Tag: Neighborhood eating

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…

SNOWY VILLAGE DESSERT CAFÉ

#113-8571 Alexandra Road, Richmond Tel: (778) 681-7832 Web: https://www.instagram.com/snowyvillagevan/ Twitter: n/a Advice: No reservations, counter service for take-out. It’s a Korean dessert café that specializes in the Bingsoo type of shaved ice dessert. Here they coin their shaved ice creations as…

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…

DOOLAMI DESSERT

8030 Granville St, Vancouver Tel: (778) 737-7123 Web: Instagram Twitter: n/a Advice: No reservations, opens nightly at 7pm, put your name on the clipboard list at the door. Shaved ice is a popular frozen treat in Asia which is becoming…

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…

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: @grottovancouver 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/ Twitter @savio_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:  @GRUBONMAIN 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: @bigtroubleyvr 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: @missionkits 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…

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