Eating my way around the Sunshine Coast

On our recent trip to the Sunshine Coast, we spent our days indulging in many of my favourite things: hiking, beaching, exploring and dining out. It was an unusual experience to be waking up in a tent each morning, substituting showers with swimming, but then be putting on nicer clothes (i.e. not my usual camping…

Review: Bonjour Vietnam

Ever since the first day Andy and I walked down Fraser Street, we wanted to visit Bonjour Vietnam. It has to have one of the coolest interiors I have ever seen. There are flowers all over the roof, lanterns, flamingo wall paper, black and white checkered floor… no part of the restaurant has been forgotten,…

Review: Flourist

When we moved to East Vancouver, Flourist was one of the few cafes that was already on my radar. They sell the ‘best ever chocolate chip cookie’ so naturally, I had already scoped it out. We had tried to go once before, when we still lived in the West End, but we were walking from…

Review: Ubuntu Canteen

Ubuntu Canteen is hard to miss. Its exterior is painted a bright sunshine yellow and the shelves in the window are packed with freshly baked loaves of bread. There is usually people milling about outside, or forming a line as they wait in the queue. While I think the quality of the bread and other…

Review: Heritage Asian Eatery

Heritage first came to my attention following one Vancouver’s Dine Out Festivals, where I saw that Heritage was offering a $15 special. No bargain gets past me, so after checking out their menu and reviews I was pretty keen to visit! The annoying thing about their downtown location is that they always only seem to…

Review: Say Mercy

Moving to a new neighbourhood always has the excitement of bringing it with new local eateries to try. I had never really noticed Say Mercy in all of our jaunts up Fraser Street, expect for the fact that it has a patio down a side street which backs onto a public plaza, making it often…

Review: Nook

Oooooooh yes. One of Vancouver’s most beloved Italian spots, Nook actually has several restaurants around Vancouver. Ironically, the OG store is a teeny tiny restaurant around the corner from our house (you can see how its name originated) but it was never the West End restaurant that caught our eye. I think the pandemic caused…

Review: Fergies

What a view right? This was the exact view we had as we tucked into our yummy breakfasts when we visited Fergies a few weeks back. I have been wanting to go to Fergies for such a long time, but a fire early last year caused it close down for renovations and then the pandemic…

Review: La Cantina Tacos

Due to provincial guidelines (in relation to the pandemic) our ski trip had been cancelled and then cancelled again. We decided to lower our bar, opting to ski locally at Whistler, rather than continuing to try and get to the interior of BC. We had a glorious three days of skiing in Whistler, plus we…

Review: Nightingale

They say first impressions last a lifetime and in this case, they weren’t wrong. I had only heard good things. One of my (fancier) colleagues frequents Nightingale often and always has wonderful things to say. It’s pretty inconspicuous, despite right down town. The name of the restaurant is etched into the building in a majestic…