Tag: Neighborhood eating

LE PARISIEN

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 751 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-687-1418 Web: www.leparisien.ca Twitter: @leparisienyvr Advice: Mon -Fri mornings croissants and coffee; brunch on weekends. Lunch & Dinner daily. Everyone has a love for Paris in one way or another,…

ALWAYS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

4298 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-6110 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: Alaskan King Crab season happens once a year, generally in March, contact the restaurant in advance for reservations. Go with a group of friends to share dishes. I joined…

HAI PHONG RESTAURANT

1242 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 604-872-3828 Web: http://haiphongrestaurant.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Take friends and share some traditional dishes. Located in the heart of Little Saigon, is a hidden gem that has been serving neighborhood regulars for over 7 years. I have tried…

GURKHA HIMALYAN KITCHEN

1141 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-565-7965 Web: http://gurkha.ca/ Twitter: @GURKHAca Advice: Take a friend or two to share and try more dishes. Patio in the rear. I have always had a curiousity about Nepalese cuisine, I was happy to discover…

HARVEST COMMUNITY FOODS

243 Union Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-682-8851 Web: http://www.harvestunion.ca Twitter: @harvestunion Advice: 11am-8pm Tue-Fri, 10am-6pm Weekends. It’s a market and eatery that aspires to serving the community with all that is local on the edge of Chinatown and Strathcona. Beginning as ‘this…

BETWEEN TWO BUNS

  UPDATED 11/21/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1271 Homer Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-4103 Web: http://www.betweentwobuns.ca/ Twitter: @BetweenTwoBuns Advice: Have a creative twist of a sandwich that you would like to see on their menu, then tweet it to them and tag…

PETE’S MEAT BUTCHER SHOP & DELI

2817 Arbutus St, Vancouver Tel: 604-730-1661 Web: http://petesmeat.ca/ Twitter: @Petesmeats Advice: No reservations, small seating area. The butcher shop specializes in meat and not just any meat, there is beef, chicken and pork as well as other meats and you…

THE UNION BAR

219 Union Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-3230 Web:  http://theunionbar.ca/ Twitter: @TheUnionBar Advice: No reservations. In this stylish room, this is a South East Asian eatery with a very hip look and feel. Located at the entrance of Chinatown, you will find…

COFFEEBAR

10 Water Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-566-9693 Web: http://www.thecoffeebar.ca Twitter: @mycoffeebar Advice: Open daily. Each time that I am in Gastown on a Sunday, this has been the café to go to with friends. Of course this is a great café…

VIA TEVERE PIZZERIA

1190 Victoria Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-1803 Web: http://viateverepizzeria.com/ Twitter: @ViaTeverePizza Advice: No reservations, closed on Mondays. From the moment I walked in to Via Tevere I was captivated by the warmth of the room, it’s as if the restaurant has…

TRAFIQ CAFÉ & BAKERY

4216 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-648-2244 Web: http://www.trafiq.ca/ Twitter: @TrafiqCafe Advice: Custom cakes available (call ahead) This café is a magnet for drawing in neighborhood regulars and others that commute across town for a taste of Paris. I adore the communal…

TRUFFLES CAFE

5151 Oak Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-505- 4961 Web: www.trufflesfinefoods.com/café Twitter: @trufflesfoods Advice: Located inside the Visitor Centre at VanDusen Botanical Garden. With its floor to ceiling windows over-looking Livingstone Lake and the Woodland Garden, this casual café is located inside…

SALMON & BANNOCK

1128 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 568-8971 Web: http://www.salmonandbannock.net/ Twitter: @SnBVancouver Advice: Be adventurous and try some of their native dishes. I recently embarked on an aboriginal culinary adventure at a truly one of a kind restaurant that excels in…

MATCHSTICK

639 East 15th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-0639 Web:  http://www.matchstickcoffee.com/ Twitter: @MatchstickYVR Advice: Sit at the communal table and meet others. As many of my friends know, one of my favourite past times is visiting cafes both near and far. My…

PIZZA BARBARELLA

654 East Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-210-6111 Web: http://www.pizzeriabarbarella.com/ Twitter: @PizzaBarbarella Advice: Bring a flashlight to read the menu. Sit at the communal table if dining solo. Since I have been a long time pizza lover, I am quite particular about…

BONETA

UPDATED 1/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 12 Water Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-684-1844 Web: http://www.boneta.ca/ Twitter: @bonetavan Advice: Hidden off of Water Street in the back of the courtyard, reservations in advance are suggested. Hidden off the beaten track of Gastown is…

ROMANA PIZZA

4660 Hastings Street, Burnaby Tel: 604-298-7252 Web: http://www.romanarestaurant.com Twitter: @romanapizza Advice: Take a long a friend or two and share a variety of dishes. For over 38 years the family has been cooking fine Greek cuisine at this locale, known…

THE ZA HOUSE

UPDATED 10/13/13 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2857 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-733-6611 Web: http://www.thezahouse.com/ Twitter: @TheZaHouse Advice: If they don’t have a slice of the pizza you want, ask and they will make a whole pizza pie so you can have…

THE RUMPUS ROOM

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2689 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-839-5780 Web: http://www.rumpusroom.ca/ Twitter: @RumpusRoomMain Advice: Bring a small group of friends as opposed to a large group. Limited complimentary parking spots in front. It appeared as it was games…

NOVO PIZZERIA

2118 Burrard Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-736-2220 Web: http://www.novopizzeria.com Twitter: @NoVoPizzeria Advice: Located in the 5th Avenue Cinema complex. One hour free parking in the underground parking garage. I am so there when it comes to eating at a new Italian…

ANATOLI SOUVLAKI

5 Lonsdale, North Vancouver Tel: 604-985-9853 Web: http://www.anatolisouvlaki.com Twitter: @AnatoliSouvlaki Advice: Take a long a friend or two and share a variety of dishes. I decided to create a couple of Greek Nights for my own personal indulgence recently and…

WEST

2881 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-738-8938 Web: http://www.westrestaurant.com/ Twitter: @westrestaurant Advice: Be adventurous, try some of the Elements dishes or have the multi-course tasting menu. Since Chef Quang Dang is on my top chefs to watch in 2012, I just…

THE MAC SHACK

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 5395 West Boulevard, Vancouver Tel: 604-267-4225 Web: www.themacshack.ca Twitter: @the_mac_shack Advice: If you are going with a friend and having any of the Mac & Cheese dishes then share a medium size or get 2…

CHEWIE’S STEAM AND OYSTER BAR

2201 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-4448 Web: http://www.chewies.ca Twitter: @ChewiesOysters Advice: Shuck & Suck Oyster Happy Hour 5pm-7pm daily. I loved the open kitchen where guests can sit and watch the chefs at play, the room is long and on…

NOTTURNO PANINOTECA

UPDATED 5/1/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  280 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-720-3145 Web: http://www.facebook.com/NotturnoPaninoteca Twitter: @NotturnoGastown Advice: The locale could easily be missed, go and find it. I felt like I was back in Italy having lunch at the home of a…

CENTO NOTTI

UPDATED 11/21/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 350 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604 642 0557 Web: http://centonotti.com/ Twitter: @CentoNotti Advice: Take a long a friend and share some dishes. This Italian themed restaurant is the latest pop-up at the Opus which is…

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