Popular Taiwanese roast chicken spot to open in Vancouver

Sep 19 2019, 4:05 pm

Popular New West spot Freebird Chicken Shack quietly shuttered in January, but the much-loved former River Market staple wasn’t down and out for long.

Chef Angus An’s Taiwanese roast chicken joint is officially opening in Vancouver’s Chinatown House at 188 East Pender Street in late September, but it soft opens today.


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This new 20-seat casual lunch and dinner destination will serve whole, free-range, Taiwanese roast chicken, which will be up for order fresh-out-of-the-oven during opening days at noon and 5 pm. This offering will be $32 and include a soup and rice side.

Folks can also call ahead and pre-order a bird if they can’t make those times. Half-orders of the chicken will be released at a later time.

Customers can also expect a menu of eats like Hai Nan Chicken on Rice, the Freebird Chicken Salad, Chicken Rice Soup, and Roti Flatbread with Chicken to name a few.

Freebird will also offer several varieties of sandwiches such as a Scrambled Egg and Cheese Croissant and a Roast Chicken Croissant too.


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Freebird Chicken Shack will also serve French press coffee from East Van Roasters and freshly-baked croissants and cookies from Elmo Baking Co starting at 9 am.

Find Freebird (and its striking mural by Chrissy Cheung) open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm when it officially opens (we’ll keep you posted), until then, check its social channels for updated opening hours.

Freebird Chicken Shack

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


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