Category: First Taste

First Taste of Nancy Go YaYa

Beautiful restaurant specializing in Singaporean café delights, owned by Tannis Ling and Alain Chow who partnered with chef Jian Cheng. The décor is delightful reminiscing a Singaporean coffee shop; and the service is top notch. I’ve visited for lunch a…

First Taste of Tachingon

Specializing in Mexican cuisine, the small eatery opened on Kitsilano a month ago. The restaurant is owned by husband and wife, Ulyses and Martha who wanted to bring the food that they grew up eating to Vancouver. Tachingon means ‘awesome’…

First Taste of ZARAK by Afghan Kitchen

It’s all about elevated Afghan dishes and a beautiful dining room to match at this newly opened eatery on Main Street. The space was designed by Simcic + Uhrich Architects and built by Merola Construction. Owners Hassib Sarwari and Winnie…

First Taste of Roosh

Specializing in Swiss comfort food in the heart of Gastown. Owners Tushar, Anant and another partner set out to fill a niche which has been missing in this city for quite sometime, Swiss cuisine is now showcased here. Some of…

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…

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…

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…

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….

First Taste of Alouette Restaurant

Specializing in French cuisine, this recently opened restaurant is serving up traditional French classics alongside wines, cocktails and more. Chef Albert Tran leads the kitchen along with Culinary Director Mark Greenfeld, currently serving dinner Wednesday – Sunday, soon they will…

First Taste of Loula’s Taverna

One of the cuisines that I adore is Greek and several of the partners behind this new eatery on Commercial Drive are responsible for the rise in Greek cuisine in our city over many decades. This one though is as…

First Taste of Urban Thai Bistro Dunbar

Specializing in Thai cuisine, Urban Thai Bistro had previously been located in Yaletown for many years before closing 2 years ago with a plan to move to a new neighbourhood which they just did landing in Dunbar Village. The beautiful…

First Taste of La Ruota Cambie Village

Specializing in Neapolitan-style pizza on a handmade crust, with a couple of dozen topping options, including several meat based selections as well as vegetarian selections. Owners of this location are Merve and Mustafa Yilmaz and Gulsah and Kubilay Demirel (shown…

First Taste of Bruno Restaurant

Bruno is the first restaurant to open in the new Versante Hotel which is located in Richmond B.C. close to the airport. The restaurant is located on the main floor and will be serving guests and the public breakfast, lunch…

First Taste of Shameless Buns Restaurant

The popularity of their food truck has spawned this new restaurant that specializes in Filipino food with a twist. Owners, Corvette and Matt have created an array of sandwiches and flavourful sides at this East Van restaurant that is dedicated…

First Taste of Uncle’s Snack Shop

Named after one of the partner’s uncle’s (Uncle John), this fun eatery is specializing in Asian snacks with a twist offering up salads, wings, sandwiches, drinks and more. They have seating both inside and outside, as well offer their items…

First Taste of La Bottega di Mangia

One of my favourite Italian restaurants Mangia Cucina has just opened an Italian market and eatery in Yaletown. This venture is owned by partners, Executive Chef Alessandro Riccobono and Ricardo. The focus here is on top-notch Italian foods imported from…

First Taste of La Loteria

Specializing in Mexican Street Food, the eatery opened on Granville in Downtown Vancouver a few months ago. The restaurant is owned by Yonathan Delgado Lopez and a partner who wanted to bring the food that he grew up eating to…

First Taste of Foglifter Coffee

I got my first taste of this coffee while staying at the Bodega Cove resort on Galiano Island almost 3 years ago. Little did I know that the couple who started this Shawnigan Lake based coffee roasters were the same…

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