Food & Drink

6 Shops with Great Easter Treats in and around Kitsilano

Chocolate birdies from Chocolate Arts. Image Credit: Chocolatearts.com

Chocolate birdies from Chocolate Arts. Image Credit: Chocolatearts.com

Easter arrives a bit early this year, on Sunday, April 5. We’ve rounded up 6 Easter treat shops in and around Kitsilano where you can get some wonderful chocolate eggs and other goodies for your baskets, so hop to it!

6 Easter Treat Shops in and around Kitsilano

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Where to Celebrate Macaron Day in Kitsilano

Image: Julien Haler

Image: Julien Haler

We love a new holiday, as long as it’s a fun one. On that note, we’re happy to celebrate Macaron Day, March 20. Macaron Day was started in 2005 in Paris by legendary pastry chef Pierre Hermé, and it’s celebrated worldwide by people who value a compelling excuse to eat more cookies. Part of the cookie proceeds go to a charity chosen by the baker.

Here are three places in Kits and nearby on Granville Island where you find classic and inventive macarons flavours. Go indulge for a good cause. Read more…

AnnaLena Restaurant To Open Friday in the Old Kits Daily Kitchen Spot; Menu Available for Preview

Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 10.52.31 PMWe were recently added to the AnnaLena PR list, most likely because we got some intel wrong in our last post on the restaurant opening. As we said before, AnnaLena is the new 65-seat restaurant venture by former Oakwood Chef Mike Robbins. But they didn’t open Tuesday which was a detail we re-shared from Scout; the press release says doors will be open this Friday, March 13.

The release gave more info on the food Robbins is going for. You can check out the full dinner menu below. Read more…

5 Cool Classes for Adults in Kits Neighbourhood

Image: Jeff Kubina

Image: Jeff Kubina

We’ve been incredibly lucky to have mild temperatures and beautiful weather for the last few weeks. But as we all know, this false summer tends to die out early, leaving us to pine away and count the days until warm weather and sunshine are here to stay.

Luckily, classes and activities in Kitsilano are ramping up. From cooking to karate lessons, beat the rain blues by mastering a new skill. Here are just a few of the new activities and hobbies for you to try out in Kitsilano. Read more…

Everything You Need to Know about Vancouver CelticFest 2015

Image: Craig Nagy

Image: Craig Nagy

CelticFest Vancouver, March 6-17, promises to be a rich celebration of traditional and contemporary Celtic culture. Visitors can enjoy music, dance, family fun, food and a parade during the 12-day, fun-filled festival.  With so much going on you’re biggest problem will be deciding what to attend. To help you choose we’ve picked out some highlights we think you’ll enjoy. Read more…

Former Oakwood Chef Mike Robbins To Open AnnaLena in Kitsilano in a Week

Image:  ?? Michele M. F.

Image: ?? Michele M. F.

Here’s some good Kitsilano restaurant scoop. Former Oakwood Chef Mike Robbins is soon ready to open AnnaLena restaurant in the old Kits Daily Kitchen spot at 1809 West First Avenue. He’s partnered with Jeff Parr also formerly of Oakwood and now at Chambar. The food will be modern Canadian, which obviously he’s proven he can do well. Read more…

Kitsilano Businesses Win Big at Westender ‘Best of the City’ Awards

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Image: @shopwest4th

Westender just published their 18th Best of the City Readers’ Choice Awards. Kitsilano businesses scooped up many awards. In citywide bests, Drexoll Games won for best Games, Gravity Pope won best for Shoes, Lazy Gourmet won for Caterer, and West 4th Ave itself got third best shopping street in Vancouver after Robson and Main.

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Great Late Night Eats in Kitsilano

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Image: Pixabay

Kits is known for a lot of amazing thing, but unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), the late night scene is not one of them. However, there are a few hidden gems for scoring some late night snacks, if you know where to look! Next time you find yourself out past midnight and craving a nosh, check out these delicious options, right in the neighbourhood. Here are five restaurants open late in Kitsilano.  Read more…

5 Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Jackson’s Meat & Deli

Image: Jackson's Meat & Deli

Image: Jackson’s Meat & Deli

One of our favourite spots for lunch in the neighbourhood, as well as a good old-fashioned butcher shop, Jackson’s Meat & Deli is a Kitsilano staple that’s been around for a long time and has no plans on ever leaving. Here are five things you didn’t know about this Kits gem.

1) History lesson

Jackson’s Meat and Deli, located at 2214 West 4th Ave., has resided at this location since 1911. The current owner, Chris Jackson, is the sixth generation of Jackson butchers, and he runs the shop with his wife, Shayna. Read more…