New Vancouver restaurants opened in April 2018

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Auxi Foods & Kitchen [New Westminster] offers juices, coffee, salads, wraps, and more is located at 150-1110 Ewen Avenue in Queens Plaza, as well as nutritional breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan options will all be also available. @auxifoods [DailyHive]

Centro [West End] has opened its doors quietly 1037 Denman Street. Owner Angela Maida had to shut down her seven-year-old Cambie Village restaurant Pronto, and its neighbouring bar Prontino, at 3473 Cambie Street in March due to redevelopment. @centrodenman[Straight]

The Compound [Downtown] is located at 1026 Granville Street, replaced Glowbal’s The Fish Shack, offering a menu full of comfort food,  eight rotating taps with local beer, and signature cocktails like the Cedar Smoked Whisky Sour. This spot is open from 4 pm ’til late. @thecompound604 [DailyHive]

DD Mau [Chinatown] has finally opened their location at 145 E. Pender St. In the 3000 sqft,  54-seat space, they are serving up the same delicious banh mi sandwiches that they’re known for, not to mention pho and plenty of southern Vietnamese home cooking besides.  “di di mau”, Vietnamese for “go go quickly”) offers takeout and  they’re also pursuing a liquor license.  @ddmau [Scout]

Electric Bicycle Brewing [Mount Pleasant] has opened at 20 East 4th Avenue  Located in a former electric bicycle factory at 20 E 4th Avenue, promising to deliver “an ideal combination of outrageously good beers with gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, a great atmosphere and grooving music,” @electricbicyclebrewing [Canadian Beer News]

Gilaneh Persian Grill House [West End] has opened their 2nd location at 1072 Denman Street, with one location already in North Vancouver at 222 Pemberton Avenue. The menu spans kebabs (including salmon fish, Cornish hen, vegetarian, and more), stews, soups, salads, and more.  @gilanehgrillhouse [Straight]

Greenderful Juice and Salad  [Chinatown] is located at 636 Main Street, Co-founder and in-house nutritionist Wendy earned her Nutritional Science degree with a focus on dietetics from UC Berkeley.  She also worked as a nutrition educator promoting healthy food at Second Harvest Food Bank (now called Feeding America).  @greenderful [Vancouver Foodster]

Modern Handi Indian Restaurant [West End]  is now serving Authentic Indian Cuisine served in a calm atmosphere at 827 Denman Street. The name “Handi” refers to the traditional, thick-bottomed clay pot with a narrow top that allows for lengthy simmering, which produces rich, deeply spiced flavours. For three generations the family business has been serving East Indian Cuisine in the traditional way. [Vancouver Foodster]

Hey Dumplings [Chinatown] has opened doors at 208 Keefer Street, serving Pelmeni Poutine, Pesto, Vegan Beet Pesto, Spicy Ginger Scallion, Creamy Dill, Buffalo Hot Sauce, and Butter Chicken. Dessert selections include Berry Pelmini and homemade chocolate chip cookie ice cream bars. @heydumplings [DailyHive]

Il Posto [Ladner] has opened doors at 4866 Delta Street, Ladner.  A winner of two regional titles in the yearly Gold Medal Plates competition, Terry Pichor is perhaps best known for his long-standing position as executive chef of the Relais & Châteaux property Sonora Resort, an island resort in British Columbia. @ilpostoresto [EatNorth]

JOS [Coal Harbour] can be found at 1190 West Cordova on the beautiful Coal Harbour Seawall, featuring authentic wood-fired imported Italian oven, where they create housemade specialities with quality ingredients sourced locally and worldwide. [Vancouver Foodster]

Mitbit [West End] has opened doors at 990 Denman Street in the West End, serving fire-grilled meats and veggies @mitbit.vancouver [DailyHive]

Ramen Taka [West End] is located at 841 Bidwell Street, serving authentic Asahikawa Hokkaido ramen and other speciality dishes. This is their first shop after their 5 successful locations in Hokkaido, Tokyo and Kyoto in Japan. Founder Hideki Sasaki, who began his quest of perfecting his mother’s ramen recipe about 12 years ago,  chose Vancouver for his international debut for the water in the city with the quality to be matched by the water back in his hometown near Asahikawa, which is important in the craft of broth making and noodle cooking. [PickyDiners]

Ramen Taka

Ramen Taka

Rumpus Room  [Mount Pleasant] has quietly re-opened in The Foundation’s former location at 2301 Main Street, with comfort food and affordable drinks in the community. @rumpusroomvancouver [DailyHive]

Pacific Poke [Kitsilano] has opened their lastest location at 2151 West 4th with shops already at Chinatown and UBC @pacificpokeofficial [Vancouver Foodster]

SILK Dinner Lounge [Gastown]  has opened doors at 132 Powell Street  serves Indian and French fusion cuisine made with whole, organic, farm-to-table style food. Patrons can expect an extravagant interior along with gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan menu options. @silkvancouver [DailyHive]

Soft Peaks Ice Cream [Burnaby] has just opened their 2nd retail location at 4603 Kingsway in Burnaby, known for their hand crafted organic ice cream @softpeaksicecream [Vancouver Foodster]

Yum Ice Creamery & Sweet Shop [Riley Park] has opened at 4150 Main Street offering bubble waffles, ice cream floats, cones, and cups, lollipops, caramels, vegan, natural, and organic candies, and much more. @yumsweetshop [DailyHive]

 

 

 

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