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25th Annual Vancouver magazine Restaurant awards


For the 25th year Vancouver Magazine has published the “best of” restaurant awards decided by a panel of 18 judges and boasting 49 different categories.
The great thing about this list is it is also broken down by areas of the city.

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“You Gotta Try These”

Best of the City Dining 2013: The winners! – brought to us by the We Vancouver Weekly


Best of the City Dining 2013: The winners!

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Published: November 06, 2013 1:00 PM
Updated: November 07, 2013 3:47 PM
We asked our readers to tell us their favourite places to eat and drink in Vancouver and they responded with enthusiasm. We didn’t guide them; they took the time to list their top choice in each category.

And now, let them be your guide to discovering new favourites while celebrating all the places you already know to love.

Best Shops

General Goods Grocery Store

1. Whole Foods, Various locations, http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com

2. Save-On Foods, Various locations, http://www.saveonfoods.com

2. Choices, Various locations, http://www.choicesmarket.com

3. Donald’s Market, 2279 Commercial Dr., 604-255-1440; 2342 E. Hastings, 604-254-3014, http://www.donaldsmarket.com

Cheese Shop

1. Les Amis du Fromage, 1752 West 2nd Ave, 604-732-4218; 843 East Hastings Street, 604-253-4218, http://www.buycheese.com

2. Benton Brothers Fine Cheese, Various locations, http://www.bentonscheese.com

3. La Grotta del Formaggio, 1791 Commercial Drive, 604-255-3911, http://www.lgdf.ca

Butcher

1. Jackson’s Meat and Deli (tie), 2214 West 4th Ave, 604-738-6328, http://www.jacksonsmeatanddeli.com

1. Armando’s Finest Quality Meats (tie), Granville Island Market, 604-685-0359, http://www.armandosmeats.com

2. Windsor Quality Meats, 4110 Main Street, 604-872-5635, http://www.windsorqualitymeats.com

3. Big Lou’s Butcher Shop, 269 Powell Street, 604-566-9229, http://www.biglousbutchershop.com

Farmers Market

1. Trout Lake, North Parking Lot of John Hendry Park at Trout Lake, Vancouver Farmers Markets, 604-879-FARM, http://www.eatlocal.org

2. Kitsilano, Parking Lot of Kitsilano Community Centre, Vancouver Farmers Markets, 604-879-FARM, http://www.eatlocal.org

3. West End, 1100 Block of Comox Street, Vancouver Farmers Markets, 604-879-FARM, http://www.eatlocal.org

Health Food

1 Whole Foods, Various locations, http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com

2. Choices Market, Various locations, http://www.choicesmarket.com

3. Organic Lives (tie), 1829 Quebec Street, 778-588-7777, http://www.organiclives.ca

3. Famous Foods (tie), 1595 Kingsway, 604-872-3019, http://www.famousfoods.ca

Private Liquor Store

1. Legacy Liquor Store, 1633 Manitoba Street, 604-331-7900, http://www.legacyliquorstore.com

2. Marquis Wine Cellars, 1034 Davie Street, 1-800-589-2804, http://www.marquis-wines.com

3. Liberty Wine Merchants, Various locations, http://www.libertywinemerchants.com

Food Stalls Granville Island

1. Oyama Sausage, 604-327-7407, http://www.oyamasausage.ca

2. Terra Breads, Various locations, 604-685-3102, http://www.terrabreads.com

3. Benton Brothers Fine Cheese, Various locations, 604-609-0001, http://www.bentonscheese.com

Specialty Grocery Store

1. Whole Foods, Various locations, http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com

2. Choices, Various locations, http://www.choicesmarket.com

3. Urban Fare, Various locations, http://www.urbanfare.com

Kitchenware Cooking

1. Ming Wo, Various locations, http://www.mingwo.com

2. Gourmet Warehouse, 1340 East Hastings Street, 604-253-3022, http://www.gourmetwarehouse.ca

3. Cookworks, 377 Howe Street, 604-662-4918; 1548 West Broadway, 604-731-1148, http://www.cookworks.ca

Best Fish Market

1. Daily Catch, (tie), 1418 Commercial Drive, 604-253-3474, http://www.dailycatch.org

1. Granville Island Market (tie), http://www.granvilleisland.com

2. The Lobster Man, 1807 Mast Tower Road, Granville Island, 604-687-4228, http://www.lobsterman.com

3. 7 Seas, 2328 West 4th Ave., 604-732-8608, http://www.7seas.ca

Specialty Items

Chocolatier

1. Thomas Haas, 2539 West Broadway, 604-736-1848, http://www.thomashaas.com

2. Purdy’s Chocolates, Various locations, http://www.purdys.com

3. Thierry, 1059 Alberni Street, 604-608-6870, http://www.thierrychocolates.com

Dessert

1. Thomas Haas (tie),

2539 West Broadway, 604-736-1848, http://www.thomashaas.com

1. Thierry (tie), 1059 Alberni Street, 604-608-6870, http://www.thierrychocolates.com

2. True Confections, 3701 West Broadway, 604-222-8489, http://www.trueconfections.ca

3. Sweet Obsession, 2611 West 16th, 604-739-0565, http://www.sweetobsession.ca

Donuts

1. Cartems, 534 West Pender, 778-708-0996, http://www.cartems.com

2. Tim Hortons, Various locations, http://www.timhortons.com

3. Lucky’s (in 49th Parallel Roasters), 2902 Main Street, 604-420-4901; 2198 West 4th, 604-420-4901, http://www.luckysdoughnuts.com

Brunch

1. Café Medina, 556 Beatty Street, 604-879-3114, http://www.medinacafe.com

2. Provence Marinaside, 1177 Marinaside Crescent, 604-681-4144, http://www.provencevancouver.com

3. Jethro’s Fine Grub (tie), 3420 Dunbar Street, 604-569-3441: 3455 Fraser Street. 604-620-5292,
http://www.jethrosfinegrub.com

3. Twisted Fork (tie), 1147 Granville Street, 604-568-0749, http://www.twistedforkbistro.ca

Breakfast

1. Café Medina, 556 Beatty Street, 604-879-3114, http://www.medinacafe.com

2. Joe’s Grill (tie), Various locations, http://www.joesgrill.ca

2. Red Wagon (tie), 2296 East Hastings Street, 604-568-4565, http://www.redwagoncafe.com

3. Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe, 2095 West 4th Avenue, 604-732-6810, http://www.sophiescosmiccafe.com

Bagels

1. Siegel’s Bagels,1883 Cornwall Avenue, 604-737-8151; Granville Island Markets, 604-685-5670, http://www.siegelsbagels.com

2. Solly’s, Various locations, http://www.sollysbagelry.com

3. Benny’s Bagels, 2505 West Broadway, 604-731-9730

Bakery

1. Beaucoup Bakery, 2150 Fir St., 604-732-4222, http://www.beaucoupbakery.com

2. Terra Breads (tie), Various locations, http://www.terrabreads.com

2. Lemonade (tie) 3385 Cambie Street, 604-873-9993, http://www.lemonadebakery.ca

3. Cobs Bread, Various locations, http://www.cobsbread.com

Burgers

1. Vera’s Burger Shack, Various locations, http://www.verasburgershack.com

2. Romer’s, 1873 West 4th Avenue, 604-732-9545; 1039 Mainland, 604-559-7210, http://www.romersburgerbar.com

3. Fatburger (tie), Various locations, http://www.fatburger.com

3. White Spot (tie), Various locations, http://www.whitespot.ca

BBQ

1. Memphis Blues, Various locations, http://www.memphisbluesbbq.com

2. Re-Up BBQ, 700 Hornby Street food cart (seasonally); River Market, New Westminster, 604-553-3997, http://www.reupbbq.com

3. Peckinpah, 2 Water Street, 604-681-5411, http://www.peckinpahbbq.com

Fish and Chips

1. Go Fish, 1505 West 1st Ave, 604-730-5040, http://www.gofishvancouver.com

2. C-Lovers, 1061 Denman Street, 604-662-3444, http://www.c-lovers.com

3. Pajo’s, Various locations, http://www.pajos.com

Coffee Shop

1. Starbucks, Various locations, http://www.starbucks.ca

2. JJ Bean, Various locations, http://www.jjbeancoffee.com

3. Caffé Artigiano (tie), Various locations, http://www.caffeartigiano.com

3. Forty Ninth Parallel (tie), 2902 Main Street, 604-420-4900; 2198 West 4th Avenue, 604-420-4901, http://www.49thparallelroasters.com

Food Cart

1. Tacofino, Burrard and Dunsmuir and Robson Square, 604-253-TACO; commissary at 2327 East Hastings, http://www.tacofino.com
2. Fresh Local Wild (tie), Hastings and Burrard, http://www.freshlocalwild.com

3. Le Tigre (tie), Various locations, 778-990-2853, http://www.letigrecuisine.ca

4. Mom’s Grilled Cheese, 800 West Georgia Street, 604-767-9768, http://www.momsgrilledcheesetruck.com

Gluten Free

1. Lemonade, 3385 Cambie Street, 604-873-9993, http://www.lemonadebakery.ca

2. Graze, 3980 Fraser Street, 604-620-8822, http://www.grazerestaurant.ca

3. Edible Canada, 1596 Johnston Street, Granville Island, 604-682-6681, http://www.ediblecanada.com

Ice Cream/Gelato

1. Bella Gelateria, 1001 West Cordova Street, 604-569-1010; 1089 Marinaside, http://www.bellagelateria.com

2. Mario’s Gelati, 88 East 1st Avenue, 604-879-9411, http://www.mariosgelati.com

3. La Casa Gelato (tie), 1033 Venables Street, 604-251-3211, http://www.lacasagelato.com

3. Earnest Ice Cream, 3992 Fraser Street, various local retailers, http://www.earnesticecream.com

Milkshake/Smoothie
1. White Spot, Various locations, http://www.whitespot.ca

2. Booster Juice, Various locations, http://www.boosterjuice.com

3. Fatburger, Various locations, http://www.fatburger.com

Noodles

1. Legendary Noodle (tie), 1074 Denman Street, 604-669-8551, http://www.legendarynoodle.ca

1. Peaceful Restaurant (tie), Various locations, http://www.peacefulrestaurant.com

2. Noodle Box (tie), Various locations, http://www.thenoodlebox.net

2. Congee Noodle House (tie), 141 East Broadway, 604-879-8221

3. Kintaro, 788 Denman Street, 604-682-7568

Pizza

1. Via Tevere Pizzeria, 1190 Victoria Drive, 604-336-1803, http://www.viateverepizzeria.com

2. Nicli Antica Pizzeria, 62 East Cordova Street, 604-669-6985, http://www.nicli-antica-pizzeria.ca

3. Nat’s New York Pizzeria (tie), 2684 West Broadway, 604-737-0707; 1080 Denman Street, 604-642-0777, http://www.natspizza.com

3. Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria (tie), 1380 Commercial Drive, 604-251-2292, http://www.famoso.ca

Seafood

1. Blue Water Café + Raw Bar, 1095 Hamilton Street, 604-688-8078, http://www.bluewatercafe.com

2. Joe Fortes Seafood and Chophouse, 777 Thurlow Street, 604-669-1940, http://www.joefortes.ca

3. Boathouse Restaurant, Various locations, http://www.boathouserestaurants.ca

Steakhouse

1. The Keg, Various locations, http://www.kegsteakhouse.com

2. Gotham Steakhouse, 615 Seymour Street, 604-605-8282, http://www.gothamsteakhouse.com

3. Black + Blue (tie), 1032 Alberni Street, 604-637-0777, http://www.glowbalgroup.com/blackblue

3. Hy’s Steakhouse (tie), 637 Hornby Street, 604-683-7671, http://www.hyssteakhouse.com

Taco

1. La Taqueria, 2549 Cambie Street, 604-558-2549; 322 West Hastings, 604-568-4406, http://www.lataqueria.ca

2. Tacofino, Robson Square food truck; 2327 East Hastings, 604-253-TACO, http://www.tacofino.com

3. Taco Shack (tied), 1937 Cornwall Avenue, 604-736-8226, http://www.tacoshack.com

3. Chronic Taco (tied), 1812 West 4th Avenue, 604-558-3666; 382 West Broadway, 604-428-2221, http://www.eatchronictacos.com

Tapas

1. Bin 941 Tapas Parlour, 941 Davie Street, 604-683-1246, http://www.bin941.com

2. Espana, 1118 Denman Street, 604-558-4040, http://www.espanarestaurant.ca

3. The Sardine Can, 26 Powell Street, 604-568-1350, http://www.thesardinecan.ca

Teahouse

1. The Urban Tea Merchant (tie), 1070 West Georgia Street, 604-692-0071, http://www.urbantea.com

2. David’s Tea, Various locations, http://www.davidstea.com

3. Secret Garden Tea Company, 5559 West Boulevard, 604-261-3070, http://www.secretgardentea.com

Vegan

1. The Naam Restaurant, 2724 West 4th Ave, 604-738-7151, http://www.thenaam.com

2. The Acorn (tie), 3995 Main Street, 604-566-9001, http://www.theacornrestaurant.ca

2. Graze (tie), 3980 Fraser Street, 6014-620-8822, http://www.grazerestaurant.ca

3. Heirloom, 1509 West 12th Avenue, 604-733-2231, http://www.heirloomrestaurant.ca

Vegetarian

1. The Naam Restaurant, 2724 West 4th Ave, 604-738-7151, http://www.thenaam.com

2. The Acorn (tie), 3995 Main Street, 604-566-9001, http://www.theacornrestaurant.ca

2. Heirloom (tie), 1509 West 12th Avenue, 604-733-2231, http://www.heirloomrestaurant.ca

3. The Foundation, 2301 Main Street, 604-708-0881

Best International Cuisine

Chinese

1. Kirin Restaurant, 1172 Alberni Street, 604-682-8833; 201-555 West 12th Avenue, 604-879-8038,

http://www.kirinrestaurants.com

2. Sun Sui Wah, 3888 Main Street, 604-872-8822, http://www.sunsuiwah.com

3. Hon’s Wun-Tun House (tie), 268 Keefer Street, 604-688-8303; 1339 Robson Street, 604-685-0871

3. Lin Chinese Cuisine (tie), 1537 West Broadway, 604-733-9696, http://www.linchinese.ca

Caribbean West Indies

1. The Reef, 1018 Commercial Drive, 604-568-5375; 4172 Main Street, 604-874-5375, http://www.thereefrestaurant.com

2. Calabash Bistro, 428 Carrall Street, 604-568-5882, http://www.calabashbistro.com

3. Simba’s Grill, 825 Denman Street, 604-974-0649, http://www.simbasgrill.com

French

1. Le Crocodile, 909 Burrard Street, 604-669-4298, http://www.lecrocodilerestaurant.com

2. Les Faux Bourgeois, 663 E 15th Avenue, 604-873-9733, http://www.lesfauxbourgeois.com

3. La Brasserie, 1091 Davie Street, 604-568-6499, http://www.labrasserievancouver.com

Greek

1. Stepho’s Taverna, 1124 Davie St., 604-683-2555; 1359 Robson St. (soon)

2. Takis’ Taverna, 1106 Davie Street, 604-682-1336, http://www.takistaverna.com

3. Maria’s Taverna, 2324 West 4th Avenue, 604-731-4722, http://www.mariastaverna.ca

Indian

1. Vij’s, 1480 West 11th Avenue, 604-736-6664, http://www.vijsrestaurant.ca

2. Maurya, 1643 West Broadway, 604-742-0622, http://www.mauryaindiancuisine.com

3. India Bistro (tie), 1157 Davie St., 604-684-6342, http://www.indiabistro.ca

3. Nirvana (tie), 2313 Main Street, 604-872-8779, http://www.nirvanarestaurant.ca

Italian

1. Italian Kitchen, 1037 Alberni Street, 604-687-2858, http://www.glowbalgroup.com/italiankitchen

2. Cioppino’s (tie), 1133 Hamilton Street, 604-688-7466, http://www.cioppinosyaletown.com

2. Cin Cin (tie), 1154 Robson Street, 604-688 7338, http://www.cincin.net

3. Francesco’s, 860 Burrard, 604-685-7770, http://www.francescos.com

Japanese

1. Miku, 1055 West Hastings Street, 604-568-3900,www.mikurestaurant.com

2. Tojo’s, 1133 West Broadway, 604-872-8050, http://www.tojos.com

3. Minami, 1118 Mainland Street, 604-685-8080, http://www.minamirestaurant.com

Korean

1. Sura Korean Cuisine, 1518 Robson Street, 604-687-7872, http://www.surakoreancuisine.com

2. Jang Mo Jib, 1575 Robson Street, 604-642-0712, http://www.jangmojib.com

3. Madang Coul Korean Restaurant (tie), 847 Denman Street, 604-688-3585

3. Damso Modern Korean Cuisine (tie), 867 Denman Street, 604-632-0022

Mexican

1. Las Margaritas, 1999 West 4th Avenue, 604-734-7117, http://www.lasmargaritas.com

2. La Taqueria (tie), 2549 Cambie Street, 604-558-2549; 322 W. Hastings, 604-568-4406,

http://www.lataqueria.ca

2. The Mexican (tie), 1049 Granville Street, 604-569-0955, themexican.ca

3. Salsa & Agave Mexican Grill, 1205 Pacific Boulevard, 604-408-4228, http://www.salsaandagave.com

Middle Eastern

1. Nuba, Various locations, http://www.nuba.ca

2. East is East, 3243 West Broadway, 604-734-5881; 4433 Main Street, 604-565-4401, http://www.eastiseast.ca

3. Afghan Horsemen Restaurant, 1833 Anderson Street, 604-873-5923, http://www.afghanhorsemen.com

Singaporean

1. Banana Leaf, Various locations, http://www.bananaleaf-vancouver.com

2. Tropika, 2975 Cambie Street, 604-879-6002; 1128 Robson Street, 604-737-6002,

http://www.tropika-canada.com

3. Kaya Malay Bistro, 1063 West Broadway, 604-730-9963, http://www.kayamalay.com

Spanish

1. Espana, 1118 Denman Street, 604-558-4040, http://www.espanarestaurant.ca

2. La Bodega, 1277 Howe Street, 604-684-8814, http://www.labodegavancouver.com

3. The Sardine Can, 26 Powell Street, 604-568-1350, http://www.thesardinecan.ca

Thai

1. Maenam, 1938 West 4th Avenue, 604-730-5579, http://www.maenam.ca

2. Thai House, 1116 Robson Street, 604-683-3383; 1766 West 7th Avenue, 604-737-0088,

http://www.thaihouse.com

3. Sala Thai (tie), 102-888 Burrard Street, 604-683-7999, http://www.salathai.ca

3. Simply Thai (tie), 1211 Hamilton Street, 604-642-0123, http://www.simplythairestaurant.com

Vietnamese

1. Phnom Penh Restaurant, 244 East Georgia Street, 604-682-5777

2. Au Petit Café, 4851 Main Street, 604-873-3328, http://www.aupetitcafe.com

3. Thai Son, 373 East Broadway, 604-875-6436; 2800 East 1st Avenue, 604-255-6436

West Coast

1. West, 2281 Granville Street, 604-738-8938, http://www.westrestaurant.com

2. Raincity Grill, 1193 Denman Street, 604-685-7337, http://www.raincitygrill.com

3. Coast, 1054 Alberni Street, 604-685-5010, http://www.glowbalgroup.com/coast

Best Overall

Budget

1. White Spot, Various locations, http://www.whitespot.ca

2. Hawkers Delight (tie), 4127 Main Street,

604-709-8188

2. Famous Warehouse (tie), 989 Granville Street, 604-677-8080, thefamouswarehouse.com

3. Nuba, Various locations, http://www.nuba.ca

Diner

1. Templeton, 1087 Granville Street, 604-685-4612, http://www.rthetempleton.ca

2. Lucy’s Eastside Diner, 2708 Main Street,

604-568-1550

3. Joe’s Grill, Various locations, http://www.joesgrill.ca

Fine Dining

1. Hawksworth, 801 West Georgia Street,

604-673-7000, http://www.hawksworthrestaurant.com

2. Bishop’s (tie), 2183 West 4th Ave, 604-738-2025, http://www.bishopsonline.com

2. Le Crocodile (tie), 909 Burrard Street,

604-669-4298, http://www.lecrocodilerestaurant.com

3. West (tie), 2881 Granville Street, 604-738-8938, http://www.westrestaurant.com

3. Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar (tie), 1095 Hamilton Street, 604-688-8078, http://www.bluewatercafe.net

Chef

1. David Hawksworth, Hawksworth, 801 West Georgia Street, 604-673-7000, http://www.hawksworthrestaurant.com

2. Ned Bell, Yew at the Four Seasons, 791 West Georgia Street, 604-692-4939, http://www.yewseafood.com

3. Rob Feenie, Cactus Club Cafe, nVarious locations, http://www.cactusclubcafe.com

Cocktails

1. Pourhouse, 162 Water Street, 604-568-7022, http://www.pourhousevancouver.com

2. The Diamond, 2nd Floor, 6 Powell Street, 604-568-8272, http://www.di6mond.com

3. The Keefer (tie), 133 Keefer Street, 604-688-1983, http://www.thekeefer.com

Bar/Lounge

1. Reflections (tie), Rosewood Hotel Georgia, 801 West Georgia Street, 604-682-5566,

http://www.rosewoodhotels.com

1. Four Seasons Yew (tie), 791 West Georgia Street, 604-692-4939, http://www.yewseafood.com

2. The Lobby Lounge at Fairmont Pacific Rim (tie), 1038 Canada Place, 604-695-5502, http://www.fairmont.com

2. Pourhouse (tie), 162 Water Street, 604-568-7022, http://www.pourhousevancouver.com

3. The Keefer (tie), 133 Keefer Street, 604-688-1983, http://www.thekeefer.com

3. Uva Wine Bar (tie), 900 Seymour Street, 604-632-9560, http://www.uvawinebar.ca

Food Blogger

1. Follow Me Foodie, Mijune Pak, http://www.followmefoodie.com

2. Vancouver Foodster, Richard Wolak, http://www.vancouverfoodster.com

3. Foodology, http://www.foodology.ca

Hotel Dining

1. Hawksworth – Hotel Georgia, 801 West Georgia Street, 604-673-7000, http://www.hawksworthrestaurant.com

2. Yew at the Four Seasons, 791 West Georgia, 604-692-4939, http://www.yewrestaurant.com

3. Oru at the Fairmont Pacific Rim, 1038 Canada Place, 604-695-5500, http://www.orucuisine.com

Late Night

1. Fritz European Fry House, 718 Davie Street, 604-684-0811, http://www.fritzeuropeanfryhouse.com

2. Lucy’s Eastside Diner, 2708 Main Street, 604-568-1550, http://www.lucyseastsidediner.com

3. Denny’s, Various locations, http://www.dennys.com

Live Music

1. Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville Street, 604-739-4550, http://www.commodoreballroom.ca

2. The Cellar, 1006 Granville Street, 604-605-4340, http://www.cellarvan.com

3. The Roxy (tie), 932 Granville Street, 604-731-7999, http://www.roxyvan.com

3. The Biltmore (tie), 2755 Prince Edward Street, 604-676-0541, http://www.biltmorecabaret.com

Mid-Price

1. Cactus Club, Various locations, http://www.cactusclubcafe.com

2. Edible Canada (tie), 1596 Johnston St., Granville Island, 604-682-6681, http://www.ediblecanada.com

2. Earls (tie), Various locations, http://www.earls.ca

3. Flying Pig, 1168 Hamilton Street, 604-568-1344; 102 Water Street, 604-559-7698

Pub

1. Bimini (tie), 2010 West 4th Avenue, 604-733-7116, http://www.donnellygroup.com

1. New Oxford (tie), 1144 Homer Street, 604-609-0901, http://www.donnellygroup.com

2. Doolins (tie), 654 Nelson Street, 604-605-4343, http://www.doolins.ca

2. Biercraft (tie), 1191 Commercial Drive, 604-254-2437; 3305 Cambie Street, 604-874-6900, http://www.biercraft.com

3. Yaletown Brewing Company, 1111 Mainland Street, 604-681-2739, http://www.markjamesgroup.com/yaletown

Patio

1. Tap & Barrel, 1 Athletes Way, 604-685-2223, http://www.tapandbarrel.com

2. Cactus Club Cafe, Various locations, http://www.cactusclubcafe.com

3. Dockside, 1253 Johnston Street, Granville Island, 604-685-7070, http://www.docksidevancouver.com

Private Dining Room

1. Hawksworth, 801 West Georgia Street, 604-673-7000, http://www.hawksworthrestaurant.com

2. Blue Water Café + Raw Bar, 1095 Hamilton Street, 604-688-8078, http://www.bluewatercafe.net

3. La Terrazza, 1088 Cambie Street, 604-899-4449, http://www.laterrazza.ca

Coal Harbour

1. Cardero’s, 1583 Coal Harbour Quay, 604-669-7666, http://www.vancouverdine/carderos

2. Lift Bar and Grill, 333 Menchions Mews, 604-689-5438, http://www.liftbarandgrill.com

3. Cactus Club, 1085 Canada Place, 604-620-7410, wwwcactusclubcafe.com

Commercial Drive

1. Havana, 1212 Commercial Drive, 604-253-9119, http://www.havanarestaurant.com

2. Via Tevere Pizzeria (tie), 1190 Victoria Drive, 604-336-1803, http://www.viateverepizzeria.com

2. Marcello’s Pizzeria (tie), 1404 Commercial Drive, 604-215-7760, http://www.marcellopizzeria.com

3. La Mezcaleria, 1622 Commercial Drive, 604-559-8227, http://www.lemezcaleria.ca

Downtown

1. Hawksworth, 801 West Georgia Street, 604-673-7000, http://www.hawksworthrestaurant.com

2. Chambar (tie), 562 Beatty Street, 604-879-7119, http://www.chambar.com

2. Coast (tie), 1054 Alberni Street, 604-685-5010, http://www.glowbalgroup.com/coast

3. Joe Fortes Seafood and Chophouse (tie), 777 Thurlow Street, 604-669-1940, http://www.joefortes.ca

Gastown

1. L’Abattoir, 217 Carrall Street, 604-568-1701, http://www.labattoir.ca

2. Boneta, 12 Water Street, 604-684-1844, http://www.boneta.ca

3. Pourhouse, 162 Water Street, 604-568-7022, http://www.pourhousevancouver.com

Kitsilano

1. Fable, 1944 West 4th Avenue, 604-732-1322,www.fablekitchen.ca

2. Bishop’s, 2183 West 4th Ave, 604-738-2025, http://www.bishopsonline.com
3. Maenam, 1938 West 4th Avenue, 604-730-5579, http://www.maenam.ca

Main Street

1. The Reef (tie), 4172 Main Street, 604-874-5375, http://www.thereefrestaurant.com

1. East is East (tie), 4433 Main Street, 604-565-4401, http://www.eastiseast.ca

2. Burgoo Bistro (tie), 3096 Main Street, 604-873-1441, http://www.burgoo.ca

2. Burdock & Company (tie), 2702 Main Street, 604-879-0077, http://www.budockandco.com

3. Campagnolo (tie), 1020 Main Street, 604-484-6018, http://www.campagnolorestaurant.ca

3. Bob Likes Thai Food (tie), 3755 Main Street, 604-568-8538, http://www.boblikesthaifood.com

West End

1. Espana, 1118 Denman Street, 604-558-4040, http://www.espanarestaurant.ca

2. La Brasserie (tie), 1091 Davie Street, 604-568-6499, http://www.labrasserievancouver.com

2. Nook (tie), 781 Denman Street, 604-568-4554, http://www.nookrestaurant.ca

3. Lolita’s, 1326 Davie, 604-696-9996, http://www.lolitasrestaurant.com

Yaletown

1. Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar, 1095 Hamilton Street, 604-688-8078, http://www.bluewatercafe.net

2. Flying Pig, 1168 Hamilton Street, 604-568-1344, http://www.theflyingpigvan.com

3. Minami (tie), 1118 Mainland Street, 604-685-8080, http://www.minamirestaurant.com

3. Rodney’s Oyster House (tie), 1228 Hamilton Street, 604-609-0080, http://www.rodneysoysterhouse.com

Granville Island

1. Sand Bar, 1535 Johnston Street, 604-669-9030, http://www.vancouverdine.com/sandbar

2. Edible Canada, 1596 Johnston Street,

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3. Dockside, 1253 Johnston Street,

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Sports Bar

1. Shark Club, 180 West Georgia Street, 604-687-4275, http://www.sharkclubs.com

2. Red Card Sports Bar, 560 Smithe Street,604-689-4460, http://www.redcardsportsbar.ca

3. Score On Davie, 1262 Davie Street, 604-632-1646, http://www.scoreondavie.com

Interior Décor

1. Hawksworth, 801 West Georgia Street, 604-673-7000, http://www.hawksworthrestaurant.com

2. Black + Blue (tie), 1032 Alberni Street, 604-637-0777, http://www.glowbalgroup.com/blackblue

2. Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie (tie), 163 Keefer Street, 604-688-0876, http://www.bao-bei.ca

3. Homer Street Cafe, 898 Homer Street, 604-428-4299, http://www.homerstreetcafebar.com

View

1. Cactus Club Cafe English Bay, 1790 Beach Avenue, 604-681-2582, http://www.cactusclubcafe.com

2. Seasons in the Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, 604-874-8008, http://www.vancouverdine.com/seasons-park

3. Lift Bar and Grill, 333 Menchions Mews, 604-689-5438, http://www.liftbarandgrill.com

Best Place to Take Visitors

1. Cactus Club Cafe, Various locations, http://www.cactusclubcafe.com

2. Edible Canada, 1596 Johnston Street, Granville Island, 604-682-6681, http://www.ediblecanada.com

3. Joe Fortes Seafood and Chophouse, 777 Thurlow Street, 604-669-1940, http://www.joefortes.ca

Service

1. Hawksworth (tie), 801 West Georgia Street, 604-673-7000, http://www.hawksworthrestaurant.com

1. West (tie), 2881 Granville Street, 604-738-8938, http://www.westrestaurant.com

2. Bluewater Café, 1095 Hamilton Street, 604-688-8078, http://www.bluewatercafe.net

3. Cactus Club, Various locations, http://www.cactusclubcafe.com

Student Eats

1. Subway, Various locations, http://www.subway.ca

2. Tacofino (tie), Burrard and Dunsmuir and Robson Square, 604-253-TACO, http://www.tacofino.com

2. The Eatery (tie), 3431 West Broadway, 604-738-5298, http://www.theeatery.ca

3. Congee Noodle House, 141 East Broadway, 604-879-8221

Wine List

1. Hawksworth, 801 West Georgia Street, 604-673-7000, http://www.hawksworthrestaurant.com

2. Uva Wine Bar, 900 Seymour Street, 604-632-9560, http://www.uvawinebar.ca

3. The Wine Bar, Provence, 1167 Marinaside Crescent, 604-681-4144, http://www.thewinebar.ca

Working Lunch

1. Subway, Various locations, http://www.subway.ca

2. Cactus Club Cafe (tie), Various locations, http://www.cactusclubcafe.com

2. Earls (tie), Various locations, http://www.earls.ca

3. Rio Brazilian, 689 Denman Street, 604-568-7722, http://www.riobraziliansteakhouse.ca

Romantic

1. Teahouse in Stanley Park, 7501 Stanley Park Drive, 604-669-3281, http://www.vancouverdine.com/teahouse

2. Seasons in the Park, Cambie & 33rd, Queen Elizabeth Park, 604-874-8008, http://www.vancouverdine.com/seasons-park

3. Le Crocodile, 909 Burrard Street, 604-669-4298, http://www.lecrocodilerestaurant.com

BC Wine

1. Joie, http://www.joiefarm.com

2. Burrowing Owl, http://www.bovwine.ca

3. Nichol (tie), http://www.nicholvineyard.com

3. Blasted Church (tie), http://www.blastedchurch.com

3. Mission Hill (tie), http://www.missionhillwinery.com

BC Craft Beer

1. Granville Island Brewing, 1441 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, 604-687-2739, http://www.gib.ca

2. Parallel 49, 1946 Triumph Street, 604-558-2739, http://www.parallel49brewing.com

3. Driftwood (tie), Victoria, http://www.driftwoodbeer.com

3. Red Truck (tie), 1015 Marine Drive, North Vancouver, 604-682-4733, http://www.redtruckbeer.com

Best Restaurant

1. Hawksworth, 801 West Georgia Street, 604-673-7000, http://www.hawksworth-restaurant.com

2. Bishop’s (tie), 2183 West 4th Ave., 604-738-2025, http://www.bishopsonline.com

2. Yew at the Four Seasons (tie), 791 West Georgia Street, 604-692-4939, http://www.yewseafood.com

3. Vij’s, 1480 West 11th Avenue, 604-736-6664, http://www.vijsrestaurant.ca

Tripadvisor travellers 2013 travellers choice for restaurants across Canada


Happy Thursday great Foodie friends,
Just a quick posting to give you all a heads up…..

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Tripadvisor released its 2013 Travellers Choice list for restaurants across Canada.

Noted were 5 restaurants in the top 10 –
*L’Abattoir Restaurant – Vancouver, BC
*Rim Rock Cafe & Oyster bar – Whistler, BC
*Norwoods Restaurant- Ucluet, BC
*Locals Restaurant at the Old House, Courtenay, BC
* Bouchons Restaurant, Kelowna, BC

Congrats to our BC Culinary scene taking 5 out of 10 spots across Canada.

click this Link for the full list and posting from Tripadvisor

Buy Local, Eat Local – Save On Foods


Hi great foodie friends…..

I just had to write a quick blog post on what I think is one of the best new marketing directions that Save on Foods has launched Talk about Local.

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The first day that I walked into Save on Foods and saw the signs and better yet the products featured throughout the store I was encouraged that Save on is listening to their customers and has their finger on the pulse of changing trends…….

Have you noticed how many wonderful farmers markets are around now? The fact is there is nearly 10+ farmers markets within the greater metro Vancouver area showcasing local producers fresh and fantastic products every weekend. How wonderful is it to find a connection to understanding where your foods and products actually come from? Even better how wonderful is it to actually meet the farmer, chocolatier, baker or artists that is bringing the products to you?!

Now that Save on Foods has brought this concept to their stores you can count on a similar experience and definitely access to many of these same local products while you do your daily or weekly shopping……

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Great local / award winning hand crafted chocolate! From Wild Sweets – tasting actually served by award winning Chocolatier Dominique and Cindy Duby!
The local producers have been great in explaining their process, product and educating us as to our choices!

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Herb’s Crushed Garlic…. The aroma pulled me to this tasting ….wow!

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Fantastic pork (organic too!) from a great local farming family Gelderman Farms

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Whistler Chocolates….yum

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Local spice producer Ricks Rubs……

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Local sweets……

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Local crackers…….

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Local breads……..

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Local cereals…….

There are far more products than I can put into one posting but I wanted to make sure that you all knew that the options and availability of local products is expanding in multiple locations of Save on Foods…. This has to be good news for all of us!
Support our local industry, producers, farmers and grocers….. It is important to us, our economy and our health! Know where your food and products come from, celebrate our local options….. Eat fresh wholesome things……

Buy local, eat local, support local

Thank you Save on Foods for embracing this trend!

You Gotta Try This!

Nook Pizzeria


Happy Tuesday great foodie friends….

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Nook Pizzeria
We happened to bump into this great little spot after a Whitecaps game and though it was busy we were able to get a cosy little table within about 10 mins.

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We were greeted with a smile and a great waitress that knew her menu inside and out that guided us to the perfect delectable treats!

first up…

Whipped Ricotta Crostini – with honey, black pepper and toasted hazelnuts.

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What a perfect balance of great subtle but distinct flavors…..

Next up…. we split a:
Prosciutto pizza topped with arugula and roasted garlic.
Another excellent blend of a perfectly cooked pizza with wow flavors… The garlic was tasty and creamy without being overwhelming….

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They have a moderate but good wine list and it is very reasonably priced….

They also have a nice handful of “house made” pastas that we heard rave reviews about from neighboring tables….

Last, because we split everything we were happy that we left room for dessert.
I can’t for the life of me remember the name of it but took a picture of course and what I do remember is mouthwatering salted caramel and chocolate ganache flavors with a hint of Grand mariner……
It was a “must have again” type of dessert to be sure.

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I give the nook a thumbs up and recommend that you go to Nook whether its for a nice quiet dinner with your significant other or with friends….. You will find yourself happy, comfortable and enjoying the night.

You Gotta Try This!

Nook Pizzeria on Urbanspoon

The Meatery – B to B Cavery


Happy Final days of summer good foodie friends,
Meatery B to B is a flavor alert must get to!
Do you remember Chef Krissy from Pig on the Street? At the very least you may remember her out of this world flavors?

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I can’t write this first blog without mentioning Pig on the Street as that is where I first met Krissy and tasted her fantastic creations.
Pig on the Street continues to be successful serving up great unique flavor packed sandwiches full of bacon and flavorful sauces & Krissy is now on to creating another flavor wonderland!

The Meatery (B to B) is located in North Vancouver’s Edgemont Village. They are specifically located in the ever popular North Shore fixture Windsor Meats who have been serving fine cuts of meats for over 60 years!
The partnership of these two concepts is so natural and so aligned with the equal desire to supply quality and flavors that are a perfect fit to enhance each other and what they serve! The bonus of being located right in Windsor meats is that you can shop before, while waiting for your lunch or for after your meal and grab whatever you need for your dinner, BBQ or next great creation…. What could be better?
On to the Meatery…..
First up….

Special smoked chicken thigh with chipotle lime, guac, Pico De gallo and chipotle mayo on house made fresh bread.

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I can’t even explain the layers of textures and flavors in this tender sandwich….. But all I know is I would eat it again and again.

Next up …..

Roast pork served with “cracklings(the crunchy bits from the top of the roast pork…Yum) served with spicy Italian sausage and artichoke aioli… “Out of this world!”

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Did I mention the culinary love that is applied in making these mouth watering sandwiches? Truly food from the heart and soul!

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Lastly you can’t leave before trying the Hand made butchers sausage roll!
Delectable beyond words…… As one fellow foodie was heard saying….”you had me at puff pastry” … You know who you are and by the way…. I totally agree with you.
This tasty treat is served with house made stout infused mustard and a hot sauce to add that little kick

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Make sure to take a trip Edgemont or double the pleasure and do the grouse grind an then head in for lunch and visit Krissy and her wonderful partners in flavor town and top off your visit with grabbing your dinner from Windsor meats… Special mention goes to their Turducken sausage! A must try!

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All in all this place is a winner in my books and a full recommend!
You gotta Try This!
the Meatery on Urbanspoon

2013 Golden Plates – best Vancouver Restaurants – brought to us bye the Georgia Straight


Good day fellow foodie friends…..

Congratulations to all of the top rated restaurants, eateries and food related shops in Vancouver brought to us by Golden Plates- The Georgia straight.
This listing covers many aspects and dining scenarios as well as bakeries, cooking stores and our changing interests depending on occasions and our hearts……

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Golden Plates awards list – Georgia Straight- click here
GASTRONOMY
Best chef
David Hawksworth
Rob Feenie
Marc-André Choquette

Best restaurant overall
Chambar Restaurant, 562 Beatty
Hawksworth Restaurant, 801 W. Georgia
Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville

Best fine dining restaurant
Hawksworth Restaurant, 801 W. Georgia
Chambar Restaurant, 562 Beatty
Bishop’s, 2183 W. 4th

Best mid-price restaurant
Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville
Fable, 1944 W. 4th
Cactus Club Cafe, Various Locations

Best budget restaurant
White Spot, Various Locations
La Taqueria, Various Locations
Save On Meats, 43 W. Hastings

Best hotel restaurant
Hawksworth Restaurant, 801 W. Georgia
YEW Restaurant + Bar, 791 W. Georgia
Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville

Best resort restaurant
The Pointe Restaurant at the Wickaninnish Inn, 500 Osprey Lane, Tofino
Araxi Restaurant + Bar, 4222 Village Square, Whistler
The Wildflower Restaurant @ Fairmont Chateau Whistler, 4599 Chateau Blvd., Whistler

Best casino for eats
Tramonto at River Rock Casino Resort, 8811 River Rd.
Edgewater Casino, 311–750 Pacific Blvd. S.
Grand Villa Casino, 4331 Dominion St., Burnaby

Best view restaurant
The Boathouse Restaurant, Various Locations
Seasons in the Park, 405 West 33rd Avenue (Queen Elizabeth Park)
Cactus Club Cafe, 1790 Beach

Best restaurant interior design
Black + Blue, 1032 Alberni
Hawksworth Restaurant, 801 W. Georgia
Killjoy Barbers, 106–1120 Hamilton

Best restaurant atmosphere
Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville
Chambar Restaurant, 562 Beatty
Cactus Club Cafe, Various Locations
Clough Club, 212 Abbott
Fable, 1944 W. 4th

Best restaurant service
Bishop’s, 2183 W. 4th
Hawksworth Restaurant, 801 W. Georgia
Fable, 1944 W. 4th
Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville

Best restaurant for a working lunch
Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville
Cactus Club Cafe, Various Locations
Meat & Bread, 370 Cambie

Most romantic restaurant
Seasons in the Park, 405 West 33rd Avenue (Queen Elizabeth Park)
Chambar Restaurant, 562 Beatty
Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville

Best kid-friendly restaurant
White Spot, Various Locations
Little Nest, 1716 Charles
Red Robin, Various Locations

Best place for food on campus
Mahony & Sons Public House, 5990 University Blvd., UBC
The Delly, 6138 Student Union Blvd., UBC
Pie R Squared, 6138 Student Union Boulevard

Best catering company
The Butler Did It Catering, 620 Clark Drive
Lazy Gourmet, 1605 W. 5th
Culinary Capers, 1545 West 3rd Avenue

Best chain restaurant
Cactus Club Cafe, Various Locations
Earls Restaurant, Various Locations
Joey Restaurants, Various Locations

Best eatery with live entertainment
Library Square Public House, 300 W. Georgia
East is East, Various Locations
The Libra Room, 1608 Commercial

Best pre-theatre restaurant
Chambar Restaurant, 562 Beatty
Siena, 1485 W. 12th
Cibo Trattoria, 900 Seymour

Best pre-game restaurant
Shark Club, Various Locations
Library Square Public House, 300 W. Georgia
Chambar Restaurant, 562 Beatty

Best restaurant for watching the game
Shark Club, Various Locations
Boston Pizza, Various Locations
Earls Restaurant, Various Locations

Best restaurant for people-watching
Earls Restaurant, Various Locations
Havana, 1212 Commercial
Cactus Club Cafe, Various Locations
Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville

Best restaurant for hot male servers
Rodney’s Oyster House, Various Locations
Cactus Club Cafe, Various Locations
Earls Restaurant, Various Locations

Best restaurant for hot female servers
Cactus Club Cafe, Various Locations
Earls Restaurant, Various Locations
Joey Restaurants, Various Locations

BACK TO TOP
ENTERTAINMENT
Best restaurant patio
Dockside Restaurant, 1253 Johnston Street
Tap & Barrel Restaurant, 1 Athletes Way
Cactus Club Cafe, Various Locations

Best restaurant in which to hang out on a rainy day
Burgoo, Various Locations
The Naam Restaurant, 2724 W. 4th
Oakwood Canadian Bistro, 2741 W. 4th

Best restaurant in which to hang out on a sunny day
Local Public Eatery, 2210 Cornwall
The Boathouse Restaurant, Various Locations
Dockside Restaurant, 1253 Johnston Street
Tap & Barrel Restaurant, 1 Athletes Way

Best restaurant for a first date with somebody you met online
Cactus Club Cafe, Various Locations
Earls Restaurant, Various Locations
Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville

Best restaurant for a 3 a.m. meal
The Naam Restaurant, 2724 W. 4th
Denny’s Restaurant, Various Locations
Lucy’s Eastside Diner, 2708 Main

Best restaurant to cure a hangover
Bon’s Off Broadway, 2451 Nanaimo
The Red Wagon, 2296 E. Hastings
Denny’s Restaurant, Various Locations

Best all-you-can-eat restaurant
Shabusen Yakiniku House, 202–755 Burrard
Tanpopo Japanese Restaurant, 1122 Denman
All India Sweets & Restaurant, 6507 Main

Best hole in the wall
Hawker’s Delight, 4127 Main
The Red Wagon, 2296 E. Hastings
The Narrow Lounge, 1898 Main

Best food truck
Tacofino, Various Locations
Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck, Howe and W. Georgia
Japadog, Various Locations

Best food court
Pacific Centre, 701 West Georgia Street
Metropolis at Metrotown, 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
Richmond Centre, 6551 No 3 Rd, Richmond

Best takeout/delivery
The Noodle Box, Various Locations
Panago, Various locations
Hon’s Wun-Tun House, Various Locations

Best bakery for pastries
Fratelli Bakery, 1795 Commercial Drive
Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie, Various Locations
Thierry, 1059 Alberni

Best bread bakery
Terra Breads, Various Locations
COBS Bread, Various Locations
Uprising Breads Bakery, Various Locations

Best gluten-free bakery
Panne Rizo Bakery Cafe, 1939 Cornwall
The Gluten Free Epicurean, 633 E. 15th ave
Edible Flours, 2280 W. Broadway

Best Deli
Oyama Sausage Company, 126 1689 Johnston St., Granville Island
La Grotta Del Formaggio, 1791 Commercial
Santa Barbara Market, 1322 Commercial Dr

Best butcher
Windsor Quality Meats, 4110 Main Street
Save On Meats, 43 W. Hastings
Big Lou’s Butcher Shop, 269 Powell St
Jackson’s Meat and Deli, 2214 West 4th Avenue

Best specialty cheese store
Les Amis du Fromage, Various Locations
Benton Brothers Fine Cheese, Various Locations
La Grotta Del Formaggio, 1791 Commercial

Best grocery store café
Whole Foods Market, Various Locations
Urban Fare, Various Locations
Meinhardt Fine Foods, 3002 Granville

Best farmers market
Trout Lake Farmers Market
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Granville Island Farmers Market

Best cooking store
Ming Wo, Various locations
The Gourmet Warehouse, 1340 E. Hastings
Cookworks, 1548 West Broadway

Best professional culinary school
Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, 1505 W. 2nd
Vancouver Community College Downtown, 250 W. Pender
The Dirty Apron Cooking School, 540 Beatty

Best place for casual cooking classes
The Dirty Apron Cooking School, 540 Beatty
Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, 1505 W. 2nd
Pastry Training Centre of Vancouver, 818 Renfrew Street

BACK TO TOP
SPECIALTIES

Best breakfast
Medina Cafe, 556 Beatty
The Red Wagon, 2296 E. Hastings
Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe, 2095 W. 4th

Best bagel
Solly’s Bagelry, Various Locations
Siegel’s Bagels, Various Locations
Benny’s Bagels, 2505 W. Broadway

Best brunch
Medina Cafe, 556 Beatty
Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville
Fable, 1944 W. 4th

Best appetizers
Cactus Club Cafe, Various Locations
Fable, 1944 W. 4th
Bin 941, 941 Davie

Best burger
Vera’s Burger Shack, Various Locations
Roomers’ Burger Bar, Various Locations
Fatburger, Various Locations
White Spot, Various Locations

Best veggie burger
The Naam Restaurant, 2724 W. 4th
White Spot, Various Locations
Vera’s Burger Shack, Various Locations

Best comfort food
Burgoo, Various Locations
White Spot, Various Locations
The Naam Restaurant, 2724 W. 4th

Best pub food
Irish Heather Gastropub, 210 Carrall
St. Augustine’s, 2360 Commercial
The Charles Bar, 136 W. Cordova
Yaletown Brewing Company, 1111 Mainland

Best bistro
Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville
Bistro Pastis, 2153 W. 4th
Les Faux Bourgeois, 663 E. 15th

Best diner
Save On Meats, 43 W. Hastings
The Red Wagon, 2296 E. Hastings
The Templeton, 1087 Granville
Lucy’s Eastside Diner, 2708 Main

Best tapas
La Bodega Restaurante & Tapas Bar, 1277 Howe
Bin 941, 941 Davie
Espana, 1118 Denman

Best wings
Wings Tap & Grill, Various Locations
Earls Restaurant, Various Locations
Cactus Club Cafe, Various Locations
Phnom Penh Restaurant, 244 E. Georgia

Best barbecue
Memphis Blues Barbeque House, Various Locations
Peckinpah, 2 Water
Hog Shack Cookhouse, 160–3900 Bayview St., Richmond
Re-Up BBQ, 700 Hornby

Best fries
Fritz European Fry House, 718 Davie
McDonald’s, Various locations
Belgian Fries, 1885 Commercial

Best poutine
Fritz European Fry House, 718 Davie
La Belle Patate, 1215 Davie
Belgian Fries, 1885 Commercial

Best tacos
La Taqueria, Various Locations
Tacofino, Various Locations
Chronic Tacos, Various Locations

Best fish and chips
Go Fish, Various Locations
Pajo’s, Various Locations
C-Lovers Fish & Chips, Various Locations

Best hot pot
Fatty Cow Seafood Hot Pot, 5108 Victoria
Landmark Hot Pot House, 4023 Cambie
Posh Sukiyaki Restaurant, Various Locations

Best seafood
Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar, 1095 Hamilton
Sandbar Seafood Restaurant, 1535 Johnston
COAST Restaurant, 1054 Alberni

Best fish/shellfish
Rodney’s Oyster House, Various Locations
Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar, 1095 Hamilton
COAST Restaurant, 1054 Alberni

Best pizza by the slice
Flying Wedge Pizza, Various Locations
Uncle Fatih’s Pizza, Various Locations
FreshSlice, Various Locations

Best pizza takeout/delivery
Panago, Various locations
Uncle Fatih’s Pizza, Various Locations
Pizzeria Farina, 915 Main

Best dine-in pizza restaurant
Nicli Antica Pizzeria, 62 E. Cordova
Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co., Various Locations
Pizzeria Farina, 915 Main

Best nose-to-tail dining
Wildebeest, 120 W. Hastings
Fable, 1944 W. 4th
forage, 1300 Robson

Best steak
Keg Steakhouse & Bar, Various Locations
Hy’s Encore, Various Locations
Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar, 615 Seymour

Best chicken
Nando’s, Various Locations
Swiss Chalet, Various Locations
Cactus Club Cafe, Various Locations

Best sushi
Tojo’s, 1133 W. Broadway
Toshi Sushi, 181 E. 16th
Miku Restaurant, 1055 W. Hastings

Best izakaya
Hapa Izakaya, Various Locations
Guu, Various Locations
Kingyo Izakaya, 871 Denman

Best ramen
Kintaro Ramen, 788 Denman
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, 1690 Robson
Motomachi Shokudo, 740 Denman St

Best noodles
Peaceful Restaurant, Various Locations
The Noodle Box, Various Locations
Legendary Noodle, Various Locations

Best dim sum
Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant, Various Locations
Kirin Seafood Restaurant, Various Locations
Pink Pearl Chinese Restaurant, 1132 E. Hastings

Best salads
Cactus Club Cafe, Various Locations
Earls Restaurant, Various Locations
The Naam Restaurant, 2724 W. 4th

Best sandwiches
Meat & Bread, 370 Cambie
Finch’s Tea & Coffee House, 353 W. Pender
La Grotta Del Formaggio, 1791 Commercial

Best soups
Burgoo, Various Locations
liquids + solids cafe & market, 1530 Venables
The Stock Market, 147-1689 Johnston, Granville Island
Whole Foods Market, Various Locations

Check the link above for the complete list!
Thank you Foodies and Georgia Straight.
You Gotta Try This!

Food trucks are one of Vancouver’s hottest new culinary trends


Happy Tuesday great foodie friends….

I thought that this was an interesting and quick read. It is nice to see the increasing attention that our food scene is getting from a broader audience.

An Article posted recently online from Mobile food news and shared by Eat Street.
A hot new trend in Vancouver – Vancouver’s food truck scene.
Link to Mobilefoodnew article

Just another testament of what a great diverse food scene that we are so lucky to have in Vancouver.
We truly rank among some of the greatest food cities in the world showing diverse cultural culinary treats and showcasing some of North Americas top chefs!
Get out to one of your favorite restaurants, food trucks or cafe’s today or be adventurous and try a new great spot. Enjoy what our city has to offer!

Thank you Mobile food news and Eat Street

Romer’s Burger Bar


Romer’s Burger Bar
Happy Friday great foodie friends!

Burger time?

Atmosphere: hip Westcoast, warm and inviting…they used a lot of natural neutral colours and materials that make the dining area and bar very inviting and comfortable.

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Location: Yaletown- 1039 Mainland street, Vancouver, BC.
Ph: (604) 559-7210

Lunch at Romer’s……
I have been wanting to get down and try Romer’s for a while now….
It didn’t disappoint and is a great spot for you to head down with friends on your lunch time, after work or a great spot for a weekend night out!

First up something a little different, the Chorizodor burger: chorizo spiced pork and beef patty served with cheddar & pepper jack cheese & creamy boursin, fresh avocado and finished with diablo sauce.

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The burger was just spicy enough to satisfy but not so spicy that I couldn’t taste all the fresh layers of flavors!

Fries anyone?:
Decisions, decisions….
Sea salt
Fresh garlic and sea salt
Truffle oil & Reggiano
Killer poutine – traditional
Spicy chili cheddar cheese fries
“The Best Short rub poutine”
Or Rockin Yam fries

Whatever your choice if you can share with someone it would be better as the burgers are big and the desserts are a must try!

Today….. Truffle oil & Reggiano it is….

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Truffle oil can either be a delicacy or a train wreck… All depending on how it is used and more importantly how much is used….
This was the perfect balance and the Reggiano was the perfect pairing.

If you saved room (let’s be honest, even if you didn’t I am sure you will still venture here..)
Dessert: (Sweetness)
The choices are a simple this one or that one….
Romer’s famous drunken doughnuts: perfectly fried (not oily… Crisp on the outside ad perfectly soft on the inside) mini doughnuts dusted with icing sugar and served with 3 perfect pairing sauces to confuse you In a good way! Kaluha Nutella, lemon Limoncello, or delectable maple whiskey.

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If you are not a doughnut fan, try the cookie – Warm double dark chocolate cookie- served with mascarpone frosting and chocolate Nutella.

The bonus that you should always look for is good people…. Romer’s has taken the time to train and enlist great personalities with friendly dispositions..
When you choose to spend your hard earned dollar you should expect good to great food and great service to create the perfect dining experience whether casual or formal.

Romer’s also carries a respectable list of craft beers that seems to change every so often… The staff can truly help you to pair the perfect beer with your meal… Just ask and they will be pleased to help!

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I should mention that the menu consist of more than just burgers…. There is a great selection of salads, starters and Big bowl items sure to please.

I recommend that you try any one of Romer’s locations for a great meal with friends or family.

You Gotta Try This!

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Breakfast craving? – Yolks Breakfast can help


Happy Thursday great foodie friends….

Breakfast is one of those things that we get cravings for often enough that we search for craving cure!

Try Yolks and I am sure you will have a smile on your face!
Flavor profiles that will knock your socks off!

Many chefs have trouble creating the perfect layers of flavors that all work, not so at Yolks where they have even mastered the perfect dial in on truffle oil
Today’s special:

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This breakfast special was out of this world and full of flavor!
Go see Chef Mario or Chef Steven and get your breakfast on!

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if savory isn’t what want today, try a delectable sweet treat and try the tiramisu pancakes

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A true tiramisu made the old fashioned way will be sure to please the taste buds…..
Lastly ill say if you want a ying and yang flavor combination of the perfect balance of sweet and savory…. Try the chicken and waffles made fresh right in front of you!

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What ever your craving I promise that Yolks breakfast will be sure to please!
You can also check out Yolks website or follow them on twitter for their latest news or specials…. Warning, warning!! If you read their tweets… You will have to go see them and you won’t get out without a delectable treat!
yolks website – click here
Twitter: @YolksBreakfast

you gotta try this!