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The Teahouse – Scenic Views and Seafood Galore

The Teahouse makes the perfect pit stop while enjoying the dazzling views from Stanley Park. We stopped by for a visit last June after hiking around Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver. After a short jaunt across the Lion’s Gate Bridge, we luckily found parking right outside the restaurant.
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Chez Meme Baguette Bistro – French Toast Brioche and Baguette Willy

Chez Meme Baguette Bistro is a popular eatery in North Burnaby. True to their name, many of their dishes are accompanied by the tastiest baguettes in the city.
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Kea’s Meats & Deli

Kea’s Meats & Deli is a popular butcher shop that’s located in the middle of nowhere. I’ve worked nearby for years and never even knew this place existed.
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Soft Peaks Ice Cream

What could be more Vancouver than enjoying ice cream on a hot summer day? It seems like there’s all sorts of ice cream places popping up over town lately. Soft Peaks is one of the many popular spots located in Gastown.
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Van-Ya Japanese Restaurant

Van-Ya is one of those non-descript Japanese restaurants that you could pass by without even realizing it. Actually, I’m pretty sure that I’ve passed by this restaurant many times without batting an eye. Since it’s located on a side street off of Kingsway, that’s not too surprising.
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Dynasty Seafood Restaurant – Dim Sum

It’s been a few years since we were last at Dynasty Seafood Restaurant on West Broadway. I suppose that’s why we didn’t remember that they have free underground parking in the back (just remember to not pay in the parking lot and give your stall number to the restaurant)… they really need bigger signs for this.
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The Keg Steakhouse + Bar (Alberni St) – Rib Steak, Chicago-Style

The Keg recently opened up a new location last year in the Shangri-La Hotel on Alberni. This 2nd floor location is rather interesting as the restaurant and lounge are split into two sides with separate patios (the lounge patio has a view of Alberni and the restaurant has a view of West Georgia).
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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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