Tasting Plates YVR – Coquitlam Recap

Vancouver Foodster’s latest Tasting Plates took foodies on a tour of my neighbourhood – Coquitlam! I was excited to be exploring my own neighbourhood, trying 5 new establishments that up to now I haven’t visited. Welcome to the ‘burbs, where we can still find international cuisine ranging from Malaysian coffee buns, Korean deep fried chicken,…

MUJI Opens on Robson Street

The wait is finally over – downtown Vancouver has its very own MUJI, the second to open this year (first being at Metropolis at Metrotown). The largest MUJI to open in Canada, this latest edition on Robson Street is home to over 4500 products, with the store consisting of over 14,500 square feet. Formerly the home…

Sweet Treats at Sugar Lab

Sweets galore! I felt like I walked into sugar heaven when I stepped into Burnaby’s latest dessert house, Sugar Lab. Located off Royal Oak & Kingsway, in a new building built behind Chatime and Boiling Point, Sugar Lab features the latest in Chinese desserts – mille crepes and fruit filled pancakes, along with classics such…

Tasting Plates YVR – Chinatown Recap

How to spend a rainy night in Vancouver? Join Vancouver Foodster’s Tasting Plates Vancouver on a food tour, that’s how! Last night my friend and I, both Coquitlam suburbanites, grabbed our umbrellas and raincoats to spend an evening enjoying some eats at Tasting Plates Chinatown. This year’s Chinatown tour included visits to 4 newer dining…

New French Patisserie in Burnaby – Mon Paris

Mon dieu! To my delight, a new French patisserie has opened up just a quick walk from work, right next to the Metrotown Skytrain station! This new cafe and pastry shop makes it a convenient way to pick up gourmet macarons or almond double baked croissants! Mon Paris Patisserie, recently opened by world renowned chocolate and pastry…

Edmonton Heritage Festival Recap

I’m currently on vacation in Edmonton visiting family. While here, I am on the hunt for shopping deals (save the PST!), new restaurants to try, and places to see and experience including this year’s Servus Heritage Festival in Hawrelak Park. This festival is a multicultural festival of food and cultural performances. I was really excited to check…

Fraser Valley Food Show 2016 April 1-3

This weekend is the 8th Annual Fraser Valley Food Show 2016 taking place at the Tradex in Abbotsford. The show features over 120 exhibitors, 3 demonstration stages, a Cheese Seminar area, the Great Canadian Sausage Making Competition on Saturday, and a Gluten-free Living Show. New this year to the Show is an Edible Garden and Spring Craft Market. I had the…

BC Home + Garden Show Feb 17-21 Sneak Peak

Wednesday was the BC Home + Garden Show‘s opening night. We were invited to come out and check out what’s in store at this year’s Spring show as well as watch the Battle of the Brewmasters on the Cooking Stage (Big Rock Brewery vs Steel Toad). This year’s Cooking Stage features quite a few local chefs from restaurants…

Cafe Giovane Introduces Stumptown Coffee Cold Brew #InstameetGiovane

Devotees of Portland’s Stumptown Coffee rejoice! The famous roasters have joined forces with Cafe Giovane at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel to bring their celebrated Nitro and Cold Brews to fans. There are only four cafes (including Giovane) that carry Stumptown Coffee in Vancouver, and Giovane is the only one that carries their Cold Brew on tap. I was…

Starbucks Introduces La Boulange #CONTEST

Starbucks believes that exceptional coffee deserve exceptional food. Starting tomorrow, Starbucks Coffee is debuting a brand new assortment of classic French-inspired artisan pastries from San Francisco’s La Boulange Bakery.  La Boulange specializes in developing authentic French specialties free of dyes and artificial flavours. In late 2014 Starbucks completed the roll out of La Boulange baked goods to…