Posts filed under: British Columbia

Salt Spring Island

This is a must visit: Salt Spring Island Cheese. It’s all about goat milk cheese and the experience should not be missed….even if you think you don’t like goat milk....

Ganges Salt Spring Island BC

It’s not ice cream: Salt Spring Soft Serve. Cute little spot for a break from the hot weather and….it’s in a mini airstream trailer! The choices are vegan soft serve….made...

Salt Spring Island BC

Wine tasting with a Cuban beat: Salt Spring Vineyards. One of several wineries on the Island who use local fruit to make their wines. I was intrigued by that fact...

Ganges Salt Spring Island BC

Is it really in a tree? Tree House Cafe. No…..it’s not up in a tree but the space surrounds a very large plum tree nonetheless. Great place for breakfast, lunch...

Ganges Salt Spring Island BC

In the old telephone company building: House Piccolo. A small place but at the same time, very comfortable. It’s been in existence since the early 90s which is a testament...

Ganges Salt Spring Island BC

Espresso in a shipping container: The Perch. Under tress and in a small park, it looked interesting, so we gave it a try. As usual…my choice was a mocha. While...

Ganges Salt Spring Island BC

Gotta be there on Saturday: Saturday Market. People and food everywhere but it is a must visit while on the Island. Local baked goods, food from Chinese to artisanal breads,...

Ganges Salt Spring Island BC

Last updated on July 9th, 2019 at 07:10 pmNice little spot: Burger Bar 537. All things burger…including lamb which is locally sourced and available in limited quantities. So, I had...

Tsawwassen BC

Waiting for the ferry: Tsawwassen Quay Market. What else would you have waiting for a ferry?…..ice cream of course! Multiple flavors and other options available for purchase. My choice….salted caramel...

Vancouver BC

Local Bar: Biercraft. Another place you won’t find unless you have local knowledge. There are 3 locations in Vancouver; this one is on Commercial Drive (“The Drive”) and is obviously...

Vancouver BC

Local knowledge: Via Tevere. Visiting with our daughter who is a Vancouver “local” and she recommended we give this place a try…it did not disappoint. The pizzas are cooked in...

Whistler BC

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:45 pmA new favorite place: Alta Bistro. Described as modern French, the menu, while limited, had very interesting choices. The wine list is...

Whistler BC

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:46 pmYou gotta try this place: Peaked Pies. This is the original…the other location is on Denman in Vancouver..so that’s an option if...

Vancouver

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:47 pmItalian: Centro. Located in the West End on Denman Street, it opened a couple of months ago. Described as modern Italian, the...

Whistler BC

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:47 pmNot so sure: Green Moustache. Why am I not so sure? Maybe it has to do with my choice to eat vegan...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:47 pmIce cream anyone? La Casa Gelato. 2nd day of our bike ride to Vancouver and this place is just off the official...

Squamish/Whistler BC

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 04:50 pmBreakfast anyone: Fuel + Forest. Problem with this place isn’t the food…it is very good…..but finding it. The address takes you to a...

Squamish/Whistler BC

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 04:51 pmAs named…this is a shed: WaterShed Grill. Actually located just north of Squamish in Brackendale BC it’s right on the Squamish river...

Squamish/Whistler BC

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 04:53 pmChocolate: XOCO. Artisanal chocolates made with real passion by a mother and son team. The space is small but the offerings are...

Squamish/Whistler BC

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 04:54 pmRoom with a view: Sea to Sky Eatery. If you’re here, it’s worth a try if you need a bite to eat....

Squamish/ Whistler BC

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 10:47 pmThis is the place for breakfast: Fergies. Off the beaten path….actually located in Brackendale which is about a 15 to 20 minute...

Whistler BC

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 10:48 pmGotta try this bakery: Purebread. Not sure why I haven’t posted on this before since it is one of our go to...

Whistler BC

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 10:50 pmTrying to find a bar: The Keg. The holiday….Boxing Day…had the bars at Whistler packed and we finally stumbled on this place...

Whistler BC

Last updated on December 23rd, 2018 at 11:01 pmConvenient to x country skiing: Brandywine. Located in the ski hut at the Whistler Olympic Park it’s a great place for a...

Squamish/ Whistler BC

Last updated on December 23rd, 2018 at 11:03 pmCoffee spot: Zephyr Cafe. Eclectic space in the heart if downtown. In addition to coffee and espresso they have soups, burgers, wraps...

Squamish/ Whistler BC

Last updated on December 23rd, 2018 at 11:04 pmHole in the wall bakery: Golden Crust. I’m familiar with the offerings of this small bakery because they have a stand at...

Squamish/ Whistler BC

Last updated on December 23rd, 2018 at 11:06 pmIt’s not in Whistler but in Squamish: Salted Vine Kitchen. This is a must visit….in the growing city of Squamish which is...

Squamish/ Whistler BC

Last updated on December 23rd, 2018 at 11:08 pmNice place for a beer: Howe Sound Brewing. Great space for a beer, wine or cocktail before dinner and if you have...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:46 pmBrunch on the way home: Seasons In The Park. Drop dead views of the Vancouver skyline with Grouse and Cypress mountains in...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:46 pmAll things Canadian: Edible Canada. Everything…including the dishes you eat on…..is locally sourced. Can be a busy place on weekends so reservations...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:47 pmComfort food: Burgoo. One of almost a half dozen locations in the greater Vancouver area this one is located in the Point...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:48 pmLooking for breakfast on Granville Island: Terra Breads. Located in the northern part of The Market, this is one of four locations...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:48 pmAnother great spot downtown: Nightingale. Brought to you by the same chef at Hawksworth……voted best restaurant in Vancouver several times in the...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:48 pmGelato fix that opened this summer: Umaluma. Local knowledge wins again……you’d not know of this place unless you happened upon it while...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:49 pmQuick trip north with lunch in the West End: Kingyo Izakaya. I love the announcement of your arrival and departure in izakayas...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:49 pmCarbo loading: Lupo. Close to my hotel and on the edge of Yaletown. I wanted some Italian pasta before my ride to...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:49 pmQuick lunch: Bistro Verde. In the Pacific Center Nordstrom and close to my daughter’s office so we decided to give it a...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:57 pmLast stop on our way back to Seattle: Darby’s Public House. Just had drinks before dropping our son off at the airport...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 10:10 pmSitting on an airplane and catching up from the weekend: Ayoub’s. Ok it’s not a restaurant but you have to try this...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 10:16 pmSon visiting daughter in Vancouver = quick trip north: The Oakwood. Great spot in the Kits area for brunch or dinner…our daughter...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 10:26 pmA bit of a tourist place but the: Granville Public Market is worth a visit Like the Pike Place Market in Seattle...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 10:28 pmHave wanted to try this place for a few years: Ask for Luigi. It was really a hot ticket a few years...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 10:32 pmThis is really about the hotel which is a must if you are in Vancouver: Granville Island Hotel. However there is a...

Vancouver

Last updated on May 24th, 2019 at 05:08 pmHave been here before and will be back: Beaucoup. I have to admit I have a very weak spot for French pastries...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 10:38 pmLocal knowledge wins again: Grapes and Soda. Got to Vancouver a bit late and this spot was recommended by our daughter who...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 10:45 pmBeen trying to visit here for a few years: Motomachi Shokudo. Whatever you do don’t visit on a Wednesday…..they’re closed….ouch! Also note...

Vancouver BC

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 10:48 pmA place for coffee: Elysian Coffee Roasters. This is one of 4 locations in Vancouver and came highly recommended by locals. It...

Vancouver BC

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:41 pmDined here about a year ago: Homer St Cafe and Bar Housed in a Victorian styled building in a corner location the...

Vancouver BC

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 10:53 pmTried to visit the ramen shop nearby but closed on Wednesday: Banana Leaf. This is a chain of Malaysian restaurants and this...

Vancouver BC

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 10:56 pmTerrible weather out so made a quick dash to this well known Japanese Izakaya: Guu Garden. Very close to the Sheraton Wall...

Vancouver BC

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 10:58 pmTerrible weather outside so had a quick lunch at: Cafe One. Inside the north tower of the Sheraton Wall Center it’s your...

Vancouver BC

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 10:59 pmComfort food in the Mount Pleasant area of Vancouver: Burgoo Bistro One of four by the same name in Vancouver that cater...

Vancouver BC

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 11:02 pmA place known only to locals: Heirloom Vegetarian Nice brunch sharing avocado toast then a potpourri of choices: huevos rancheros, eggs Benedict, kale...

Vancouver BC

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 11:05 pmHaving someone local is always a treat for new places to eat: Farmer’s Apprentice A small out place out of the downtown...

Whistler BC

Last updated on September 16th, 2018 at 08:01 pmThe place for breakfast in Whistler: Crêpe Montagne. There are other places but if you are looking for a sit down breakfast this...

Whistler BC

Last updated on February 11th, 2018 at 05:07 pmA new find: 21 Steps Nice space with an attic bar. Food was quite good but there is better to be had...

Whistler BC

Last updated on February 11th, 2018 at 05:07 pmOut of the way tapas: Elements Urban Tapas Bar The lamb belly is to die for!...

Whistler BC

Last updated on February 11th, 2018 at 05:07 pmGreat place for small plates in Whistler Village: Bar Oso It’s a great for lunch away from the hustle and bustle of...

Vancouver BC

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 11:11 pmItalian/Japanese fusion and a place to share food: Kissa Tanto. Open only a few months but it is a real star….see the...