Category: First Taste

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…

First Taste of Doughnut Love

Serving up all sorts of doughnuts with different types from yeast, brioche, filled, glazed, cake, gluten-free along with fritters is recently opened spot in Coquitlam. They are all about supporting local with berries coming from nearby farms. Owned by Husband…

First Taste of Amoka Coffee & Bites

Amoka Coffee and Bites specialized in scratch baking, refreshing coffee and other beverages, sandwiches and more. They opened a few months ago in the Westend in downtown Vancouver. Owned by Claudio and Belem, they are both passionate about serving the…

First Taste of L’Onore Pizza

Specializing in Italian inspired Pizza along with other dishes which includes salads, meatballs, Turkish Pide and more; they opened last month in the Victoria Hill neighborhood of New Westminster. Abhiyan Rajhans is the chef and owner, with Kath Lousada as…

First Taste of Fox and Oak Donuts

Fox and Oak specializes in hand crafted, naturally leavened doughnuts and specialty coffees, they opened a few months ago in downtown Squamish. Owned by husband and wife team, Luke (the coffee specialist) and Tessa (the pastry chef) have had years…

First Taste of Nene Chicken

The first North American location for this South Korean chain has just opened in Vancouver. The Canadian franchise rights are owned by Caleb Lee and this is his first location, the second location will soon follow in downtown Vancouver, more…

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…

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