8 new Vancouver restaurants you need to try right now

Oct 2 2019, 2:18 pm

While there are a ton of new eateries open and opening soon, here’s a shortlist of some of our must-tries that are seriously living up to the hype.

Here are some new Vancouver restaurants you need to try right now.

New Vancouver restaurants you need to try

Boca Grande Donut Shop

 

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The new doughnut shop is located at 106 — 4841 Delta Street in Ladner Village. Boca offers customers handcrafted, small-batch doughnuts in varieties like Horchata, Vegan Chocolate Coconut, and Blueberry Basil to name a few. The new eatery will also offer Mexican takeout — yes you read the right — Mexican food and doughnuts in one place.

Address: 106 – 4841 Delta Street, Ladner
Phone: 604-946-2121

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Freebird Chicken Shack

Freebird Chicken Shack

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Located in Chinatown House at 188 East Pender Street, Freebird formerly occupied a space in New West’s River Market before making the move to Vancouver. A simple, no-fuss, casual 20-seat eatery, Freebird is focusing on quality flavourful chicken. The Roasted Chicken Meal is the perfect thing to grab if you’re in the area for lunch.

Address: 188 East Pender Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-553-1382

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Farina Pizza a Legna – North Vancouver

 

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The North Shore outpost of this popular Main Street pizza spot is finally open. Expect the menu of ‘zas you know and love from Farina Main Street along with new additions such as the Ortolana, Bosciaola, and Prosciutto & Arugula varieties. As for beverages, expect local craft beer and prosecco on tap, an all-Italian wine list, and a curated list of house-made cocktails.

Address: 119 2nd Street East, North Vancouver

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Planetary Burger

Planetary Burger

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Planetary is small but has a sunny street-facing patio for those who want to stay awhile and chow down. The food can also be taken to-go no problem. They offer four burgers (as well as a Kids Style one) — one regular Spicy Cauliflower burger made with chickpea, cayenne, parsley, and nutritional yeast, and three mini versions of the remaining varieties, AKA a tasting flight.

Address: 3088 Main Street, Vancouver

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VV Tapas Lounge

 

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Located at 957 East Hastings Street, the concept opened in the brand new Strathcona Village. VV Tapas offers Vancouverites “artfully prepared” small plates along with locally and internationally sourced wines, craft beers, and ciders too.
Address: 957 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-336-9244

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Umai Savory Hot Dogs

 

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Known for its all-natural, gluten-free, naturally-smoked dogs (with no MSG, by-products, fillers, and artificial flavours and colours), the brand offers a selection of sausages, umami glazed hamburgers, a “famous” waffle dog, a fried banana dog, Poku Wings, special noodles, and more.

Address: 1331 Robson Street, Vancouver

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Smith’s Bagelry

 

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For those of us that take bagels seriously, there’s a new spot in Vancouver that is a must-try — Smith’s Bagelry, located at 191 W Broadway. This spot quietly opened over the summer and offers Vancouverites an authentic taste of Turkey with a Canadian twist. Smith’s Bagelry makes fresh Turkish bagels encrusted in sesame, poppy, and sunflower seeds, along with a plain version too.

Address: 191 W Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-423-3434

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Monga Fried Chicken

 

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Monga Fried Chicken has opened in the Aberdeen Square Food Court. The brand has outposts all over the world, including one in Toronto. Monga Richmond offers four varieties of the giant fried chicken fillets that are “as thick as a coin.” This offering is marinated with honey, dipped in batter, fried, and then topped with Monga’s signature toppings, like the Chee-Z variety.

Address: Aberdeen Square Food Court – 4000 No.3 Road, #3325, Richmond
Phone: 604-285-5168

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