The biggest celebrity sightings in Vancouver restaurants this year

Dec 16 2019, 5:58 pm

Put on your sunglasses, because if 2020 is anything like 2019, it’s going to be shining brightly from some epic Vancouver star sightings.

From A-list actors to famous singers, chefs, and comedians, Vancouver truly lived up to its nickname of Hollywood North this year.

Here were the biggest celebrity sightings in Vancouver restaurants this year.

Arian Grande

Ariana Grande

Photo: Daily Hive

Pop princess Ariana Grande was spotted at a now-closed Yaletown Starbucks in Vancouver this year, where she chatted and took pictures with fans. The Starbucks barista that served her told Daily Hive she ordered a grande iced black coffee and a grande soy latte.

Guy Fieri

Guy Fieri


The mayor of Flavourtown is no stranger to the good eats in Vancouver. The television personality and host was in town this year filming his show, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and was spotted in several restaurants including The Red Wagon and The Pie Hole.

Seth Rogen and David Chang

Seth Rogen Pepino's


These two got around in Vancouver this year. From shooting an episode for Chang’s newest Netflix Show,¬†Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner,¬†to Rogen stopping into old-school Italian joint Pepino’s¬†— this duo did some serious eating.

Keegan Michael Key

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Actor-producer Keegan-Michael Key, along with John Cena and actor Skylar Astin, were potted at Elisa Steakhouse in Yaletown.¬†In a photo posted on his Instagram, Astin captioned the snap of the gang calling them the ‚Äúthree amigos‚ÄĚ and mentioned the group was at the restaurant to celebrate Key‚Äôs birthday.

Post Malone

Post Malone Honey Salt


Multi-platinum American rapper-singer Post Malone was seen outside and inside of Parq Vancouver around the date of his concert this year. The artist was spotted in front of Honey Salt, the popular local farm-to-table restaurant on the main level of the hotel and casino.

John Cena

John Cena Joe Fortes

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If there’s one restaurant in Vancouver where you’re bound to see celebrities, it’s Joe Fortes. The Thurlow Street eatery has seen big stars over the past few months including several band members from Fleetwood Mac and Netflix star Lana Condor from smash-hit To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. Professional wrestler and actor John Cena spent time at Joes as well as Elisa Steakhouse while in town.

Justin Trudeau


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Justin Trudeau was spotted at one of Vancouver’s original and most celebrated gay pubs during the summer. The Prime Minister stopped into The Fountainhead Pub, located at 1025 Davie Street, to kick off Vancouver Pride.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel

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Back in February singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel dined at the West Vancouver‚Äôs¬†Peruvian-Japanese spot, Ancora Ambleside. The couple was seen¬†enjoying Ancora‚Äôs signature ‚ÄėNekkeigroni‚Äô cocktails at the bar before having dinner at a corner table.

Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa


If there’s one thing that may convince Jason Momoa to stay in Vancouver forever, it’s definitely the ramen. The American actor and Aquaman star made several visits to Marutama Ra-men’s Bidwell Street location and documented his foodie adventures on his Instagram account.

Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell and Cardero’s executive chef Jason Kleinfeld (submitted)

American actor Kurt Russell enjoyed lunch at one of Coal Harbour’s top spots for seafood and views, Cardero’s Restaurant, earlier this fall.

Camila Mendes and Cole Sprouse


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One of the Riverdale’s biggest break-out stars, Camila Mendes, posted a video of her and co-star Cole Sprouse in a local Vancouver pizza parlour. The video shows the pair at Ignite Pizzeria‚Äôs Mount Pleasant location goofing around, doing model poses for the camera.

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock Black + Blue

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Charismatic Hollywood A-lister Sandra Bullock was just spotted dining at a downtown Vancouver restaurant. The American actress, producer, and philanthropist enjoyed lunch at Alberni Street staple Black + Blue in its private room.

KJ Apa

KJ Apa


We all know and love Lucy’s Eastside Diner in Vancouver, one of the city’s only 24-hour restaurants with the toughest food challenge around. KJ Apa, one of Riverdale’s biggest stars, was spotted at the diner’s counter enjoying some grub in the wee hours of the night.

Tori Spelling

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Tori Spelling, star of American drama series Beverly Hills, 90210 was showing Robson Street eatery Blossom some serious love via Instagram earlier this year. The actress enjoyed some dumplings and a bao at the restaurant, along with some dessert to finish.

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