(This story is sponsored by JamJar.)
The best way to socialize with friends and family is over an enormous bowl of creamy hummus with pita bread in hand—this can be experienced by ordering in.
This year, Jamjar has more to celebrate than its mouthwatering dishes and ability to facilitate connection between its diners. The eatery scored a noteworthy hat trick in the Straight’s Golden Plates 2020 awards.
Jamjar won “Best Restaurant” in the South Granville neighbourhood and placed in the top two for “Best Lebanese” and “Best Restaurant” along Commercial Drive.
If you aren’t the type to get googly-eyed over a hummus plate, the Lebanese eatery offers plenty of other dishes that will do just that.
You’ll fall in love slowly and then all at once with the perfectly deep-fried cauliflower drizzled in pomegranate molasses.
The pan-seared halloumi cheese and the Fattoush salad will leave you feeling things that you’ve never felt toward food.
You may even become emotionally invested in Jamjar’s chickpea falafel served with tahini dipping sauce.
The menu at Jamjar has delicious options for those who eat gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan.
Jamjar currently has three fast-casual locations that feature a more concise menu, quick service, and self-seating: 2290 Commercial Drive, #122–125 Victory Ship Way (North Vancouver), and 6035 University Boulevard (UBC).
The Commercial Drive location offers a sit-down experience from 3:30 p.m. to close and the fourth location found in South Granville is Jamjar’s only full-service restaurant. Both destinations are ideal for when guests want to stay longer and order countless share plates.
Two of the locations (Commercial Drive and South Granville) have a Happy Hour menu that is available Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. During Happy Hour, the halloumi fries, selected wine, and house beers are on special and guests can also enjoy 20 percent off all regular vegan dinner items.
If you would like to share your love for Lebanese food with a larger crowd, JamJar offers office and event catering that can be ordered online.