philippe who…

First Taste of Left Bank Restaurant

I attended a media preview last week and had chance to taste my way thru many of the dishes on the menu. The new 60-seat restaurant features a 35 seat laneway outside patio which is the first of it’s kind…

LEAR FAYE ESPRESSO KITCHEN

UPDATED 4/15/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2270 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 484-9371 Web: http://www.learfaye.com/ Twitter: @lear_faye Advice: Talk to the Baristas and learn more about the fine art of espresso. Our coffee scene continues to thrive when cool cafes such as…

STIR COFFEE HOUSE

101-5085 48th Avenue, Delta Tel: (604) 940-8005 Web: http://stircoffeehouse.com/ Twitter: @StirCoffeeHouse Advice: Open daily Located in the heart of Ladner village, this coffee house is the hub for the community, evident on a Sunday morning when the staff greet each…

PROHIBITION TASTING ROOM

UPDATED 4/20/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1269 Hamilton St., Vancouver Tel: (604) 563-9494 Web: http://www.prohibitionbrewingco.com/prohibition-brewing-company-tasting-room/ Twitter: @ProhibitionAles Advice: Flight of Four beers great value, all coocktails are doubles. Known for the beer they brew in the Okanagan, Prohibition’s tasting room is…

CAFÉ AL MERCATO

2215 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: 604-922-4334 Web: n/a Twitter: @CaffeAlMercato Advice: Sit at the communal table. This Italian style café and market is filled with a large selection of fresh baked goods, such as breads, muffins, scones, cakes and…

MOLLI CAFÉ

1225 Burrard Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-6554 Web: not yet Twitter: @MolliCafe Advice: No reservations. One of my favourite cuisines is Mexican, I love the flavours of the varied types of dishes from the many different regions that make up their…

U & I THAI

3364 Cambie St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 875-6999 Web: http://uandithai.com/ Twitter: @uratomjit Advice: Live Thai dancers during dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. I have always loved Thai flavours, some restaurants serve traditional Thai dishes and others from their home regions…

Friday Lunch with Amber Sessions at The Roof

The Friday Lunch is a focus on the restaurant’s Lunch menu along with the Interview of a notable Business or Cultural leader who is joining me as my guest at restaurants in and around Vancouver. Each of the places I…

PLANTOPLANTO

  UPDATED 5/31/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 125 East 2nd Street, North Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: http://www.plantoplanto.com/ Twitter: @plantonorthvan Advice: No reservations, check out their Foodie Friday bi-weekly feast. Specializing in plant-based foods, this mostly vegetarian café is a great to…

MEDITERANEAN GREEN SALAD BAR

812 Homer Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-694-1007 Web: n/a Twitter:[email protected] Advice: No reservations. Ever since my travels through the Middle East, I have looked far and wide for Za’atar. Walking by one day, I saw what I was looking for on…

THE JUICE TRUCK CAFÉ

28 W 5th Ave, Vancouver Tel: (604) 719-8861 Web: www.thejuicetruck.ca Twitter: @juicetruck Advice: Have a seat at the communal sharing table. As one of the juice movers and shakers, The Juice Truck’s founders Ryan Slater and Zach Berman started the ball…

NOOK

1525 Yew Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-734-3381 Web: http://nookrestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @Nookvancouver Advice: No reservations.   I have always been drawn to Italian restaurants, with no Italian ancestry that I know of, it is a cuisine that I have loved. It’s approachable…

Beachside Concessions in West Vancouver

I took myself on an excursion a couple weeks ago to Whytecliff Park in West Vancouver to visit The Smoke House which is located inside the park towards and above the beach. This beachside concession is unlike any you have…

ZEITOON

1615 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver Tel: (778) 340-1500 Web: http://zeitoonrestaurant.ca/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Takes reservations, drop-ins also welcome. Experiencing the flavours and dishes from Persian cuisine is always a treat. This is a restaurant that I have known about for…

Friday Lunch with Paola Murillo at Chicha Restaurant

The Friday Lunch is a focus on the restaurant’s Lunch menu along with the Interview of a notable Business or Cultural leader who is joining me as my guest at restaurants in and around Vancouver. Each of the places I…

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