Crave the Heights 2018: Discover the flavours of North Burnaby

Diana Chan August 23, 2018 Event, North Burnaby

Crave the Heights is back for 2018 brought to you by The Heights Merchants Association. From August 17 to 26, 10 participating restaurants will have affordable set menus, new food specials, happy hour food, and drink discounts.

The following restaurants are participating this year:

  • Pear Tree Restaurant
  • Cristos Greek Taverna
  • Butchers Block BBQ
  • The Gray Olive Cafeteria
  • Chez Christophe
  • Glenburn Soda
  • Green and Oak Malaysian Restaurant
  • Noodle Paradise at Jane’s
  • Chad Thai
  • La Villetta

I have lived in Burnaby since I was born and this area keeps on evolving with new eateries opening up every year adding to the diversity of Burnaby Heights. I love this neighbourhood and it’s 30 minutes away from Downtown Vancouver.

Here are a few places we checked out for Crave the Heights this year.

Gray Olive Cafeteria

Gray Olive Cafeteria is serving up their G.O. Reuben Sandwich for $12. It has housemade corned beef, garlic multigrain bread, swiss cheese, coleslaw, housemade thousand island, side of honey mustard pickles. A delicious comforting sandwich available on the weekends and weekdays for the duration of Crave the Heights.

Glenburn Soda Fountain

Glenburn Soda Fountain is one of the most popular places to hit up this summer. They are offering 4 different desserts inspired by The Heights restaurant neighbours to create a special menu of sundaes taking influence from around the world.

  • Southern Charmer (Butchers BBQ Block)
  • It’s all Greek to Me (Sfinaki Greek Taverna)
  • Hanoi Joy (Broken Rice)
  • Tongue Thai-O (Chad Thai)

We tried the It’s all Greek to Me as most of the other choices were sold out. It is inspired by Sfinaki Greek Taverna, a few blocks away. It has classic Greek flavours with a Canadian twist. You will find Maple Walnut ice cream, crumbled baklava, honey walnuts, whipped cream and topped with a baklava bite. It is a sweet and nutty treat.

La Villetta

La Villetta is an Italian restaurant that has been around on The Heights since I can remember. They are know for their signature dishes like Scallopine al Cognac and Lamb Osso Bucco.

They are offering a few food specials for Crave the Heights.

They have a red sangria for $5.50. A big glass with seasonal fruits to pair with your meal. Nice and refreshing for the summer.

There is a $15 Seafood platter featuring mussels and clams in white wine sauce. Drizzle a little bit of lemon and it will make for a good starter to go with the rest of your meal.

This was only a small taste of whats on the Crave the Heights menus being offered. Check out the full menu on their website to see what else is being offered. Just make sure to visit before August 26 or else these specials will be gone.


About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.

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