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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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Kushi Mura Izakaya: Solid Japanese Snacking Options

Recently, Kushi Mura Izakaya opened up on the main floor of the Shops at New West (ie. New West Skytrain Station) at the western end closest to Quayside drive. Before you head over here, just keep in mind that parking rates here are high so you might be better off to find parking outside of the station.
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Quesada Burritos & Tacos: Beyond Meat Burrito Bowl

Beyond Meat, the trendy plant-based meat substitute, seems to be taking the fast food industry by storm… notably with A&W (who always seems to run out of stock) and also with places now like Quesada Burritos & Tacos. This growing franchise of Mexican fast food outlets offers Beyond Meat as one of their protein options.
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Tora Sushi (Queensborough): Serviceable Japanese Food in Queensborough

Tora Sushi is one of the many food establishments located in the Queensborough Landing area of New Westminster. I stopped by one day in August and noticed that it’s fairly busy during the lunch hour.
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Marble Slab Creamery (Queensborough): National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

One of my favourite holidays of the year has to be National Ice Cream Sandwich Day (August 2nd). I mean come on… who doesn’t like a good ice cream sandwich?
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8 @ Doneras: Middle Eastern in New West

8 @ Doneras is a small little donair shop located on Eighth Street in New Westminster, across from Douglas College and in the same complex as Rong Rong Tea House. I’m often surprised at how good food can be at these little nondescript places.
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Gino’s Restaurant: Gyros

Gino’s Restaurant is located in the heart of Sapperton in New Westminster. The interior isn’t much to look at and reminds me of a sports bar that’s seen better times… the furniture seemed a bit wobbly (the backing to my booth kept wavering back and forth so I had to make sure not to lean too hard).
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Shawarma Corner: Tasty Donairs

I’m always up for a good shawarma… whether you call it shawarma, gyro, or donair – there’s something about grilled meats on a spit that harkens back to a time when people used to bbq dino burgers on an open flame.
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The Heritage Grill: New West Eats

Located at the corner of Columbia and Church in New Westminster, The Heritage Grill is a bar that serves up typical casual eats as well as breakfast until 3pm. I dropped by for lunch during the weekday and didn’t find it very busy.
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The Hide Out Cafe: Grilled Chicken Panini

If you find yourself near the BC Provincial Law Courts in New Westminster and you’re looking for a place to hide out, you only have to go across the street to duck inside The Hide Out Cafe.
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Big Star Sandwich (Burnaby): The Neeson

Big Star Sandwich Co. opened up a few years ago in a tiny shop located in New West. Since that time, they’ve moved into a larger location in New West and, at the same time, opened up a bunch of new locations. One such outlet is located on Canada Way in Burnaby, near Charlie’s Chocolate Factory.
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Young Bean Korean BBQ: New Korean Restaurant in Sapperton

Recently, I noticed that a new restaurant had taken over the former Koh Thai location at the corner of E. Columbia and Braid. The interior layout looks pretty much unchanged with the partially open kitchen which allows diners to hear and smell their food being prepared.
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