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First Taste of Lumine Coffee

Specializing in house-made baking, multi-roaster coffee and other beverages, sandwiches and more. They opened recently in the Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver. Owned by a husband (he takes care of the coffee and operations) and wife (she is the chef and…

Cafes Vancouver and it’s History

It’s been 20 years since I co-wrote “Cafes Vancouver” with my brother Arthur Wolak. Back then the internet wasn’t like it is today, there were many printed guidebooks for food and such. The coffee scene was humming along and at…

First Taste of Linh Café at Vancouver House

Specializing in French Vietnamese cuisine, owners Chef Tai Nguyen and his wife Linh have opened this beautiful restaurant at Vancouver House in the Beach District of downtown Vancouver. This is their second location for the couple who has created a…

Burger Challenge Winners 2021

The Vancouver Foodster 8th Annual Best Burger Challenge was a success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their burger creation from October 8-31, 2021. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the…

Pasta Challenge Winners 2021

The Vancouver Foodster Pasta Challenge  was a success featuring creations from restaurants and a food truck around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their Pasta creation from October 7-31, 2021. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this…

Victoria in the Honda Insight 2021

I recently spent a couple of days test driving the Honda Insight 2021 hybrid car on a road trip to Vancouver Island to visit both Victoria and Sooke. The views were spectacular as always and I had a chance to…

Field Trip to Victoria and Sooke

“FieldTrips” is either a day trip or a few days where I visit food areas of interest which may include farm visits, producers, wineries, restaurants and/or other places that people can visit. This is about offering Vancouver Foodster readers a…

New Dishes Tasting at Pepino’s Spaghetti House

It had been a couple of years since I dined inside, takeout during the pandemic wasn’t the same. With Chef Vish Mayekar having joined the team a few months back, this gave me a chance for a revisit to try…

New Dishes Tasting at Caffe La Tana

It’s all about home-made pasta daily where Chef Vish Mayekar is now running the kitchen and making creative pastas with two different features each week. It had been awhile since I last dined inside at Caffe La Tana and this…

In and Outside the City in the Honda Insight 2021

I recently spent a week test driving the Honda Insight 2021 hybrid car around Vancouver up the Sea to Sky to Squamish and driving points East to the Fraser Valley while trying some dishes at restaurants and cafes. I drove…

Tasting New Dishes at Osteria Savio Volpe

It had been awhile since I had dined inside the restaurant, takeout during the pandemic wasn’t the same. Visited recently to dine in and try some new late Summer dishes at one of my favourite Italian restaurants in the city….

Japanese Squash Curry

Inspired by the fall season and a visit to Lepp Farms in Abbotsford I picked up a Kabocha squash and then tweeked a recipe I had creating this delicious curry for a meatless Monday dinner. The first thing you need…

Vancouver Cake Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Cake Challenge. Restaurants, bakeries and cafes from all over the city were invited to enter their Cake creations into this challenge. Each restaurant, cafe and bakery will be featuring their cake creations on their menu from…

First Taste of Fiorino, Italian Street Food

Dining inspired by the streets of Florence is their tagline which emphasizes the type of food they are serving at this newly opened restaurant in Chinatown. Owned by Giovanni Mascagni, Mitchel Clark and Chef Mario Ruiz, the 3 partners have…

Tasting Turkish Delights at Simit Bakery

The second branch of this popular Turkish Bakery and Café opened recently in Kitsilano and I was invited in to try almost all of their baking and some of their drinks. 1) Aspendos — Smoked Salmon Simit bagel sandwich is…

First Taste of Delara Restaurant

Beautiful restaurant specializing in elevated Persian cuisine, owned and run by Chef Bardia Ilbeiggi opened late summer. He is a very good and creative chef who not only creates beautiful dishes but also tells a wonderful story on his instagram….

Interview with Devon Latte

Vancouver is home to some of the best chefs in the world, many have worked for the top chefs and restaurants around the world as well as around the city. Dishing with the Chefs is a series of Interviews with…

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