When most people think of tacos, they picture a bright sunny day with a taco truck parked by the beach. There’s nothing like juicy meat and cool salsa bundled up in a tortilla to make your summer day. Unfortunately, Vancouver isn’t gifted with year-long beach weather and beautiful sunny days. So how do we get our taco fix around town? Surf’s up at Tacofino. Stefan Hartmann, a true talent in the culinary scene, spices things up in the Tacofino family as their Regional Executive Chef since May 2017. Stefan worked
Welcome to What’s Chomping Podcast by TEAMCHOMP! Each week 3 team members will present new topics, new debates and new laughs, as we explore the world of food and culture. Whether it’s a new food craze on the come up, a food hype falling flat, or a hidden gem restaurant that is tucked away, we will dive head first and see what’s really chomping!
“As the barista continued to ask questions about what coffee I wanted, I could feel my cheeks begin to burn red. I stuttered. She gave me options, and I’d just continuously pick the first one she suggested. Her detailed descriptions were a blur. I just wanted my coffee…They never asked me this many questions at Shmarbucks. I could say confidently: tall, blonde roast, and my name is Dominic. Why was this so hard…What did she want from me?” – @Panda.dlights A lot of us are coffee drinkers. For some of
‘Bite Me, NYC’ is what is printed across the front of the holographic pastry box from Supermoon Bakehouse in New York. Saying that the box is ‘holographic’ might be an understatement — it is glossy and iridescent, but more importantly, when the afternoon Lower East Side sunlight hits it at the right angle the box radiates of every property that constitutes something as ‘Instagram bait.’ The highly photo-worthy design of the to-go pastry box is no coincidence. When one is waiting in line to purchase a bi-coloured croissant, the neon
We are super excited to announce the launch of TEAMCHOMP’s podcast titled What’s Chomping! Each week 3 team members will present new topics, new debates and new laughs, as we explore the world of food and culture. Whether it’s a new food craze on the come up, a food hype falling flat, or a hidden gem restaurant that is tucked away, we will dive head first and see what’s really chomping!
Lining up for a table has become the norm amongst new trendy spots and Bells and Whistles is no exception, luckily you could shoot some hoops or play ski ball while you wait. Located in Fraserhood, Bells and Whistles have quickly become the go-to spot with a menu consisting of great comfort food and rare beer. We had the opportunity to chat with Chef Alessandro Vianello, also known for Wildebeest and Bufala where he talks inspiration behind Bells and Whistles, their vast beer offerings, and secret menu items…(did I mention
Feeling lucky? This holiday season, we wanted to get festive with some good ol’ fashioned dunkers from one of the biggest names in town: Lucky’s Doughnuts (out of 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters). As you may know, we at TEAMCHOMP are not shy about being some of the nosiest Joe’s around, and we wanted to find out the WHAT, HOW and WHY behind the new menu at 49th Parallel, including a holiday selection that dropped this season from Lucky’s Doughnuts. What better way to see what’s up than to hit up
This has been a (delicious, calorie-laden) project in the making for quite some time now. The talk of creating a Vancouver cookie guide on TEAMCHOMP started quite a while back but it wasn’t until I had a cookie-induced meltdown that the idea of creating a joint project of Building A Cookie Box 101 and Vancouver Christmas Cookie Guide came into fruition. I created a cookie box last year and posted it with recipes for my favourite Christmas cookie. Coming into the holiday season this year, an overwhelming amount of emails
Kobob means “Korean Rice” in Korean, and in Korean food rice is definitely a must. Connie and Colin, the co-owners of Kobob, wanted to put traditional Korean food and flavours into a unique form that would also entice Canadians to try. With that simple idea in mind, Kobob Burger became the first of its kind to sell Korean burgers with rice buns as their staple item. The Kobob burger, has buns made of compressed Korean rice, and filled with a traditional Korean protein filling, like bulgolgi pork/beef, or spicy pork/chicken,
From enthusiast to full-fledged career, Andrew Lau aka @thendrw turned his passion for sneakers, basketball, and fashion into a full-time career with a click of a shutter. Andrew’s photography work has been featured in many online publications and all over social media (over 50K followers on Instagram) with notable clients like Nike, BMW, adidas, I.T Hong Kong, NBA, and more. Check out our conversation with Andrew as he shares his thoughts on fast foods, photography philosophies and who he thinks will be the 2018 NBA champions. TEAMCHOMP: Hey Andrew, can