Scandilicious – Kumle and Waffles

When I first heard the name “Scandilicious”, thoughts of food porn immediately came to mind. After all, why else would they put the word “scandal” in their name? Well, as it turns out, the “scandi” part of their name derives from “Scandinavian” food.
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BETA5 Chocolates – Cream Puffs, Ice Cream Sandwiches, and Caramels

If you live in Vancouver and check out Instagram, you’ve probably seen all of the cool pics of mega-thick ice cream sandwiches from Beta5.
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Yuen Yuen Cafe

Yuen Yuen Cafe is a small Taiwanese cafe located on Cambie Street across from Oakridge Centre and right next to Samurai Sushi.
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Olive Garden (Langley)

“Breadsticks!” That one word is sure to evoke both fear in those avoiding carbs and lust in those of us who still give in to our primal urge for crusty, and pillowy batons of baked goodness.
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Bino’s Restaurant – Old, Old School Diner

Bino’s Restaurant is a holdover from the 70’s. I recall there being a few Bino’s around town but I think most of the other locations have closed out by now.
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Valley Sushi – Unassuming Spot in Lynn Valley Village

Valley Sushi is a medium-sized restaurant located in Lynn Valley Village. Finding ourselves hungry in the area, we decided to stop by and grab some eats. It’s rather unassuming from the outside but the interior seemed clean and inviting.
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Pearl Castle Cafe (Burnaby)

Pearl Castle Cafe currently has 4 locations. The one located in the Old Orchard Shopping Centre at Kingsway and Willingdon is difficult to see from the street as the restaurant is set inwards.

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Vana Vietnamese Cuisine (City Square)

As I mentioned on my review of Teya Grill, we found ourselves in the food court of City Square. There’s a lot of empty food stalls here and it’s rarely busy. I decided to try Vana because I was in the mood for Vietnamese food.
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Teya Grill (City Square)

Teya Grill is one of the few food stalls in City Square. I’m not sure why, but the food court here is really pathetic and hardly used. I suppose there’s plenty of places for people to eat if they head down a couple blocks to Broadway.
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Earnest Ice Cream (Fraser St) – Super Creamy

Earnest Ice Cream has been the darling child of the ice cream business in Vancouver since they first opened. From the use of reusable pint-sized glass jars (returnable for a $1 refund) to the simple, yet original flavours, there’s not much that you could find fault with.
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Knight & Day (Lougheed) – How is this place so busy?

Ah, Knight & Day… the oft disparaged, late-night eats located at the corner of Boundary Road and Lougheed Hwy. I haven’t been here for over 20 years and, from what I recall, the food wasn’t that great.
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Iwona’s Pierogies – A Dumpling by any Other Name

If you’ve ever driven down Twentieth Street in New Westminster, you know that there always seems to be a lineup of cars waiting to merge onto the Queensborough Bridge. It was during one such lineup that I noticed a small little shop advertising pierogies.
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