Review: Forage

Forage is on Robson Street, right next to its sister restaurant, Timber. Such cute names and such a cool spot. Timber is the less expensive, more of an after-work drinks vibe, but with an equally alternative menu to its upper-class sister Forage. I have heard excellent things about the pair of them, but Forage was…

Review: Stanley Park Brewing

One of the biggest perks of where we live is having Stanley Park basically on our doorstep. Even better, a brewery recently opened within the park and it makes for a great pit stop after a walk in the park. The first time I went to Stanley Park Brewing was in the snow. We stepped…

Review: Peaked Pies

It was an odd feeling after travelling for so long to spot a sign around the corner from our house that reads “PEAKED PIES – Australian owned”. We felt like we hadn’t seen anything so nostalgic in such a long time (and we aren’t even from Australia!). Having just arrived from Cuba, we were craving…

Review: The Basic

Literally the first meal we ate in Vancouver. Located on our block, just a mere stone’s throw away from our apartment’s front door, The Basic has become our local little greasy spoon. The service is great, the vibe is cozy and the menu is highly desirable. Say yes to the bottomless coffee (and unlike in…

Review: The Greenhorn

Our new local, I hope. It’s just around the corner from our house, but in the opposite direction to the Denman Street shops. Rather, it sits amongst houses and subsequently has a real neighbourhood feel to it. We walked past a few times before actually venturing in and we immediately noticed the number of dogs…

Review: Sushi Mugen

I would go here for the karaage chicken alone. Helpfully, it also has several other delicious options on the menu. It is located on Davie Street and balances wonderfully the atmosphere of somewhere relatively sophisticated with a menu that offers decent prices. The sushi options are the most expensive, however they all looked exquisite. We…

Review: 33 Acres

A one stop shop for two of my favourite things: brunch and craft beer. Hands down one of the nicest IPA’s I’ve had in Vancouver so far (a mention must go to Parkside’s Hazy IPA Dreamboat here too), the Fluffy Cloud is just so darn drinkable. An advance warning though: the vessels here are HUGE….

Review: Purebread Café

Gastown has a thriving café culture and Purebread is certainly no exception. The selection is overwhelming: it is certainly no place to go if you are trying to watch what you eat (unless you want to be seriously tempted!). My first visit was on a cold winter’s day and it was EXACTLY what I felt…

Review: Jam Café

Perhaps one of the more talked about places on the Vancouver eating scene, we had been meaning to try this place with friends of ours for a long time before actually going – we were always just too put off by the queue! One day we decided to brave it and headed out to Kitsilano,…

Review: Ongba Vietnamese Eatery

I walk past this cute little joint on basically a daily basis. It couldn’t really be any closer to where I live and sometimes I’m sure I hear the delicious aromas wafting into our building! It’s often full, it always looked like it should be cheap and if it tastes half as good as how…