Tag: Solo Diners

For people who are dining alone

UGLY DUMPLING

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1590 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 258-0005 Web: https://uglydumpling.ca/ Instagram @uglydumpling.ca Advice: No reservations, go early or expect to wait in the line-up, open Thursday – Monday Chef Darren Gee and Van Doren Chan have…

SOPRA SOTTO PIZZERIA

1510 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Phone: (604) 251-7586 Web: http://www.soprasottovancouver.com/ Instagram @soprasotto.vancouver Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. Inspired by Nonna’s cooking, this Italian focussed eatery features Executive Chef, Enrico Fratoni who has brought fresh, local and approachable fare to the neighbourhood. I have dined a…

Uno Gelato

2579 W Broadway, Vancouver Web: https://www.unogelato.com/ Twitter: @unogelatoyvr Instagram @unogelato.yvr Advice: Counter service. When Maestro James creates something or anything for that matter, you know it’s going to be good. He is the master when it comes to precision and…

Tacofino Ocho Opening

I recently attended the opening party for the latest eatery from the Tacofino group in the Mount Pleasant/Olympic Village neighborhood. Each of their locations usually has a different name to give each a slightly different identity. This one is no…

ANGUS T

1036 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-5989 Web: n/a Instagram: @angust_vancouver Advice: Counter service. A beautiful bakeshop in the heart of Yaletown that keeps things simple, they offer a selection of in-house baked croissants, cinnamon buns along with espresso drinks…

HON’S WONTON HOUSE

25 E. 2nd Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 708-0306 Web: http://www.honswontonhouse.com/ Instagram @honswonton Advice: No reservations, complimentary hot tea. With it’s homage to the original Hon’s that was founded locally in the 1970’s; the popular Chinese eats focused eatery is in…

MUMBAI LOCAL

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1148 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 423-3281 Web: https://mumbailocal.ca/ Instagram @Mumbailocal.ca Advice: Walk-ins welcome, open daily. Specializing in Mumbai style street food, the kitchen is run by creative Chef Tushar Tondvalkar who has created a…

Meinhardt Fine Foods West Vancouver

BUSINESS CLOSED September 2020 1350 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Phone: (604) 922-5362 Web: http://www.meinhardtfinefoods.com/ Instagram @meinhardtfinefoods Hours:  Open Monday to Saturday 7am to 9pm, Sunday 8am – 7pm This is their third store in the Vancouver area, similar in size to…

PEPINO’S SPAGHETTI HOUSE

631 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 254-5633 Web: https://pepinos.ca/ Twitter: @pepinothemouse Instagram: @ pepinosspaghettihouse Advice: No reservations. With its nod to the old Nicks which was the locale for over 60 years prior; Pepino’s takes the reign mastering the Italian…

BOMBAY KITCHEN AND BAR

1018 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel:(604) 336-1111 Web:http://bombaykitchenbar.com/ Instagram @bombaykitchenandbar Advice: Reservations suggested for large parties, walk-ins welcome. With its focus on traditional Indian cuisine from the Bombay region, Chef has created a wonderful menu of tasty dishes, I loved the…

HEY DUMPLINGS

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 208 Keefer Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 681-9154 Web: https://www.heydumplings.com/ Instagram @heydumplings Advice: Counter service. Heather Johnston is the mastermind behind her Russian style dumpling house in the heart of Chinatown. With a fairly simple menu…

FIORE

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1485 W 12th Ave, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-1485 Web: https://fiorerestaurants.ca/ Instagram @fioreyvr Advice: Reservations suggested. With it’s focus on Italian inspired food and drink, this neighborhood gem driven by talented chef Alexandrea Fladhamer is turning…

IZAKAYA GONS

854 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-6404 Web: http://izakaya-gons.com/denman/ Twitter @IZAKAYA_Gons ‏ Instagram:@izakaya_gons Advice: Closed 3-5:30pm between lunch and dinner service daily, open late. With it’s Authentic Japanese izakaya focus this new eatery in the Westend serves up a beautiful…

JINYA RAMEN AND BAR

541 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 699-9377 Web: https://jinya-ramenbar.com/ Instagram @jinyaramenbar Advice: No reservations, give your name to the hostess for the lineup. Taking the ramen experience to the next level, this Jinya eatery also features a full bar program…

SEOUL TRUCK STREET FOOD

Unit 2082-1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam Tel: (604) 474-3511 Web: https://www.seoultruckstreetfood.ca/ Instagram @seoultruckstreetfood Advice: Counter service. It’s all about Korean snacks at this food court eatery inside the Henderson Place Mall, with a very cool decor of an actual food truck….

IGNITE PIZZERIA

2588 Main St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 564-2588 Web: http://www.ignitepizzeria.com/ Instagram @ignitepizzeria Advice: Counter service. Have a seat at the communal table if you are dining solo. Located in the heart of Mount Pleasant, Ignite offers whole pizza pies as well as…

NORI

5900 University Blvd, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: www.facebook.com/noriubc Instagram: @nori_ubc Advice: Counter service. Closed Saturdays. Located on the campus of the University of British Columbia is a fast casual spot featuring Japanese focused dishes, it is a very well organized…

VIET HOUSE RESTAURANT

3420 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-9388 Web: http://www.viethouserestaurant.com Instagram: @viet_house_restaurant Advice: Open daily. Located in the heart of Cambie Village, it’s focus is on Vietnamese cuisine with an extensive menu selection of vermicelli bowls, pho and other soups, rice bowls,…

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