Tag: Solo Diners

For people who are dining alone

DUNN’S FAMOUS

827 Seymour Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-682-8938 Web:  http://www.dunnsfamousbc.com Twitter: @DunnsFamousBC Advice: Takes reservations, walkins-welcome, deli counter. I have visited this downtown Jewish style deli many times over the past few years, recently they added a deli counter in the front…

JJ’s TRUCKETERIA

Various locations daily Tel: 778-898-1419 Web: http://jjstrucketeria.wix.com/jjs-trucketeria Twitter: @jjstrucketeria Advice: Follow them on twitter for updated opening times and on the Streetfood App. Known for their Filipino BBQ meats and rice bowls, this food truck run by Jordan and Emma serves…

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…

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….

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…

GRINGO GASTOWN

27 Blood Alley, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 721-0607 Web: http://www.gringogastown.com/ Twitter: @GringoYVR Advice: No reservations, walk-in, order and be served. With an off the beaten track location, down a back alley in the heart of Gastown, this tiny taco shop is…

CENTRAL CITY”S RED RACER RESTAURANT

871 Beatty Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-2489 Web: http://centralcitybrewpub.com/red-racer-restaurant-on-beatty-st/ Twitter: @CentralCityPub Advice: Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome. With it’s 40 draught taps offering their own Central City craft beers as well as beer from other BC craft brewers; this brew pub…

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…

PROPAGANDA COFFEE

209 East Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: http://www.propagandacoffee.ca/ Twitter: @ppgdacoffee Advice: Open daily. Stylish cafe that is large and spacious in the heart of bustling Chinatown, with a large steel table top sharing table. The coffee bar is sleek…

THE BIRDS AND THE BEETS

55 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-893-7832 Web: http://www.birdsandbeets.ca/ Twitter: @birdsandbeets 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…

SAN JUAN FAMILY FARM

Various locations daily Tel: 778-883-9159 Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/San-Juan-Family-Farm/102240916496412 Twitter: @SanJuanFamFarm Advice: Follow them on twitter for locations. Serving up a simple menu of Bolivian specialties including home made sauces, dishes and smoothies that are all organic. I had the delicious and…

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…

ANGIE’S MALYSIAN EATERY

7355 Edmonds Street, Burnaby Tel: 778-398-0012 Web: https://www.facebook.com/Angiemalaysianrestaurant Twitter: @clement_ow Advice: Reservations a must. Named after his daughter Angie, Chef/owner Clement Ow has turned his passion for home cooking into his own restaurant. His roots are in Brunei where he…

LITTLE MEXICO CANTINA

#150 – 3131 Chatham St., Richmond Tel: 604-272-5123 Web: http://www.littlemexicocantina.com/index.html Twitter: @LMCSteveston Advice: Reservations suggested. After almost 20 years, the restaurant changed hands last summer and is now run by passionate owner, Carol Janeczko with Chef Roberto Lopez Lara running the…

SHIZEN YA

UPDATED 4/30/19 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED   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…

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…

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…

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…

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