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LA Chicken – Half and Half with Gravy

Ever since our first visit to LA Chicken in Richmond, I’ve been looking for an excuse to come back to this little hole-in-the-wall.
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The Village Table – Brunch on the Outskirts of Deep Cove

The thing that I don’t enjoy about Deep Cove is the parking. If you try to head here during the weekend, the place is packed and almost impossible to find parking. It’s too bad because I miss the enormous, greasy doughnuts from Honey Doughnuts.
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Bon Bon Bakery – New Location

It seemed to take forever for Bon Bon Bakery to reopen. The bakery that used to be located on Victoria Drive has reopened along Hastings Street in Burnaby.
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Chef Corner Restaurant

Chef Corner Restaurant opened up in the former Black Dragon Sushi location on Kingsway and is kind of like a Taiwanese/HK-style cafe.
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Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt (Highgate)

A few years ago, there was a big explosion of frozen yogurt shops popping up all over the place, Menchie’s included.
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Tony’s Beef Noodle

Tony’s Beef Noodle is a tiny little ghetto/hole-in-the-wall Taiwanese noodle shop across from Oakridge Centre. Despite being small, it was quite busy during our visit.
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Quik Bite

It’s been a number of months since Georgio’s Cafe closed on Rumble Street in Burnaby. For a while, I didn’t think anything would reopen in that spot. Well, recently, a new Filipino place opened up called Quik Bite (they have another location in New West).
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Renfrew Cafe – Matcha Mochi Anko Pie

Renfrew Cafe is a cute little shop located diagonally across from Notre Dame Secondary School selling an assortment of savory and sweet pies… and who doesn’t love pies?

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Sushi Yen – Have you got a yen for sushi?

I’ve mentioned it before, but there are tons of tiny little sushi joints all over the Lower Mainland. Sushi Yen on Sixth St in New West is one such tiny place.
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Bambudda – Dine Out Fest 2015

Bambudda is an Asian-fusion restaurant located at the corner of Powell and Columbia in historic Gastown. Apparently, they are on to their third head chef with former Top Chef Canada competitor, Curtis Luk, taking over.
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Ikea Restaurant (Coquitlam)

How do you know when you’ve spent too much time at Ikea? Apparently, we bought out of the inventory from their Richmond location so we had to head out to their Coquitlam location to grab the rest of our wardrobe units. I think that makes 3 Ikea restaurant pit stops within the same week.
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Ikea Restaurant (Richmond) – Meatball Madness

For well over a year, the strike at the Richmond Ikea dragged on and on and on. And that was sad news if you were looking for some cheap eats while browsing through the maze-like warehouse. Fortunately, fabled mediator Vince Ready put an end to the strike so you can now enjoy Swedish meatballs for the next 10 years.
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