Named after Balila, a traditional Lebanese dish made of cumin and chickpeas, the new Gastown spot is all about this beloved dip and the dishes it can create.
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The 1,000 square foot eatery is located at 47 West Hastings Street, the former space of The Smallflower Cafe.
The 16-seat Mediterranean restaurant promises 10 different kinds of hummus dips and “to-die-for” hummus wraps, along with soups, salads, and full rice or burgol-based meals too.
Balila will also offer a hummus soup – so there seems there’s going to be a variety of interesting morsels to dive into come opening day, which is January 15.
Patrons can expect healthy juices and non-alcoholic drinks to pair with their grub, which will be available during Balila’s opening hours of 10 am to 9 pm daily.
Address: 47 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Hours: 10 am to 9 pm daily