The Arbor Restaurant | Dining in Vancouver

Now we aren't ones to usually rave about anywhere that doesn't serve meat, however, there's always the exception. The Arbor Restaurant on Main St, offers a variety of vegetarian dishes that will just make you say, 'wow'! It's like some genius came up with the incredible idea of turning good old vegetables into something unusually fantastic. Take their Southern Fried Artichoke Sandwich for example,  battered and fried artichoke with eggplant bacon (yes eggplant bacon), avocado mousse, spicy mayo, cheddar cheese, jalapeno pepper (careful they are hot!) all between a ciabatta bun. I swear, it was like there was meat in the sandwich but there really isn't. They have quite a bit of deep fry on the menu, from fried oyster mushrooms, broccoli popcorn (crispy fried broccoli), onion rings, and even poutine (duh it's vegetarian!) The Arbor does not disappoint. Definitely a lunch joint to be visited, and they're also open for dinner. Oh and don't forget their chocolate mousse parfait - the praline crumble just tops it off. They also offer a great wine list, so be sure to check The Arbor out!

Food: Fried oysters - lightly battered oyster mushrooms with a creamy dill sauce, The Southern Fried Artichoke Sandwich - battered and fried artichoke with eggplant bacon, avocado mousse, spicy mayo, cheddar cheese, and jalapeno peppers all between a ciabatta bun, Tacos - poblano peppers, cremini mushroom, jalapeno, roasted tomato salsa, cashew creme fraiche, and avocado mousse.
Made by: The Arbor Restaurant
Location: 3941 Main Street, Vancouver

Torafuku | Dining in Vancouver

A great spot for sharing plates and having delicious cocktails (during or not during happy hour). They also have a delicious sake list, including one of our favourite producers, Kozaemon Brewery. 

Torafuku features some great dishes with great ingredients, such as fresh seafood like octopus, or rice bowls and a very unique ramen bowl. There are different combinations of foods in each dish and they all have particularly delicious flavours. If you want a unique and tasty experience, Torafuku proves to be quite intriguing. The menu does change and the cocktails as well. 

Be sure to check them out in the Chinatown area of Vancouver! 

Food & Beverage: Bison Grass Fizz Cocktail, Ramen Bowl, Rice Cakes with Pork, Calamari, Octopus and Tuna poke, Egg and cream mushroom rice bowl, Oolong Infused Yuzu Jello Dessert with condense milk and crispy salted caramel.
Made by: Torafuku
Location: 958 Main Street, Vancouver

A Special Saturday, with Lucky's Doughnuts!

At 49th Parallel on Main st in Vancouver, Lucky's Donuts has joined this coffee shop, offering various and decadent donuts! It's a great place to have a (heavy) snack and a nice cup of coffee. Lattes, Cappucinos - you name it! 49th Parallel's beans are one of a kind, and can solve that coffee craving. The donuts can range from chocolate, to lemon, to cream and more. Specials are offered alongside the regular selection of donuts displayed. You can find out about their donuts and Lucky's history here. All their doughnuts are made from scratch too!

This blog features the Chocolate Old Fashioned, Coconut Bismarck and a Lemon Bismarck. Delicious! You only live once, right?

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