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8 Vancouver restaurant openings to get pumped about in 2018

Hanna McLean Jan 16, 2018 11:07 am 11,279

Patiently waiting to try new and amazing foods, that’s what we’re doing right this very moment. It’s something to look forward to, and something to prep your stomach for.

There are so many amazing restaurants, bars, and breweries in and around Vancouver that are opening soon – here are eight that we are seriously pumped about.

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Zaatar W Zeit

Zaatar W Zeit exterior on Granville Street (Photo: Daily Hive)

Lebanese mega-chain Zaatar W Zeit is opening their first Canadian location in Vancouver. The eatery was set to open late 2017 or early 2018, but has now pushed its opening to spring 2018 due to permits.

Address: 535 Granville Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @zaatarwzeit


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Promising classic Cuban cocktails (among their own creations), share plates, and good vibes, this new Main Street bar is taking over the former Charlie’s Little Italian space.

Address: 2610 Main Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @bartocador

Electric Bicycle Brewing

New brewery Electric Bicycle Brewing is currently under construction in a former electric bicycle factory in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. Expect unique brews and eats like grilled cheese. This spot should be opening at the end of February.

Address: 20 East 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Instagram: @electricbicyclebrewing

Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken

Canada-wide expansion plans are in the works for this spot. A 1,500 square foot Vancouver location is slated to open at Central at Garden City in Richmond in summer 2018. Additional outposts in Downtown, Metrotown, and Coquitlam are planned to follow.

Address: Central at Garden City – 4660 Garden City Road, Richmond,
Instagram: @hotstar_canada

Uncle Tetsu’s Metrotown

Metro Vancouver has been waiting to get its own Uncle Tetsu since the Japanese-dessert chain first touched down in Toronto in 2015. The much-loved purveyor will be opening their first BC location in Metropolis at Metrotown shopping centre “soon”.

Address: Metropolis at Metrotown – 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby

Colette Grand Café

At the end of 2017 Holt Renfrew announced they will be replacing their in-store cafés at five locations and replacing them with a notable fixture of Toronto’s upscale dining scene, the Colette Grand Café, in early 2018.

Address: 737 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @colettegrancafe

Blaze Pizza – four locations

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Blaze Pizza is about to take over Metro Vancouver, so get ready for their build-your-own-pizza (ready in three minutes). This fast, affordable, high-quality ‘za chain hails from Southern California and it’s backed by NBA star and current Cleveland Cavaliers player LeBron James, so you know it’s got to be good.

Vancouver: 929 Granville Street, Vancouver
West Vancouver: 701 Park Royal North, West Vancouver
Delta: 5141 Canoe Pass Way, Delta
Surrey: 24th Avenue and 160th Street, Surrey

Instagram: @blazepizza

Stanley Park Brewing Company

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The old Fish House closed its doors in 2015 after 25 years of service, so it’s high time this location gets the buzz-worthy eatery it deserves – enter Stanley Park Brewing Company. This new concept will roll out “soon” – in conjunction with the Vancouver Park Board – no exact date has been released, but it’s set to be in 2018.

Address: 8901 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
Instagram: @stanleyparkbrew

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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