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Cartems Donuterie (Mount Pleasant) – Whiskey Bacon

Vancouver loves their donut shops! Cartems Donuterie happens to be one of those specialty donut shops that gained an immense following during the epic donut craze of 2012. Last year, they opened up a new shop in the Mount Pleasant area of Vancouver along Main Street.
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Le Tigre Cuisine – Food Truck

After finishing our rather too subtle meal at Shishinori, we noticed that the Le Tigre food truck was parked right in front of the Wholefoods on Cambie.
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Shishinori – Too Subtle?

Shishinori has been on my list of places that I’ve wanted to try for a long time… mainly due to all of the pics of gorgeous food that I’ve seen in social media.
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Amato Gelato Cafe (Mario’s Gelati)

Mario’s Gelati has been around for years… I mean… a really, really, long time. Even before my first visit back in the 80’s, Mario has been serving up the tastiest gelato at their Amato Gelato Cafe as well as supplying many restaurants with their ice cream.
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BKH Jerky – Singaporean-Style Jerky

After our dim sum visit to Fraser Court Seafood Restaurant, we walked over to BKH Jerky to pick up some of their famous Singaporean-style jerky.
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Marulilu Cafe – Japanese Breakfast

Marulilu Cafe has been on my wishlist for quite a long while… and it’s not for lack of trying. I’ve actually tried to come here twice before but they were closed on both occasions.
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Congee Noodle House – Disappointing

I must admit that I’ve always confused “Congee Noodle House” located on Broadway with “Congee Noodle King” located on Kingsway. And while it’s true that they serve the same type of food and they’re both quite busy, they’re not exactly the same.
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Zipang Provisions

Zipang Provisions is a modern Japanese restaurant located along Main St (ie. Hipster Central). From the outside, you would hardly imagine that it’s a Japanese restaurant and looks more like one of the many hip bars in the neighbourhood.
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Menya Japanese Noodle – Nagahama Ramen

Menya Japanese Noodle has been located at the corner of Yukon and West Broadway for years and I’ve passed by it countless times wondering if it was any good. During the hectic xmas shopping rush, I found refuge here and was quite pleased by the company and the food (as the ramen really warmed up my chest).
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Nuba Cafe (Mount Pleasant) – Lamb Kibbeh

With all of the bakery shops that I was visiting in early December, I felt like I needed to eat something a bit more healthy. Nuba seemed like the perfect choice so I headed down to visit the Mount Pleasant location, just a half block west of Main St.
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Swiss Bakery – Frissant

If you’re looking for a Cronut™ in Vancouver, you might be out of luck since that croissant-doughnut name is trademarked. Instead, you can head down to Swiss Bakery and pick up a Frissant – a portmanteau of “fritter” and “croissant”. It’s hard to believe that the whole process of making these yummy creations of fried laminated dough takes 3 days – perhaps that’s why these go so fast.
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Miura Waffle Milk Bar

I’ve heard many good things of Miura Waffle Milk Bar. But because it used to be located downtown, I never had the chance to try them out. So when I heard that they moved to Main Street, I decided to try them out the next time I had a waffle-itch.

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