Category: First Taste

First Taste of Caffe Mangia

Situated in a beautiful heritage house, owner Marvin Chu has created an Italian style eatery reminiscent of the North Burnaby area in which he was raised. Now open for breakfast and lunch Monday – Friday, there is seating inside as…

First Taste of Say Hello Sweets

With a passion to open her own ice cream truck Naomi Arnaut did just that. An ice cream truck with a mobile license, her colourful truck will be roaming all over the city from busy streets outside of the downtown…

First Taste of Lisa Lou’s Chocolate Bar

With several years experience as a Pastry Chef, Lisa Gardin’s passion was to open her own shop and that she did a couple of weeks ago. Located at 1007 Main Street, just north of the Main Street skytrain station, this…

First Taste of Honolulu Coffee

With over 38 locations extending from Hawaii to Japan, Guam and China, Honolulu Coffee has just opened their first North American café in downtown Vancouver. As I understand several more locations will open in and around Vancouver over the next…

First Taste of Nice Vice Cream

I toured Canada’s first vegan Ice Cream shop recently it is located a block away from the Yaletown Canada Line station. Owned by Chris White who founded the company; Jocelyn Heinrichs is the flavour creation and product tester manager. Nice…

First Taste of City Side Winery

I toured this new winery and tasting lounge recently, it is located a couple blocks away from the Olympic Village Canada Line station. City Side Winery showcases their passion in crafting independent and regionally produced premium wines. It has been…

First Taste of Thai Confusion

I toured this new eatery today that is located downtown in the Tinseltown/Crosstown area. Owned by Tai Keattivanichvily, he is no stranger to Thai cooking in this city as he also owns the highly successful Bob Likes Thai Food restaurants…

First Taste of Bao Down Gastropub + Raw Bar

I toured this new eatery that opened a few days ago in the Olympic Village neighborhood, Run by Owners Matt Adolfo and chef/partner Greg Edwards, they are serving dinner presently with brunch and lunch service to follow within a week…

First Taste of Prado Cafe on Fraser

I toured the new Prado Café that opened a few days ago in the Fraserhood Mountainview neighborhood. The café features seating for 20, a full kitchen and bakery. This is their 3rd location and owner Sammy Piccolo, said it was…

First Taste of Bon Macaron

Bon Macaron Patisserie has gained a cult following in Victoria, BC since opening there in 2013. They have recently opened their 1st Vancouver location in Kitsilano and will open their 2nd location here in mid-September inside the Granville Island Public…

First Taste of Royal Dinette

I had a taste of the food and drink at a preview dinner last night which was an impressive fete orchestrated by notable Chef David Gunawan. His new restaurant offers Downtown Vancouver a true farm-to-table feast for the senses with…

First Taste of Nosh Downtown Vancouver

I toured the new Nosh that opened in Telus Garden in downtown Vancouver, this new dining concept from the Global Group features a one-of-a-kind grab n’ go eatery and pâtisserie. Transitioning from a bakery in the morning, to a salad and panini…

First Taste of Moja Coffee on Commercial Drive

I previewed the new Moja Coffee café and roastery last week to learn more about one of my favourite coffee roasters. This impressive new café and roastery opened today in a building on Commercial Drive that was built in 1908….

First Taste of Elysian Coffee in Mount Pleasant

I toured the new Elysian Coffee that opened in Mount Pleasant on the southwest corner of Ontario and 7th, this impressive café and roastery took 15 months to build. They have their own roastery on site with a 1950 cast…

First Taste of Mahony & Sons Stamps Landing

I attended a media preview yesterday for the new Mahony & Sons at Stamps Landing in False Creek. This is the newest restaurant from the three Mahony brothers and it’s quite the flagship property. Boasting a 300 seat patio on…

First Taste of Left Bank Restaurant

I attended a media preview last week and had chance to taste my way thru many of the dishes on the menu. The new 60-seat restaurant features a 35 seat laneway outside patio which is the first of it’s kind…

Pallet Coffee Roasters Tasting

I attended the family and friends preview recently before the café opened. Located in the East Village neighborhood, they are roasting their own coffee on site, baking their own baked goods and serving all in their café. I loved the…

Nicli’s Next Door Tasting

I’ve been fan of Nicli Pizzeria since opening awhile back, owner Bill McCaig is passionate and a perfectionist which is evident at Nicli. He recently opened Nicli’s Next Door, I dined with a group of media to sample the fine…

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