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Sombreros, Mexican Products and Taqueria

I recently discovered this Mexican emporium of sorts which had been around for a couple of years. In addition to selling freshly made tacos and tamales they have other dishes like Chilaquiles and more. They also feature a store filled…

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 Brunch Vancouver

This newly opened all day brunch spot is owned by Canadian born husband Chef Ian Turnbull and his Mexican born wife Clementina Oliveras. They have both put together a wonderful menu encompassing breakfast and lunch Mexican and Canadian favorites. You…

First Taste of Cold Tea Restaurant

With it’s focus on all-day dim sum, Chinese BBQ, and Vietnamese-style family food; the iconic former RBC bank turned restaurant back about 35 years ago or so when it was occupied by Chinese restaurant Tsui Hang Village. Cold Tea Restaurant…

First Taste of Palate Kitchen

This newly opened all day brunch spot is owned by the same owners as Pallet Coffee Roasters and they have done a beautiful job with the interior of this restaurant. Chef Khalid Kahya is leading the kitchen and has put…

MOTT 32

1161 W Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 979-8886 Web: https://www.mott32.com/vancouver/ Instagram @mott32van Advice: Advance reservations suggested. With it’s focus on Fine Dining Chinese cuisine, the dining room is stunning, with elegant booths, table seating and a couple private dining rooms….

BONUS BAKERY CAFÉ

1185 West Georgia Street Tel: (604) 620-5811 Web: https://www.instagram.com/bonus.bakery/ Instagram @bonus.bakery Advice: Counter service. Specializing in plant-based baking this centrally located downtown bakery café has some tasty treats on offer. They also have a full line-up of espresso-based beverages featuring…

JINYA RAMEN AND BAR

541 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 699-9377 Web: https://jinya-ramenbar.com/ Instagram @jinyaramenbar Advice: No reservations, give your name to the hostess for the lineup. Taking the ramen experience to the next level, this Jinya eatery also features a full bar program…

1927 LOBBY LOUNGE

801 W. Georgia, Vancouver Tel: (604) 682-5566 Web: https://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/hotel-georgia-vancouver/dining/1927-lobby-lounge Twitter:@RWHotelGeorgia Advice: Walkins Welcome, on the 2nd floor, entrance from the lobby. An elegant lounge inside the Rosewood Hotel Georgia features a selection of tasty plates from Executive Head Chef Harold Lemos and…

ITALIAN KITCHEN

860 Burrard Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 687-2858 Web: http://www.glowbalgroup.com/italiankitchen/ Twitter: @Glowbal_Group Instagram: @ikbyglowbal Advice: Reservations suggested, walkins welcome. Taking it up a notch, Italian Kitchen had recently relocated from their Alberni street digs, and reinvented themselves in an almost 2.0…

BOTANIST

1038 Canada Place (2nd floor), Vancouver Tel: 604-695-5500 Web: www.botanistrestaurant.com Twitter: @botanistdining Instagram: @botanistdining Advice: Advance reservations suggested. With it’s focus on Mediterranean-inspired cooking, Mexican-born chef Hector Laguna has done an astonishing job creating a wonderful menu of dishes for…

MANOUSH’EH

620 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 440-4402 Web: https://www.manousheh.ca/ Instagram @manoushehbc Advice: Counter service. Here it is all about their traditional Lebanese flatbreads and they make them savory and sweet. All the baking is done in their stone oven in…

HONEY SALT

39 Smithe Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-370-8200 Web: http://honeysalt.ca/ Twitter: @honeysaltvan Instagram: @honeysaltvancouver Advice: Reservations suggested, walkins welcome, open daily. On the first floor of Parq Vancouver. With it’s focus on celebrating the best of what British Columbia has to offer with…

THE PAWN SHOP YVR

1117 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-687-7474 Web: http://thepawnshopyvr.com Twitter: @PawnShopYVR Instagram: ThePawnShop YVR Advice: Table service. It’s all about tacos and more at this happening spot in the heart of the entertainment district. Whether it’s lunchtime, happy hour or night-time, tasty…

FIRECRUST NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA

808 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-9646 Web: http://www.firecrustpizzeria.com/locations/ Twitter: @Firecrustpizza Advice: No reservations. Order at the counter and watch your pizza being made in front of you. This is truly a one of kind pizzeria that specializes in Neapolitan-style with…

DUNN’S FAMOUS

827 Seymour Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-682-8938 Web:  http://www.dunnsfamousbc.com Twitter: @DunnsFamousBC Advice: Takes reservations, walkins-welcome, deli counter. I have visited this downtown Jewish style deli many times over the past few years, recently they added a deli counter in the front…

ANCORA DINING

1600 Howe Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-1164 Web: http://www.ancoradining.com/ Twitter: @ancoradining Advice: Reservations suggested. With it’s spectacular waterfront setting, Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde leads the kitchen where he offers up an exquisite menu of seafood focussed dishes, alongside Sushi Chef Yoshi Tabo….

BLACK RICE IZAKAYA

782 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel:  (778) 379-0416 Web: http://www.blackrice.ca/ Twitter: @BR_Izakaya Advice: Reservations suggested. Specializing in Japanese Izakaya you will find a menu that is filled with sashimi, sushi, nigiri, small cold and hot plates, tapas and Kushi-Yaki. I visited for…

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