Food & Drink

4 great Kits restaurants for families

The Sunshine Diner's gggs benny. Image credit: Thesunshinediner.com

The Sunshine Diner’s eggs benny. Image credit: Thesunshinediner.com

Often when we do a post on family-friendly restaurants, the usual suspects come to mind including Rocky Mountain Flatbread, White Spot, and Burgoo. While all three of these places do indeed offer a welcoming space and good food, we thought we’d seek out a few more restaurants to add to the list.

4 great Kits restaurants for families

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Where to get your BBQ supplies in Kits

Green table top Weber. Image credit: Weber.com

Green table top Weber available from Gandy’s Home Hardware. Image credit: Weber.com

This weekend may offer some more record-breaking warm weather so it’s high time to uncover your rusty grill and make some assessments. Do you need a new one? Does it need a good clean? And where can you get the best meat, seafood, vegetables, and sides for your upcoming barbeque? Find what you need at these Kitsilano shops.

Where to get your BBQ supplies in Kits

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F.I.S.H. brings sustainable BC seafood to West Broadway

Image: F.I.S.H.

Image: F.I.S.H.

There’s a new fishmonger in the hood. F.I.S.H. just opened doors at 2959 West Broadway. Fresh Ideas Start Here is a local purveyor and smoker of sustainable BC seafood. They have another shop location in Burnaby. They’re open weekdays from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, and weekends from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Drop by and let us know what you think.

Take-out dinner at Kits Beach night

The Barbeque Tempeh Burger from Tera V Burger. Image credit: Teravburger.com

The Barbeque Tempeh Burger from Tera V Burger. Image credit: Teravburger.com

With the weather warming up and longer daylight hours extending into the evening, why not make Wednesday nights your take-out dinner night, and have it at the beach? No cooking, no cleaning, no mess. Plus the dogs, kids, and/or roommates can run around while you enjoy a tasty and convenient meal from one of these great Kitsilano restaurants.

Take-out dinner at Kits Beach night

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Pop-up store in Kits promotes zero-packaging grocery movement

Image: Zero Waste Market

Image: Zero Waste Market

There’s a zero-waste grocery store coming soon to Vancouver, with a pop-up store in Kits. Have you checked it out yet? The concept: consumers shop without leaving a carbon footprint. The market sells packaging-free foods and ask customers to bring their own containers to fill. Shoppers bring their own bags, and load up containers and jars with bulk food items.

The founders Brianne Miller and Paula Amiama launched the concept as a series of pop-up stores last fall. One of these has been recurring in Kitsilano’s Patagonia store. The owners say the response to what they believe is Canada’s first ‘zero waste market’ has been overwhelming. Read more…

4 must-have local Easter treats

Daniel's all-natural truffle and solid eggs. Image credit: Danielchocolates.com

Daniel’s all-natural truffle and solid eggs. Image credit: Danielchocolates.com

Easter is early this year, coming up this weekend on Sunday, March 27th. Forget those Kinder Eggs and highly addictive Cadbury Mini Eggs. Instead, choose from handcrafted, all-natural goodies for your Easter egg hunt from these local shops in and around our Kitsilano neighbourhood.

4 must-have local Easter treats

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Lucky’s Doughnuts releases limited-edition Sakura doughnut for Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

vancouver cherry blossom festival

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Spring has (nearly) sprung and Lucky’s Doughnuts is ringing in the season with the blossoming Sakura doughnut. Customers will be able to satisfy their sweet tooth from Thursday, March 24, 2016 — the official start of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival — through to April 14 for $5 a pop, while supplies last.

Lucky’s Sakura doughnuts are classic filled Bismarcks infused with Japanese Sakura blossoms and filled with house-made sweet red bean paste. They’re then topped off with a strawberry-Sakura glaze, a dollop of matcha meringue and a mini Sakura blossom shortbread cookie. Each Sakura doughnut comes in a beautiful, custom-designed box, making it the perfect treat to bring friends and family over Easter weekend. Read more…

A new Long Table series at Rocky Mountain Flatbread brings food and community together

Image: Rocky Mountain Flatbread

Image: Rocky Mountain Flatbread

On March 9 Kitsilano’s Rocky Mountain Flatbread celebrated the magic of mushrooms in the first of a series of monthly Long Table events. The Eat, Grow, Love Local themed events, along with a striking new renovation, bring a breath of fresh air to this long established, family-friendly restaurant.

These new communal long table dinners are chance to come together with friends, old and new, to enjoy seasonal dishes paired with mouth-watering craft beers from local BC breweries. The sense of community builds as diners pass the family style platters of food around for everyone to feast from. The proceeds go to RMF’s school gardening program. Read more…

4 of Cananda’s top 100 restaurants are in Kitsilano

Image: AnnaLena

Image: AnnaLena

16 of Canada’s 100 best restaurants are in Vancouver, and 4 of the 16 are in Kitsilano. Canada’s 100 Best is the “definitive guide to Canada’s culinary scene.” Judges include rockstar chefs, food journalists, restaurateurs, and other culinary pros. KPMG Canada is the official adjudicator of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants, providing voting and data verification services to ensure the Canada’s 100 Best ranking remains independent and accurate.

Which fabulous restaurants in Kitsilano made Canada’s 100 Best list in 2016? AnnaLena, La Quercia, Maenam, and Bishop’s.