Browsing the "Strathcona" Category

The Garden Strathcona: Mushroom Bowls and Lattes

The Garden Strathcona is the newest cafe and retail shop in East Vancouver. When they opened their doors a few weeks back, they were praised for their delicious food as well as the abundance of greenery and cute local products [...]

October 7, 2018 Cafe, Strathcona, Vegetarian

Roost: Cafe and Bistro in Strathcona

Roost Cafe and Bistro has been around for about a year in the Chinatown/Strathcona neighbourhood. I came here for lunch with a friend since we wanted to try something new close by our office. I ended up finding this place [...]

July 13, 2017 Cafe, Sandwich, Strathcona, Two Beakers

BETA5 Chocolates’ Summer Ice Cream Socials Returns for 2017

BETA5 Chocolates Ice Cream Socials are back. It is Vancouver’s best kept secret to enjoy hand-crafted unique sundaes. The talented BETA5 team creates a new sundae every week. It happens every Saturday until September 30, 2017 from 1 – 5pm. With [...]

July 9, 2017 Dessert, Event, Strathcona

Pink Pearl: 4 Decades of Dim Sum

We were invited to Vancouver’s longest-running Chinese restaurant – Pink Pearl for a culinary journey of  Dim Sum. Signature dim sum dishes representing different decades at Pink Pearl  was prepared by Dim Sum Chef F.K. Jiang and his team. We were [...]

April 28, 2017 Chinese, Dim Sum, Strathcona, Three Beakers

Campagnolo Upstairs: Dirty Burgers and the Secret Menu

Campagnolo Upstairs is a hidden gem for those who love cocktails and burgers. I came with M and MagMei after work to try out their delicious dirty burger. You enter from the door on the right side and go up [...]

February 21, 2017 Four Beakers, Strathcona

Shop the Neighbourhood: Lisa Lou’s Chocolate Bar

With the holidays behind us, shopping local should still be top of mind for Vancouverites. Local businesses keep dollars close to home. Dollars spent within our neighbourhoods directly benefit the local economy and are re-invested within the community in the [...]

January 18, 2017 Cafe, Kid Friendly, Specialty Shop, Strathcona

Bodega on Main: Spanish Tapas and Drinks

Bodega on Main opened in 2015 and is a fresh new take on Vancouver’s Spanish restaurants. La Bodega closed down a few years ago and the son of one of the original partners has opened this restaurant up to bring back a [...]

January 24, 2016 Late Night, Spanish, Strathcona, Tapas, Three Beakers

Harvest Community Foods: Ramen and Grocery Store

Established in 2012, Harvest Community Foods is a community-driven retail space. As voted on by Chinatown-Strathcona residents, the grocery provides local, seasonal food products. The business also offers Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares, further fostering accessibility to B.C. produce. Chef and owner, Andrea [...]

November 15, 2015 Kid Friendly, lunch, Noodles, Ramen, Strathcona, Three Beakers

Torafuku: Modern-Asian Restaurant on Main Street

Torafuku is located on Main Street right outside Chinatown in Vancouver. The restaurant is opened by Le Tigre food truck owners Clement Chan and Steve Kuan. The 48-seat modern-Asian restaurant delivers bold interpretations on flavours traditionally found in Japanese, Taiwanese, Korean, [...]

August 17, 2015 Ramen, Strathcona, Three Beakers

Groundswell Cafe: DTES Cafe with a Large Heart

Groundswell Cafe offers a space to meet, mix, socialize with our neighbours and friends, strategize the democratization of the economy,  collaborate and create –  and get caffeinated! Being right in the Downtown Eastside right by Oppenheimer Park is not the nicest area [...]

August 9, 2015 Cafe, Strathcona, Three Beakers

Tea Wok Cafe: Bubble Tea near Science World

Tea Wok opened right under Columbia College on Terminal close to Science World. The cafe is pretty hidden and you will probably only notice it if you walk around this area. They serve up Taiwanese dishes, bubble tea and dessert. [...]

June 9, 2015 lunch, Strathcona, Taiwanese, Three Beakers

Beta5: Chocolates, Ice Cream Sandwiches and Cream Puffs

Beta 5 Chocolates is a few blocks away from Main Street Station in a hidden industrial area. I am quite lucky to be working close by too, so lunch trips to Beta 5 are quite fun and mighty delicious. If [...]

October 13, 2014 Bakery, Dessert, Four Beakers, Strathcona

Pizzeria Farina: Amazing Pizza in Vancouver

Pizzeria Farina is located right by the entrance to Chinatown near the Viaducts. They open daily at 5pm and stays open until the dough runs out. This place is really close to my work and never open for lunch. Apparently [...]

September 14, 2014 Four Beakers, Italian, pizza, Strathcona

To Dine For Eatery: Delicious Burgers in Vancouver

To Dine For Eatery is located on Terminal Avenue a few blocks away from Main Street Skytrain. I came here with a few coworkers as we were in a meeting close by. Surprisingly, its Korean-owned and they have a few [...]

April 17, 2014 Kid Friendly, lunch, Sandwich, Strathcona, Three Beakers

KOBOB Burger: Korean Rice Burgers

A new restaurant has opened up a few blocks from my office. I was really excited because I’ve never had a Korean rice burger before. Rice Burgers have been popping around Vancouver for a while, but there was never a [...]

March 24, 2014 Korean, lunch, Noodles, Sandwich, Strathcona, Three Beakers
Beta 5

BETA 5 Chocolates: Cream Puffs Galore

Beta 5 is one of North America’s Top 10 Chocolatiers. Their store is hidden in Strathcona near a bunch of warehouses, but you can find their chocolates at a bunch of retailers around town. Its best to take the skytrain [...]

December 16, 2013 Canadian, Dessert, Four Beakers, Specialty Shop, Strathcona
Yolk's Restaurant and Commissary

Yolk’s Restaurant and Commissary: Now Open

Yolk’s Restaurant and Commissary has finally opened up on Clark and Hastings. It occupies the old space of ‘Brave Bull House of Steaks’. The building has a fresh baby blue and yellow paint job reflecting the look of their Food [...]

December 9, 2013 Brunch, Canadian, Four Beakers, Strathcona
Taser Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Taser Grilled Cheese Sandwiches: Guilty Pleasure

I love when there is great weather since all the food carts and food trucks are open. The hardest part of my day is trying to figure out where to eat. It’s a bad case of #FirstWorldProblems. I know, I [...]

May 26, 2013 Sandwich, Strathcona, Three Beakers