Biggest Vancouver restaurant openings happening this spring

Mar 10 2021, 10:34 pm

Bye-bye winter, hello spring.

We’ve never been happier to say that. Seriously.

The almost-summer, longer days, warmer weather season is almost officially here, and with it comes some highly anticipated Vancouver spring restaurant openings.

March 20 marks the first day of the season, and now the countdown is officially on for these buzz-worthy Vancouver spring restaurant openings.



Courtesy Juanita

New all-day dining concept Juanita is gearing up to officially open soon. Located at 1516 Yew Street, the eatery has taken over the space formerly occupied by shuttered jazz destination the Blue Martini Cafe, directly across the street from Nook and Local.

Address: 1516 Yew Street, Vancouver


PAUL — Vancouver

Paul Bakery

PAUL Robson Street (Daily Hive)

The 131-year-old bakery cafe, originating from Northern France, will be opening up its first Canadian location in downtown Vancouver soon, according to the brand’s new Canadian social media accounts.

Address: 1164 Robson Street, Vancouver

Uncle’s Snack Shop

Uncle's Snack Shop

Shroom Sando + Fries (Uncle’s Snack Shop)

Uncle’s Snack Shop will offer modern Asian snacks with a nostalgic flair out of the former location of Green Lemongrass in Richmond. Think carnival corn dogs featuring Taiwanese sausages, ramen shake shake fries, green onion and ginger fried chicken sandwiches, and more.

Address: 8180 Westminster Highway, Richmond


CRAFT Beer Market – English Bay

CRAFT English Bay

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CRAFT Beer Market English Bay will open to the public on March 22. For more details on this new spot, check out our full feature or watch our TikTok chronicling our first time seeing the space.

Address: 1795 Beach Avenue, Vancouver


Maxine’s Cafe & Bar

Maxine's Cafe & Bar

Maxine’s Cafe & Bar (Daily Hive)

Maxine’s Cafe & Bar is the newest all-day dining destination slated to open in downtown Vancouver. This spot will offer brunch, lunch, dinner, and takeout. This new concept is the sister restaurant to Yaletown’s Homer St. Cafe and Bar and Tableau Bar Bistro.

Address: 1325 Burrard Street, Vancouver

NeNe Chicken

NeNe Chicken

Courtesy NeNe Chicken

South Korean-founded NeNe Chicken is gearing up to open its first-ever North American location in Vancouver, the brand tells Dished Vancouver. The new outpost will open at 1070 Kingsway Street sometime in March, which means fans of Korean fried chicken should keep an eye out for an opening date to be announced.

Address: 1070 Kingsway Street, Vancouver


Nemesis – Great Northern Way

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Future Nemesis Coffee location at Great Northern Way Pavilion. (Kenneth Chan/Daily Hive)

One of Vancouver’s most popular coffee spots, Nemesis Coffee, is brewing up something inside the overlapping flower petal building at Great Northern Way Pavilion. This location will open in spring.

Address: 565 Great Northern Way, Vancouver

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Kozak Ukraïnian Bakery

A popular destination for Ukrainian food and artisan bread, Kozak Ukraïnian Bakery, is officially opening a new Vancouver location. The local staple will be opening its third outpost in Gastown at 1 West Cordova Street sometime this spring.

Address: 1 West Cordova Street, Vancouver


Luigi & Sons Butcher Shop

Luigi & Sons

Luigi & Sons

Calling all steak lovers, the Toptable Group is gearing up to open a brand new quality provisions spot and butcher shop: Luigi & Sons. This new destination is brought to us by the team behind Elisa steakhouse, so you know it’s going to be good (and John Cena approved).

Address: 1119 Hamilton Street, Vancouver



Miantiao Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver

Tea Garden

The Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver and its new partner the Kitchen Table Group will be opening a Italian-Chinese restaurant called Miantiao, which translates to noodle in Mandarin. The restaurant describes itself as “Italian cuisine elevated with Chinese sensibilities, and Chinese gastronomy uplifted by the elegant simplicity of Italian cuisine.”

Address: Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver – 1128 W Georgia St, Vancouver


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