Tag: Neighborhood eating

EAST VAN ROASTERS

319 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-629-7562 Web: http://eastvanroasters.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Limited seating, small space. I have always searched out chocolatiers as I’ve travelled around the world, in Seattle there is Theo and they roast the Cacao from bean to…

CHEZ CHRISTOPHE

4712 Hastings Street, Burnaby Tel: 604-428-4200 Web: www.christophe-chocolat.com Twitter: @Chez_Christophe Advice: Closed Sunday and Monday Having had a sweet tooth since childhood, I have always searched out the patisseries and pastry chefs who run them as I’ve travelled around the…

THE GENERAL PUBLIC

3289 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-4676 Web: coming Twitter: @GPSushi Advice: Reservations suggested. Bring a friend to share some sushi rolls. There are sushi joints and then there are sushi joints, while the city is filled with sushi eateries…

MAGDA’S RESTAURANT

6345 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-322-1001 Web: www.magdasrestaurant.ca Twitter: n/a Advice: No reservations. Some of my friends and I often get together on Sunday mornings for breakfast at various eateries around the city, each of us takes turns on suggesting…

MYGOODNESS! GLUTEN FREE

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 235 East Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-8878 Web: http://www.mygoodnessglutenfree.com/ Twitter: @mygoodnessgf Advice: No seats, call for days open. For many who either have wheat allergies or are seeking gluten-free baked goods had been hard to find…

CAFÉ D’AFRIQUE

363 East Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-9919 Web: http://www.cafedafrique.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations suggested. Go with at least another friend to share the platters. I often go walking to explore neighborhoods in Vancouver, on a recent visit through Mount Pleasant I…

ROUNDEL CAFÉ

2465 E Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-253-2522 Web: www.roundelcafe.com Twitter: n/a Advice: No reservations. Breakfast is served until 4 pm weekdays and 5 pm on weekends. Sometimes it can take years to visit a restaurant which has been around for…

LIFT Bar and Grill

333 Menchions Mews, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-5438 Web: http://liftbarandgrill.com/ Twitter: @Liftbarandgrill Advice: Reservations suggested. Sit upstairs on the outside patio in season. Finding a culinary paradise in Coal Harbour, Lift recently got a lift when Chef Jefferson Alvarez took over the…

FISHWORKS

91 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver Tel: 778-340-3449 Web: http://www.fishworks.ca/ Twitter: @FishworksLOLO Advice: Located 3 blocks away from the Lonsdale Quay seabus terminal. Reservations suggested. Escaping the city, I often enjoy the quick jaunt on the Seabus over to Lonsdale Quay…

EAST IS EAST CHAI GALLERY

4433 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-879-2020 Web: http://www.eastiseast.ca/ Twitter: hopefully one day. Advice: Reservations suggested. Request to be seated at one of the tables with benches rather than the tree stump chairs. As a fan of their former location a…

THE MIGHTY OAK

198 West 18th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-0722 Web: www.TheMightyOak.ca Twitter: n/a Advice: Closed Monday. Off the beaten track, hidden away in the heart of a neighborhood is this small café on the corner. Inside you will find an espresso bar…

SATORI FACTORY

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 5054 Victoria Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 569-0420 Web: http://www.satorifactory.ca Twitter: @mysatorifactory Advice:  Closed Mondays Situated next door to their popular Chau Veggie restaurant is a wonderful café with a large communal table that fills the centre…

SOFRA MEDITERRANEAN KITCHEN

2277 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-3287 Web: www.sofrakitchen.ca Twitter: n/a Advice: The platters are great value, call ahead for take-out. Longing for authentic Turkish cuisine in the city, I have happened upon a family run spot that is making…

BEAUCOUP BAKERY & CAFÉ

2150 Fir Street, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 732-4222 Web: http://www.beaucoupbakery.com Twitter: @beaucoupbakery Advice: Go early as some of the pastries sell out within minutes. From the get go, even before the bakery café had opened, I was a fan of Jackie…

THE PARLOUR RESTAURANT

1011 Hamilton St, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-3322    | Web: www.theparlourrestaurants.com Twitter: @ParlourYaletown Advice: They offer take out and delivery for all of their pizzas. As a pizza lover I am always yearning to visit the new pizza joint on the block…

ESPANA RESTAURANT

1118 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-4040 Web: www.espanarestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @espanayvr Advice: Don’t go solo, best place to go with at least one or two friends and share some dishes. Open late nightly. I love everything Spanish and Espana took me…

HEIRLOOM RESTAURANT

1509 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-733-2231 Web: http://heirloomrestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @HeirloomVeg Advice: This is a restaurant to dine with a friend or more friends, not ideal for eating solo unless you are seated at the bar. Sharing is key here….

TSUJIJI JAPANESE RESTAURANT

4751 Garden City Road, Richmond Tel: 604-276-2628 Web: http://www.tsukijijapaneserestaurant.com/#/home/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations suggested. Off the beaten path, in a strip mall that is surrounded by Asian restaurants, you walk through the door and you have arrived in Japan. From…

CHAU VEGGIE EXPRESS

5052 Victoria Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604.568.9508 Web:  http://www.chowatchau.ca/veggie/mural_menu.pdf Twitter: @chowatCHAU Advice: Go light on the tableside satay sauce if you are not a fan of spice. Located off the beaten track, yet in the middle of the city is an…

OYSTER EXPRESS

296 Keefer Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-684-3300 Twitter: @oysterexpress Web: http://www.oysterexpress.ca/ Advice: Happy Hour Tues – Thurs from 4-6pm Buck a shuck oysters. Located on the Eastern edge of Chinatown, this very cool nautical themed room has rounded windows and is…

THE DIME ROADHOUSE

1565 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-3463 Web: http://the-dime.ca/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Best with a group of friends, don’t expect to be able to hear your friends if you are there to talk. The room is dark, it’s often filled…

BIGSBY THE BAKEHOUSE

4894 Mackenzie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-267-2253 Web: https://www.facebook.com/bigsbybakehouse Twitter: n/a Advice: Call ahead to order Challah for Friday. Tucked into the Mackenzie Heights neighborhood with little fanfare, I had heard about this wonderful bakery café from my friend and fellow writer…

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