Tag: Neighborhood eating

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…

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…

COMMODITY JUICERY

3975 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 876-5463 Website: www.commodityjuicery.com Twitter: @CommodityJuice Advice: Counter service. Located in the heart of the Mountainview Fraserhood neighborhood is this community focussed juicery serving up healthy juicy concoctions ranging from cold-pressed juices, to smoothies, along…

BUBBLE WAFFLE CAFÉ

2279 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (778) 371-2376 Web: http://www.bubblewafflecafe.com/ Twitter: n/a Instagram: bubblewafflekerrisdale Advice: Counter service. Located in the heart of Kerrisdale is a noodle house that features Hong Kong style and Taiwanese bowls of noodle soups and their…

720 SWEETS & ETC.

3278 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (778) 229-9278 Web: www.720sweets.com Twitter: @720sweets Advice: Counter service. Soft serve ice cream is all the rage around the city these days, and the use of nitrogen adds that wow factor here. The shop offers a…

EL SANTO

680 Columbia Street, New Westminster Tel:(604) 727-8176 Web: http://elsanto.ca/ Twitter @el_santonewwest Advice: Takes reservations and walkins are also welcome. A couple of cocktails to start off, my cousin Janek had the Rojo Diablo ($10) Vodka, pomegranate juice, lime juice, cherry,…

BLVD BISTRO

636 Queensbury Ave, North Vancouver Tel: (604) 971-5559 Web: http://blvdbistro.ca/ Twitter: @blvdbistronv Advice: No reservations. Open 7am-2:30pm daily. This is where you will want to start your day whether it is for weekend brunching with friends or a weekday kickstart….

GROTTO ITALIAN

1725 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-1998 Web: http://grottoitalian.ca/ Twitter:[email protected] Advice: Walk-ins welcome. This new Italian eatery is situated in English Bay where the focus is on pastas and pizzas along with some appetizers including house baked focaccia, meatballs and desserts….

OSTERIA SAVIO VOLPE

615 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 604 428 0072 Web: http://www.saviovolpe.com/ [email protected]_volpe Advice: Reservations suggested. It’s the right mix of elements that can make a restaurant succeed, it also takes a passionate and experienced team who are used to working hard to…

OKA-SAN KITCHEN

3578 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-9898 Web: http://www.okasankitchen.com/ Twitter @Okasankitchen Advice: Counter service for take-out or table service. Closed Monday. This Japanese focussed eatery is a gem run by passionate chefs featuring a comfort food menu which you will find…

THE UNCOMMON CAFE

477 Powell St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 254-0477 Web: http://www.uncommonssary.com/ Twitter: @uncommoncafeyvr Advice: Counter/table service. Overlooking Oppenheimer Park, owners Lisa & Luc Leimanis run a homey café offering sandwiches and baked goods and great locally sourced beverages along with brunch on…

ESSENTIA CAFÉ

UPDATED 12/12/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3498 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-5544 Web: www.essentiacafe.com/ Twitter: @Essentia_Cafe Advice: Open daily. This European style café has become one of the community hub’s in the Kitsilano neighborhood since opening, situated on the corner with it’s…

LIME AND MOON PIE CO.

1066 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 889-6426 Web: http://www.limeandmoon.com/yaletown/ Twitter @limeandmoon Advice: Closed Monday. It’s all about pie love in this neighborhood pie shop run by owner/chef Stani. This past summer I fell in love with the delicious pies at…

FINCHES MARKET

501 E Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-1644 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: Counter service. The second outpost for the company which mixes a café with a market that features some popular food products along with locally grown produce. The…

THE MACKENZIE ROOM

415 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-253-0705 Web: http://www.themackenzieroom.com/ Twitter: @MackenzieRoom Advice: Takes reservations as well as walk-ins. Located off the beaten track, this new abode run by owners Andrew & Katie Jameson feature chef Sean Reeve running the kitchen and…

GRUB

4328 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-8671 Web: http://www.grubonmain.ca/index.html Twitter: [email protected] Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. This latest incarnation of Grub, is foodie heaven. Chef/owner Ling Zheng serves Farm to Table cuisine, and 95% of what is on the menu comes…

BIG TROUBLE

UPDATED 10/25/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 237 Union Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-779-3804 Web: http://www.bigtroubleyvr.com/ Twitter:[email protected] Advice: Advance reservations suggested. Passion and perfection are the best words to describe this gem that features Chef Felix Zhou who leads the small kitchen along…

MISSION

2042 West 4th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604-739-2042 Web: http://missionkits.ca/ Twitter:[email protected] Advice: Reservations suggested. Closed Tuesdays. This is a farm to table, nose to tail, tasting menu oriented spot that is top notch all around. Once you get to know a…

UYU ICE CREAM

433 Abbott Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-9986 Web: http://www.uyuicecream.com/ Twitter:[email protected] Advice: Open daily 12 noon – 10pm. Here it is all about making the best organic soft serve ice cream around, owned by Kevin Lee and partners, this soft serve…

STYO DESSERT

907 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-737-7896 Web: http://styodessert.com/ Twitter:[email protected] Advice: Order at the counter, sit anywhere. This stylish café takes it’s nod from the fashion scene with it’s colorful interior which is the perfect match to the colourful froyo treats.  Asides…

SOFFEE CAFÉ

1426 West 8th Ave, Vancouver Tel: (604) 736-6668 Web: http://www.soffeecafe.com/ Twitter:[email protected] Advice: One day advance notice for Afternoon Tea reservations. Charming is the best way to describe this mother and son owned café that is filled with character. The nostalgic room…

TORAFUKU

958 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-903-2006 Web: http://torafuku.ca/ Twitter: @torafukuYVR Advice: Closed Mondays. No reservations. Sharing table. Taking Modern Asian to another level, owners, Chef Clement Chan and Chef Steve Kuan who both also own the popular Le Tigre Food…

THE BIRDS AND THE BEETS

55 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-893-7832 Web: http://www.birdsandbeets.ca/ Twitter:[email protected] Advice: Open daily. Two entrances from Powell and from Alexander. I love discovering new cool cafés with brick lined walls in historic and not so historic neighborhoods. Matthew Senecal-Junkeer and Chef…

LIPS RESTO

UPDATED 10/01/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1143 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-999-9191 Web: www.LipsResto.com Twitter:[email protected] Advice: Reservations suggested. Chef/Owner Curtis Demyon’s nickname ‘Lips’, apropos to the name of his restaurant that has added a sense of energy to the Davie street…

GRAPES AND SODA

1541 W 6th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-2456 Web: http://www.grapesandsoda.ca Twitter: @grapesandsoda Advice: No reservations. Open Wednesday – Sunday. Continuing the journey that Chef David Gunawan and Dara Young started with their next door eatery, The Farmers Apprentice. The progression here…

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