Living in Metro Vancouver means you’re always a quick trip away from beautiful neighbour cities with globally-inspired food scenes, and Coquitlam is no exception.
Covering 176 hectares, Coquitlam’s scenic Mundy Park is the perfect place to enjoy a summertime stroll, not forgetting the beautiful wildlife you’ll see in Minnekhada Regional Park. Of course, any time you spend in a new area calls for visiting the local food spots. And if you’re like the rest of us, you’ll want to know where you can find the best deals.
There’s no shortage of eateries in Coquitlam’s Como Lake Avenue area, and they each have special offers worth checking out, from pastries to pizzas.
If you’ve visited the area recently, you may have noticed the lane closures on Como Lake Avenue. These lane closures are due to be in place until later this year as FortisBC is upgrading the gas line that runs from Coquitlam to Vancouver. Local businesses are open while the construction is underway, and you can still visit the area and make the most of the amazing deals on offer.
To make it better, you could have $500 in gift cards to spend while you’re there, simply by entering the contest below!
“Successful restaurants are made from love,” says Enrique Quiroga, managing director of Doppio Zero Pizza. This ambient pizzeria takes an immense amount of pride in the way they cook and present their dishes, from gnocchi to pizza dough and sauce, everything on the menu is made from scratch. Ingredients imported from Italy make sure the authenticity of each dish is respected, and these are some of the specials you can enjoy at the restaurant:
- $10 pizza 12” Margherita Napoletana Monday to Thursday
- Every Thursday — Half price on all bottles of wine
- BOGO 50% on all New York style 16” pizzas (take out only)
“Since we opened our doors in October 2017, we have become a preferred destination for Italian food in our area. And the vision for Doppio Zero Pizza is to become the standard for high-quality authentic pizza Napoletana and pasta in Coquitlam and the Tri-Cities,” says Quiroga.
Address: 1655 Como Lake Avenue, Coquitlam
Mundy Park Bakery is one of the few “scratch” bakeries in Metro Vancouver, meaning everything on offer has been baked fresh on-site without the use of preservatives. Owned by Gordon Harskamp, the bakery has called Coquitlam home for the past 31 years, selling everything from delicious sausage rolls, to freshly baked tollhouse chocolate chip cookies, to bread, apple slices, pies with freshly rolled puff pastry, cinnamon buns, pizza pastry, and more. In terms of special offers, you can get the following at Mundy Park Bakery:
- Monday to Friday, get four items for the price of three (product varies from week to week)
Harskamp doesn’t change the taste or quality of products to save on ingredient costs, because taste and customer satisfaction are his focus. He enjoys being part of the Coquitlam business community supporting his neighbour businesses. “When you support the businesses around you, they support you,” says Harskamp.
Address: 1924 Como Lake Avenue, Coquitlam
There’s always something new to try at Kin’s Farm Market, as fresh produce is sourced every single day. This is one of the reasons why locals enjoy dropping in, according to Victor Lau, vice president, supply chain and marketing at Kin’s Farm Market. And this year, the Canadian-owned business is celebrating 32 years in Metro Vancouver. Special deals on offer at the market include:
- Daily and weekly specials and promotions on seasonal produce
- Kin’s is supporting locally grown fruit and vegetables right now, with specials on strawberries, rhubarb, romaine, and spinach
“In Coquitlam, as in all the communities in which we are proud and humbled to serve, we want to be the community hub for healthy eating, healthy living, and healthy human interaction,” says Victor Lau.
Address: 1960, 138 Como Lake Avenue #138, Coquitlam
If you need to do some grocery shopping while you’re in Coquitlam, look no further than Dennis’ No Frills. The supermarket is proud to offer fresh, quality products at affordable prices — and you can stop by during regular business hours throughout construction in the Coquitlam area. Owner of the grocery store, Dennis Mantel, says his store is there to “serve the community.” When it comes to special offers, Dennis’ No Frills offers personalized PC Optimum offers on a weekly basis.
Dennis refers to being part of the business community in Coquitlam as an “exciting opportunity” as he can help the youth of the area enter the workforce and learn valuable, transferable skills. “I also enjoy supporting local schools, charities, and organizations, to help make their events and fundraising efforts a success,” says Dennis.
Address: 1916 Como Lake Avenue, Coquitlam
Pizza One opened its doors in Coquitlam’s Como Lake Village 10 years ago and has been serving up classic and gourmet pizzas (with 100% mozzarella) ever since. Open from 11 am to midnight Monday to Friday, and 11 am to 1 am on the weekends, it’s an ideal spot to visit for lunch, dinner, or to order for delivery. Some of the specials you can enjoy include:
- Three large pizzas (classic or nine toppings combined) for $37.99
- Party pepperoni 16″ jumbo pepperoni pizza for $13.99
- Walk-in special — 14″ large pizza with one topping $10.99
Owner of Pizza One, Mohamed Shalchy, enjoys being part of the business community in Coquitlam and encourages locals and those new to the area to come and experience dining in at the restaurant.
Address: 1912-1960 Como Lake Avenue, Coquitlam
Enter for your chance to win the following Coquitlam prize package:
- 1 x $100 gift card for Doppio Zero Pizza
- 1 x $100 gift card for Mundy Park Bakery
- 1 x $100 gift card for Kin’s Farm Market
- 1 x $100 gift card for Dennis’ No Frills
- 1 x $100 gift card for Pizza One
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