CityMash.com - Despite the awful weather, Vancouverites will still put on their layers and leave the house for one thing: delicious food!
We pride ourselves on our thriving food scene with trendy new restaurants and cool concepts popping up all of the time. It’s not easy to open a brand new restaurant but these eight eateries below have done just that and they are thriving!
Don’t know where to go for dinner tonight? Allow us to suggest one of these new restaurants on the scene that’s already getting rave reviews.
Krung Thep Thai Cuisine
Krung Thep Thai Cuisine opened a short three months ago and is already one of the best Thai spots in downtown Vancouver. Diners love the authentic Thai dishes like pork jerky, pad siew, tom yum soup and crab fried rice. The relaxing ambience, friendly service and reasonable prices help to make Krung Thep a winner.
West End eaters cannot stop raving about Punto Pasta, the new Italian joint that serves real, fresh and authentic Italian pastas. The pasta is made fresh in-house by Italian chefs and served lovingly with bruschetta and tiramisu for dessert. Both the gnocchi and ravioli are big hits with diners who love chowing down on authentic Italian food in a cozy environment.
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
Yes, another ramen place has sprung up in Vancouver. But Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, whose Broadway and Cambie location opened just a month ago, is regarded as the best ramen in the city.
So it was only natural that they would want to open another location! Customers can’t say enough great things about the quality of Santouka ramen bowls and are loving the larger space and convenient access to transit at this new location.
Watch out House of Dosas, Dosa Factory is coming for you as the new go-to Indian dosa joint in town. Opened three months ago just a few blocks from House of Dosas, Dosa Factory serves up mouthwatering authentic South Indian cuisine including many types of dosas.
Customers suggest taking advantage of their daily specials to try out different dishes. But be warned: service can be slow so hopefully you’re not in a rush to get your dosa.
Crab Park Chowdery
Only six weeks old, Crab Park Chowdery in Gastown is the perfect spot to beat the ugly winter weather. Crab Park serves up delicious soups and chowders in freshly baked bread bowls.
Diners love the clean and modern decor, late hours and comforting smell of soup when you first walk in the door. The Boston Clam Chowder and Tomato soups both seem to be winners, but be warned that a bread bowl of soup will set you back $11.
Peaked Pies is bringing traditional Australian meat pies to the heart of Vancouver. And like most things Australian that have come to Canada, Peaked Pies originated in Whistler where an Aussie girl met a Canadian boy who could bake.
Customers love the thick and filling pies, like chunky steak and mushroom, that you can get “peaked” (topped with gravy, mushy peas and mashed potatoes). There are also sweet pies available for dessert!
The Holy Crab
Just over a month ago, The Holy Crab opened in the West End as your new go-to for a Louisiana style seafood boil. Expect large portions, fresh seafood and no pressure to use utensils – at The Holy Crab, they prefer you use your hands and a mallet to get the true Cajun experience.
Diners love the crab, crawfish and plentiful sides. So grab your gloves, grab your bib and be prepared to get messy at The Holy Crab.
Al Buco is the newest restaurant on the Vancouver food scene having just opened their doors on February 25th. Al Buco serves up Neapolitan style thin crust pizzas in the Hastings-Sunrise area.
They promise that their food, a menu comprised of 18 different pizzas, will transport you directly to Italy. Diners can’t say enough good things about the fresh toppings, quality sauce, delicious cheese and perfect crust.
We love living in a foodie city where there is always something fresh to try at an exciting newly opened restaurant. Which one of these newbies to the Vancouver food scene has caught your eye?