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Mitra Canteen: More Effort Needed

Been having some serious cravings for donairs/shawarmas lately (ever since that time when our fav donair shop was closed when we got there). So, when we found ourselves in the Mt. Pleasant area of Vancouver, we decided to try grabbing some donairs from a place that we’ve never been to before… Mitra Canteen.
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Purebread (Mt Pleasant): Carbs Galore

We’ve been fans of Purebread ever since we first visited their Whistler location many moons ago. Since that time, they’ve actually opened a number of locations in Vancouver, including this one location on E 5th Avenue in the Mount Pleasant area.
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AJ’s Brooklyn Pizza Joint: Brooklyn-Style Pizza

AJ’s is a popular pizza joint on Broadway known for their thin Brooklyn-style pizzas (although they also have thick crust Detroit-style pizzas as well). I’ve been meaning to try this place for a while and finally managed to visit in late October.
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Mr. Japanese Curry: Beef Curry

Ever since we visited Japan and had the most amazing Japanese curry at CoCo Ichibanyan, I’ve been dying to find a really good Japanese curry place in Vancouver.
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Sal Y Limón(Vancouver): Tacos in Vancouver

I’ve been looking forward to trying Sal y Limón in Vancouver for quite some time. Literally translated to “salt and lemon”, I think it’s been all of the pictures of their tacos in social media that’s been driving my obsession. And as with most obsessions, I might have hyped myself a bit too much.
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Fable Diner: Modern Diner in Mt. Pleasant

Fable Diner is a modern take on the diner concept brought to you by the same people who brought you Fable Kitchen on West 4th. Walking into this location at the corner of Main and Broadway, there’s no denying that the appearance harkens back to the diner vibe, complete with booths with old-school countertops.
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Bells and Whistles: All Day Breakfast

In today’s terminology, “Bells and Whistles” usually refers to something that has a number of additional attractive (not necessarily useful) features. Nobody really knows the true origin of the phrase, but some believe that it harks back to a time long ago when bells and whistles were used to draw attention to something (such as at fairgrounds). In any case, the Bells and Whistles that I’m referring to today is the newish gastropub offering from Gooseneck Hospitality (the same group that brought us Wildebeest, Lucky Taco, and Bufala).
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Sushi Loku: Aburi Nigiri

About 5 years ago, I remember dining at Seb’s on East Broadway (a popular breakfast joint). Not too long after I visited, Seb’s closed down and was replaced by a new sushi spot called Sushi Loku. I’ve been meaning to come here and try them out but there’s so many sushi places around town.
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Indochine Kitchen + Bar: Phnom Penh Alternative

Don’t get me wrong… I love the food at Phnom Penh (that famous Vietnamese/Cambodian restaurant located in Chinatown). But it’s always so busy there that it can take a long time to get a table if you don’t show up early.
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Carp Sushi + Bento – Poke Bowls

2016 will come down as the year that poke finally arrived in Vancouver. Poke (pronounced po-keh) is a simple but classic dish that we fell in love with when we visited Hawaii… cubed, fresh, raw fish, marinated in special sauces (mainly shoyu, sesame oil, and/or spicy mayo).
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La Petite Cuillere – Afternoon Tea

It’s been too long since we’ve had Afternoon Tea. I’m not sure what I enjoy more… trying the different types of teas or the selection of tiny pastries and sandwiches. La Petite Cuillere is the location of our latest foray and is located on Kingsway, near French Made Baking (I wonder if they get their macarons from FMB?)
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Kwong Chow Congee & Noodle House

Kwong Chow Congee & Noodle House is a rather non-descript looking Chinese restaurant located on Main Street in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. As their website touts… they are known for having inexpensive Chinese cuisine.
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