Food, Fresh & Delivered

Imagine getting home from a long day at the office or after chauffeuring children to soccer and dance and finding all your meal prep done or meals ready to eat - the stuff of domestic fantasy right? Well, this is now a very real and appealing option for busy people. In recent years, these meal kit and meal delivery services have proliferated in the Greater Vancouver area. They are an ...

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Christmas Markets in Vancouver

As tempting as it might be to do all your Christmas shopping on Amazon, try to resist and check out one the many markets happening in Vancouver in November and December. They will awaken the Christmas spirit in even the biggest grinch and you'll feel good  supporting local artists and artisans. Your friends and family will appreciate finding unique, artisanal gifts under the tree -  trust! CircleCraft Fair Nov 7-11, Vancouver Convention ...

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Neighborhood Guide – Main Street

LOWDOWN As Vancouver’s answer to Brooklyn, Main Street deliver on so many fronts. From a plethora of independent boutiques, coffee roasters, donuteries to a mind boggling number of local breweries and restaurants, this place can’t be beat. And, even though this ‘hood could make any self-respecting hipster’s head spin with options, it is still very family friendly. Leafy neighborhoods of single family homes, multiplexes and townhomes can be found on either side ...

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What makes good ramen? For the uninitiated, a bowl of noodles is a bowl of noodles. To the connoisseur, however, truly good ramen noodles are made with love, made daily (even hourly), with simple ingredients - wheat flour, salt, water, and ‘kansui’ (alkaline water).  They are then immersed in a rich and tasty broth, carefully prepared and simmered for at least a day, and topped with a soft-boiled egg, pork ...

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  As back to school nerves set in, Ikea Allen keys are misplaced and you are still on the waiting list for a required UBC course, preparing your own meals is the last thing on your mind.    Let us help you find nearby eats on campus. Virtuous Pie Located in Wesbrook Village,  Virtuous Pie (01) is a light and airy pizza place offering only 100% plant-based fare. This meat eater was suspicious of a ...

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Living in Vancouver, you can't help but notice that ice cream is having a moment.  Never before has it been so easy to keep your cool with an icy treat. Check out our best ice cream picks below. We are not quite Italy with gelato on every corner, but we are moving in that beautiful direction.  Though Mario's Gelato and La Casa Gelato have been scooping up the best for decades, ...

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Neighbourhood Guide – Chinatown

LOWDOWN For the designer or tech worker looking for a historic neighbourhood with an artistic edge, Chinatown blends colorful Vancouver history with new, mid- and high-rise developments that appeal to dedicated urbanites seeking unique spaces.  Established in the late 1800's when CP Rail brought in thousands of workers from China to complete the railroad, this settlement flourished from a rough neighbourhood of (predominantly) male workers to a prosperous corner of the ...

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The West End is home to some of the city’s most vibrant thoroughfares, best beaches and the biggest city park this side of NYC.  The western reaches of Robson Street, Denman Street and Davie Street offer gentleman visitors abundant choices for food, drink, personal grooming and nightlife. Sleeping Soundly   Sylvia Hotel If visiting, consider staying at the oceanside, oft-overlooked, Sylvia Hotel. Ivy-covered and exuding a faded elegance, this 1912 landmark boasts reasonable rates ...

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2018 marks the 40th anniversary of Vancouver’s Pride Festival. Running August 3-5th , this fabulous celebration of love, tolerance and the LGBTQ2+ community culminates in a glorious Sunday parade that snakes through the West End – Robson to Davie to Beach Avenue. Yes, it's time for Pride weekend 2018! Leading up to this are countless events organized by Pride Vancouver. We’ve distilled it down to a few unique experiences we think are ...

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