Tako is a korean-mexican fusion restaurant located in the Chinatown area offering tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and bowls with a korean twist. Its conveniently located outside the Stadium-Chinatown stadium which makes it easy for us to skytrain down from work at lunch to grab a bite and get back to the office.
Vij's Railway Express is a food truck in Vancouver that specializes in Indian fusion food. They are Indian cuisine with modern and German twist with items like the naan wrap chicken schnitzel with butter chicken sauce.
Nemesis Coffee has secured itself as one of my favourite spots for coffee. The coffee served here is top notch! The food is quite unique too and props to chef for using coffee as an ingredient in some of the dishes.
Pokerrito is offering flexible poke bowls and burritos with a variety of sauces and ingredients to build your own. The portion sizes are large and turn around time with getting food is fast! The assembly line structure reminds me of a Subway style setup.
Joe Pizza is a pizza shop in Gastown with their take on Roman-style pizza. They sell pizza by the slice, half or full slab! There's also beer from local craft breweries like Hoyne, 33 Acres, Strange Fellows, Brassneck and Sunday Cider. This restaurant is created by the same team that brought us Ask For Luigi, Pizzeria Farina, and Pourhouse.
Meat & Bread is a sandwich shop started in Gastown that is known for their Porchetta sandwiches. They were featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. They have expanded to more locations in Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle. Each location serves their famous Porchetta sandwich.
Meet Fresh is a popular dessert chain from Taiwan that specializes in fresh taro balls, and herbal jelly. The franchise is started by brother and sister who were born and raised in a farming family in Central Taiwan using selected food ingredients and traditional processes, they made soft taro ball, and herbal jelly desserts to start the business.
A must for any mango lovers. The mangoes used here is some of the most delicious I've tasted from a restaurant. I was impressed with their standards to get hand picked riped fruit and have it airmailed directly to them. We would give the mango desserts 9/10 but the Walnut Soup and Sesame Rice Dumplings was more like 5.5/10 which dragged down their overall rating.
Aubade is one of those places we bring friends who want to have a good cup of filtered coffee. It's as awesome watching him craft coffee and talking about his process as it is to taste the final product.
Although Dinesty won many awards, we wouldn't recommend going out of your way to go here. They are average at best, but in the West End, they fill the void for acceptable Chinese food. It's a decent option for those who live in the area and don't want to make a trip far. It's very friendly to customers new to Chinese food as there are photos for every menu item and the interior is very clean. There is usually a wait for a table but it shouldn't take too long as tables are in and out pretty fast.
This franchise is our favourite pork ramen in Vancouver. The only thing is, we found the Robson location slower with receiving our food after ordering comparing to the Kits location. The benefit is that this is a larger shop.
UYU Ice Cream offers fun & interesting flavours that are very photogenic in their modern space. It's a local favourite that is insanely hyped on social media. However the texture of the ice cream needs work. It tasted thin and a bit on the icy side, like it has freezer burn. Maybe we went on a bad day?
Tofu pudding is a staple in Cantonese dessert that can be served cold or hot, sweet or unsweetened, and plain or toppings. Excellent Tofu is a no frill's looking shop serving up the best tofu dessert in the city in our opinion. In China, tofu pudding is actually served for breakfast and is topped with savoury toppings instead of sweets.
Argan Bistro was owned by the kindest owner we've ever met! Owner Kevin Lin and Chef Jeff Miller collaborated to bring this amazing restaurant that focused in Pacific Northwest Coast cuisine. The menu changed with the seasons using local, fresh and organic ingredients from farm to table.
Nelson the Seagull in Gastown is a rustic bakery and coffee cafe that pays tributes to Nelson Mandela with a song, "The Seagull's Name Was Nelson". The song was played on the radio by his supporters to let him know they were thinking of him while being imprisoned.