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For the past few years, Chinatown has been bustling with entrepreneurs and small business owners, who take pride in opening up something to call their very own. Zachary Zimmerman and Graham Marceau (who also co-owns Corduroy Pie Company) shares this dream as co-owners of Say Hey Cafe. Say Hey Cafe brings forward the flavours of New York Hoagie style sandwiches to Vancouver. This spot is cozy and simplistic with a small curated menu. But don’t be deceived by the small menu, as each hoagie is packed with fresh ingredients, bursting with

Longtail Kitchen offers a diverse menu of Thai comfort-style food. While staying true to traditional Thai methods and flavours, Longtail Kitchen also adds their own unique modern twist. With staples such as satay, green curry and pad thai served Quayside in New Westminster, it’s definitely a hot spot worth checking out. TEAMCHOMP recently sat down and talked with Chef Justin Cheung of Longtail Kitchen. With such an innovative restaurant, we were curious to hear about the influences and inspirations behind Longtail Kitchen‘s decorated menu and Justin’s thoughts on the culture

When discussing the most exciting new restaurants in the city, most people will proudly spout about their first (or second, or third) time dining at Savio Volpe. The Italian osteria is one of the driving forces powering the rapid growth of Fraserhood as a foodie destination. After being selected by enRoute Magazine as one of Canada’s top 10 new best restaurants in 2016, Savio Volpe appears destined to continue winning the hearts of food critics and bloggers alike. Want to book a table for dinner with your friends sometime next month?

Do you love coffee? I think I do, although I can’t say I’m terribly picky or know much of anything about coffee. I don’t mind admitting that I’m perfectly happy with the house blend that the free coffee machine in my office spits out. If I feel like a quick pick-me-up, I still default to grabbing a grande Pike from the nearest Starbucks. On the other hand, a tiny voice in my head has been telling me, “Dude, there’s got to be more to coffee than your stupid grande Pike.” That’s

A couple of weeks ago, we posted our thoughts on a few choices for poké joints around town. Maybe it’s this gloomy weather that’s got us daydreaming about beaches and sunshine, but all the talk about poké really got us thinking, “Where do we go for Hawaiian food in Vancouver?” A quick Yelp search for “Hawaiian” comes back with suggestions for a few poké places and Honolulu Coffee (which kind of makes sense). But from there, things really drop off. The 10th most relevant search result? Uncle Fatih’s Pizza. What? Now imagine you

Gogan Shottha is a David amongst many Goliaths. Opening an independent grocery store in a market overloaded by major chain stores is no easy task. So how is it that The August Market has already won a Golden Plate Award from The Georgia Straight, despite being open for less than a year? The hallmarks of the increasingly popular Main Street grocery store are authenticity, value, and community – qualities that have locals coming back time and time again. And while having fresh, competitively-priced produce is of course a staple of

Vancouver is definitely a place filled with hidden gems. Sometimes, tucked away in areas with virtually no foot traffic, you’ll find a spot that is just so crazy good that you have to blow it up all over social media. Rooster’s Ice Cream Bar is one of those spots. Their homemade ice cream has created quite a buzz and has quickly become a word-of-mouth destination for sweet treats. But beyond serving up a winning selection of unique flavours, Rooster’s has earned a solid reputation for donating proceeds of their sales to various charitable causes. Who said ice cream had to be a total guilty