Peaked Pies

Peaked Pies is an Australian bakery and it's a must visit for locals and tourists alike. Traditional Australian pies are savoury with a type of meat filling served with gravy. At Peaked Pies, they make them from scratch daily offering a range of sweet and savoury pies as well as Australian coffee and desserts! Their … Continue reading Peaked Pies

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Xi An Cuisine

Chinese food is incredibly diverse with each region offering different variations of their take on what makes their culture and food unique.  The distinction lies in  how the food is traditionally prepared (braising, sautéing, stir-frying, steaming, stewing, etc!). An influx of different types of Chinese cuisine are slowly trickling into the food scene and it's quite … Continue reading Xi An Cuisine

Downlow Chicken Shack

Nothing short of an overnight sensation, Vancouverites have probably hardly ever heard of Nashville-style hot chicken. Recently opened, Downlow Chicken Shack on Commerical Drive is Vancouver's first ever Nashville-style hot chicken wing joint. The concept of Nashville-style hot chicken is simple, comprising of three components: bread, chicken, and pickle. The traditional rub of Nashville hot … Continue reading Downlow Chicken Shack

Linh Cafe

Linh Cafe is a bistro that specializes in French and Vietnamese cuisine. The owner, Tai Nguyen came from humble beginnings starting as a dishwasher, moving his way up in the culinary world under the wing of Chef Jean-Yves Bonoit of L'Emotion and Chef Steeve Rayé of Café Régalade- which developed his love for French cuisine. Linh … Continue reading Linh Cafe

The Ellis

Yes, that's snow. And yes, my visit to The Ellis in Kitsilano was a few months ago. My birthday month to be exact! I was always intrigued by their name so I did some digging and found the inspiration behind the restaurant name on their website: "For six decades, Ellis Island, in the harbour of … Continue reading The Ellis

Sugar Lab

No matter how full I am, there's always room for dessert. With the summer weather rolling around, I've been craving nothing but desserts! With so many choices available, I tend to always gravitate towards cakes-fancy cakes to be exact 😉  Sugar Lab is a relatively new dessert shop in South Burnaby that specializes in mille crêpes. Mille … Continue reading Sugar Lab

Wildebeest

Happy weekend, everyone! Over the winter break, I met up with some friends for brunch at Wildebeest located in historic Gastown. For those of you who frequent Catch 122, they're practically next door to each other (minus the crazy line-up) Similar to Fable Diner and Forage, Wildebeest emphasizes on sustainable agriculture known as the "farm-to-table" concept where … Continue reading Wildebeest