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

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

A Vancouver Newcomer’s Observations Vol 7: Oyster Loyalty

Photo: Narcity

Photo: Narcity

Hey Vancouver! I’m Britanny, and I’ve been calling Vancouver home for a just couple of short months. After what I’ve been told was one of the gloomier Vancouver Octobers, I can confidently say I’m here to stay. It was absolutely tolerable. In fact, I loved every fresh, rain-smelling minute. I’ve come to realize a whole lot of things about this city since arriving, many of them seafood related, of course!

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A Vancouver Newcomer’s Observations Vol 7: Oyster Loyalty

A Vancouver Newcomer’s Observations Vol 3: Sushi Snobs

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Photo: www.bcliving.ca

Hello Vancouver! As you all know, I’m a Vancouver newbie. I’ve lived multiple places around Canada, and I’m pleased to say I’ve now landed in this lovely city. I’m stumbling upon new reasons to love this city on the daily, and I could not be happier to call it home! Follow me and my column, New-B, as I get to know Vancouver and, inevitably, fall in love with it.

Before moving to Vancouver I had dined on what I thought to be some pretty acceptable, if not pretty delicious, sushi. Many cities I’ve lived in or visited have had their roster of “best” sushi hot-spots Continue reading:
A Vancouver Newcomer’s Observations Vol 3: Sushi Snobs

Fair at the PNE: Come Hungry and Adventurous for This Year’s Eats

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Mini Donut Popsicles

If you’ve been to the Fair at the PNE before you’ve come to expect the familiar scent of mini donuts and hot dogs in the air. It’s time to loosen your waistbands in anticipation of the 2016 Fair and the all-new food options for the adventurous eater.

“We’re proud to present these new food and beverage offerings for the 2016 Fair at the PNE,” says Pete Male, Vice President of Sales at Pacific National Exhibition. “Our team has searched across the continent for the most insane and outrageous snacks we can find because food is an important part of the Fair experience. We think attendees are going to love what they see when they come to The Fair at the PNE.”

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Fair at the PNE: Come Hungry and Adventurous for This Year’s Eats

Vancouver’s Italian Day Is Back – Sunday, June 12th

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Commercial Drive (aka Little Italy) hosts its annual street festival for the 7th year, this Sunday, June 12th. Continue reading:
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Vancouver Eateries – 4 New Summer Dishes We’re Loving

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A new season always inspires the best chefs in the city to flex their culinary muscles and offer up fresh new dishes added to their menus. Here are some delicious must-trys… Continue reading:
Vancouver Eateries – 4 New Summer Dishes We’re Loving