Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant – Traditional North African Fare in Gastown

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant is a cosy restaurant that transports the diner to Morocco. The restaurant serves halal meats and their bread is made fresh daily by a Moroccan baker. There is a dearth of Moroccan restaurants in Vancouver, so it’s nice to have the opportunity to try this cuisine. I dropped by with my friend…

Olé Wings & Tapas – Hidden Korean Gem #onRobson

The Robson Business Improvement Association and I have collaborated to bring you some of my recommendations for where to eat on Robson Street. As someone who frequents Robson Street a lot for great eats, it was definitely a challenge picking my favourites! Korean food is one of my go-to comfort cuisines, and there’s nothing better…

Hydra Estiatorio – A Mediterranean Oasis in the Heart of Downtown Vancouver

Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean & Bar is a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant located inside the new EXchange Tower atrium. Hydra focuses on high quality Mediterranean dishes made with the freshest ingredients using traditional cooking styles. I visited a couple months ago for their Grand Opening party, and I couldn’t wait to be back to try their dinner service….

Key Party – Cocktails and S’mores

Key Party is a hidden bar located next to Rumpus Room on Main Street. The store front looks just like an old school accounting company – Zottenberg & Sons Accounting. Behind the unassuming exterior is an intimate lounge with an eclectic interior and even funkier cocktails and nibbles. I dropped by earlier this month to check…

Sai Woo – Casual Asian Fusion Food in Historic Chinatown

Sai Woo is a casual Asian fusion food restaurant that uses fresh locally sourced ingredients. Sai Woo has a beautiful modern interior upstairs and a grittier ‘secret’ underground parlour (Woo Bar) downstairs. They have a Happy Hour from 5:00 – 6:30 PM and they serve 1/2 priced house made dumplings and spring rolls. I’m usually…

Hachiro Ramen Bar – Elevated Ramen and Izakaya in North Vancouver

Hachiro Ramen Bar combines elements of Japanese tradition and cuisine in a modern relaxed setting. Owned by a brother and sister duo – Brooke and Stephen – they hope to showcase the food of their culture and their experiences growing up in Japan and on the North Shore to Vancouver locals. I had an opportunity…

H Tasting Lounge – Summer Patio Party

Early last month, H Tasting Lounge opened up their new patio. Located inside The Westin Bayshore, H Tasting Lounge is open for dinner, Happy Hour and Afternoon Tea. There is nothing better than dining al fresco on a patio during the summertime with beautiful ocean views. This is a refreshing and delicious cocktail that goes…

C Market Coffee – A Hidden Cafe Gem in Coquitlam

C Market Coffee is a new cafe that opened earlier this year in Coquitlam. Normally I wouldn’t venture that far out, however as one of the media judges for the Vancouver Foodster Brownie Challenge, I finally had a reason to check out this charming cafe that has been making waves on social media recently for…

Kiyo Sushi – Hidden Japanese Restaurant in Richmond

Kiyo Sushi is a small hidden Japanese restaurant with a 22 year history. Japanese owned, this unassuming sushi restaurant is located in Cambie Plaza in Richmond. They have a wide selection of sashimi and cooked items, as well as an extensive special menu. I went here for dinner with a couple friends last month and…