Recap of Vanfoodster’s #TastingPlatesYVR – North Shore Brunch Edition

For this edition of #TastingPlatesYVR, Richard Wolak, aka Vanfoodster, took us on a trek across the Lion’s Gate bridge to Lower Lonsdale. These events are a great way to explore the culinary hidden gems in our YVR neighborhoods. We started at the Welcome Parlour -Located in the heritage building “The Hodson Block” in North Van, this…

#TastingPlatesYVR Yaletown Recap

Rain couldn’t keep us away from enjoying Vancouver Foodster’s Yaletown edition of Tasting Plates. If you’ve never been to one of Richard’s events, they’re a great way to discover culinary gems in the Greater Vancouver Area. Each event focuses on a neighbourhood and this time we found ourselves in trendy Yaletown. I met my bestie Josh…

Tasting Plates YVR – Fraserhood

Last night was Tasting Plates YVR #Fraserhood which took myself and my friend from Edmonton along a food journey on Fraser Street in East Vancouver. Presented by VanFoodster, this food adventure took us to 4 locations on Fraser between King Edward to Kingsway, and the starting point where we picked up our passports, the Honey…

Organic and Local in North Van: Bluhouse Market & Cafe

There’s something to be said about being a tourist in your own city. Experiencing and looking at things from a completely different perspective and noticing places you’ve never seen before. That was the case with Bluhouse Market & Cafe! It’s one of those enchanting places that, when you visit, you feel positive the moment you walk in. The vibe…

Nuoc Cham Sauces by The Wooden Boat Review

Nước chấm is a Vietnamese for a common variety of dipping sauces, which can be sweet, sour, salty, savoury and spicy. If you’ve eaten at a local Vietnamese restaurant, you most likely would have tasted nuoc cham in the form of a dipping sauce for your deep fried spring rolls or sauce you pour over your lemongrass…

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…

Happy Planet Foods at the Gluten-Free Expo

The Gluten-Free Expo is happening right now at Canada Place. It happens every year and, seriously, this year it was filled with new brands and the popular oldies. Happy Planet falling in BOTH those categories! You may know Happy Planet for their ready-to-go smoothies and soups found at most grocery stores. You know, the ones…

Lemonade Gluten Free Bakery

On a rainy Vancouver Saturday, my husband I were in need of a coffee and a pick me up. And what better than a sugar boost? Being near Cambie, we decided to try out Lemonade Gluten Free Bakery. We don’t have celiac’s disease, nor do we live a gluten-free lifestyle, but I am always curious to try…

#Rudisglutenfree event at Las Margaritas

The other day I had the pleasure of attending an event where we talked about how more than 300,000 Canadians are thought to have Celiac Disease and that over 73,000 are children! Though I don’t follow a gluten-free diet – mainly because most products that label themselves “gluten-free” are filled with crap – I think…

Friday Local Spotlight: Sincerely Pasta

  Meet Maria and Andres –  the brains and brawn behind Sincerely Pasta. This husband and wife team believe in connecting themselves, their surroundings and their neighbours through food. They also believe that food should be nourishing and good for you – as well as tasty. One important part of their journey has been experimenting…