Summer Soba Noodle Salad and Umami Bomb

Made this simple salad for a light dinner on a warm summer night with the Umami Bomb Shitake oils. They have four different shitake oil’s available which you can find online or at a retailer across the country. I used…

Field Trip to Gibsons

“FieldTrips” is either a day trip or a few days where I visit food areas of interest which may include farm visits, producers, wineries, restaurants and/or other places that people can visit. This is about offering Vancouver Foodster readers a…

South Granville Supper Club in September

Some exciting news, this September, The South Granville Business Improvement Association (SGBIA)  is partnering with yours truly (Richard Wolak, aka @Vanfoodster), to share four local must-try restaurants and their culinary masterpieces. We are inviting everyone to rediscover South Granville through…

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…

Nonna’s Cucina Food Truck

Rotates locations daily currently centered in the Port Moody area Web: https://www.facebook.com/nonnascucinayvr/ Instagram: @nonnascucinayv Advice: Follow them on instagram for updated opening times and on the Streetfood App. Specializing in wood fired oven panini, owner and chef Joe has created a…

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…

Vancouver Margarita Challenge

Welcome to the next Vancouver Margarita Challenge.  Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their Margarita creations into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their Margarita creations on their menu from August 6-29, 2021. How Does…

Vancouver Sundae Challenge

Welcome to the 7th Annual Vancouver Foodster Sundae Challenge.  Cafes from all over the city were invited to enter their Sundae creations into this challenge. Each cafe will be featuring their Sundae creations on their menu from August 5-29, 2021. How…

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…

Brunch Tasting at Sciue in Yaletown

I recently had an opportunity to try some of the brunch offerings at Yaletown’s Sciue Italian Bakery Caffe where we enjoyed a mix of breakfast and lunch dishes. It’s the Italian way to start off with coffee and that is…

Vancouver Foodster 12th Anniversary Tasting Tour on August 21

Join us to celebrate and explore a selection of cafes and restaurants in downtown Vancouver. Each restaurant/cafe will be serving up Tasting Plates and/or Tasting Cups for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit different types…

Vancouver Slider Challenge Winners 2021

The  Vancouver Foodster Slider Challenge was a success featuring creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each spot featured their creation from July 9 – August 1, 2021. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite…

Vancouver Iced Summer Drink Challenge Winners 2021

The  Vancouver Foodster Iced Summer Drink Challenge was a success featuring creations from cafes and restaurants around Vancouver. Each spot featured their creation from July 9 – August 1, 2021. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge,…

In and Out of the City with the Honda Civic

I recently spent a week test driving the Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring 2021 car around the city while I was out and about trying some new dishes at restaurants and cafes in Vancouver and beyond. Almost every year for…

Local Coffee and Chocolate Companies with Philippine Roots

I recently participated in a virtual coffee and chocolate tasting hosted online by The Philippine consulate. Featured local coffee roaster KAPE Coffee who imports the green beans from the Philippine’s and then roasts their coffee here locally. Iona and Paolo…

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…

Tasting Plates Langley on August 22

Join us and explore downtown Langley and tantalize your taste buds at selection of restaurants, and cafes. Each restaurant/cafe will be serving up Tasting Plates and Tasting Cups for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit…

Unni Pastries Tasting

Specializing in Korean donuts and pastries, husband and wife Garrett and Esther Lee founded Unni Pastries together, both are bakers who studied at Vancouver Community College in the culinary arts program. Esther’s parents used to run their own bakery out…

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