Best Almond Croissants in Greater Vancouver [GUIDE]

Almond croissants have long been my go-to at cafes and bakeries. This hyper-local list is no casual walkthrough of the prettiest photos on Instagram. I actually paid for, ate, and ranked every almond croissant that appears, taking notes for each one. »

Best Burgers in Vancouver [GUIDE]

One of the greatest inventions in food history has to be the burger. Hotly contested is the origin of burgers, with claims of its creation going as far back as the 1800s. The burger is a timeless piece of dining history that resonates with childhood, with beer, and... »

Sushi Bar Maumi – The Best $75 Omakase in Vancouver [REVIEW]

It's time for another omakase review on this food blog! My sister was in town for her annual visit and because she visits from the prairie province of Alberta, Vancouver sushi is always at the top of her dining list. For this encounter, we settled on Sushi Bar Maumi, a restaurant that's known for... »

Flourist – Fair Trade Grain and Cafe in Vancouver [REVIEW]

This is not just a cafe but a shop that mills its own flour and sells grains from trusted farmers they can identify by name (more on this later). A long spiel made short: flour products from Flourist are perishable because that's the way naturally-made flour goes. »

Locus – The Restaurant That Makes Everything In-House

Locus on Main Street is one of those blink-and-you-miss-it restaurants. It's viewable in plain sight but easily lost amongst the mesh of businesses lining the street. In other words, it's a restaurant you know when you're "in the know", or when... »

Vancouver Christmas Market – Food Guide [RECAP]

One of my favourite things to do in December is visiting the Vancouver Christmas Market. Having been a steady visitor for 8 of its 10 years of operation, I'm always excited for the food vendors that pop up each year and how they play into the whole German Christmas vibe... »

Matcha Cafe Maiko – Uji Matcha Goodness in Richmond [REVIEW]

Anyone who goes out for dessert with me knows I love matcha, i.e. green tea-based, desserts. I'm a big fan of the contrast between bitter tang and sweet refined sugar. When I heard that Matcha Cafe Maiko, a cafe dedicated to the joy of serving Japanese green tea desserts... »

EAT! Pastry Day 2019 – 15 Desserts from 15 Chefs in Vancouver [RECAP]

Vancouver's 3rd annual celebration of pastry took place as one of the marquee events of EAT! Vancouver (in its 18th year). Known as "EAT! Pastry Day", this event had some of Vancouver's finest pastry chefs and chocolatiers bring their A-game to a sugar coma-inducing afternoon of dessert heaven. »

Downlow Burger – Craft Burgers at The American in Vancouver

One of Vancouver's favourite fried chicken spots has begun an expansion into pub grub in the form of burgers. Downlow, known for its Downlow Chicken Shack on Commercial Drive has recently replaced "Monarch Burger" with its own burger concept, aptly named "Downlow Burger". »