Category: Eastside

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…

KOZAK UKRANIAN EATERY

5077 Victoria Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-4421 Web: https://www.kozakeatery.ca/ Instagram @kozakukrainianfood Advice: No reservations, eat-in or take-out. With it’s focus on Ukrainian dishes and baking, Irina and Sergiy are serving up homestyle food that they grew up eating in the…

ALEPH EATERY

1889 Powell St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-7975 Web: https://www.alepheatery.com/ Instagram: @alepheatery Advice: Reservations suggested With it’s focus on vegetarian Middle Eastern cuisine, the owners have created a wonderful vibe at their Eastside eatery. Over a couple of visits I have…

DO CHAY SAIGON VEGETARIAN

1392 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel:(604) 225-8349 Web: https://www.restaurantji.com/bc/vancouver/do-chay-/ Instagram @eatdochay Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. With it’s focus on Modern Vietnamese Vegetarian fare this humbled eatery is offering up delicious eats on the edge of the Little Saigon neighborhood in East Vancouver….

MADRAS SPICE

6260 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 325-6555 Web: http://madrasspice.ca/ Twitter: @madrasspice6260 Instagram @MadrasSpice Advice: Open daily for lunch and dinner. My friend Zahra and I enjoyed some of the delicious South Indian and Indo-Chinese dishes as we shared many. I…

BAKER AND TABLE CAFÉ

6314 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-3233 Web: http://www.bakerandtablecafe.com/ Instagram @bakerandtablecafe Advice: Counter service. With their focus making and baking Japanese treats, this homestyle eatery is run by Owner/Pastry Chef Hitomi Syvertsen. In this bakery/café they serve homestyle savoury dishes…

THE DOSA FACTORY

1345 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-7791 Web: http://dosafactoryvancouver.com/ Twitter: @dosafactoryvan Advice: Open daily for lunch and dinner. Complimentary bottled water on each table. $5.95 dosa special on Monday’s. On a mission to try some of their Authentic South Indian dishes, my…

BASIL GARDEN

2889 East Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-871-9998 Web: http://www.basilgarden.ca/ Twitter: n/a Instagram: basilgarden Advice: No reservations, walk-ins welcome. Located in the heart of Renfrew Heights, it’s all about traditional Vietnamese fare at this family run eatery. My friends Kenji and Alan joined…

OFF THE GRID WAFFLES

2665 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: (778) 996-1812 Web: https://www.facebook.com/offthegridwaffles Twitter: n/a Instagram: @offthegridwaffles Advice: Counter service. It’s a waffle focussed eatery that specializes in savoury and sweet variations. Sarvind joined me as we indulged in both, first off the Pizza Waffle…

BATARD BOULANGERIE

3958 Fraser, Vancouver Tel: 604-506-3958 Web: http://www.batardbakery.com/ Twitter: @batardbakery Advice: Communal tables for sharing, prepared foods for takeaway. In France bread usually comes out of the ovens in the afternoon when people are heading home from work. Notable Bread baker…

YOLK’S BREAKFAST RESTAURANT

1294 East Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.441.YOLK (9655) Web: http://yolks.ca/ Twitter: @YolksBreakfast Advice: Weekdays from 8am-3pm and weekends from 9am-4pm. Known from their popular food truck that has been delighting diners with breakfast and brunch treats downtown and at the farmers markets, they now…

EARNEST ICE CREAM

3992 Fraser St Vancouver Tel:  (604) 428-0697 Web: http://earnesticecream.com/wp/ Twitter: @Earnesticecream Advice: Open Thursday – Sunday. Pints include $1 deposit for the glass containers. Since I was a kid I have loved Ice Cream, my favourite flavour growing up was…

MAGDA’S RESTAURANT

6345 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-322-1001 Web: www.magdasrestaurant.ca Twitter: n/a Advice: No reservations. Some of my friends and I often get together on Sunday mornings for breakfast at various eateries around the city, each of us takes turns on suggesting…

CHAU VEGGIE EXPRESS

5052 Victoria Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604.568.9508 Web:  http://www.chowatchau.ca/veggie/mural_menu.pdf Twitter: @chowatCHAU Advice: Go light on the tableside satay sauce if you are not a fan of spice. Located off the beaten track, yet in the middle of the city is an…

SAL Y LIMON

Unit #5 – 701 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 604-677-4247 Web: n/a Twitter:  @Salylimonvan Advice: order the home-made potato chips over the tortilla chips, visit the complementary salsa bar. No reservations. Finding an authentic restaurant serving delicious Mexican food has often been…

HAI PHONG RESTAURANT

1242 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 604-872-3828 Web: http://haiphongrestaurant.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Take friends and share some traditional dishes. Located in the heart of Little Saigon, is a hidden gem that has been serving neighborhood regulars for over 7 years. I have tried…

VIA TEVERE PIZZERIA

1190 Victoria Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-1803 Web: http://viateverepizzeria.com/ Twitter: @ViaTeverePizza Advice: No reservations, closed on Mondays. From the moment I walked in to Via Tevere I was captivated by the warmth of the room, it’s as if the restaurant has…

PIZZA BARBARELLA

654 East Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-210-6111 Web: http://www.pizzeriabarbarella.com/ Twitter: @PizzaBarbarella Advice: Bring a flashlight to read the menu. Sit at the communal table if dining solo. Since I have been a long time pizza lover, I am quite particular about…

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