Tag: Neighborhood eating

EAST CAFÉ

2401 E Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 559-6400 Web: https://www.facebook.com/TheEastCafe Twitter: @theeastcafe Advice: Free wifi The view from the inside looks out onto the hub of the East Village neighborhood, where on the inside the café is bustling with all those…

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…

HOMER STREET CAFÉ & BAR

888 Homer Street, Vancouver Tel: 604- 428 4299 Web: http://homerstreetcafebar.com/ Twitter: @HomerStCafeBar Advice: Reservations suggested, they have a private room known as the Cockpit  for private parties. It’s all about the elements here that make this eatery work so well, first of…

SMAK FAST FOOD

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1139 West Pender Street, Vancouver Tel:  604-559-7625 Web: http://smakfastfood.com/ Twitter: @smakfood AdviceL Sharing picnic table outside in front, no reservations, counter service. It’s all about feeding us well and sustainability in this spot in the…

THE FARMERS APPRENTICE

1535 W 6th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-2070 Web: www.farmersapprentice.ca Twitter: @gunawan_dave Advice: Advance reservations are a must. Finding the spot that is somewhat hidden, overflowing with passion isn’t always so easy to find even in a city such as…

DARBY’S PUBLIC HOUSE

2001 Macdonald St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 731-0617 Web: http://www.darbyspub.ca/ Twitter: @darbys_in_kits Advice: No reservations needed unless you have a large party. Snag a seat on the upstairs patio weather permitting. They serve 20oz Pints. Known as the pub on the…

RAILTOWN CAFÉ

397 Railway Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.428.0800 Web: www.railtowncafe.ca Twitter: @RailtownCafe Advice: Avoid the 12-1pm lunch hour rush. Sit at the communal table if dining solo. Hidden in the heart of Railtown which is off the beaten track just East of…

TRACTOR FOODS

1903 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-222-2557 Web: www.tractorfoods.com Twitter: @tractorfoods Advice: You can get half salads and sandwiches, option to add proteins to almost any dish for an extra charge. Finding a go to spot with healthy food options that’s…

CHAMELEON CAFÉ

11965 224 St , Maple Ridge Tel: (604) 467-5664 Web: www.chameleoncafe.ca/‎ Twitter:  @224thMR Advice: Sit downstairs if you want a view of the open kitchen or bar. Took a drive to the valley recently with my friend Nikki to visit…

FIVE ELEMENTS CAFÉ

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1046 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 559-5938 Web: http://www.fiveelementscafe.com/ Twitter: tba Advice: Have a friend or two join you and share the dishes. With a mix of Vietnamese and Thai cuisine, the dishes on the menu…

EIGHT 1/2

151 E 8th Ave, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 568-2703 Web: http://www.eightandahalf.ca Twitter: @eightandahalf Advice: Sit at the bar if dining solo. In the heart of Mt Pleasant, you’ll find a great spot for eating and lounging with friends as I did…

LA MEZCALARIA

1622 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-8226 Web: http://lamezcaleria.ca/ Twitter: @LaMezcaleriaYVR Advice: Reservations a must. It’s no secret that I love Mexican food and culture and this new East side spot on the drive has nailed it on the food and…

CHICHA RESTAURANT

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 136 East Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-3963 Web:  http://www.chicharestaurant.com/ Twitter: @ChichaVancouver Advice: Take a friend or two and share dishes. I absolutely adore seeing passionate chefs open an eatery who are adventurous with a sole purpose…

LOMBARDO’S

1641 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-251-2240 Web: http://lombardos.ca/ Twitter: @LombardosPizza Advice: Make reservations for eating in, call or visit for take-out. Sometimes it can take awhile to visit a long standing, popular eatery, in this case it’s taken me an…

IK 2GO

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1328 Hornby Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-4569 Web: www.ik2go.com Twitter: @Glowbal_Group Advice: Counter service. This is second location of the Italian Kitchen spin-off featuring a casual self-serve counter and seating for 40, offering take-out or leisurely…

BURDOCK AND CO.

2702 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 879-0077 Web: http://www.burdockandco.com Twitter: @BurdockAndCo Advice: Try to snag a spot at the bar overlooking the open kitchen. As a fan of talented Chef Andrea Carlson, I had long awaited the opening of Burdock…

TAVOLA

1829 Robson St,  Vancouver Tel: (604) 606-4680 Web: http://tavolavancouver.com Twitter: @TavolaVancouver Advice: If eating solo or not, snag a spot at the communal table. Hidden off the beaten track in the West End is spot that fills up fast nightly…

Tuc Craft Kitchen

60 West Cordova St, Vancouver Tel: 604-599-8999 Web: www.tucrestaurant.com Twitter: @TucRestaurant Advice: Open for lunch and dinner. Also offers an upstairs seating area perfect for large gatherings. With the spacious room, high ceilings and a stellar wood crafted bar is…

FINEST AT SEA

4675 Arbutus Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-266-1904 Web: www.finestatsea.com Twitter: @FinestAtSeaVan Advice: Located in a strip mall, no reservations. With my love for fish, I had missed eating at one of the city’s notable seafood boutiques. I can’t believe it took…

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