The 7 most highly-anticipated Vancouver spring restaurant openings

Mar 2 2019, 12:16 am

In just a few weeks, spring will have officially sprung.

And while it might not be time to skip to our favourite patio for a pitcher of sangria just yet, us foodies do have several exciting openings to look forward to in the coming months.

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The countdown to epic eats is officially on for these 7 highly-anticipated Vancouver spring restaurant openings.

Italian Tomato


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A Richmond favourite for ridiculous amounts of pasta has announced they are opening a Vancouver location. The Italian Tomato will be opening in Vancouver at 1047 Davie Street, formerly Priscilla’s Restaurant. This spot will be opening in March.

Address: 1047 Davie Street, Vancouver


Moderne Burger/Burgerette


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After closing at their OG spot in Kitsilano, the eatery has announced they’ll be reopening at a new location and it will house two concepts. Patrons will soon find Moderne Burger’s epic shakes and eats at 865 West Broadway, but they’ll also find something new: Burgerette, a “slightly smaller” version of Moderne Burger. This is aiming to open mid-March.

Address: 865 West Broadway, Vancouver

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OEB – Yaletown


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The dare we say, legendary, all-day breakfast spot currently operates three Calgary locations and one Edmonton outpost, and they are about to break into BC’s brekkie scene. The purveyor of chef-driven drool-worthy eats like New York-style cheesecake stuffed French toast, breakfast poutine, and their signature takeout breakfast boxes will be opening a location in Vancouver at 1137 Marinaside Avenue (the former location of the Hurricane Grill).

Address: 1137 Marinaside Avenue, Vancouver

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Big G Large Fried Chicken – Vancouver

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Signage on the store says Big G Vancouver is aiming to open spring 2019, Daily Hive has reached out for more info regarding the details. If you can’t wait until spring, be sure to make a trip to Big G’s Richmond location at #1231-8338 Capstan Way.

Address: 382 Robson Street, Vancouver


Umai Savory Hot Dogs


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A Californian hot dog spot has plans for an outpost in Vancouver, and we can’t wait to try its menu of suped-up creations. Umai Savory Hot Dogs, a mini-chain hailing from San Jose, will be opening a spot at 1331 Robson Street (the former location of Chef Lien Vietnamese Cuisine). This spot is looking to open in June.

Address: 1331 Robson Street, Vancouver


Colony – Granville Street

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Blueprint has announced it will be opening a 15,000-sq-ft Colony Entertainment District on Granville Strip this spring. The entertainment, lifestyle, and events management company based out of BC will be transforming the former location of Caprice Nightclub into the largest Colony location to date.

Address: 967 Granville Street, Vancouver


Catoro Cafe

Catoro Cafe

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In case you missed it, there’s a magical forest Totoro-themed cat cafe opening in Vancouver spring 2019. One of the four owners of the cafe, Nathan Chan, told Daily Hive back in September that the Catoro Cafe will be opening at 666 East Broadway, the former location of Mensch Jewish Delicatessen.

Address: 666 E Broadway, Vancouver

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