Browsing the "Gastown" Category

La Mezcaleria: Mexican Cuisine in Gastown

La Mezcaleria has their second location in Gastown and I was quite excited to come here with a few friends to have some cocktails and a few bites. It was busy here on a Saturday evening. Most of the tables [...]

January 31, 2017 Four Beakers, Gastown, Late Night, Mexican

The Birds and The Beets: Cafe in Gastown

Bird & the Beets is a cafe that is located in Gastown and they serve up coffee, sandwiches, breakfast and other snacks. We came here on the weekend have a few bites and coffee. One thing I love about shops in [...]

January 21, 2017 Bakery, Cafe, Gastown, Three Beakers

Bao Down Snack Bar: Filipino Style Tapas in Gastown

Bao Down Snack Bar is the 3rd location to open up from the minds behind Bao Down. This particular location features Filipino Style Tapas. I’ve been to the other 2 locations and I’m always surprised how each location has a [...]

November 27, 2016 Filipino, Fusion, Gastown, Three Beakers

The Poke Shop in Gastown: Bowls and Drinks

The Poke Shop is the latest restaurant to open serving delicious poké to Vancouverites. Located in Gastown across from the steam clock, this restaurant is a bit hidden, so look out for the Poke Shop sign outside. With many poké [...]

November 8, 2016 Gastown, Kid Friendly, Seafood, Three Beakers

Crunchtime Cereal Bar: Pop Up by Milk Creative Communications

Crunchtime Cereal Bar is popping up in Gastown this weekend on Saturday October 1st and Sunday October 2nd 8am – 6pm. This pop-up cereal bar offers domestic and imported cereals with all proceeds donated to local charity Backpack Buddies. After [...]

September 30, 2016 Event, Gastown, Pop-Up Shop

Kozakura: Japanese Cuisine in Gastown

Kozakura is a new Japanese Izakaya located near Gastown. They specialize in Kappo-style Japanese food and the menu is seasonal, fresh and local. Foodgressing, Food Wench, Maggi, Nosh & Nibble, Picky Diner and I came here for dinner as we were so curious about what [...]

September 24, 2016 Gastown, Izakaya, Japanese, Late Night, Three Beakers

Wildebeest: Brunch in Gastown

Wildebeest is located in Gastown and they have a daring menu focusing on ingredient-driven cooking. Their brunch menu comprises of amazing use of proteins. Nomss, VanFoodies and I went to grab brunch around noon to hang out and enjoy each others [...]

August 5, 2016 Brunch, Gastown, Three Beakers

UYU Ice Cream: Milk Shakes and Soft Serve

UYU Ice Cream has been a neighbourhood favourite for soft serve ice cream since it joined the neighbourhood a few years ago. What I find with some other soft serve ice cream places around town is that they taste too rich, [...]

July 30, 2016 Dessert, Gastown, Three Beakers

The Portside Pub: Drinks, Food, and Games

What is there to do on a Wednesday night in the Gastown area? The Portside has a Rock, Paper , Scissors tournament every Wednesday. There is a $5 entry fee to participate but if you want to just sit in [...]

March 8, 2016 Canadian, Gastown, Pub/Bar, Three Beakers

The Capilano Teahouse: Tea and Coffee in Gastown

The Capilano Teahouse finally has a permanent location after having their pop-up shop at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in Richmond. Their new location is on Abbott St right in Gastown. They serve Indigenous teas and botanical tea sodas, foraged right here in [...]

February 15, 2016 Cafe, Gastown, Three Beakers

Salt Tasting Room: Italian Gas Station Experiment

Salt Tasting Room introduced the Italian Gas Station Experiment, in partnership with Port Moody-based Urbani Foods. Those who order wine, by the glass, flight or bottle, will get complimentary Italian tapas for the month of February. The experiment is offered Mondays through Sundays from [...]

February 14, 2016 Gastown, Tapas, Three Beakers

Tacofino: Taco Bar in Gastown

Tucked away in Gastown is Tacofino’s Taco Bar near Army and Navy. The area around it is still slightly sketchy, but has gotten a lot better over the years. With this new location, people who work in the area don’t [...]

February 9, 2016 Gastown, lunch, Three Beakers, WestCoast

Belgard Kitchen: Brunch

Belgard Kitchen is inside the Settlement Building in the Downtown Eastside close to Ask for Luigi. My friends and I came here for brunch on the weekend to reconnect and enjoy some good food. Their brunches are on Saturday and [...]

January 16, 2016 Brunch, Canadian, Gastown, Three Beakers

Bao Down: Fusion Steamed Buns in Gastown

Bao Down is located in Gastown and they specialize in steamed bun (bao) sandwiches. Just imagine an asian taco. I came here with BusanGirl to catch up since we haven’t seen each other in a little while. Bao Down has been [...]

September 2, 2015 Chinese, Gastown, Kid Friendly, Sandwich, Two Beakers

The Sardine Can: Spanish Tapas in Gastown

The Sardine Can in Gastown serves up Spanish Tapas. It’s a small restaurant, so they really can’t hold that many people here. We came here after work around 5:30 and it didn’t get busy till around 7pm on a weekday. [...]

August 18, 2015 Gastown, Spanish, Tapas, Three Beakers

UYU Ice Cream: Soft Serve Ice Cream in Gastown

UYU Ice Cream is soft serve ice cream parlour using only organic milk and ingredients. We came here during their soft opening last week. It’s located near Tacomio and Prado. This area has really changed up in the last few years. UYU means [...]

August 11, 2015 Dessert, Gastown, Kid Friendly, Three Beakers

L’Abattoir: Weekend Brunch

L’Abattoir offers up a delicious weekend brunch in the heart of Gastown. Of course their dinner menu is stellar as always, but with their brunch menu, the mix comforting staples with hearty, unique entrees. Always try to make reservations in advance [...]

August 6, 2015 Brunch, Four Beakers, Gastown

Amoda Tea: Pop Up Matcha Bar

Amoda Tea had a Pop Up Matcha Bar this week at Eastwood Cycle Sanctuary from Monday July 27th till Thursday July 30th 2015. Only 4 short days but they drew a crowd from the Gastown offices and others in the [...]

July 31, 2015 Cafe, Gastown, Pop-Up Shop