City EATS – Vancouver, November 2017

It is that time of year again that Air Canada’s Enroute magazine releases it’s top 10 new restaurants in Canada. This year Vancouver had four contenders restaurants being considered for the list including Fayuca with its inspiration coming from the Pacific Northwest of México, Botanist located on the Mezzanine of the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel which is home to a champagne bar. Cacao, a favourite spot in Kitsilano and making the top 10 is Mak’n’Ming a combination of Japanese and French cuisine in a beautiful location.  With a formal but modern style, Mak’n’Ming definitely deserves a top spot with its choice of 4 or 7-course set menus.

Mak’n’Ming, 1629 Yew St., Vancouver, maknming.com@maknming

Cacao, 1898 W 1st Ave., Vancouver, cacaovancouver.com@cacaovancouver

Fayuca, 1009 Hamilton St., Vancouver, fayuca.ca@fayucaville

Botanist, 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver, botanistrestaurant.com@botanistdining

 

If you love to cook this has been a particularly good time in Vancouver. Whether you want to channel your inner Nonna, or any style of Italian food you want to make, the new Bosa Foods location on Victoria Street will have you covered. Just in its opening weeks, it is definitely a great addition to Vancouver’s food scene. Also, new to Vancouver is Vegan Supply located on Main Street. As someone who accidentally was vegetarian almost vegan for 2 weeks just because of great foods and recipes, it is amazing to see all the options now available for a plant-based diet. Stop by to check out some of their great and unique products.

Bosa Foods, 562 Victoria Dr., Vancouver, bosafoods.com, @bosa_foods

 

Two Rivers Meats has opened a retail butcher shop and eat-in restaurant in North Vancouver just off Marine Drive. The space is bright, very open and clear reflecting the transparency they want to show with where your meat comes from and how it is prepared. Two Rivers only selects products that are ethically and sustainably raised. The space also has a take away counter, eat-in restaurant and patio that offers burgers, sausages, meat pies and Baked Alaska!

180 Donaghy Ave., North Vancouver, tworiversmeats.ca, @tworiversmeats

 

I only leave my little bubble of a neighbourhood for a few reasons, a restaurant I need to try, hiking or class. The new casual eatery that has opened in the Fraserhood may just be the excuse I need to leave more often. From the team behind Wildebeest and Lucky Taco, Bells and Whistles provides delicious comfort foods using quality ingredients and a constantly changing beer list. This is not your average sports bar, but you can play skee ball and arcade basketball!

3296 Fraser St., Vancouver, bellsandwhistlesyvr.ca, @bellsandwhistlesyvr

 

Chancho Tortilleria located at the corner of Seymour and Davie is brought to Vancouver by the team behind Nuba and Fayuca restaurants. Opening at 11:30 am. they serve carnitas (and vegetable and potato options) on fresh tortillas. And in a great sign of fresh foods, they close when the food is gone, usually around 5 pm. If like me one of your biggest pet peeves is when your tortilla falls apart, Chancho does it right, you need these tortillas in your life!

1206 Seymour St., Vancouver, chancho.ca, @chanchotortilleria

 

Sitting in Vancouver, accepting that we have something like 5 months of rain ahead of us, it was a great day to head over to RHINOFISH Noodle Bar for a bowl of hot steaming chicken noodles. I am definitely looking forward to try their take on Niu Rou Mian, a Taiwanese beef noodle dish. It took three tries to get here as the hours are a little different, the lunch service starts 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and closes before dinner service which runs 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

550 Main St., Vancouver, rhinofishnoodlebar.com, @rhinofishnoodlebar

 

 

 

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