Here’s what’s happening in the food scene in Vancouver. You’ll find some restaurant reopenings, new products and ideas on how to support local.
Honolulu Coffee Vancouver has reopened both of its cafes in downtown Vancouver (888 Nelson) and Kerrisdale (2098 W. 41st Ave.) for five-days-a-week service.
Their new ‘Aloha to Go’ offerings feature an array of warm-weather favourites like iced Hawaiian Lattes, açaí bowls, cold brew and fresh-fruit smoothies as well as fresh-baked pastries, cookies and more available by phone for contactless, cashless pickup or delivery through Doordash and Uber Eats.
Starting Monday, May 18, Tacofino will reopen its Hastings Commissary location at 2327 E. Hastings Street (for pickup and delivery only, just like its recently opened Kitsilano outpost) and resume sending its roaming fleet of food trucks back to locations across the city including its usual weekday spot adjacent the Vancouver Art Gallery at Howe and Robson.
The Hastings menu will be available for delivery and pre-ordered pickup via DoorDash and tacofino.com from the Commissary seven days a week from 3 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 18 and from noon to 8 p.m. starting Tuesday, May 19.
May Long Weekend Eats
Check out my post on May Long Weekend eats in Vancouver.
Go Pure is a new line of innovative and healthy snack bars with soft texture, refreshing flavours, and “clean-label” simple ingredients for the whole family.
Every Go Pure bar is made from an apple and date base, real fruit and whole oat. In addition to containing no trans fat, no artificial flavours and colours, every bar contains 8 g of whole grains and is a source of fibre.
It is important to note that 60% to 70% of the sugar content (depending on the variety) comes naturally from fruit.
You can find Go Pure priced between $2.99 – $3.29 for a box of 5
bars at local grocery stores.
Ways to Support
Pacific Poke is selling hand sanitizer at its retail locations to raise funds for the Vancouver Aquarium. 100% of sales go to the Aquarium! The sanitizer is available in 60ml containers for $4 each. Pacific Poke hopes to raise $8,000 for the Aquarium through the initiative.
Love Vancity Gift Boxes
Partnering with local small brands such as Chop Value, Mala the Brand, Woash Wellness, Blume, Naked Snacks, and many more, the Love Vancity team has lovingly curated a collection of gift boxes that support both the local community and frontline workers.