Where to Drink BC Bubbles Over the Holiday Season in Vancouver

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Vancouver bars and restaurants proudly serve sparkling wine from BC, not just during festive times but through the entire year – and for good reason. It’s delicious, affordable and nothing says ‘spirit of the season’ better than an effervescent glass of chilled bubble. Here’s what to sip, and where. Cheers! Continue reading:
Where to Drink BC Bubbles Over the Holiday Season in Vancouver

Vancouver Juice Bars Every Juice Lover Needs in Their Life

Photo: https://www.thechihuo.com

Photo: https://www.thechihuo.com

Everyone, December is officially here, and winter is in full tilt (according to mother nature)! If there’s something we can always expect from the holiday season, it’s to fall completely out of routine Continue reading:
Vancouver Juice Bars Every Juice Lover Needs in Their Life

Introducing The Arbor, a new Vegetarian Restaurant in Vancouver

Sourced from The Arbor Facebook page

Sourced from The Arbor Facebook page

Another one of the great things about Vancouver’s food scene is the quality of vegetarian and vegan dining choices out there. Dishes at these establishments are inventive, often showcase local and/or organic ingredients, and, frankly, are delicious for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.

Well-known vegetarian restaurants include long-running The Naam (2724 West 4th Avenue) for its popular stir-fried Buddha’s Feast and various Dragon Bowls; Zend Conscious Lounge (1130 Mainland Street), which specializes in organic, gluten-free, nutritionally dense cuisine; and The Acorn (3995 Main Street), which has become one of Vancouver’s top, award-winning dining establishments. The restaurant offers creative and lip smacking dishes that highlight fresh, local produce. For example, their beer battered halloumi with a zucchini and potato pancake, smashed peas, mint yogurt, and lemon balm is a playful veggie rendition of English fish ‘n’ chips.

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Introducing The Arbor, a new Vegetarian Restaurant in Vancouver

Holiday Dining and Gift Ideas Across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland for Foodies

Just keep these on hand in case you need a sugar hit this season. | Image by By Lenée Son

Just keep these on hand in case you need a sugar hit this season. | Image by By Lenée Son

There’s an unspoken collective agreement that December is the time where you get to gorge yourself on as much as you want, which makes it an especially wonderful time to share great food and beverages among all the people you like best. The diversity of the ingredients and of the people in our corner of the world makes shopping anything but local totally unnecessary – so while you’re thinking of treats and decadent dinners, why not have all that blissful gluttony also support creative locals who are super passionate about feeding it?

WestCoastFood.ca reaches across the Lower Mainland from Metro Vancouver to The Fraser Valley to tell food stories about the ingredients, the place, and of course, the growers, makers, and business owners that make it all thrive together. You can find pretty much anything you’re craving made right here.

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Holiday Dining and Gift Ideas Across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland for Foodies

Where to Indulge Your Holiday Sweet Tooth in Vancouver

Cookies from the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver; Photo Credit: Tara Lee

Cookies from the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver; Photo Credit: Tara Lee

Memories of the holiday always bring up the heavenly taste of shortbread, gingerbread, chocolate, and stollen – all paired with glasses of rich egg nog. And of course, sweets are even better when they’re shared (or hoarded all to yourself if you’re feeling Grinch-like).

Happily, the calibre of Vancouver’s pastry chefs has grown exponentially in the last few years, with them dreaming up all sorts of decadent goodies for this Christmas season.

Here are two places in the city where you can share your favourite course – dessert – together over a lovely hot beverage or a winter cocktail or two.

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Where to Indulge Your Holiday Sweet Tooth in Vancouver

WHERE TO HAVE AMERICAN THANKSGIVING DINNER IN VANCOUVER

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3 of the city’s best restaurants are offering our American visitors (and us Canadians who just didn’t get enough turkey during our own Thanksgiving last month) a way to celebrate the holiday, this Thursday, November 24.

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WHERE TO HAVE AMERICAN THANKSGIVING DINNER IN VANCOUVER

7 Instagram worthy locations in Vancouver to take your coffee break

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There’s a lot to love about Vancouver — the lush rainforest, fresh mountain air, endless ocean, and cosmopolitan cool make it one of the world’s most liveable cities. But besides our picturesque landscape, the city is building a reputation for our coffee culture and top-notch brews. Condé Nast Traveler, Matador Network, and Smarter Traveler have all named Vancouver as one of the world’s best cities for coffee aficionados.

Blossoming throughout this natural wonderland metropolis are a number of independently owned coffee houses and restaurants with unique brews, sophisticated decor, ethical and sustainable sourcing, and quality eats. While you’re certainly welcome to grab a coffee to go, these stunning spaces are so lovely you’ll want to take your time to savour and ‘gram your skillfully served java.

Whether you’re looking for a personalized pour-over or the perfect coffee photo-op for your curated social media gallery, you’ll find it here.
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7 Instagram worthy locations in Vancouver to take your coffee break