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". »

Harvest Haus & Harvestland – Oktoberfest in Vancouver [RECAP]

After a year hiatus, Harvest Haus is back on in Vancouver. With its return, Harvest Haus moves to the PNE Fairgrounds and expands to include a new component in Harvestland, an array of Bavarian-inspired activities targeted for families and outdoorsy enthusiasts. »

Canada's Great Kitchen Party – Vancouver [RECAP]

Last week was a great time to be at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. Canada's Great Kitchen Party, a celebration of Canadian culture in sports, music, and food, came together for another rambunctious culinary competition featuring an array of Vancouver and Tofino-based chefs. »

Barbarian's Feast at The Cascade Room in Vancouver [REVIEW]

Lots of restaurants host things like a Winemaker's Dinner or a Distiller's Dinner but these are often structured evenings where you're guided step-by-step through a flavour profile of the featured company and the whole event feels very branded. »