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Inside the Mind of Mr. JJ Bean

JJ Bean Coffee. It’s everywhere that’s anywhere in Vancouver. To local coffee aficionados, JJ Bean’s locations are well-loved sanctuaries. Yet, to the untrained eye – the new arrival, the traveler – JJ Bean’s obvious presence might attract a wary eye. The feeling is only natural; authentic, local, family businesses don’t often come with 23 storefronts, especially […]

[ENTER TO WIN] Celebrating 12 Years of the Granville Island Market Tour

If You Crave… food that tells history, Sights with dramatic geography, and People who are proudly local… The Granville Island Public Market has it all Perched on Vancouver’s dramatic waterfront, Canada’s most famous Public Market houses 90 of Canada’s top artisans, from cheese mongers to florists, pasta makers, fruit stands, charcuterie shops and more. The market is full of […]

Seafood Series: Best Fish and Chips in Vancouver

We might not eat fish and chips all the time, but when we do, we want them to be perfect.

Craft Beer Delivered to Your Desk is Totally Normal in Vancouver

Besides coffee, clouds, and an occasional earthquake, Vancouver is known as the home of some of Canada’s best craft beer. In fact, as of February, 2017, there are over 60 independently owned breweries in the Lower Mainland alone, and many more throughout B.C. With so many amazing options, there isn’t any doubt how easy it […]

Winterruption Donut Spectacular at Granville Island

The Winterruption Donut Spectacular returns to Granville Island February 17-19, 2017! Granville Island’s annual festival is back for it’s 12th season! Winterruption includes local artists, musicians, theatre performance, Foodie Tours (that’s us!)…and our favourite event, the Winterruption Donut Spectacular! Each year, the sweet geniuses at Lee’s Donuts on Granville Island create a special flavour for […]

SANDWICH ALERT: Turducken returns to Meat and Bread

For two short days a year, the sandwich gods at Meat and Bread bless the foodies of Vancouver with their famous Turducken Sandwich.  Turducken 2016: Dec 22-23, 2016 Touted as the “mother-of-all-sandwiches,” and the “world’s best sandwich,” the 2016 Turducken Sandwich features: chicken in a duck in a turkey, roasted to perfection gravy butternut squash […]

43 Unique Christmas Gift Ideas

For mom, dad, him and her, here are 43 unique Christmas gift ideas to get you inspired 1. A 12h hot-cold waterbottle that’s as trendy as you are A non-leaking wonder by S’well Bottle. Sadly, not dishwasher-friendly S’well- $35-55 Find this gift in Vancouver: Delish General Store – Granville Island 2. A substitute for plastic […]

Best Gastown Restaurants: Meat and Bread

Meat and Bread $$ | Sandwich Shop 370 Water St | 604-566-9003 Meat and Bread is an Official Tasting Partner on our Gastronomic Gastown Tour! There are some people who just get it right. They are the masters of their craft and they know their market. When it comes to food, these people recognize that […]

9 Ways to Celebrate Spot Prawn Festival [CONTEST]

Because every good summer starts with a Spot Prawn Boil 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of Vancouver’s Spot Prawn Festival! It’s a time of the year that foodies, chefs, and restauranteurs look forward to with great anticipation. Touted as the most-juicy, delicate, sweet and visually-striking prawn, it’s clear why so many capitalize on the precious 6-8 week spot […]

18 Coffee Houses Later: JJ Bean’s Newest Location

Stunning as ever, JJ Bean’s newest location preserves the original 1913 architecture of the Labour Temple on Dunsmuir and Richards St in Downtown Vancouver Wishing a big congratulations to the JJ Bean team on their newest downtown home! The space is clean and calm; a serene combination of old and new. With chairs, bar stools, […]

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