Tag: Hot Spot

CRACKLE CRÈME

245 Union Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-847-8533 Web: http://cracklecreme.com/ Twitter: @cracklecreme Advice: Closed Monday & Tuesday Dessert lovers will be in heaven at this Crème Brulee and Waffles emporium where chef/owner Daniel Wong creates a variety of house-made crème brulee and…

THE JUICE TRUCK CAFÉ

28 W 5th Ave, Vancouver Tel: (604) 719-8861 Web: www.thejuicetruck.ca Twitter: @juicetruck Advice: Have a seat at the communal sharing table. As one of the juice movers and shakers, The Juice Truck’s founders Ryan Slater and Zach Berman started the ball…

NOOK

1525 Yew Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-734-3381 Web: http://nookrestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @Nookvancouver Advice: No reservations.   I have always been drawn to Italian restaurants, with no Italian ancestry that I know of, it is a cuisine that I have loved. It’s approachable…

ZEITOON

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1615 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver Tel: (778) 340-1500 Web: http://zeitoonrestaurant.ca/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Takes reservations, drop-ins also welcome. Experiencing the flavours and dishes from Persian cuisine is always a treat. This is a restaurant that…

BUFALA PIZZERIA

5395 West Boulevard, Vancouver Tel: 604-267-7499 Web: n/a Twitter: @bufalayvr Advice: The bottles of complimentary oils are unmarked, vegetarians should ask which one is the ham oil to avoid. As a pizza lover, I yearn to try each new place…

FRESH PRESS COFFEE

#121-4940 No. 3 Road, Richmond Tel: (604) 787-3028 Web: https://www.facebook.com/FreshPressCoffeeBar Twitter: @FreshPressCafe Advice: Order at the espresso bar. Sometimes you find a gem of a café that is hidden off the beaten track and it becomes that spot where you trek…

SURA KOREAN RESTAURANT

1518 Robson St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 687-7872 Web: http://surakoreancuisine.com/ Twitter: @KoreanRoyalDine Advice: Reservations suggested. This past year I have had the chance to explore more flavours and dishes within Korean cuisine, dining at Sura was a wonderful experience. It’s a…

WILDEBEEST

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 120 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604 687 6880. Web: http://wildebeest.ca/ Twitter: @WildebeestYVR Advice: Reservations suggested, late night solo visit shouldn’t need a reso. Since I’ve known of this eatery being a spot for carnivores,…

CAFÉ ONE

1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-893-7205 Web: www.sheratonvancouver.com Twitter: @WallCentreHotel Advice: Reservations suggested. Hidden off the street inside the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel is a restaurant with a creative chef who knows his craft well, Chef Stuart McQuade leads the…

RAW BAR AT LOBBY LOUNGE

1038 Canada Place, Vancouver Tel: 604-695-5300 Web: http://www.fairmont.com/pacific-rim-vancouver/dining/the-raw-bar/ Twitter: @FairmontPacific Advice: No reservations. I joined my friend Cookbook Author/Food Writer Bonnie Stern for lunch while she was visiting recently and had the Omakase tasting menu (Chefs choice) with dessert and…

BEYOND BREAD

3686 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-733-3931 Web: http://beyondbread.ca/ Twitter: @bbbcafe Advice: Check out their website for oven times for your favourite breads. Known for their outstanding breads, this artisan bakery and café is more than just bread. With a…

CARTEMS DONUTERIE

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 534 West Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 708-0996 Web: www.cartems.com Twitter: @Cartemsdonuts Advice: Never share these donuts. You can get boxes by the dozen. Donuts have always been the best friend to a cup of…

DAMSO MODERN KOREAN CUISINE

867 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 632-0022 Web: www.damso.ca Twitter: @DamsoRestaurant Advice: Reservations suggested. Exploring Korean cuisine has been of interest to me, I have had traditional dishes at other restaurants around, here the focus is on modern Korean and…

RAIN OR SHINE ICE CREAM

1926 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-7246 Web: http://rainorshineicecream.com/ Twitter: @rainorshineYVR Advice: Closed Monday’s. Visit on Tuesday’s for Taco Tuesday. Since I love ice cream, I am always looking to try the new scoop shops and I am also quite…

CAFFÉ CITTADELLA

2310 Ash Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-5909 Web: http://www.caffecittadella.com/ Twitter: @caffecittadella Advice: Make sure you have your coffee to stay that way you get a chocolate on the side. I have fond memories of a café I used to visit years ago…

KINGSTON TAPHOUSE AND GRILLE

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 755 Richards Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-7011 Web: http://kingstontaphouse.com/ Twitter: @TheKingstonPub Advice: Reservations suggested on game nights. This is one of those hidden gems known for its comfort food, spacious two level dining room, a full…

YALETOWN DISTILERY KITCHEN & BAR

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1131 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 669-2255 Web: http://www.mjg.ca/yaletown-distillery/ Twitter: @YTdistilling Advice: The distillery is in the back of the lounge, dining room with cool communal table is on the restaurant side. The open kitchen…

MATCHSTICK COFFEE

213 East Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-0213 Web: http://www.matchstickcoffee.com/ Twitter: @MatchstickYVR Advice: Sit at the communal table and meet others. Known for their popular hip café and coffee roastery in East Van, the passionate owners have created yet another center of…

LOS CUERVOS TAQUERIA AND CANTINA

603 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-1518 Web: www.loscuevos.ca Twitter: @LosCuervosTacos Advice: A great place to go with friends or go solo and sit at the bar. It’s bright, colourful and energetic, this taqueria and cantina has everything you would want in this…

TIMBERTRAIN COFFEE

311 West Cordova Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 915-9188 Web: http://timbertraincoffeeroasters.com/ Twitter: @Timbertrain Advice: Communal tables for sharing. I am purist when it comes to coffee, consistent flavour profile matters when roasters open their own cafes. Enter Timbertrain founded by Kevin,…

DOSA CORNER

8248 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-324-3672 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: Open daily for lunch and dinner. Stumbling upon this Dosa house would have never happened had a chef friend not taken me. It’s in an area that’s off the…

FAMOSO NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA

1380 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-251-2292 Web: http://www.famoso.ca/locations/bc_commercial_drive.php Twitter: @FamosoPizzeria Advice: Gluten-Free crust available. Offers a $6 movie Tuesday special. Oh my pizza pie, that’s my motto these days as my pizza hunt continues, it is an ongoing adventure, tasting pie…

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