The West End is a diverse and vibrant community and we are proud of the multitude of businesses within our area. All of the local residents, businesses, and community organizations contribute to making this neighbourhood truly amazing.

Riding the wave of success of being voted Canada’s greatest neighbourhood, it is no surprise that the West End has been voted the best neighbourhood in Vancouver in the Westender’s 19th annual Best of the City awards. The people have spoken and a record number of voters have selected the best West End businesses and locations.


BEST COMMUNITY CENTRE – West End Community Centre

BEST HIDDEN GEM – Grotto Italian

BEST LOCAL BEER/WINE STORE – Marquis Wine CellarDenman Beer Wine and SpiritsWest End Liquor Store

BEST LOCAL BUSINESS – India BistroAyoub’s Dried Fruits and NutsScore on Davie

BEST LOCAL GROCER – Kin’s Farm MarketYour Independent GrocerJoe’s No Frills

BEST LOCAL HAIR SALON – Volume StudioSassy Hair Fashion

BEST LOCAL SPECIALTY FOOD SHOP – Tango’s Gourmet MeatsThe Daily Catch Seafood CoAyoub’s Dried Fruit & Nuts

BEST HARDWARE STORE – The Little Hardware Co.


BEST BANK/CREDIT UNION – Vancity, TD Canada Trust

BEST HEAD SHOP – Cottonmouth Smoke Shop

BEST SEX/EROTIC SHOP – Little Sister’s Book & Art Emporium

BEST HAIR STYLIST – Dean Thullner at Volume Studio Ltd.

BEST LASH BAR – Mink Lash Boutique

BEST TANNING SALON – Banana Tans, Tan de Soleil

BEST BAKERY – Cobs Bread

BEST SEAFOOD SHOP – The Daily Catch Seafood Co.

BEST LOCAL PROVINCIAL POLITICIAN – Spencer Chandra Herbert, NDP MLA, Vancouver-West End

BEST LOCAL FEDERAL POLITICIAN – Hedy Fry, Liberal MP, Vancouver Centre

A warm thanks to everyone who voted! Your support helps make the West End the amazing neighbourhood that it is. For more on the Westender’s Best of the City Awards, click here.