Zenstone Coffee

The coffee scene in the Lower Mainland continues to evolve with independent cafés offering something more than just your average cup of joe. I've had my fair share of coffee from chains like McDonald's or Starbucks to get me through the day, but nothing beats sitting in a beautiful café on a weekend for hours … Continue reading Zenstone Coffee


Bun Cha Ca Hoang Yen

Bun Cha Ca Hoang Yen probably needs no introduction when it comes to their pho. Situated in East Vancouver within proximity to the popular Western Lake on Victoria Drive, they specialize in their Special Fish Cake Vermicelli Soup and it's pretty much the only dish every table orders here! My mom is a huge fan of … Continue reading Bun Cha Ca Hoang Yen

Ramen Gojiro

Ramen Gojiro, is a relatively new ramen shop that opened up on Dunsmuir Street close to Granville Station. What sets Ramen Gojiro apart from the other ramen places around Vancouver is their broth. Ramen Gojiro specializes in jiro-style ramen using a combination of tonkotsu broth and shoyu giving it an almost thin pork gravy-like consistency … Continue reading Ramen Gojiro

The Praguery

Disclosure: All food was complimentary, but all opinions are my own. Newest food truck on the block is The Praguery featuring freshly baked sweet and savoury chimney cakes inspired by the popular Czech dessert trdelnik. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the concept, trdelnik is a spit cake (cake roasted on a spit over a fire) … Continue reading The Praguery

Ali Shan

Fact: I am not a huge fan when it comes to dining at restaurants located inside malls. There's just something about mall restaurants that give off the impression that they do not strive to create or maintain a loyal customer base due to their convenient location in highly trafficked areas. Or is that just me? Ali … Continue reading Ali Shan

Beaucoup Bakery

Bonne Année! Beaucoup Bakery is a neighbourhood French-inspired bakery that serves fresh hot-out-of-the oven pastries run by acclaimed pastry chef and owner Jackie Ellis. Widely considered one of the 'best' bakeries in the city, this charming 16-seat bakery is best known for their delectable croissants. Beaucoup Bakery recently launched their holiday line up featuring chestnut … Continue reading Beaucoup Bakery

Ramen Koika

Whenever someone suggests ramen for dinner, the first thing that always comes to mind is: line-ups. Ramen Koika is located on David Street amidst many other culturally diverse restaurants in the area. As you may or may not already know, Vancouver Downtown is filled with ramen shops, but Ramen Koika is the only standing ramen … Continue reading Ramen Koika