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The Little Things

During a tough week, a long night, an early morning, or a gray day, the beauty of being a shameless foodie is that you always have a simple remedy to brighten your spirits: food! Think about it: after a tiring day of sightseeing or before a particularly hectic day at work, it’s the bite-sized things […]

Frugal Foodie in Vancouver

According to The Economist rankings from February 2013, Vancouver is the most expensive city in North America to live in. Though foodies consistently rave about the diversity, accessibility, and quality of Vancouver’s culinary scene, the price to experience it is often overlooked.  As a traveller and food lover, this fact can be a little disheartening. […]

Eat Happy: Italian Kitchen

Italian Kitchen 1037 Alberni Street Sunday – Thursday, 11:30am – 1:00am Friday – Saturday, 11:30am – 2:00pm Choosing a restaurant can be a stressful endeavor; in a competitive food city like Vancouver where restaurants aim to define and attract niche markets, it can be a delicate dance to find a spot that will please your […]

The Richmond Night Market

8351 River Road, Richmond Every weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun) from May 17 to October 14 Hours: Fridays and Saturday (7 p.m. to midnight); Sundays (6 p.m. to 11 p.m.) Admission: $2 Firstly, I want to extend a BIG THANK YOU to any and all of you who have joined us on a Vancouver Foodie Tour. Your enthusiasm and […]

No Fear: Food Cart Season Is Here!

Options, Foodies. It’s all about the options and Vancouver’s food cart scene has almost every one. In about a 5 – 6 year period, food carts flaunting everything from Mexican spice to Ukranian comfort, Taiwanese fusion to ol’ fashioned American, have sprouted up in and around the downtown core, luring and satisfying foodies of every […]

Foodie Triple Threat: Chocolaterie, Patisserie, Cafe

Thierry 1059 Alberni St 604-608-6870 Monday – Friday, 7:00 am-midnight Weekends + Holidays, 8:00 am-midnight Fully Licensed It was a little while ago, on a Raincouver kind of day. You know, early-ish in the morning, neither raining nor not raining, tiny beads of water are hanging in the air. It was a nice (first) day […]

The Sweet, Sweet End of Spot Prawn Season: Maenam

Maenam 1938 W 4th Ave, Vancouver 604-730-5579 Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday: 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm Dinner: Monday to Thursday: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm Dinner: Friday and Saturday: 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm If you’ve been around Vancouver in the last few weeks, you may have caught wind (and hopefully a taste) of the […]

Eat! Vancouver – A Must For Vancouver Food Lovers

Eat! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival Last weekend (Friday, May 24 – Sunday, May 25, 2013) at BC Place Arriving at Eat! Vancouver with only an appetite to guide me, I took special care to only have a limited idea of what to expect because: a) I’m a fan of surprises b) Surprises that involve […]

A View from The Roof – Vancouver’s Largest Rooftop Dining Experience

The Roof at Black+Blue 3rd Floor, 1032 Alberni  Street Open seven days a week: 11:30 am to 10:00 pm Serving brunch Saturday and Sunday: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm Knock on wood, patio season here! If you’re like me and enjoy drinks and appies in the sun, you’ve probably heard of the newest, hippest rooftop in town, […]

Neighbourhood Gem: Ikebana Sushi

Ikebana Sushi 2090 Alma St, Vancouver 604-558-3533 Monday – Friday: 11:30 am – 9:30 pm Saturday – Sunday: 12:00pm-9:30pm As much fun as it is to get dolled up and dine, there’s a special place in my heart for neighbourhood gems. They’re unassuming, close by, and can make you so very happy with no occasion […]

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