Try One Of These New Vancouver Restaurants

Restaurant storefronts in Vancouver

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If there’s one thing we like about Vancouver, it’s its restaurant culture. With hundreds of restaurants and new ones opening every month, it’s difficult to stay (or live) here and eat at the same place during a month. (In Richmond, you can eat at a different restaurant every day for a year).

So to help you in your dining choices, here are a few recent openings that are worth stopping by.

Basho Café

Just recently opened in February, Basho Café has already made a splash in the Vancouver coffee shop culture. Offering a selection of teas and coffees as well as Japanese-inspired sweets, bites and light lunches, it’s sure to give you a change from the typical Starbucks fare. Address: 2007 East Hastings.

Rain Or Shine Ice Cream

This new addition to the 4th Avenue Kitsilano neighbourhoud boasts of hand-made ice cream with fresh, local ingredients. Although they opened late in 2013, we expect that this place will be very busy as the days get warmer. Address: 1926 West 4th.

The Emerald Supper Club

No need to go to Las Vegas for a 60s Rat Pack-style party. The newly opened Emerald has all you need right in Chinatown. With an impressive cocktail list and a simple, unfussy menu, you’re in for a big night in style. There are weekly comedy nights, live music and a general rambunctious atmosphere that is a rarity in Vancouver. Address: 555 Gore Street.

The Fish Counter

Since we live so close to the sea, there’s no lack of seafood and fish-themed restaurants on the Lower Mainland. The Fish Counter specializes in those, and makes sure that its products come from sustainable sources. You can stop by to pick up fish and chips to eat at the nearest park or stay to have a hot chowder on a chilly, rainy day. Address: 3825 Main Street.