Thursday, 26 July 2012


Today was a treat.  Not only did I get to meet up with some very good friends for lunch, but I finally got to try Feastro!  The food was definitely yummy in my tummy good.

I had been tempted by the plethera of tacos, but wasn't convinced that they would fill me up, so I opted for their Bonsai Prawn platter.  It was heavenly!  It tasted like they'd cooked tomatoes in olive oil and garlic and then mixed in rice and prawns.  My favourite part was the skewer of grilled pineapple on top of the rice and prawns.  Definitely filling and scrumptious.

My friends opted to try a variety of the tacos.  They loved all of them, they looked very yummy to me, they were bigger than I thought, and I officially conclude that two tacos would have filled me up for lunch.

The bonus to this food cart?  They take VISA.  The downside?  It's a bit pricey, they don't include HST in their prices and it was a bit of a wait to get your food.  My meal cost $13 plus HST, and two tacos would have been $16 plus HST.  So, if you ordered two tacos and a bottle of water for lunch, your meal was over $20.

The cart is in a great location near the Olympic cauldron.  There were lots of shaded and unshaded seat options for your bum's pleasure.


Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Bella Gelateria

I met up with a couple of friends for lunch today and, after we were done eating, we came to the conclusion that a treat was necessary.  I'd heard amazing things about Bella Gelateria for quite some time, so we decided to try it out.  It completely blew my socks off!  I had the stracciatella, which was one of my favourites when I was travelling in Italy, and it literally transported me back to the cobblestone streets and hot italian men.  If you're a gelato lover and you haven't tried Bella Gelateria, it's a must.  I will warn you that it is a bit pricey, however the portions are solid and the gelato itself is the best I've ever had outside of Italy.  So, definitely a worthwhile treat every once in a while!

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Off the Wagon

I'd been dying to try the tacos at Off the Wagon for quite some time, but I was never fully convinced that three tacos would fill me up for lunch.  So, I was thrilled when I discovered they were at the Khatsahlano street festival.  I tried three different types (pork, chicken and beef brisket).  Very yummy tacos.  However, my gut was right.  They're more of a snack than a meal and are not the cheapeast option around with the three costing $10.  That being said the flavours were unreal and they were fun to try.  Cash only.

Friday, 20 July 2012


Tonight was a night that I was salivating over for weeks!  I'd been dying to try Fable and it definitely didn't disappoint.  Fable is officially included in my absolute favourite restaurants in Vancouver.  The food was delicious, the atmosphere was awesome (a cross between Gastown and Kits), and the prices were reasonable.  A restaurant that made you feel like it was a treat to go to, but you also felt comfortable and at home in and it didn't come close to breaking the bank.

I went with three good friends who are also food lovers, so we decided to share everything we ordered so we could try as much as possible.  For starters we had the Chickpea Fritters (unique and mouth-watering all at once) and the Spaghetti and Meatballs (good, but it didn't live up to the hype for me). 

For mains, I ordered the Slow Cooked Local Salmon with gnocchi, kale, leeks and spinach puree.  My friends ordered the Potato Crusted Chicken with Ratatouille; the Gnocchi with pesto, pea shoots and macerated cherry tomatoes; and the Duck Breast with scallion perogie, fiddle heads and cauliflower.  My personal favourite was the salmon.  It was cooked to perfection and the flavours were heavenly.  The remaining dishes were also very yummy (especially the gnocchi), so it was probably more that I was in a fish mood that night.  What surprised me was that I liked the Duck.  I'm not normally a duck fan, but I quite enjoyed it.  I can't wait to go back and try the Flat Iron Steak!

For dessert we ordered the Lemon Pot de Creme, Chocolate Pudding, and Daily Sweet Bites that had home-made marshmallows, mini pavlovas, and camerons.  All were heavenly!  I thoroughly enjoyed the Daily Sweet Bites and Lemon Pot de Creme.  The Chocolate Pudding was good, but I'm not generally a big chocolate pudding fan.

I wish I had pictures to convey the yumminess, but I was just too busy eating!  I highly recommend this restaurant...and getting a reservation, because it gets busy.

I just found a picture that one of my friends took of the Daily Sweet Bites that night.  It makes my mouth water just looking at it!  Enjoy.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Whistler Grapefruit Ale

A girl friend and I were up in Whistler for a girls weekend and decided there was no better way to spend the afternoon than on a patio with some cool beverages.  The highlight was most definitely when we discovered that Citta's had the Whistler Grapefruit Ale on tap!  I love this beer.  A delicious summer ale that tastes like someone just squeezed a fresh grapefruit into it.  Yum!

Friday, 6 July 2012

Fresh Local Wild

Since the weather was so gorgeous today, three colleagues and myself decided to try out a street cart.  Our consensus was Fresh Local Wild and that was definitely a good decision.

We all ended up opting for the halibut Fish and Chips.  I ordered one piece and the gentlemen ordered two pieces.  It was delicious!  Some of the best fish and chips that I've ever had.  The halibut literally flaked apart and the chips were delicious.  Obviously not the healthiest meal, but for fish and chips, it actually wasn't that greasy.  I was also impressed with the way the food was presented: a box similar to what you'd get Chinese take-out in.  Very cool.

While we were waiting for our food, I was checking out what other people had ordered and the Fish Shawarma and Seafood Chowder Poutine looked very yummy.  I had been tempted by the Shawarma but wasn't sure if it would be enough for lunch.  After seeing it, I think it would be.  As for the poutine, we'd all been too scared to order it.  After seeing it, it's more yummy than scary.  It's fries with a cup of seafood chowder dumped over it.  So, instead of having potatoes in the chowder, you cover deep-fried potatoes with chowder.  Talk about a great idea!

Things to note: (1) There was about a ten minute wait for our food.  However, we went at noon (didn't beat the rush) and the process was well-organized, so it wasn't painful at all.  (2) It's not the cheapest food truck around.  One piece of Halibut and Chips came to almost $16.  (3) HST is not included.  (4) There isn't really anywhere to sit and eat immediately around this food cart.  However, if you walk one block North to the convention center, there's a plethera of benches.