Tag: Hot Spot

THE SANDWICH SHOP

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver Tel: 604.980.0429 Web: http://www.thesandwichshop.ca/ Twitter: @Sandwichshopca Advice: Open hours are the same as the Lonsdale Quay market hours. It’s small and it’s tucked away inside the Lonsdale Quay market,…

TEMPER CHOCOLATE & PASTRY

2409 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: 604-281-1152 Web: http://www.temperpastry.com/ Twitter: @Temperpastry Advice: Join the line-up for delicious treats. Closed Monday. Every neighborhood needs an amazing patisserie café, Pastry Chef/Owner Steven Hodge recently opened the spot. Not only is it already…

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…

GREENHORN CAFÉ

994 Nicola St. Vancouver Tel: 604-428-2912 Web: www.greenhorncafe.com Twitter: @greenhorncafe Advice: Open 7am-7pm daily. I love cafes that are situated in the centre of a neighborhood, they aren’t on the busiest streets nor accessible by transit, this cafe is a…

WESTERN LAKE

4989 Victoria Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-321-6862 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: Make a reservation on weekends for dim sum. Dim Sum is one of those amazing experiences that many partake in during weekends throughout the year, it’s the other version…

THE STABLE HOUSE BISTRO

1520 West 13th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-736-1520 Web: http://thestablehouse.ca/ Twitter: @TheStableHouse Advice: Reservations suggested for parties over 6. A warm and inviting neighborhood bistro with a cozy dining area and a well-appointed bar for sipping and mingling. I loved the…

33 ACRES BEER LOUNGE

15 W 8th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604 620 4589 Web: http://33acresbrewing.com/ Twitter: @33Acres Advice: Food Trucks parked in front change often, watch twitter for daily updates. Off the beaten track, on the edge of False Creek and close to Olympic…

THE FISH COUNTER

3825 Main St, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-3474 Web: http://thefishcounter.com/ Twitter: @thefishcounter Advice: Closed Mondays, no seats, stand-up counter for eating inside or take it to go. If you have been following the sustainability seafood movement locally in recent years, then you…

PIZZA CARANO

4241 Fraser St, Vancouver Tel: 604-877-1270 Web: http://www.pizzacarano.com/ Twitter: @PizzaCarano Advice: Closed Sunday/Monday. Limited seating. No Alcohol . As my ongoing quest for pizza continues, this shiner sits on the border of both Riley Park and Kensington-Cedar Cottage in East Van….

CUCHILLO

261 Powell St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-7585 Web: http://www.cuchillo.ca/ Twitter: @CuchilloYVR Advice: Bring a friend or two and share dishes. Reservations suggested. Off the beaten track, hidden away in Railtown is a gem that is already packed most nights with…

LA CASITA TACOS

UPDATED 5/31/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1773 Robson St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 685-8550 Web: http://lacasitatacos.ca/ Twitter: @lacasitatacos Advice: DIY salsa bar. Office delivery. Located in the cultural melting pot of the Western end of Robson, surrounded by ramen eateries, is this…

ASK FOR LUIGI

305 Alexander Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-2544 Web: http://www.askforluigi.com/ Twitter: @askforluigi Advice: family-style sharing encouraged. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Reservations suggested. I love cozy Italian joints hidden away off the beaten track. The food is beautiful and delicious at this new…

STAN’S PIZZA JOINT

4527 Hastings St, Burnaby Tel: (604) 298-5711 Web: http://www.stanspizzajoint.com/ Twitter: @StansPizzaJoint Advice: Take a friend and share pizzas so you can try more. This is a pizza joint that has a long line-up of apropos names for their pizza pies,…

PEACEFUL RESTAURANT

532 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 879-9878 Web:  http://www.peacefulrestaurant.com/ Twitter: @PeacefulResto Advice: Go early and join the line-up at peak times. Many of us have those special places for comfort food that hits the spot. This is one of those…

BUCKSTOP

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 833 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-2528 Web: http://buckstop.ca/ Twitter: @BuckstopDenman Advice: Sharing is the way to go here if dining with friends. Yearning for a taste of barbq and beef ribs downtown, this saloon…

GLENBURN SODA FOUNTAIN

4090 Hastings St, Burnaby Tel: (604) 500-4548 Web:  http://glenburnsoda.com/ Twitter: @glenburnsoda Advice: Closed Monday and Tuesday. I have fond memories from visiting the neighborhood diner years ago for a good old fashioned milk shake that was served in a large…

CHEZ MEME BAGUETTE BISTRO

4016 Hastings Street, Burnaby Tel: (604) 299-1141 Web: http://www.baguettebistromaui.com/vancouver.html Twitter: n/a Advice: Open for breakfast and lunch only. For years friends have been telling me to head East on Hastings to their favourite sandwich emporium, happen chance I visited recently…

PLATFORM 7

2331 East Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.428.1455 Web: http://platform7.ca/ Twitter: @Platform7Coffee Advice: Free wifi, has  Gluten-Free goodies as well. As a purist of finding the best espresso, I am always searching to try new coffee roasters as well as cafes locally and…

TAMAM

2616 East Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-7078 Web: http://www.tamam.ca/ Twitter: @TamamVEV Advice: Sit in the Solarium on a bright day. Love Middle Eastern cuisine, over the years I have enjoyed the flavours of Israelli, Lebanese and Syrian dishes. I…

PORTLAND CRAFT

3835 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-2494 Web: www.portlandcraft.com Twitter: @Portland_Craft Advice: Sit at the communal table. Takes reservations, Walk-Ins welcome. The star of this room with its high ceilings, long communal table is its long list of craft brews many of…

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…

CHOUCHOU CREPES

Water Street (Gastown) Tel: (604) 771-8164 Web: www.chouchoucrepes.com Twitter: @chouchoucrepes Advice: Monday to Friday lunch. Follow them on twitter for updated opening times. Loved the cute trailer that is situated in front of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, most of all…

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