Food & Drink

The Ultimate Kitsilano Guide for First-Time Visitors: Day 1

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Although Kits is hyped as the Venice Beach of Vancouver, we locals know that our identity is deeper than yoga and a “sexy” beach. We’ve put together a three-day Kitsilano guide for visitors to shine a light on some of our other facets.

The Kitsilano we know and love has a highly-evolved but unpretentious food scene, an incredible stash of museums, seriously cool independent shops, and unparalleled access to nature. We also nod to the original residents and counterculture legacy this now gentrified neighbourhood was founded upon.

Without further ado, here’s “Day 1: Meet Kits” of our three day guide. Next up, “Day 2: Cool Kits” and “Day 3: Historic Kits.” Read more…

How To Have the Perfect Picnic in Kitsilano

Volunteer Park in Kitsilano. Image credit: Vancouver.ca

Volunteer Park in Kitsilano. Image credit: Vancouver.ca

It’s the season for picnics here in Kitsilano, even if the weather forecast for this weekend looks a little rainy. What better way to spend a (hopefully) sunny day then at one of our lovely neighbourhood beaches and parks. Here’s what you’ll need to make that day as perfect as possible.

How To Have the Perfect Picnic in Kitsilano

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5 Things You Didn’t Know about Kitsilano’s Glory Juice Co.

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Image: Glory Juice Co.

We recently filled you in on the True Cleanse taking place twice this month, courtesy of delicious juices from Glory Juice Co. We loved their concept – and their juice – so much that we decided to visit them on West 4th and Vine to find out more about why this two-month old shop is quickly becoming a Kitsilano hot spot. Here are five fun facts about Glory Juice Co. Read more…

4 Must-Try Eats in Kitsilano This Long Weekend

Sweet and succulent pink beauties from the Spot Prawn Festival. Image Credit: Spotprawnfestival.com

Sweet and succulent pink beauties from the Spot Prawn Festival. Image credit: Spotprawnfestival.com

It’s the May Long Weekend this weekend, with the Victoria Day holiday falling on Monday, May 18th. It’s the weekend when summer unofficially kicks off in our neighbourhood as the Kitsilano Pool opens on Saturday. Forget any camping ideas and stick around for some ocean-front swimming and for some great food ideas to try, listed for you below.

4 Must-Try Eats in Kitsilano this Long Weekend

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Hurry up. Spot Prawn Festival Is This Weekend and Tickets Are Still Available

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It’s spot prawn season again. Oh how we love those big, sweet, firm crustaceans. The time to celebrate this local and sustainable bounty, which happens to be the envy of seafood lovers around the world, is this weekend at the annual Spot Prawn Festival May 17.

Each year at the Spot Prawn Festival Boil, Chefs’ Table Society member chefs from across the Lower Mainland serve you fresh-from-the-boat spot prawns at Fisherman’s Wharf. All proceeds will support the Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia.

Tickets are still available for $17.50 and get you a plate of three succulent BC spot prawns plus a selection of side dishes and bread from Terra Breads. Read more…

Kitsilano’s Glory Juice to Launch “The True Cleanse” 3 Day Mind and Body Workshop

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May is shaping up to be a warm and sunny month, introducing summer to the neighbourhood earlier than expected and putting the pressure on to get our beach bods back in shape. Glory Juice Co., one of Kitsilano’s new hot spots, can help you with that.

They’re making a generous and delicious supply of juice for The True Cleanse, a three-day mind and body cleanse taking place twice over the next month. The first starts on May 14th and the second on May 28th, kicking off each time with a Thursday evening workshop to get you all ready for the cleanse beginning Friday morning. Read more…

What to Do in Kitsilano This Weekend

The Jericho Sailing Centre is having an open house this weekend. Image credit: Jsca.bc.ca

The Jericho Sailing Centre is having an open house this weekend. Image credit: Jsca.bc.ca

Here’s what’s on in Kitsilano this weekend, come rain or shine (which we’ve had consistently these last two weeks). And don’t forget that it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday! Happy weekend from the Kitsilano.ca crew.

What to do in Kitsilano this Weekend

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Deaf-dining Restaurant “DeaFined” Opening in Kitsilano May 7

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After developing a blind-dining concept restaurant Dark Table in Kitsilano (2611 West 4th Avenue) that hires blind servers and serves meals in darkness, owner Moe Alameddine is focusing on the deaf community. On Thursday, May 7, he and business partner Sami Mousattat will open a new Mediterranean restaurant on West 4th called DeaFined, staffed entirely by deaf servers. Read more…

Nuba Kitsilano Turns Three; Birthday Party with Free Cocktails and Live Entertainment May 8

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Nuba’s Kitsilano location is throwing a Lebanese Cabaret Celebration to mark their third anniversary and you’re invited. Since coming to neighbourhood, Nuba’s healthy comfort food philosophy coupled with the taverna’s unique ambiance has made the location a popular locale in Kitsilano.

Nicknamed “Nuba Village”, the restaurant and event space boasts 5 unique, beautifully lit rooms, which can accommodate everything from intimate sit-down dinners for 2 to cocktail parties for 150. In addition to winning multiple honours in the Georgia Straight’s 2015 Golden Plate awards, the space was recently featured on the popular Food Network program You Gotta Eat Here. Read more…

4 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas from Kits

Add some delicious pastries to mom's breakfast in bed or picnic in the park. Image credit: Thomashaas.com

Add some delicious pastries to mom’s breakfast in bed or picnic in the park. Image credit: Thomashaas.com

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 10th this year. That’s coming up fast and we’ve thought of 4 wonderful gift ideas for the mother in your life, with everything available right here in Kitsilano.

4 Kitsilano Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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