Hit List

Readers and friends of Vancouver Foodster constantly ask, “Tell me where I should be eating in Vancouver right now”. The Hit List is where you will see the latest new restaurants, cafes, bakeries and such that we have visited and what we think and why.

The Hit List is our record of almost every restaurant in Metro Vancouver that’s opened in the past year or so that we’d highly recommend you try. We’ve arranged it in chronological order with the newest places at the top, and the oldest at the bottom. Happy exploring. *Check out our latest restaurant reviews here for all those spots that we love.

Arike — 1725 Davie Street –instagram @arikerestaurant

Nigerian inspired food and drink, owned by 3 partners, located near English Bay, slightly hidden as it is downstairs, check out the hidden patio, and their daily happy hour.

Cultivate Tea — 2280 Main Street — instagram @cultivatetea

Focus is on Teas from China and Japan, with their own house-made kombucha on tap.

Little Mexico Cantina –3131 Chatham St #150, Richmond –instagram @lmcsteveston

Recently reopened, serving up delicious Mexican food in the heart of Steveston.

Wara Thai — 509 Main Street –instagram @warathaieatery

Traditional Thai food, located in Chinatown, open for lunch and dinner daily.

Robba da Matti –1906 Haro Street — instagram @robba_damatti

Newest location for this popular Yaletown eatery, with a very cool hidden patio, serving up delicious Italian pastas and other dishes, located near Stanley Park.

Douce Diner – 1490 Pemberton Avenue, North Vancouver  –  instagram @doucediner

All day breakfast and lunch served daily, owned by former Top Chef Canada competitor Chef Dawn Doucette.

Do Chay Vegetarian –1392 Kingsway –instagram @eatdochay

From the family that owns House Special in Yaletown, this is a Vietnamese Vegetarian eatery with delicious dishes and creative cocktails.

Matcha Cafe Maiko — 199 – 8279 Saba Road, Richmond —- instagram @matchacafemaikocanada

Hawaiian cafe with a matcha and hoichicha focus, soft serve ice cream, floats and frappes.

38 Sampal Korean BBQ –2160-8391 Alexandra Road, Richmond –instagram @38koreanbbq

Specializing in Korean BBQ meats, (pork belly and beef), also has delicious hot pot, and other plates.

Paragon Tea Room –2207 Cambie Street — instagram @paragontearoom

Tea’spresso bar that shares the space with Porto Coffee, they feature a full line of green and black teas along with specialty beverages, such as Tea Misto, Matcha and Chai.

Magnet — 309 West Pender Street – instagram @themagnetvan

Pub’esque food, beer and cocktails with an awesome vibe.

Le Cassis Patisserie and cooking School –910 Beatty Street –instagram @lecassiscanada

Beautiful tea room with a gorgeous interior, fine pastries, along with Afternoon Tea served daily and Cooking classes.

Passione Gelato –55 Smithe Street –instagram @passionegelatoyvr

Small batch handcrafted gelato, delicious flavours.

Remi Patisserie — instagram @remi.patisserie

Pastry Chef Remi Ho offering delicious desserts with weekly pop-ups held at Sweet Barrel and Paragon Tea Room.

Ham & Eggman’s — 3883 Ruper Street — instagram @hamandeggmans

All day breakfast and lunch served daily.


Updated June 7, 2019 by Richard Wolak

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