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Pho Nam: Comforting Vietnamese Food

Earlier this year, I noticed a new Vietnamese place open up on the corner of 8th Ave and 12th Street in New Westminster called Pho Nam. The interior is quite spacious and there’s plenty of light coming in the windows.
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Highlight by Re-Up BBQ: Mixed Feelings

Ok, so I’ll be very blunt… many years ago, I tried Re-Up BBQ and wasn’t very impressed so I’ve kind of steered clear of them for a long time. Recently, I heard of a new place that they opened up in New Westminster called Highlight by Re-Up BBQ, which takes aim at the breakfast-obsessed people with offerings of biscuits, pancakes, and sandwiches all enhanced with their usual BBQ offerings.
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De Dutch Pannekoek House (New West): Go for the Pancakes

De Dutch Pannekoek House has been a staple in the Columbia Square complex in New West for a number of years but I never found a reason to drop by here until recently, when I discovered my planned destination was closed (that actually happens to me more frequently than I care for).
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The Taco Factory: Tacos in New Westminster

Tuesdays are meant for tacos! Well, pretty much any day is meant for tacos. The Taco Factory is a newish spot in New Westminster where you can grab some aforementioned tacos (in addition to other Mexican fare such as tortas, burritos, and tostadas).
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Columbia Street Sandwich Company: Marble Rye

Looking for new eats is always a bit of a challenge for me but I came across the appropriately named Columbia Street Sandwich Company in mid-July. This is a busy little sandwich shop located on Columbia Street in New Westminster with plenty of local patrons from nearby businesses.
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Amaranthus: Vegetarian at the Quay

Recently, a new plant-focused restaurant opened up in the River Market area at the New West Quay, taking over the former location of Freebird Chicken. Helmed by the team that opened up El Santo in New West, this restaurant strives to provide vegetable-based cuisine that’s more than just your ordinary salad.
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Wild Thyme: Tasty Lebanese Food

It’s been literally years since I first visited Wild Thyme. I recall it was just after they opened and it was a small little hole-in-the-wall joint which served up some classic Lebanese cuisine. Since that time, they’ve expanded and now have a more spacious dining area next door. They don’t have air conditioning but they do open the large windows in the summer.
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Angelina’s Dutch Corner: Good Food and Slow Service

It’s been a number of years since my last visit to Angelina’s Dutch Corner but they’ve recently moved into a new location at the River Market at the Quay. I’ve got to admit that I like their new digs… much more open, airy, and bright compared to their last location. The only bad thing here is that the noise inside the restaurant seems to echo and amplify making for a loud din.
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Hayashi Sushi: Serviceable Sushi in New West

It’s probably been over 2 years since my last visit to Hayashi Sushi. Located in the Columbia Square Plaza in New Westminster, this cozy eatery serves up your typical Japanese fare and there’s usually plenty of free parking available in the mall parking lot.
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Ishtar Donair: New West Shawarma Joint

Ishtar Donair is a relatively newish restaurant that opened up in the former Taza Falafel House location on 6th Street in New Westminster. They serve up the same type of food so there’s not much of a change to the interior… expect to find mainly donairs and shawarmas here.
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Arvind’s Curry & Cocktail: Lamb Vindaloo

Arvind’s Curry & Cocktail is located on 6th Street in New West and popped up on my radar (I can’t recall why). After running out of new places to try in my area, I decided to stop by and check this place out.
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Sushi Yen: New West Sushi Spot

It’s been quite a few years since I last ate at Sushi Yen so I figured it would be a good time to revisit this little eatery located in New West.
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