® Best of Vancouver 2016

Food & Drinks winners

Most romantic restaurant

  1. Hawksworth Restaurant, 801 W. Georgia
  2. Brix & Mortar, 1138 Homer
  3. Seasons in the Park, Queen Elizabeth Park (W. 33rd at Cambie)

Best all-day breakfast

  1. Denny's Restaurant, Various locations
  2. Sophie's Cosmic Cafe, 2095 W. 4th
  3. Bon's Off Broadway, 2451 Nanaimo

Best brew pub

  1. Granville Island Brewing, 1441 Cartwright St., Granville Island
  2. Red Truck Brewery, 295 E. 1st
  3. Steamworks Brewing Co., 375 Water
  4. Yaletown Brewing Co., 1111 Mainland Street

Best local brewery

  1. 33 Acres Brewing Company, 15 W. 8th
  2. Parallel 49 Brewing, 1950 Triumph St.
  3. Granville Island Brewing, 1441 Cartwright St., Granville Island

Best B.C. wine/winery (white)

  1. JoieFarm Winery, 2825 Naramata Road, Naramata
  2. Blasted Church, 378 Parsons Road, Okanagan Falls
  3. La Frenz Winery, 740 Naramata Rd., Penticton

Best local distillery

  1. Odd Society Spirits, 1725 Powell Street
  2. The Liberty Distillery, 1494 Old Bridge Rd., Granville Island
  3. Long Table Distillery, 1451 Hornby

Best sports bar

  1. Red Card Sports Bar + Eatery, 560 Smithe
  2. Shark Club, Various locations
  3. Library Square Public House, 300 W. Georgia

Best B.C. wine festival

  1. Naramata Bench Wineries Tailgate Party

Best food truck

  1. Tacofino, 2327 E. Hastings
  2. Mom's Grilled Cheese, Mobile locations
  3. Soho Road Naan Kebab, 800 Smithe

Best grocery store

  1. Whole Foods Market, Various locations
  2. Urban Fare, Various locations
  3. Save-On-Foods

Best produce store

  1. Kin's Farm Market
  2. Whole Foods Market, Various locations
  3. Donald's Market, 2279 Commercial Drive

Best specialty grocery store

  1. Urban Fare, Various locations
  2. Pomme Natural Market
  3. Meinhardt Fine Foods, Various locations

Best organic-produce store

  1. Whole Foods Market, Various locations
  2. Choices Market
  3. Pomme Natural Market

Best place to pick up premade dinner

  1. Urban Fare, Various locations
  2. Whole Foods Market, Various locations
  3. Meinhardt Fine Foods, Various locations

Best Pub

  1. Doolin's Irish Pub, 654 Nelson
  2. Irish Heather & Shebeen, 210 Carrall
  3. The Charles Bar, 136 W. Cordova
  4. The Blarney Stone, 216 Carrall

Best Locally Brewed Beer

  1. Gypsy Tears by Parallel 49 Brewing
  2. Four Winds Nectarous
  3. Granville Island Lions Winter Ale
  4. 33 Acres of Sunshine

Best B.C. Beer Brewed Outside Vancouver

  1. Driftwood Fat Tug IPA
  2. Hoyne Dark Matter
  3. Whistler Brewing Co. Grapefruit Ale

Best B.C. Wine/Winery (Red)

  1. Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, 500 Burrowing Owl Pl., Oliver
  2. Red Rooster Winery, 891 Naramata Rd., Penticton
  3. Road 13 Vineyards, 799 Ponderosa Road, Road 13, Oliver
  4. Quails' Gate, 3303 Boucherie Road, West Kelowna

Best Private Wine Store

  1. Okanagan Estate Wine Shop, 3669 West 4th Avenue
  2. Liberty Wine Merchants, Various locations
  3. Legacy Liquor Store, 1633 Manitoba

Best Independent Coffee Shop

  1. Revolver Coffee, 325 Cambie
  2. 49th Parallel, Various locations
  3. Greenhorn, 994 Nicola

Best Coffee Shop (Local Chain)

  1. JJ Bean Coffee Roasters, Various locations
  2. Blenz, Various locations
  3. Caffè Artigiano, Various locations

Best New Restaurant

  1. Savio Volpe, 615 Kingsway
  2. Nightingale, 1017 W. Hastings
  3. Pizzeria Bufala, 5395 West Blvd

Best Seafood Store

  1. The Daily Catch Seafood Company, 1418 Commercial
  2. 7 Seas Fish Co., Various locations
  3. Granville Island Public Market, 1689 Johnston

Best Specialty Cheese Store

  1. Les Amis du Fromage, Various locations
  2. Benton Brothers Fine Cheese, Various locations
  3. La Grotta Del Formaggio, 1791 Commercial

Best Bistro

  1. Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville
  2. Burgoo, 3 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver
  3. Les Faux Bourgeois, 663 E. 15th

Best Brunch

  1. Medina Cafe, 780 Richards
  2. Yolk's Restaurant & Commissary, 1298 East Hastings Street
  3. The Wallflower, 2420 Main

Best Bread Bakery

  1. Terra Breads
  2. purebread, 159 W. Hastings
  3. A Bread Affair, 1680 Johnston, Granville Island

Best Pastry Bakery

  1. Beaucoup Bakery & Café, 2150 Fir
  2. purebread, 159 W. Hastings
  3. Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie, Various locations

Best Ice Cream

  1. Earnest Ice Cream, 3992 Fraser
  2. Rain or Shine Homemade Ice Cream, Various locations
  3. Soft Peaks, 25 Alexander

Best Gelato

  1. Bella Gelateria, Various locations
  2. Amato Gelato Cafe/Mario's Gelati, 78 E. 1st
  3. La Casa Gelato, 1033 Venables St

Best Frozen Yogurt

  1. Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, Various locations
  2. Qoola Frozen Yogurt Bar, Various locations
  3. Pinkberry, Various locations

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant

  1. White Spot, Various locations
  2. Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co., Various locations
  3. Red Robin, Various locations

Best Chain Restaurant

  1. Cactus Club Cafe, Various locations
  2. Earls Restaurant, Various locations
  3. White Spot, Various locations

Best Restaurant Patio

  1. Tap & Barrel Restaurant, Various locations
  2. Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House, 777 Thurlow
  3. Keg Steakhouse & Bar, Various locations

Most Vegan-Friendly

  1. The Naam Restaurant, 2724 W. 4th
  2. MeeT, Various locations
  3. The Acorn, 3995 Main