Category: First Taste

First Taste of Food by Fanta

Food by Fanta opened a couple of weeks ago in Downtown Langley featuring a selection of inspiring & delicious modern fusion cuisine with Thai inspiration for Brunch, Lunch & Dinner from award winning Chef Parinya (Fanta) Loptson. The interiors are…

First Taste of La Cerveceria Astilleros

La Cerveceria Astilleros is Spanish for The Shipyards Brewery, has been founded by Andrew Doyle, his head brewer is Carlo Baroccio who is from Mexico, and the brewery along with their tasting room is located in the Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood…

First Taste of Krave Kulture Yogurt

With their focus as a craft yogurt shop, they opened their shop in the Edgemont Village neighbourhood 2 months ago. Founded by Kamran Naghibzadeh and his wife Moji Shabani who both live in the neighbourhood with their family. They know…

First Taste of Hello Nori

Specializing as a sushi-focused Japanese restaurant, they feature hand rolls along with locally brewed sake, along with some other drinks. The team includes first-time restaurateur Jean-François Eap, along with his fiancée (she owns the interior design firm, Concrete Cashmere Designs)…

First Taste of Jess Restaurant

Jess Restaurant opened 2 months ago in the Kerrisdale neighbourhood specializing in French Asian Cuisine. The restaurant is founded by Jessica Kim and this is her first restaurant of a few that are planned to opened in the Vancouver area…

First Taste of Bombay Kitchen in South Granville

Bombay Kitchen and Bar opened a few weeks ago in the South Granville neighborhood, they specialize in Indian cuisine primarily from the Punjab region of India. The location previously housed Vij’s and their Rangoli for many years so it was…

First Taste of Mila

Specializing in Plant-based cuisine featuring inventive cocktails along with Globally inspired dishes; this restaurant and cocktail bar is owned by the same company that owns Virtuous Pie. MILA’s food program was developed by Red Seal Chef Jim Vesal, who’s put…

First Taste of The Kougin Café

Pastry chef Andrew Han has had a life-long dream to open his own bakery and he wanted it to be located in Chinatown where he grew up. His bakery is defined as; kouign (meaning brioche, pronounced queen) and amann, which…

First Taste of Tsujiri at OpenRoad Toyota Richmond

The latest outpost of Tsujiri recently opened in the OpenRoad Toyota dealership at the Richmond Auto Mall. This is a Japanese matcha infused cafe restaurant that features tasty Japanese soba bowls, sushi sandwiches, matcha beverages and desserts. Known for its…

First Taste of Free Bird Table & Bar

Specializing in the spirit of Southern food with the heart of the West Coast behind it, this restaurant opened a few months ago during the pandemic. Located inside The Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport in Richmond, the restaurant is owned by…

First Taste of Takenaka

Specializing in bento boxes, sushi and seafood bowls with fresh Japanese seafood and ingredients, Takenaka was first established as a Ghost kitchen, a virtual restaurant that provided their Japanese food for pickup from their commissary or for delivery. They have…

First Taste of Capo and the Spritz

Specializing in Italian cuisine featuring inventive cocktails and pizzas; this restaurant and cocktail bar is a partnership between Autostrada Hospitality and OPUS Vancouver. Autostrada Hospitality co-founders Dustin Dockendorf and Chef Lucais Syme are working with OPUS Vancouver and the focus…

First Taste of The Lunch Lady

With it’s focus on Vietnamese street food, this restaurant plays homage to The Lunch Lady in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. The Vancouver restaurant is a collaboration between Nguyen Thi Thanh (aka The Lunch Lady) and Victoria Tran and…

First Taste of Sashimiya

Chef Takayuki Omi and his wife Kaori just opened this one of a kind shop in downtown Vancouver. It is a Japanese Grab-and-go shop/eatery that features a menu filled with sushi rolls and premium sashimi made fresh for takeout as…

First Taste of Hugo’s Churros & Tacos

With it’s focus on Mexican fare this eatery has recently relocated next door to their previous location in McArthurGlen Vancouver. The Garcia family has added some new dishes to the menu at this location and will soon have liquor available…

First Taste of Do Chay Yaletown

With it’s focus on Modern Vietnamese Vegetarian fare this humbled eatery has expanded outside of it’s original location in East Vancouver and opened another outpost in Yaletown. The interior décor has the similar bird cages hanging from the ceiling as…

First Taste of Casereccio Foods

This newly opened Italian eatery in Kitsilano is owned by Maria Clarkson, Alexandro Cascia and another partner, all from different regions of Italy. They have put together a wonderful menu of house-made pastas, sauces, desserts and more. In addition to…

First Taste of J Squared Ice Cream

Owned by husband and wife, both of their names start with the letter J, hence the name of this ice cream shop. While Jenny was pregnant she was craving ice cream and both of her favourite shops were miles away,…

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