First Taste of Alouette Restaurant

Specializing in French cuisine, this recently opened restaurant is serving up traditional French classics alongside wines, cocktails and more. Chef Albert Tran leads the kitchen along with Culinary Director Mark Greenfeld, currently serving dinner Wednesday – Sunday, soon they will…

Minus Cake Boutique

3615 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 604-779-3615  Web: https://www.minuscake.com/ Instagram @minusboutique18 Advice: Walk-ins welcome, for cake roll orders place those in advance. Here at this café it’s all about the Minus Cup. Owner and Pastry Chef Sweki set out to create something…

Tasting the Filipino Ensaimadas at Heritage Baking

Chef Martha Ebro opened her Heritage Baking Company during the pandemic after she was layed off as a Pastry Chef at the Hyatt Regency downtown. She already had many years of experience working in kitchens at restaurants and catering companies,…

Touring the Gong You Kitchen and Commissary

A new commissary opened recently in the Tri-Cities area to enable food producers to produce their products in a professional kitchen. The meaning of Gong You Kitchen in Korean is sharing kitchen, and that is what they set out to…

Tasting The Very Good Butchers Burgers and More

The word butcher has always had the connation towards being meat based; a local company set out to change that premise offering up plant-based burgers and sausages without any animal ingredients. Their products are available in their Victoria based shop…

First Taste of Loula’s Taverna

One of the cuisines that I adore is Greek and several of the partners behind this new eatery on Commercial Drive are responsible for the rise in Greek cuisine in our city over many decades. This one though is as…

Ophelia Mexican Kitchen

165 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver Tel: (604) 800-5253 Web: https://www.opheliakitchen.ca/ Instagram: @opheliavancouver Advice: Advance reservations suggested. Specializing in authentic south-of-the-border Mexican cuisine, Executive Chef Francisco Higareda named this wonderful restaurant after his mother, Ophelia. As I love Mexican cuisine I…

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…

Fire Dragon Festival and Noodlecious Festival September 24-26

Chinatown plays host to the inaugural Fire Dragon Festival and Noodlecious Festival and welcomes the entire community to join in on family fun activities, live performances, good eats, and of course to meet the Fire Dragon. EVENT HIGHLIGHTSFor the full Fire Dragon…

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…

Disco Dim Sum at Cold Tea Restaurant

Every Sunday you can enjoy Dim Sum at Cold Tea Restaurant in downtown Vancouver along with great music in disco style! This was a fun experience, and it marries two loves Dim Sum and music. They feature a dim sum…

The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids

This new cookbook by Alana Al-Hatlani was recently published by Ulysses Press. The book celebrates the making of magic in the kitchen with friendly recipes designed for kid chefs and inspired by the Harry Potter series! Perfect for any young…

Tasting Plates Westend

On Wednesday September 8, we presented our latest dining tour in the Westend neighbourhood and area in downtown Vancouver and it was a wonderful success. Everyone who attended started off in a different restaurant on this walking and/or driving tour…

Caramel Corn Bread

I have had a love for cooking and baking since I was in my teens. During the first 10 years or so of my writing this blog, I had focused on dining in and dining out at the restaurants around…

Cook More, Waste Less Cookbook

This new cookbook by Christine Tizzard was recently published by Appetite by Random House. An indispensable and timely cookbook offering easy, everyday solutions to a problem every home cook faces: food waste, and 100 delicious and flexible recipes to get…

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…

Dumpling Fest Vancouver on October 6

Join us and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in downtown Vancouver and beyond to taste different kinds of dumplings. Experience different restaurants and tastes from Vietnamese dumplings, to Italian tortelini to Mexican empanadas and more. This evening tasting…

Vancouver Margarita Challenge Winners 2021

The  Vancouver Foodster Margarita Challenge was a success featuring creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their margarita creation from August 6-29, 2021. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task…

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