West End Walkabout
with Areta Wong

Hey everyone!

I’m Areta Wong of Foodgressing. So excited to be showing you some of my favourite restaurants in the West End this week! The West End has some of the tastiest eats in Vancouver… WARNING: these photos will make you hungry!

Monday, 2:30pm Robson and Nicola

Starting with dessert first…I love the Very Berry Parfait from Chicco Cafe (1504 Robson Street). It has got layers of deliciousness including a strawberry macaron, sponge cake, mixed berries, strawberry sauce, cornflakes, whipped cream, strawberry jelly, raspberry sorbet and strawberry marble sorbet. Great to refresh yourself with a parfait on a sunny day.

Monday, 7:40pm Pendrell and Denman

Zeitoon Persian Cuisine (1795 Pendrell Street) has food so authentic that it has been described as good as grandmother’s cooking back home. Try their shishlik rack of lamb and koobideh ground beef – absolutely delicious!

Tuesday, 11:05am Sunset Beach

The best part of taking False Creek Ferries is seeing gorgeous views of the West End from the water.

Tuesday, 3:45pm Denman and Haro

Afternoon coffee vibes at Milano Coffee (849 Denman Street). Loving their new Tiramisu latte!

Wednesday, 12:25pm Robson and Cardero

The $20 set lunch at Sura Korean Cuisine (1518 Robson Street) will send you on a tasty journey. Sweet, sour, salty and a lot of spicy!

Wednesday, 6:05pm Robson and Bidwell

Whether you are in the mood for dessert after your ramen fix or looking for brunch worthy
waffles, Nero Belgian Waffle Bar (1703 Robson Street) is the place for you. This waffle place in the West End is small in size but big in terms of popularity among locals and tourists. These waffles are definitely love at first bite!

Thursday, 1:20pm Davie and Bute

One of my favourite comfort foods is poutine! For my poutine fix, I head to La Belle Patate (1215 Davie Street) where they have 26 varieties. They even have an all-you-can-eat option!

Thursday, 7:15pm Robson Street

The West End is home to the “Ramen Row.” Recently, Vancouver Magazine named Hokkaido Ramen Santouka (1690 Robson Street), Marutama Ra-men (780 Bidwell Street), and Motomachi Shokudo (740 Denman Street) as the best noodle houses in the city! I couldn’t agree more. So good my friends, so good.

Friday, 3:40pm Burrard and Davie

Located near Burrard and Davie, Molli Cafe (1225 Burrard Street) has a friendly, neighbourhood vibe with Mexican food that is hearty, comforting and satisfying. The chef-owners have worked at top fine-dining restaurants in the world. Be sure to try some of their tacos!

Saturday, 12:10pm Denman and Haro

Named as one of the best restaurants in the West End, Kingyo Izakaya (871 Denman Street) serves fresh, creative and delicious Japanese dishes. I love the cozy rustic décor.
Lunch special today – the legendary Kingyo Izakaya Bento Box. Tip: they only make 10 sets each day so be sure to reserve a box!

Sunday, 6:40pm Davie and Bidwell

One of the newer restaurants to the West End is Grotto (1725 Davie Street). Their bar has an impressive collection of Italian wine and spirits.
Dinner tonight at Grotto: ossobucco and proscuitto & fig pizza…. Thanks for joining me on my tour of the West End! Tag your foodie photos using the handle @WestEndBIA and the hashtag #WeAmaze. — Areta

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