Looking for something new and exciting to check out in Vancouver’s always-growing food and drink scene? We’ve got a look at some spots that are getting a lot of buzz lately that can help you plan your month ahead.
Here are 11 things to eat and drink in Vancouver in March 2017.
The buzz around this new coffee spot is undeniable. Java junkies are raving about their brews, while foodies are way into their exciting eats (like a S’mores shortbread raft you can dip in your hot chocolate, duck and waffles, and next level avo toast).
Address: 302 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
The newest pizzeria on the Gastown scene threw open its doors in January for some soft open test days, and have since done a bit of menu re-tooling. Hit them up for their new (and improved) al taglio-style Roman ‘za.
Address: 2 West Cordova, Vancouver
Like you need a reason to eat pancakes! But in case you do, March 7 is National Pancake Day, which means IHOP will be doing its usual freebie day. Expect long lines, but then again, no complaints when you’re getting a short stack for no bucks (unless you want to leave a donation for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation–the event is a fundraiser, after all).
Address: There are 11 IHOP locations in Metro Vancouver. Use their website to find the one nearest you.
Yama Cafe is a quaint Japanese homestyle breakfast and lunch spot with a similar concept to its location predecessor, Basho. They just opened their doors in February, after a quick two-month turnaround from the Basho era. Get your hands on all the delicious matcha treats they’ve got!
Address: 2007 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
One day The Cannibal Cafe has a downtown location…then you look again and they’ve morphed into Masaladobo, an Indian-Mexican fusion cafe, with something awesome on tap: margaritas! Made in 20-litre batches by Kei Amemiya, head of the bar program at the fusion restaurant, the Signature Margaritas here are sweet and strong – just the way we like ’em.
Address: 433 Granville Street, Vancouver
Korean food is getting pretty exciting in Vancouver these days (told you so!) and among the newcomers is Haru Korean Kitchen. This Gastown spot has an array of classic Korean fare like Bibimbap, Kimchi stew, mandu (potstickers), Jap-chae noodles, and much more.
Address: 324 Cambie Street, Vancouver
WTF is a Boodle Fight? It’s a traditional Filipino (and fun) way to feast with a group of friends. If you’re looking to get your hands on some of this style of eating, you can head to Surrey to Grandt Kitchen, where you can indeed order up a Boodle Fight. Get your hands into the meal of grilled meat, seafood, veggies, salad, sauces, and deep fried garlic heaped on rice, set out on your table on banana leaves.
Address: 12297 Industrial Road, Surrey
You say pastrami, we say hellllls yeah. After a brief stint on East Broadway, Mensch is now open in Gastown in the former Salty Tongue spot. Head here for fresh hand-sliced pastrami sandwiches and delectable deli sides.
Address: 212 Carrall Street, Vancouver
You rise, and two of Canada’s biggest fast food empires shine: McDonald’s and A&W have launched limited all-day breakfast menus available at any time at all locations. See how fun it is to order an Egg McMuffin in tandem with a Big Mac (or get wild and try some of our mashups).
Known for its delicious dishes that incorporate Far East flavours and locally-sourced ingredients, Heritage Asian Eatery now has weekend brunch service in addition to its sit-down and take-out breakfast, lunch, and dinner service on the week days. Go get a Peking Duck Benny Bowl or Char Sui Congee, and save room for their finger-lickin’ good chicken wings, too.
Address: 1108 West Pender Street, Vancouver
It seems like Vancouver might never trade winter weather blues for spring’s blue skies, so when you need to get warm from the inside out, nothing hits the spot like soup. Check out Crab Park Chowdery’s hearty soups and chowders, served up in beautiful bread bowls. Look for their classic clam chowder, vegan chili, loaded baked potato soup, and a smokey tomato soup (the last of which is served in a sourdough bread bowl lined with American cheese). Yes, please!
Address: 221 Abbott Street, Vancouver
With files from Hanna McLean