Open and opening soon: 40 new Vancouver restaurants to try

Mar 1 2021, 11:38 am

New Vancouver restaurants? Those are our three favourite words.

We’ve gone and collected a list of all the new Vancouver restaurants you should look into trying this month.

There is always a lot of chowing down for us to do in our city, and these new eateries make our to-eat lists longer than ever.

Here are 40 new Vancouver restaurants for you to try right now, or in the near future.

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Crack On (food truck)

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Crack On food truck has officially launched in Vancouver, and that means breakfast sandwich lovers have a new spot they need to hit up. The new destination-on-wheels focuses on brekkie sandos and the ingredient that makes them so delicious: eggs!

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Cascadia Bakehouse

This bakery and cafe is open at 2335 Clarke Street, just a short walk away from Rocky Point Park and local train stations. Cascadia offers patrons made-from-scratch organic bread, toast, pastries, and pies made from local and seasonal ingredients.

Address: 2335 Clarke Street, Port Moody
Phone: 604-949-3542

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Robba da Matti – Gastown

 

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This neighbourhood pasta joint has been serving patrons delicious Italian fare out of its original Yaletown location since 2011. Robba da Matti opened its second West End location in Summer 2019. Now, its Gastown location has officially opened.

Address: 12 Powell Street, Vancouver

Marché Mon Pitou

 

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The list of new concepts in Vancouver offering patrons eats and treats with French flare continues to grow, especially with the addition of the newly opened neighbourhood gem Marché Mon Pitou. The brand new cafe, bistro, and grocer opened its doors at 1387 W 7th Avenue, the former location of Slickity Jim’s Chat ‘n’ Chew.

Address: 1387 W 7th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-730-0217

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Thank You Pizza

 

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New counter-service concept Thank You Pizza is officially open in Vancouver. The fresh Chinatown destination will be open Thursday to Sunday from 5 to 10 pm at 789 Gore Avenue, which operates as Hunnybee Bruncheonette by day.

Address: 789 Gore Avenue, Vancouver

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Hello Nori

Hello Nori

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With all these sad restaurant goodbyes, it’s nice to say “hey” to some fresh concepts in Vancouver, and one of the city’s newest is now ready to welcome patrons through its doors. Hello Nori has officially opened at 1165 Robson Street.

Address: 1165 Robson Street, Vancouver

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Gram Cafe Kingsway

Gram Cafe Kingsway offers several varieties of “Cool Premium To-Go,” which is a pancake with filling in the middle. Patrons can choose from several flavours, including Matcha, Oreo, and Mango, to name a few. This store also offers drinks like caffeinated beverages and fruit teas.

Address: 2218 Kingsway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-564-9157

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Studio Brewing

 

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This new Burnaby spot is located at 5792 Beresford Street, where it’s open daily from 11 am to pm. Studio Brewing is currently pouring a small but mighty menu of its beers alongside some collaborations with Dageraad Brewing and the Superflux Beer Company.

Address: 5792 Beresford Street, Burnaby

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Machi Machi

This Taiwanese tea shop is known for its selection of specialty drinks like fresh teas, milk teas, and cream foam sips in unique (and adorable) to-go cups as well as takeaway bottles.

Address: 1194 Robson Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-564-9139

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First Bite

 

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One of Metro Vancouver’s newest cake shops, First Bite is serving up adorable desserts. The 5951 Minoru Boulevard #153 Richmond bakery is now open daily from 2 to 7 pm (excluding Tuesdays), when it offers picture-perfect pastries and cakes.

Address: 5951 Minoru Boulevard #153, Richmond
Phone: 604-370-8944

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BB.Q Chicken – Robson Street

BB.Q Chicken’s new Vancouver eatery is now open at 1517 Robson Street, the former location of Thai Away Home.

Address: 1517 Robson Street, Vancouver

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NeNe Chicken

 

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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

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PAUL — Vancouver

Paul Bakery

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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

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Maxine’s Cafe & Bar

Maxine's Cafe & Bar

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Maxine’s Cafe & Bar is the newest all-day dining destination slated to open in downtown Vancouver. Signage for the new concept has gone up at 1325 Burrard Street, the former location of the bike-centric cafe Mussette, which closed about a year ago.

Address: 1325 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Juanita

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Kitsilano, you’re in for a treat. New all-day dining concept “Juanita” is gearing up to open, and pretty soon at that. 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

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La Ruota

 

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It’s out with one pizza chain and in with another: La Ruota will be opening on Cambie Street where make-your-own spot Assembli used to operate. La Ruota is currently setting up shop at Assembli’s former 2325 Cambie Street location in the heart of Vancouver’s Cambie Village.

Address: 2325 Cambie Street, Vancouver

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Yogost

Yogurt and rice drink chain “Yogost” is officially opening a new location in Metro Vancouver. The brand will be opening a new outpost in Burnaby at 4560 Kingsway near Crystal Mall and Metropolis at Metrotown.

Address: 4560 Kingsway, Burnaby

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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

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Luigi & Sons

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: Yaletown

Linh Cafe

 

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Ça Marche isn’t the only concept that’s planning to bring some French flair to Vancouver House, as local favourite Linh Cafe is opening a new location at the development also. Linh Cafe’s team confirmed to Dished Vancouver that an outpost would be opening at 1428 Granville Street (exact unit to-be-revealed).

Address: 1428 Granville Street, Vancouver

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iSETTA

 

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This new counter-service destination will have indoor seating for about 42 people, as well as additional outdoor patio space for folks looking to enjoy everything from brunch eats to Italian-style paninis al fresco.

Address: 4360 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

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Breka Bakery & Cafe

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Breka Bakery & Cafe is set to be “coming soon” to Main Street, according to signage at the new location. The popular destination is known for offering up delicious baked goods and savoury eats 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Breka’s logo is plastered on the windows and door at 4554 Main Street, which is located just a few blocks from Sula’s newly opened restaurant.

Address: 4554 Main Street, Vancouver

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Alouette

 

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Vancouver’s Hotel Le Soleil is getting a new concept this summer, a French bistro called Alouette. A representative from the new Hornby Street eatery told Dished Vancouver patrons can expect a French-meets-West Coast food program complete with comfort foods, French classics, oysters, and fresh salads and mains.

Address: 567 Hornby Street, Vancouver

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L’Onore Pizza

L'Onore Pizza

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A new must-try Italian restaurant, L’Onore Pizza is slated to open in Metro Vancouver this winter. Set to open on East Royal Avenue in New Westminster, L’Onore will offer hand-crafted, wholesome, Italian-inspired cuisine.

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Grab N Go

Grab N Go Sushi

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With no visible online presence just yet, there are not too many details on Grab N Go at this point, but the eatery is advertising dine-in, takeout, and delivery options for its grub once it opens.

Address: 883 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Saola

 

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A new modern Asian restaurant called “Saola” is set to open in Vancouver. Slated to open at 2415 Main Street in early 2021, the folks behind this project include Do Chay’s Patrick Do, seasoned hospitality veteran Kevin Lin, and actor-producer and actor-writer Osric Chau and Nicholas Carey, respectively.

Address: 2415 Main Street, Vancouver

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Popeyes Chicken – Burnaby

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Popeyes Chicken is opening yet another Metro Vancouver location — this time, in Burnaby. This news was confirmed to Dished Vancouver just over a week after we posted about a new Richmond location from the brand.

Address: 7855 Kingsway, Burnaby

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Sneaky Pete’s Pool Cafe

Sneaky Pete’s Pool Cafe is gearing up to open its doors in Vancouver. Located at 424 Mclean Drive, just a stone’s throw from Yolk’s and Timbertrain’s Depot, this new spot appears to be opening very soon.

Address: 424 Mclean Drive, Vancouver

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Cream Pony

 

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For those of you who can’t ever decide between sweet or salty, Cream Pony is going to be the ultimate spot for you. This new concept is set to be serving up handmade brioche donuts and buttermilk fried chicken on the North Shore soon.

Address: 111 1st Street E Unit B2, North Vancouver

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Tendon Kohaku

 

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Tendon Kohaku is set to open a location in downtown Vancouver. The Japanese chain of tempura eateries will be going into a large space at Howe and Smithe, just across the street from the Law Courts.

Address: 190 Howe Street, Vancouver

Menya Itto Vancouver

 

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Popular Tokyo-born ramen shop Menya Itto is officially opening its first North American location in Vancouver. The brand’s first outpost on the continent will be opening at 1479 Robson Street, the former location of Ramen Koika.

Address: 1479 Robson Street, Vancouver

Saku – Robson Street

 

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Popular Japanese tonkatsu spot Saku is planning to change things up with one of its Vancouver locations, the team confirmed to Daily Hive. The eatery currently operates two outposts on W Broadway and in Vancouver’s West End, and the latter will be moving from 1773 Robson Street to a bigger location, just two blocks away at 1588 Robson Street.

Address: 1588 Robson Street, Vancouver

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The Very Good Butchers

Victoria-based vegan food phenomenon The Very Good Butchers is officially opening a huge flagship location in Vancouver. On a call with Dished Vancouver, the company’s CEO, Mitchell Scott, shared details about the plans for a new 10,000-square-foot facility slated to open at the Nickel at 285 West 5th in Mount Pleasant.

Address: 285 West 5th, Vancouver

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Katsuya – Vancouver

 

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Katsuya is officially opening its first Vancouver location on Robson Street. The Toronto-based Japanese fusion tonkatsu chain opened a location in Coquitlam last fall, and now the brand is opening its second BC location at 1471 Robson Street.

Address: 1471 Robson Street, Vancouver

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Meltwich Surrey

 

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Artisan grilled cheese chain Meltwich has plans to open its first BC location in Metro Vancouver. The franchise has a Surrey outpost in the works, and according to the company’s website, it will be opening at the Grandview Corners Shopping Centre at F05 24 Avenue.

Address: F05, 24 Avenue, Surrey

Honeybrew Bar

 

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The sweet spot will take over the former location of Truffles Fine Foods at 785 Davie Street. Once it’s open, Honeybrew Bar aims to become a must-try destination for strudels, coffee, and cocktails for locals and visitors alike.

Address: 785 Davie Street, Vancouver

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CRAFT Beer Market – English Bay

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CRAFT Beer Market English Bay is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated restaurant openings coming up, so here’s your first glimpse of what we can expect from this concept in an oh-so-coveted waterfront location.

Address: 1795 Beach Avenue, Vancouver

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Soon Coffee

 

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Soon Coffee will be opening in The Amazing Brentwood’s food court as an island to-go bar with 360-degree coffee service. Tentatively slated to open in February 2021, the Soon Coffee team told Dished that the idea behind this concept was all about inclusivity and accessibility.

Address: 4567 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby

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Jollibee Vancouver

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It was confirmed to Daily Hive that Jollibee’s first BC location is slated to take over 833 Granville Street, the former location of ShuRaku Sake Bar & Bistro, which closed in September 2018. Quite possibly the most highly anticipated “opening soon” eatery on this list of new Vancouver restaurants, we’ll be sure to keep you posted on this one.

Address: 833 Granville Street, Vancouver

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Blackball – Kingsway

 

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While an official opening date has not been revealed, Blackball Kingsway is opening “soon” according to the company’s website. We’ll keep you posted, but if you can’t wait for the new location, head to the Richmond branch at 1061 8300 Capstan Way.

Address: 1 – 3377 Kingsway, Vancouver

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