Tag: Solo Diners

For people who are dining alone

MALT & MARROW

UPDATED 4/15/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1269 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-6678 Web: http://www.maltandmarrow.com/ Twitter @MaltandMarrow Advice: Takes reservations. With it’s refined gastro lounge feel, Chef Kai Leitner has created a wonderful menu of intriguing dishes that are euro inspired…

ED’S DAILY COMMISSARY

686 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 424-8708 Web: http://www.edsdaily.com/ Twitter: @edsdaily Advice: Counter service. No reservations. It’s a community eatery in the heart of the Strathcona neighborhood that’s owned by Brett Turner and Dax Droski. Both are passionate on creating…

SHIZEN YA

1102 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 569-3721 Web: http://shizenya.ca/ Twitter: @shizenya_van Advice: Open daily. Specializing in brown rice sushi, they are proud to be the first natural food Japanese restaurant in North America which serves sushi with only brown rice….

BIG ROCK URBAN EATERY

310 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-708-8311 Web: http://bigrockurban.com/ Twitter @BRUeateryYVR Advice: Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome. Located on the Western edge of Olympic Village, close to the Canada-line station, it’s a large brewpub dining hall with seating for 160 and…

TAZA FALAFEL HOUSE

344 6th Street, New Westminster Tel: 604-522-7900 Web: http://www.tazafalafelhouse.com/ Twitter: @tazafalafel Advice: Counter service. Located in the heart of New Westminster, this family run spot is a delight for quick Middle Eastern fare. It’s a simple menu of falafel, hummus,…

SAI WOO

160 East Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-1117 Web: http://www.saiwoo.ca/ Twitter: @doyousaiwoo Advice: Reservations suggested. With a nod to the history of its 1930’s predecessor, Sai Woo Chop Suey, occupied the same footprint, and the contemporary version is poised to become…

PATRON TACOS & CANTINA

265 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-3368 Web: http://www.patrontc.com/ Twitter: @patrontc Advice: Reservations suggested for larger parties, walkins welcome. A true cantina, this Mexican eatery has been turning out stellar favourites since opening a couple of years ago. Chef Enrique Menendez…

STRAIGHT OUTTA BROOKLYN

350 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-559-3500 Web: http://straightouttabrooklynpizza.com/ Twitter: @straightbkpizza Advice: No reservations, eat in or takeout. A true NY style pizzeria that is run by brothers Frank and Dom of Via Tevere fame. These brothers are all about creating…

MERCANTE

6488 University Boulevard, Vancouver Tel: (604) 827-2210 Web: http://www.food.ubc.ca/place/mercante/ Twitter: @ubcfood Advice: No reservations, takeaway available. Their green boxes for takeout, can be folded to make plates and a smaller box for leftovers. To my excitement finding an authentic Italian Cucina…

ALBERELLO PIZZERIA

115 W 15th Street, North Vancouver Tel: 604-770-4484 Web: http://www.alberellopizzeria.com/ Twitter @Alberellopizza Advice: Open for lunch and dinner daily, except nightly only on Saturday & Sunday. Located on the North Shore, this family run gem features a line-up of authentic…

KINOME JAPANESE KITCHEN

2511 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-1925 Web: https://www.facebook.com/KinomeJapaneseKitchen Twitter: n/a Advice: Takes Reservations and Walk-Ins Welcome. Closed Tuesdays. With owner Chef Ryoma at the helm running this open kitchen, his team of chefs are meticulous in the preparation of each…

TOUR DE FEAST

4544 W 10th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 221-4340 Web: http://tourdefeast.com/cafe/ Twitter @de_feast Advice: No reservations. Closed Tuesdays. As their name suggests, Tour de Feast does just that, with beautiful paintings adorning the walls to the varied selection of the dishes on…

OLD CROWE COFFEE CO

655 Front Street, New Westminster Tel: 778-960-8790 Web: http://oldcrowcoffeeco.com/ Twitter: @Oldcrowcoffee Advice: Open daily. Located downtown New Westminster overlooking the river front, you will a cool café, brick lined walls and comfy leather chairs are a welcoming spot. find a…

TACOMIO

435 Abbott Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 868-7041 Web: http://www.tacomio.ca/ Twitter: @tacomiovan Advice: Counter service. Salsa bar (complimentary). With my love for Mexican food, our city’s scene keeps on evolving, the latest taco oriented spot is run by Chef/Owner Fhernando Llanas and…

MOSQUITO

32 Water Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-398-3188 Web: www.mosquitodessert.com Twitter: @mosquitodessert Advice: Open Wed – Sun night. No reservations. It’s dark, mysterious and full of character, the space was designed by Craig Stanghetta; there are many elements to this spot including…

KIN KAO THAI KITCHEN

903 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-1125 Web: http://www.kinkao.ca/ Twitter @kinkaokitchen Advice: No reservations, small plates. Since I love Thai cuisine, I am always on the lookout for new spots to try, my friend Jordan Rogers joined me to share some…

TRAFALGARS BISTRO

2603 W.16th, Vancouver Tel: 604-739-0555 Web: http://trafalgars.com/home.html Twitter: @TrafalgarsInVan Advice: Reservations suggested. After many years since my last visit, my good friend Sherri Morris joined me to indulge in Chef Paul Haldane’s dishes. The restaurant’s décor had been redone awhile…

IL CASTELLO PIZZERIA

119 East 2nd Street, North Vancouver Tel: 604-987-4992 Web: http://ilcastellopizzeria.com/ Twitter: @IlCastelloNVan Advice: Order at the counter, sharing tables. Keeping it simple this pizzeria has communal tables for sharing, serves a complimentary bowl of rosemary popcorn to guests as seated,…

TACOFINO GASTOWN

15 West Cordova, Vancouver Tel: (604) 899-7907 Web: http://tacofino.com/ Twitter: @TacofinoVAN Advice: No reservations. Taco bar open nightly, the Burrito bar open for lunch thru late night. My love for Tacofino began a few years ago when their first food…

JACKALOPE’S NEIGHBOURHOOD DIVE

2257 East Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 568-6674 Web: http://jackalopesdive.com/ Twitter: @JackalopesDive Advice: No reservations. I have always had a love for American Southern comfort food, memories of travels across the Southern parts of the USA, with restaurants serving up…

MR. RED CAFÉ

2234 E. Hastings St, Vancouver Tel: 604-710-9515 Web: https://www.facebook.com/mrredvancity Twitter: n/a Advice: Bring a friend or two and share the dishes. Although the interior of the restaurant’s walls are red, this Northern Vietnamese café is named after the nickname of…

SOFT PEAKS

25 Alexander Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-2071 Web: http://softpeaks.ca/ Twitter: @soft_peaks Advice: Never share with your friend, enjoy each creation solo. My love for soft serve ice cream began at a young age and there weren’t many options back then,…

CORDUROY PIE COMPANY

758 West 16th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604-709-0200 Web: http://www.corduroypie.com/ Twitter: @CorduroyPieCo Advice: Whole pizza pies to eat in or takeout. The latest in new pizzerias joins a lineup of top notch spots with a very good crispy edged crust. Gragham…

NICLI’S NEXT DOOR

UPDATED 5/1/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 68 West Cordova, Vancouver Tel: 604-669-6985 Web: http://www.niclisnextdoor.com/ Twitter: @niclisnextdoor Advice: Walk-ins welcome. This is a place that I enjoyed after my first visit last summer, my draw for another visit was to try some…

BATARD BOULANGERIE

3958 Fraser, Vancouver Tel: 604-506-3958 Web: http://www.batardbakery.com/ Twitter: @batardbakery Advice: Communal tables for sharing, prepared foods for takeaway. In France bread usually comes out of the ovens in the afternoon when people are heading home from work. Notable Bread baker…

THE FAT BADGER

1616 Alberni Street, Vancouver Tel: 604 336 5577 Web: http://www.fatbadger.ca/ Twitter: @the_fat_badger Advice: Walkins welcome, reservations for 8 or more, communal tables for sharing. Taking British pub fare to the next level is what restaurateurs Ed Perrow and Chef Neil…

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