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Open and opening soon: 39 new restaurants to try in Vancouver

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Hanna McLean May 15, 2019 11:26 am 4,865

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

Just opened, opening soon, or newly re-opened, here are all the new delicious Vancouver restaurants to try this month.

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Shameless Buns

 

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The menu here also offers two vegetarian options, including the ‚ÄėJacked Up Coconut‚Äô fries or sandwich, made from amazing jackfruit coconut adobo which is seriously worth trying even if you‚Äôre not sticking to a plant-based diet.

Address: Check the Street Food App
Phone:
 604-961-0755

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Amaranthus

 

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Amaranthus is located New Westminster’s popular River Market at 112-810 Quayside Drive, and it has a menu full of vegan eats up for order.

Address: 112-810 Quayside Drive, New West

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Matcha Stand Maiko¬†‚Äď Richmond

 

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Maiko specializes in house-made dishes such as parfaits, shaved ice, floats, and lattes, all made with its rich-tasting matcha. Matcha Stand Maiko opened in Richmond in early May.

Address:¬†199 ‚Äď 8279 Saba Road, Richmond
Phone: 604-285-0013

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OEB ‚Äď Yaletown

 

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The 1137 Marinaside Avenue space (formerly the Hurrican Grill) has been completely transformed into a vibrant, fresh room complete with living moss walls, and broken eggshell-inspired lighting (not to mention an amazing menu).

Address: 1137 Marinaside Avenue, Vancouver

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Prost Haus

 

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The new destination for food and beer offers a menu of authentic German eats like pretzels, bratwurst, and schnitzel, which will be served alongside steins of chilled beer. Staff are decked out in traditional lederhosen, and guests can enjoy a selection of games like Jenga, shuffleboard, corn hole, and the world’s longest shot-ski.

Address: Rooftop of 900 Granville Street, Vancouver

Grounds For Coffee ‚Äď Commercial Drive

Grounds For Coffee Commercial Drive

Located at 2088 Commercial Drive right beside Cafe Deux Soleils, the new location boasts natural light, high ceilings, and of course, the signature fresh-baked cinnamon buns and organic coffee we know and love.

Address: 2088 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

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The Pie Hole¬†‚Äď Kitsilano

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The newest outpost features a back room space for pie classes, and operate during the same hours as the Fraser Street location: Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 8 pm, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm, and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm.

Address: 1864 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

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Douce Diner

 

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North Vancouver spot Douce Diner finally opened its doors over the weekend at 1490 Pemberton Avenue. The new concept is serving up breakfast sandwiches, benedicts, and classic breakfast plates along with a selection of specialty toasts.

Address: 1490 Pemberton Avenue, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-980-2510

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Ramen Taka¬†‚ÄstAberdeen Centre

 

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Ramen Taka Richmond is located on the second level of the Aberdeen Centre in unit 2780. Its first Vancouver location was Ramen Taka’s first direct-operated international restaurant.

Address:¬†Aberdeen Centre ‚ÄstUnit 2780¬†4151 Hazelbridge Way,¬†Richmond

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NaMì Food Cart

 

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Patrons can now enjoy eats like fresh baguette sandwiches (half or full-size), like the brekkie bánh mì Le Petit Dejuner made with scrambled eggs, crisp cured pork belly, paté, lemongrass and chili aioli, soy sauce, and more from this new food cart.

Address: Corner of West Georgia and Granville Street, Vancouver

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Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken ‚Äď Richmond

 

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The chain of fast food outlets originating at the Taipei Shi-Lin Night Market is known for its massive (bigger than your face) chicken cutlets served in paper sleeves. Its first BC location is now open in Richmond.

Address: 1623-4791 Mcclelland Road, Richmond

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Ampersand Bistro & Bar

 

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The new spot also offers elevated dim sum, West Coast-inspired tapas dishes, and a happy hour from 3 to 6 pm daily. Find Ampersand open Tuesday to Thursday from 11:30 am to midnight, Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 1 am, and Sunday from 11:30 am to midnight.

Address: 32 Water Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-336-9819

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La Boqueria Tasting Room

 

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Located at 291 East Pender (the former home of Klaus’s Kaffee Haus), La Boqueria Tasting Room opened its doors late last month. The new Chinatown spot offers a selection of tapas dishes and offerings from a raw bar alongside wine and sake.

Address: 291 East Pender, Vancouver

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Harbour Oyster + Bar

 

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Harbour Oyster + Bar opened its doors in East Vancouver in late April. This spot offers patrons a selection of oysters, lobster rolls, crab cakes, and fish n’ chips, along with 12 craft beer taps, wine, and cocktails too.

Address: 1408 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

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Cora ‚Äď North Vancouver

 

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Known for its heaping plates of breakfast classics including omelettes, crepes, pancakes, and ‚ÄėEggs Ben et Dictine‚Äô with epic fruit sides, the national chain has long been a favourite¬†for Canadians who are after a filling mid-morning meal.

Address: 801 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Phone: 450 435-2426

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Finfolk

 

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The bright new Scandinavian-inspired eatery is located in East Vancouver in the heart of the neighbourhood’s brewery district, and it’s only been open for a handful of weeks.

Address: 1600 Franklin Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-620-4935

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JAPADOG¬† ‚Äď Coquitlam

 

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Coquitlam is the newest city in the area to get its very own spot for these signature Japanese-style hot dogs, and it just opened April 20. Located in the Canadian Tire Coquitlam parking lot at 1200 Seguin Drive, the new upgraded Japadog trailer is open Wednesday to Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm.

Address: 1200 Seguin Drive, Coquitlam

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The Magnet

 

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The 309 West Pender Street spot for ‚Äúfood, beer, and the occasional stiff drink‚ÄĚ took over the former space of EXP Restaurant + Bar, which closed in June 2018.

Address: 309 West Pender Street, Vancouver

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Earls Station Square

 

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The Vancouver-based restaurant chain is taking over a new 7,300-sq-ft commercial space within the so-called Restaurant Row of the Anthem Properties and Beedie Living-built redevelopment. This spot opens April 20.

Address: 6070 Silver Drive, Burnaby
Phone: 604-432-7329

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Pok√©rrito ‚ÄstRobson

 

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The 1668 Robson Street street eatery opened April 16. The grab-and-go poké spot is now in full swing, offering patrons the poké burritos, bowls, and salads they know and love from the other locations on Hornby and Dunsmuir.

Address: 1668 Robson Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-945-0895

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Disco Cheetah

 

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Located at 1183 Davie Street, the new 960-sq-ft grab-and-go concept offers patrons its signature rice bowls, salad bowls, wraps, and a few loaded fries too. Expect Korean Fried Chicken, Bulgogi Beef, Chili Chicken Galbi, Pulled Pork, and Van Tofu as protein options.

Address: 1183 Davie Street, Vancouver

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Passione Gelato Artigianale

 

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Passione Gelato Artigianale operates at 55 Smithe Street, just underneath Parq Vancouver. This new sweet spot was started by Salvatore Boccarossa (formerly of Bella Gelateria), who is a Naples-born graduate of the world-famous Carpigiani Gelato University near Bologna, Italy.

Address: 55 Smithe Street, Vancouver

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The Alley

 

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International Taiwanese bubble tea chain The Alley recently opened its first BC location in Vancouver and during its grand opening weekend, there were some serious crowds.

Address: 985 Hornby Street, Vancouver

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Hydra Estiatorio

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Hydra will officially open to the public in late May, after which it will be operating for breakfast daily from 7 am to 10 am, lunch Monday to Friday from 11 am to 3 pm, and dinner daily from 5 to 11 pm.

Address:¬†EXchange Hotel Vancouver ‚Äď 475 Howe Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-416-0880

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Hachiro Ramen Bar

 

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The 140-16th Street North Vancouver restaurant is going to be serving up epic eats like Sake Kazu Chicken, Miso Lobster Tail, sake on tap, and of course, ramen in a sleek and cool atmosphere.

Address: 140-16th Street, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-988-7561

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Colony ‚Äď 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

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Gram Cafe ‚Äď Vancouver

 

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The company has exclusively revealed the address of the downtown Vancouver location to Daily Hive. The brand has plans to maintain Japanese authenticity with its BC locations, aiming to stay true to the famous Japanese recipe by using Japanese ingredients.

Address: 1284 Robson Street, Vancouver

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Shift Shakes

 

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Located right beside Koko Monk’s Kitsilano location, Shift Shakes will offer patrons eight signature 20 oz mylk shakes and naturopathic doctor-verified snacks.

Address: 1835 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver

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Bartholomew’s Plan

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A new cocktail and wine bar called Bartholomew’s Plan is slated to open at 1026 Mainland Street this spring. Patrons can expect house-made charcuterie and tapas dishes at this soon-to-be-open hangout.

Address: 1026 Mainland Street, Vancouver

The Ballyhoo Public House

 

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Located at 103-888, Burrard Street, The Ballyhoo Public House will take over a valuable address that sees a ton of foot traffic from residents in the area, moviegoers (Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver is adjacent), and anyone taking a stroll in the downtown core.

Address: 103-888, Burrard Street, Vancouver

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Tacofino Kitsilano

 

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Tacofino Kitsilano will be the seventh brick-and-mortar location for this beloved purveyor, who only opened Mount Pleasant’s Tacofinio Ocho in Fall 2018. We’ll keep you posted on the exact opening date as things progress.

Address: 1909 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

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Pallet Coffee ‚Äď Howe Street

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Pallet Coffee Roasters is slated to be going into the former Nestle Cafe space. Signage is up and it says the popular local coffee roaster’s first downtown cafe is set to open soon.

Address: 988 Howe Street, Vancouver

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Big G Large Fried Chicken ‚Äď 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

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Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken ‚Äď Vancouver

 

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The second BC location of this chain is aiming to open at 566 Granville Street in Vancouver soon. That address previously belonged to Urban Mongolian Bistro (sister restaurant to the Urban Sushi Cafe next door at 562 Granville Street).

Address: 566 Granville Street, Vancouver

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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, California, will be opening a spot at 1331 Robson Street (the former location of Chef Lien Vietnamese Cuisine).

Address: 1331 Robson Street, Vancouver

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Rocky Point Ice Cream¬†‚Äď New West

 

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The brand, known for their handcrafted small-batch ice cream (and special dog-friendly K9 variety too), will be adding to its existing roster of one parlour in Port Moody and two ice cream trucks. We’ll keep you posted on an exact opening for the new parlour, in the meantime head to the 2800 Murray Street store in Port Moody, or get the ice cream at one of these many spots.

Address: 500 6th Avenue, New Westminster

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Royal City Donuts

 

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The local brand, known for its stellar buttery brioche and vegan doughnuts, has been a fixture at many local farmers’ markets over the years in Vancouver and Metro Vancouver.  The business announced its full-time location will be going in at Unit L52 4946 Canada Way in Burnaby’s Deer Lake Centre.

Address: Unit L52 4946 Canada Way, Burnaby

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Jamjar Canteen ‚Äď North Vancouver

 

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One of Vancouver’s favourite spots for Lebanese eats, Jamjar, is expanding once again. This time, the Lebanese folk food eatery is expanding to North Vancouver with a new canteen. Located at 122-125 Victory Ship Way, right beside Tap & Barrel Shipyards and The Pipe Shop, the new establishment is slated to open in July.

Address: 122-125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

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The Tuck Shoppe ‚Äď Granville Island

 

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The Chinatown outpost has been serving sandwiches and salads for three years, and it announced Granville Island will soon get a taste of what they have to offer. The second Tuck Shoppe location will be opening in the Net Loft Building at 1666 Johnston Street this summer.

Address:¬†Net Loft Building ‚Äď 1666 Johnston Street, Granville Island

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