Food & Drink

Cool Thing We Want: “Where Chefs Eat” Guide from Wanderlust Travel Store

Image: Phaidon

Image: Phaidon

Kitsilano is lucky. Wanderlust, one of Canada’s larges travel stores, has held out on West 4th Avenue since 1989. In addition to handy travel accessories, maps and good advice, they have a fascinating book selection. We’re currently coveting Where Chefs Eat ($26.95), an insiders guide created by 600 chefs in 70 countries that contains details on 3,200 restaurants. René Redzepi, David Chang, Jason Atherton, Read more…

9 Kid-Friendly Cafes and Restaurants in Vancouver

Enjoy a great latte and gorgeous pastry at the kid-friendly Darcy's Cafe. Image  credit: Darcyscafe.ca

Enjoy a great latte and a gorgeous pastry at kid-friendly Darcy’s Cafe. Image credit: Darcyscafe.ca

With this pleasant weather lending itself well to a daily stroll with the little ones, a family friendly spot for a snack en route would make for the perfect day. So here then, our list of Vancouver’s best kid-friendly cafes and restaurants for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or just a quick bite. Two are in our own Kitsilano neighbourhood while the rest are just a short drive away. Almost all of our picks have a play area for kids and a special kids menu to make life easier for the parent(s). As a bonus, they all offer great food and drinks for you too. Enjoy the break!

9 Kid Friendly Snack Spots in Vancouver

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Breakfast Diner Deacon’s Corner Opens Doors in Kits

Chicken, bacon & waffle sandwich. Image: Deacon's

Chicken, bacon & waffle sandwich. Image: Deacon’s

Kitsilano has some of the best brunch spots in the city – and recently, the neighbourhood welcomed another local gem: popular breakfast diner Deacon’s Corner. The original Vancouver shop is on Main and Alexander. The Kitsilano location sits on Broadway and Trutch, in the old Shack location.

With very fair prices and large plates, Deacon’s serves up Southern style comfort food, all-day breakfast, and prides itself of being the “home of the hangover breakfast”. Read more…

Why You Need to Attend EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival: April 26-May 3, 2015

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Image: Eat!

When you find yourself coming up with mostly dining ideas for out-of-towners, you know your town is a food destination. Thank goodness Vancouver’s 13th annual Eat! Festival is finally living up to our community of talented chefs.

Eat! 2015 takes place April 26-May 3. The new format includes over 35 culinary events. There will be five days of interactive experiences (this is the good stuff) leading up to the three-day B.C. Place floor show. Read more…

Delicious Thing We Ate: Brioche Hot Cross Buns at Beaucoup Bakery

Image: Jackie Kai Ellis/Beaucoup Bakery

Image: Jackie Kai Ellis/Beaucoup Bakery

If you add one more treat to your Easter menu, let it be brioche hot cross buns from Beaucoup Bakery. When some French upper class lady said “Let them eat cake,” (it wasn’t Marie Antoinette; that’s urban legend), she was referring to brioche, the buttery almost bread that’s impossible to put down once you tear off a tender corner. If you use that recipe as a base for hot cross buns, it’s magic. Beaucoup has enriched their brioche recipe with candied lemon and orange peel, currants and a pinch of spice. Tradition never tasted so good. Read more…

BC’s New Liquor Laws and How They Change Your Life

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This is not an April Fools. Changes to BC liquor laws went into effect today. Here’s what you need to know about the new BC liquor laws, including which BC Liquor stores in Kitsilano have new hours.

1. BC Liquor stores will be open Sunday, have longer hours and be open on holidays. Read more…

3 Easter Brunch Events in Kitsilano

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Planning on staying in the Kitsilano neighbourhood this Easter weekend? Why not try one of these three Easter brunch events. Choose from a family friendly outing to posh high tea and a seafood feast on the beach. Happy Easter!

3 Easter Brunch Events in Kitsilano

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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…