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…

Vancouver’s local mountains

What better place to start for some local insight than by introducing Vancouver’s local mountains? Vancouver is one of the few cities I have been in the world where the city’s somewhat striking skyline is further graced by a backdrop of snow-capped mountains. Enhance this vision by inserting a body of water in the foreground…

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: 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…

Review: Anh and Chi

As Main Street frequenters, Anh and Chi has never gone unnoticed. It’s hard to miss, not just because it is considerably large and long, but also because it is situated in basically the only bend in the road on the whole of Main Street. It provides us with a point of reference every time we…

Review: Palate Kitchen

Wow! I am SO pleased to announce, ladies and gentlemen, that I have a new brunch favourite in Vancouver. This is very exciting news as brunch is one of my absolute favourite meals, and living in North America I have felt my excitement for brunch dwindle a bit. Although we have eaten at plenty of…

Review: Strathcona Brewery

So many of my reviews of Canadian restaurants and cafes have been done during Covid-19, that it has basically created a whole new 2020 standard. I had the good fortune of visiting Strathcona before Covid-19 hit and then again once the pandemic had become the new way of life. Anyone who lives in Vancouver and…

Review: Jingle Bao

I am not a huge fan of Chinese food, mainly because my experience of it is that it tends to be quite meaty, very oily and often fried. As a huge vegetable lover, I don’t often crave a beige plate. There are a ton of cheap and cheerful Asian restaurants located on Denman Street in the…

Review: Cardero’s Restaurant

Nestled in Coal Harbour, amongst the boats and fancy apartment buildings, Cardero’s is built on the water and has intrigued me since Day 1. I noticed on our first walk here that the window display listing shrimp and oysters is accompanied by trays of… oranges and tomatoes. Each time I go past it (which is…

Review: Tacofino Ocho

Obviously any visit to Tacofino is always going to draw instant comparisons to the OG food truck. I had expected the menus to be virtually identical and the quality of the food to be pretty similar. I was right on the latter, but the menu definitely took me by surprise. Tacofino Ocho (located in Mt…