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3 new bucket list Vancouver brunches to try right now

Hanna McLean Mar 03, 2018 8:45 am 7,920

It’s no secret that Vancouver is seriously into brunch.

Whether it’s a quick over the counter avo toast or a four-course mid-morning feast with glass upon glass of mimosas, this city has enough brunches to fill up your weekends this month about 100 times over.

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While there is a huge selection of awesome brunches, there are a few new ones you’ve got to make a priority.

Here are 3 bucket list brunches to try in Vancouver right now.

Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery

New Van brunches to try

Persian Herbed Lentil Rice Pilaf (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

This East Van spot makes an absolutely killer Middle East meets West Coast brunch, and they serve it five days a week. You’ll find a lot of savoury items on the menu like the delicious crispy potatoes, lentil rice, shakshuka, and Persian-style grilled cheese made from Grilled Halloumi and Fig Jam sandwich among some unreal sweet stuff too.

Some of those dishes include pancakes with apricot jam and the stellar Arabic Coffee.

New Van brunches to try

Aleph brunch (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

Beirut Caesar (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

One can’t forget the homemade mezze selection and their Beirut Caesar – also an incredible way to wash down this unique brunch.

Address: 1889 Powell Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-428-7975
Brunch hours:
 10 am to 2 pm daily

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Gyoza Bar

Gyoza Bar Brunch

Bacon N Egg Ramen (Photo courtesy Gyoza Bar)

One of Downtown Vancouver’s most popular contemporary Japanese restaurants, Gyoza Bar, starts serving brunch this weekend (Sunday, March 4).

Patrons can expect familiar flavour profiles signature to the West Pender Street restaurant integrated into mashups of traditional breakfast items and Japanese-style dishes.

Gyoza Bar Brunch

Pulled Pork Bao Benny (Photo courtesy Gyoza Bar)

Must-tries? Definitely the breakfast ramen, and the bao bennies – both fun combos of Eastern cuisine and classic Western breakfast dishes.

There will also be a tailored drink menu including offerings like the Komosa (kombucha mimosa) and the strawberry pistachio frozen cocktail, alongside this spot’s signature gyoza and ramen.

Address: 622 W Pender Street, Vancouver
Brunch hours: Weekends from noon to 3 pm (kicks off Sunday, March 4)

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Juke Fried Chicken

New Van brunches to try

Juke brunch (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

Take everything you thought you knew about a hangover-curing brunch and throw it out the window – this one is the best ever.

There are no vegetarian options here (not that we’d expect that from Juke), just glorious fried chicken, sausage gravy, and honey-smoked ham.

Juke brunch

Breakfast sandwich (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

Carbs are at the forefront of this spread. Juke’s fresh biscuits, waffles, and drool-worthy breakfast sandwich are all must-tries. If you’re super hungry get the chicken fried steak, and we’d also recommend getting a Caesar, likely one of the best ones you’ll have had in a while.

Address: 182 Keefer Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-336-5853
Brunch hours: Weekends from 10 am to 3 pm

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Hanna McLean
Hanna is a Staff Food Writer at Daily Hive. She's lived on both coasts and has concluded that pizza tastes great no matter where you're eating it. She loves rap music, craft beer, and she probably has crumbs on her keyboard right now.

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