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Vancouver International Wine Festival Returns

The highly-coveted Vancouver International Wine Festival returns to the city from Monday February 24 – Sunday March 2, 2014.  Featuring a series of wine tasting events, winery dinners, seminars and minglers, it’s no surprise that it’s an anticipated thing to do in Vancouver. With just under two weeks until the festivities begin, many events are […]

VFT Presents: One Day Only – Edition #1

This week, we continue our foodie travel series, with one very special feature destination: Vancouver. If you haven’t noticed from our blog already, it’s no secret that there are countless foodie things to do in Vancouver. In our blog, we’ve taken to featuring one restaurant per week; however, with thousands of restaurants in the city, […]

Eat Vancouver: Local Garden, North America’s First Vertical Farm

Update: May 2017 – Local Garden closed due to high overhead costs. We were sad to see the project go! At my childhood home in Calgary, there were always rabbits in our backyard, nibbling on our veggie patch. These rabbits would settle their chubby bums amongst our rows of carrots and lettuce and enjoy the […]

Things to do in Vancouver: The tastes of Southeast Asia

Banana Leaf Various Locations Vancouver We knew exactly where we were going. We had talked about it all evening. Yet, as my friend and I marched down the street to our dinner location, we found ourselves in the doorway of Banana Leaf. Was it the colourful, welcoming atmosphere? Or the lively energy of the people? […]

Fun things to do in Vancouver: Mocha Matchup

When it comes to certain “M” foods – mochas, macarons, and matcha desserts – I’m proud to say that I know my stuff. Though all of these items hold special places in my heart and stomach, the chilly weather of Vancouver approacheth; to combat the rainy season, we profile the Top Three Mochas in Vancouver […]

Surf’s Up! Rodney’s Oyster House

Rodney’s Oyster House in Yaletown 1228 Hamilton Street Vancouver, B.C. Mondays to Sundays 11:30am – 11:00pm There’s no denying that oysters are an acquired taste; the slippery, slimy, ocean-infused seafood is certainly not for everyone. Yet for those of us who have taken to this ocean delight, when the craving hits you, it hits you. […]

Sushi Vancouver: Miku

Miku Restaurant – Aburi Sushi Gourmet Cuisine 70-200 Granville Street 604- 568-3900 http://mikurestaurant.com/ *Hours of operation: See end of post I wanted to prove a point with the title of the blog this week. “Sushi Vancouver: Miku” is a representation of how we Google search. This simple combination of words summons information from various sources […]

Meet Me at Market

Market by Jean-Georges at the Shangri-La Hotel 1115 Alberni Street, 3rd Floor Featured on our Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour Vancouver’s tallest building, the Shangri-La, is no secret in the city. The hotel and residential complex boasts 62 stories and is a striking component of Vancouver’s famous skyline. The swanky building, built only in 2009, proudly […]

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. […]

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