Tag: Neighborhood eating

NORI

5900 University Blvd, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: www.facebook.com/noriubc Instagram: @nori_ubc Advice: Counter service. Closed Saturdays. Located on the campus of the University of British Columbia is a fast casual spot featuring Japanese focused dishes, it is a very well organized…

VIET HOUSE RESTAURANT

3420 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-9388 Web: http://www.viethouserestaurant.com Instagram: @viet_house_restaurant Advice: Open daily. Located in the heart of Cambie Village, it’s focus is on Vietnamese cuisine with an extensive menu selection of vermicelli bowls, pho and other soups, rice bowls,…

NEMESIS COFFEE

302 W Hastings St, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: https://www.facebook.com/coffeecreatingculture/ Instagram: @nemesis.coffee Advice: Counter service. With it’s focus on not only crafting the best coffee beverages and featuring the top coffee roasters from around the world, they also have an equally…

CHICKPEA

4298 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-0602 Web: http://ilovechickpea.ca/ Twitter @ILoveChickpea Instagram @ilovechickpea Advice: Walkins welcome. With it’s focus on Middle Eastern cuisine that is 100% plant based, owners Rotem Tal and Itamar Shani have created a great vibe at…

SPADE

1858 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-4092 Web: http://www.spadecoffee.ca/ Instagram @spadevancouver Advice: Coffee bar by day and small plates/cocktails/wine bar by night With years of experience in the coffee industry, owner Sammy Piccolo knows a thing or two about precision and…

MANOUSH’EH

620 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 440-4402 Web: https://www.manousheh.ca/ Instagram @manoushehbc Advice: Counter service. Here it is all about their traditional Lebanese flatbreads and they make them savory and sweet. All the baking is done in their stone oven in…

AFGHAN KITCHEN

Unit 115, 16120 24 Avenue, Surrey Tel: (604) 727-0070 Web: https://aksurrey.com/ Instagram: @aksurrey Advice:  Reservations suggested, live belly dancing on Friday & Saturday nights. Closed Mondays. With it’s focus on Afghan cuisine, the owners have created a beautiful decorated room…

DAVIE DOSA COMPANY

1235 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 669-5899 Web: http://daviedosacompany.com/ Twitter @daviedosa Instagram @daviedosacompany Advice: Open daily for lunch and dinner. With it’s focus on authentic South Indian fare, owner Sharv Ramachandran is well versed in creating flavourful dishes with his chef…

POLITOS LATIN CAFÉ

942 Westwood St, Coquitlam Tel: (604) 474-1744 Web: http://politoscafe.ca/ Twitter: @politoscafebc Instagram @politoscafebc Advice: Open daily. Run by brothers, David and Carlos, the focus here is on Salvadoran cuisine as well as other Latin regions including Colombia, Venezuela, and Mexico….

MAIZAL

2815 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 709-0813 Web: https://maizalrestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @maizalyvr Instagram @maizal_yvr Advice: Open daily, counter service. Focussing on Mexican tacos and other healthy dishes from owner Rodrigo Vela’s hometown, here they make their own corn tortillas on their…

THE ELLIS

2204 York Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-2456 Web: http://www.theellis.ca/ Instagram @theelliskits Advice: Closed Mondays. Reservations suggested, walkins welcome. With it’s focus on upscale pub food, the nautical themed restaurant close to Kitsilano Beach is a comfortable spot to enjoy some delicious…

CAFÉ ORSO

4316 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver Tel: (778) 340-3222 Web: http://cafeorso.ca/ Twitter: @CafeOrsoDeepCov Instagram: @cafe_orso Advice: Open daily. Owned by husband and wife, Jonathan is a photographer with the Canadian News service and he has an eye for exceptional photos, the…

WHISKEY SIX BBQ

862 Renfrew Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-4050 Web: http://www.whiskeysixbbq.com/ Twitter: @whiskeysixbbq Instagram @whiskeysixbbq Advice: No reservations, closed Monday and Tuesday. With a focus on the West Coast-style BBQ, owner Marc Wicks and Chef Josh McWilliams make most of what they serve…

BAKER AND TABLE CAFÉ

6314 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-3233 Web: http://www.bakerandtablecafe.com/ Instagram @bakerandtablecafe Advice: Counter service. With their focus making and baking Japanese treats, this homestyle eatery is run by Owner/Pastry Chef Hitomi Syvertsen. In this bakery/café they serve homestyle savoury dishes…

LATELIER PATISSERIE

260 E 5th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 778-689-0264 Web: http://www.latelierpatisserie.com/ Instagram: @l_atelier_patisserie Advice: Closed Monday and Tuesday. With his French roots, Pastry Chef/Owner Franck Buiron recently launched his own French bakery in the Olympic Village neighborhood, previously he had been wholesaling…

KOKOMO

611 Gore Avenue, Vancouver Tel:(604) 428-6599 Web: https://www.heykokomo.ca/ Instagram @heykokomo Advice: Counter service. Specializing in plant-based bowls, and other dishes, owner Katie Ruddle has designed a beautiful room that features Chef Mark Singson at the helm. Over a couple of…

H2 ROTISSERIE

1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 691-6966 Web: http://h2restaurant.com/ Twitter: @H2restaurant Instagram @h2restaurant Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. With it’s focus on upscale comfort food, this recently opened eatery inside the Westin Bayshore features a full-on Rotisserie chicken front centre,…

INNOCENT ICE CREAM

4895 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-879 8584 Web: http://innocenticecream.com Instagram: @innocenticecream Advice: Counter service. It is all about ice cream sandwiches (regular size and mini) here in this newly opened ice cream parlour that is close to Queen Elizabeth Park,…

PARALLEL 49 STREET KITCHEN

1950 Triumph Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-2739 Web: http://parallel49brewing.com/street_kitchen Twitter @Parallel49Beer Advice: Open 11am-Midnight daily, counter service, no reservations. In the evolution of Parallel 49 which created a solid foundation of exciting and tasty local brews, they recently added a street kitchen…

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…

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…

SWAD INDIAN KITCHEN

1734 Marine Dr, West Vancouver Tel: (604) 281-4411 Web: http://swadindiankitchen.ca/ Twitter: @SwadVancouver Advice: Reservations suggested. At this elegant abode, Kamal Mroke (owner) greets customers many of which he knows by name; opening over 1-1/2 years ago, many have made repeat…

PASSION8 DESSERT CAFÉ

3010 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-8238 Web: http://www.passion8cafe.com Instagram @passion8dessertcafe Advice: No reservations, put your name on the list at peak times for a table, counter service. With a sweet tooth, I am often seeking the next unique dessert spot…

MAK N MING

1629 Yew Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-737-1155 Web: https://www.maknming.com/ Twitter @makNming Advice: Closed Monday. Advance reservations are a must. If you have any allergies, best to notify the restaurant at least a day in advance. With the menu focus as French…

New Cocktails, New Dishes at El Santo

Last week I had the pleasure to partake in a media tasting of the new cocktails and dishes on their Winter Feature Sheet. As this is one of my favourite Mexican restaurants in the city, I was happy to venture to…

THE DOSA FACTORY

1345 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-7791 Web: http://dosafactoryvancouver.com/ Twitter: @dosafactoryvan Advice: Open daily for lunch and dinner. Complimentary bottled water on each table. $5.95 dosa special on Monday’s. On a mission to try some of their Authentic South Indian dishes, my…

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