Tag: Solo Diners

For people who are dining alone

The Bench Bakehouse

1641 Commercial Drive – unit #100 Tel: (604) 251-0677 Web: https://www.thebenchbakehouse.com/ Instagram @thebenchbakehouse Advice: Closed Monday. Located in the Commercial Drive neighbourhood, this beautiful bakery café has an open kitchen for watching the bakers bake their delectable treats. From breads…

AJS BROOKLYN PIZZA JOINT

325 E Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-5805 Web: http://ajsbrooklynpizzajoint.com/ Twitter @Ajsbklynpizza Instagram @ajsbklynpizzajoint Advice: No reservations. Specializing in Brooklyn style pizza, Aj’s is a popular Mount Pleasant neighborhood hangout for those that love pizza and beer. Here you have New…

BONUS BAKERY CAFÉ

1185 West Georgia Street Tel: (604) 620-5811 Web: https://www.instagram.com/bonus.bakery/ Instagram @bonus.bakery Advice: Counter service. Specializing in plant-based baking this centrally located downtown bakery café has some tasty treats on offer. They also have a full line-up of espresso-based beverages featuring…

UMA SUSHI

450 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-8588 Web: https://www.facebook.com/umasushibar/ Instagram @umasushi_bar Advice: Reservations suggested With it’s focus on Japanese cuisine, Owner/Chef Ping leads the kitchen sushi bar and kitchen in his homey restaurant. You will want to sit at…

CHEWIES BISCUIT CO

2822 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 336-9996 Web: https://www.chewiesbiscuitco.com/ Instagram @chewiesbiscuits Advice: Counter service. Specializing in comfort food by way of delicious house-made biscuits with all sorts of fillings. These flaky buttery buttermilk baked biscuits are the real deal…

RHINOFISH NOODLE BAR

550 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-3389 Web: https://www.rhinofishnoodlebar.com Instagram @rhinofishnoodlebar Advice: Closed on Tuesdays. Specializing in Taiwanese noodle soups, Chef/Owner David Wu set out to serve up traditional dishes from his home country. He has a beautiful open kitchen…

SPICY 6 FINE INDIAN CUISINE

1116 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-7999 Web: http://www.spicy6.com Twitter @Spicy6onrobson Instagram @spicy6eats Advice: Reservations suggested. Specializing in traditional Northern Indian cuisine, this 2nd floor eatery boasts a great window view of bustling Robson Street. Over a couple of visits I have…

COMO TAPERIA

209 East 7th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 879-3100 Web: https://www.comotaperia.com/ Twitter: @COMOTaperia Instagram @comotaperia Advice: No reservations, between 4-5 tapas hour type of service, after 5pm dinner. With it’s focus on Spanish tapas and drawing their inspiration from the tapas…

THE ITALIANS RESTAURANT

1220 Bute Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-5034 Web: n/a Instagram @theitalians_vancouver Advice: Reservations suggested. With it’s authentic Italian cooking Chef Matteo Vincenzi creates wonderous dishes out of a very small kitchen; the restaurant boasts a beautiful room with a wonderful…

UGLY DUMPLING

1590 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 258-0005 Web: https://uglydumpling.ca/ Instagram @uglydumpling.ca Advice: No reservations, go early or expect to wait in the line-up, open Thursday – Monday Chef Darren Gee and Van Doren Chan have worked their way up the…

SOPRA SOTTO PIZZERIA

1510 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Phone: (604) 251-7586 Web: http://www.soprasottovancouver.com/ Instagram @soprasotto.vancouver Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. Inspired by Nonna’s cooking, this Italian focussed eatery features Executive Chef, Enrico Fratoni who has brought fresh, local and approachable fare to the neighbourhood. I have dined a…

Uno Gelato

2579 W Broadway, Vancouver Web: https://www.unogelato.com/ Twitter: @unogelatoyvr Instagram @unogelato.yvr Advice: Counter service. When Maestro James creates something or anything for that matter, you know it’s going to be good. He is the master when it comes to precision and…

Tacofino Ocho Opening

I recently attended the opening party for the latest eatery from the Tacofino group in the Mount Pleasant/Olympic Village neighborhood. Each of their locations usually has a different name to give each a slightly different identity. This one is no…

ANGUS T

1036 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-5989 Web: n/a Instagram: @angust_vancouver Advice: Counter service. A beautiful bakeshop in the heart of Yaletown that keeps things simple, they offer a selection of in-house baked croissants, cinnamon buns along with espresso drinks…

HON’S WONTON HOUSE

25 E. 2nd Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 708-0306 Web: http://www.honswontonhouse.com/ Instagram @honswonton Advice: No reservations, complimentary hot tea. With it’s homage to the original Hon’s that was founded locally in the 1970’s; the popular Chinese eats focused eatery is in…

MUMBAI LOCAL

1148 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 423-3281 Web: https://mumbailocal.ca/ Instagram @Mumbailocal.ca Advice: Walk-ins welcome, open daily. Specializing in Mumbai style street food, the kitchen is run by creative Chef Tushar Tondvalkar who has created a menu of dishes that balance…

Meinhardt Fine Foods West Vancouver

1350 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Phone: (604) 922-5362 Web: http://www.meinhardtfinefoods.com/ Instagram @meinhardtfinefoods Hours:  Open Monday to Saturday 7am to 9pm, Sunday 8am – 7pm This is their third store in the Vancouver area, similar in size to their downtown Vancouver location,…

PEPINO’S SPAGHETTI HOUSE

631 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 254-5633 Web: https://pepinos.ca/ Twitter: @pepinothemouse Instagram: @ pepinosspaghettihouse Advice: No reservations. With its nod to the old Nicks which was the locale for over 60 years prior; Pepino’s takes the reign mastering the Italian…

BOMBAY KITCHEN AND BAR

1018 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel:(604) 336-1111 Web:http://bombaykitchenbar.com/ Instagram @bombaykitchenandbar Advice: Reservations suggested for large parties, walk-ins welcome. With its focus on traditional Indian cuisine from the Bombay region, Chef has created a wonderful menu of tasty dishes, I loved the…

HEY DUMPLINGS

208 Keefer Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 681-9154 Web: https://www.heydumplings.com/ Instagram @heydumplings Advice: Counter service. Heather Johnston is the mastermind behind her Russian style dumpling house in the heart of Chinatown. With a fairly simple menu she offers a selection of…

CASABLANCA CREPE TASTE OF MOROCCO

1610 Robson St, unit 108, Vancouver Tel: 778-903-0103 Web: http://www.casablancacrepedelivery.ca Twitter:@CrepeOf  Instagram: @casablancacrepe Advice: No reservations. Chef Samy runs the show at this secret hideway that specializes in Moroccan style crepes and dishes. After a few visits over the past few…

FIORE

1485 W 12th Ave, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-1485 Web: https://fiorerestaurants.ca/ Instagram @fioreyvr Advice: Reservations suggested. With it’s focus on Italian inspired food and drink, this neighborhood gem driven by talented chef Alexandrea Fladhamer is turning heads. It’s a fairly small…

IZAKAYA GONS

854 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-6404 Web: http://izakaya-gons.com/denman/ Twitter @IZAKAYA_Gons ‏ Instagram:@izakaya_gons Advice: Closed 3-5:30pm between lunch and dinner service daily, open late. With it’s Authentic Japanese izakaya focus this new eatery in the Westend serves up a beautiful…

JINYA RAMEN AND BAR

541 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 699-9377 Web: https://jinya-ramenbar.com/ Instagram @jinyaramenbar Advice: No reservations, give your name to the hostess for the lineup. Taking the ramen experience to the next level, this Jinya eatery also features a full bar program…

CHEF LIEN VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

UPDATED 1/15/19 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  1331 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-5436 Web: https://cheflien.ca/ Instagram @cheflien2017 Advice: Open daily for lunch and dinner. With it’s focus is on Vietnamese cuisine and an extensive menu selection of Pho and other soups,…

SEOUL TRUCK STREET FOOD

Unit 2082-1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam Tel: (604) 474-3511 Web: https://www.seoultruckstreetfood.ca/ Instagram @seoultruckstreetfood Advice: Counter service. It’s all about Korean snacks at this food court eatery inside the Henderson Place Mall, with a very cool decor of an actual food truck….

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