By Alice Chen
These days, we truly eat with our eyes first; visually-appealing foods are frequently and constantly documented.
From dishes that are culinary experiences to photogenic plates, you’re going to want to make sure you have your phone out for these seven Instagram-able dishes found in Metro Vancouver.
Delta Hotel’s Ebo Restaurant serves up a unique dessert: a giant chocolate globe packed with treats (ice cream, sorbet, pop rocks, candied almonds, honeycomb, jelly, rice krispies, brownies, and strawberries). The presentation is an experience: hot coconut sauce is poured over the sphere, melting the chocolate and revealing the goods inside.
Address: 4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby
In addition to serving artisan, small-batch crème brulee and Belgian liege waffles, Crackle Crème is also offering adorable novelty macarons in the form of treasured characters like Winnie the Pooh, Totoro, Minions, and Pikachu.
Address: 245 Union Street, Vancouver
Kishimoto on Commercial Drive is not short of photo-worthy plates, but there is one dish that stands out presentation-wise: their Smoke-Infused Salmon Oshi. One single salmon oshi is infused with smoke and housed in a tiny glass dish with a lid that’s lifted when it’s brought to you.
Address: 2054 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
720 Sweets is serving up soft serve ice cream with creative toppings: S’more Please, The Milky Way, The Classic, Honey720, and Cloud Nine. Their claim to fame is the addition of nitrogen smoke in a second cup, creating an ethereal effect as you enjoy the first few bites.
Address: 3278 West Broadway Street, Vancouver
Address: 1121-8328 Capstan Way, Richmond
Address: Metropolis at Metrotown, 4800 Kingsway #147, Burnaby (Inside T&T Supermarket)
Mink Chocolate offers a fancy build-your- own-s’mores set for those that want to enjoy the honored campfire tradition without the actual camping. The set consists of a small hibachi flame, a small pot of melted Mink chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers.
Address: 863 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Address: The Shops at Morgan Crossing, Building F, 15775 Croydon Drive, Surrey
Following the success of their Richmond location, the BBT shop opened a second storefront on Robson, serving up the same bubble waffles with snap-worthy presentation. Their fluffy bubble waffles are loaded with toppings like strawberries,Oreos, marshmallows, mangos, and more.
Address: 1680 Robson Street, Vancouver
Address: #105-4651 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Not for the faint of heart but definitely for those who love seafood, Steveston Pizza’s Princess pizza is topped with a generous medley of prawns, smoked salmon, crab, and shrimp. For those who don’t mind shelling out $850 for a pizza, the Steveston restaurant also serves up a pizza featuring lobster, white truffle, and caviar.
Address: 3400 Moncton Street, Richmond
Alice Chen is a freelancer writer, content marketer, and chocolate consumer. Twitter: @_alicechen