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Golden Plates winners

Best restaurant Twitter feed

  1. Fable, 1944 W. 4th
  2. Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville
  3. Granville Room, 957 Granville
  4. YEW seafood + bar , 791 W. Georgia

Best farmers market

  1. Trout Lake Farmers Market , North parking lot of John Hendry Park
  2. Kitsilano Farmers Market, 2690 Larch Street
  3. Granville Island Farmers Market, Triangle Square
  4. Winter Farmers Market at Nat Bailey Stadium

Best retro diner

  1. Sophie's Cosmic Cafe, 2095 West 4th Ave.
  2. The Templeton, 1087 Granville
  3. Lucy's Eastside Diner, 2708 Main St.
  4. The Red Wagon, 2296 E. Hastings

Best appetizers

  1. Cactus Club Cafe, Various locations
  2. Fable, 1944 W. 4th
  3. YEW seafood + bar , 791 W. Georgia

Best New Restaurant

  1. Homer St. Cafe and Bar, 898 Homer St.
  2. PiDGiN, 350 Carrall
  3. Cuchillo, 261 Powell St.
  4. Burdock & Co., 2702 Main

Best Neighbourhood For Restaurants

  1. Gastown
  2. Kitsilano, West 4th Avenue
  3. Main Street, between East 2nd Avenue and East 33rd Avenue

Best Cooking Store

  1. Ming Wo, Various locations
  2. Cookworks, Various locations
  3. The Gourmet Warehouse, 1340 East Hastings St.
  4. Williams-Sonoma, 955-2903 Granville Street

Best Specialty Food Store

  1. The Gourmet Warehouse, 1340 East Hastings St.
  2. Bosa Foods, Various locations
  3. Edible Canada, 1596 Johnston, Granville Island
  4. Beast & Brine, 1–12823 Crescent Rd., Surrey

Best Picnic Supplier

  1. Whole Foods Market, Various locations
  2. Beast & Brine, 1–12823 Crescent Rd., Surrey
  3. The Dirty Apron Cooking School & Delicatessen, 540 Beatty St.
  4. Urban Fare, Various locations

Best Deli

  1. Oyama Sausage Company, 126-1689 Johnston, Granville Island
  2. Santa Barbara Market, 1322 Commercial
  3. La Grotta del Formaggio, 1791 Commercial Dr.

Best Grocery Store Café

  1. Whole Foods Market, Various locations
  2. Urban Fare, Various locations
  3. Meinhardt Fine Foods, 3002 Granville

Best Diner

  1. Lucy's Eastside Diner, 2708 Main St.
  2. The Templeton, 1087 Granville
  3. The Red Wagon, 2296 E. Hastings

Best Bistro

  1. Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville
  2. Bistro Pastis, 2153 W. 4th
  3. Les Faux Bourgeois, 663 East 15th Ave.

Best Comfort Food

  1. Burgoo, Various locations
  2. White Spot, Various locations
  3. The Naam Restaurant, 2724 W. 4th

Best Soups

  1. liquids + solids cafe & market, Various locations
  2. Burgoo, Various locations
  3. The Stock Market, 1689 Johnston St., Granville Island

Best Vegetarian

  1. The Naam Restaurant, 2724 W. 4th
  2. The Acorn, 3995 Main St.
  3. Heirloom, 1509 West 12th Ave.

Best Veggie Burger

  1. The Naam Restaurant, 2724 W. 4th
  2. Vera's Burger Shack, Various locations
  3. White Spot, Various locations

Best Burger

  1. Romer's Burger Bar, Various locations
  2. Vera's Burger Shack, Various locations
  3. Fatburger, Various locations
  4. White Spot, Various locations

Best Brunch

  1. Medina Cafe, 780 Richards St.
  2. Fable, 1944 W. 4th
  3. Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville
  4. Twisted Fork Bistro, 1147 Granville

Best Breakfast

  1. The Red Wagon, 2296 E. Hastings
  2. Medina Cafe, 780 Richards St.
  3. Sophie's Cosmic Cafe, 2095 West 4th Ave.

Best Bagel

  1. Solly's Bagelry, Various locations
  2. Siegel's Bagels, Various locations
  3. Benny's Cafe, 2505 W. Broadway

Best Bread Bakery

  1. Terra Breads, Various locations
  2. Cobs Bread, Various locations
  3. Uprising Breads Bakery, 1697 Venables

Best Gluten-Free Bakery

  1. Lemonade, 3385 Cambie St.
  2. The Gluten Free Epicurean, 633 East 15th Ave.
  3. Cloud 9 Specialty Bakery, 1025 Royal Ave., New West
  4. Panne Rizo Bakery & Cafe, 1939 Cornwall

Best Desserts

  1. Thierry, 1059 Alberni St.
  2. Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie, Various locations
  3. True Confections, Various locations

Best Gelato

  1. Bella Gelateria, 1001 West Cordova St.
  2. Earnest Ice Cream, 3992 Fraser
  3. Mario's Gelati, 78 East 1st Ave.

Best Chocolate Shop

  1. Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie, Various locations
  2. Purdy's Chocolates, Various locations
  3. Beta 5, 413 Industrial Ave.

Best Chinese

  1. Peaceful Restaurant, Various locations
  2. Kirin Seafood Restaurant, 200 Three W. Centre, 7900 Westminster Hwy., Richmond
  3. Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie, 163 Keefer St.

Best Philippine

  1. Pinpin Restaurant, 6113 Fraser
  2. Goldilocks Bakeshop, Various locations
  3. Max's Restaurant, 3546 Kingsway

Best German

  1. Vancouver Alpen Club, 4875 Victoria
  2. La Brasserie, 1091 Davie
  3. Bestie, 105 E. Pender

Best Indian

  1. Vij's, 3106 Cambie St.
  2. Maurya Indian Cuisine, 1643 W. Broadway
  3. Rangoli, 1488 West 11th Ave.

Best Portuguese

  1. Nando's, Various locations
  2. Casa Verde, 3532 Commercial St.
  3. Chefe Daniel Flavours of Portugal, 2268 Kingsway
  4. Portuguese Club of Vancouver, 1144 Commercial

Best Singaporean

  1. Kaya Malay Bistro, 1063 W. Broadway
  2. Tropika, Various locations
  3. Banana Leaf, Various locations

Best new restaurant outside Vancouver

  1. Longtail Kitchen, 116–810 Quayside Dr., New West
  2. The Spud Shack Fry Co., 352-800 Carnarvon St., New Westminister
  3. The Cabin in Crescent Beach

Best Nose-to-Tail Dining

  1. Wildebeest, 120 W. Hastings
  2. Fable, 1944 W. 4th
  3. Forage, 1300 Robson St.

Best wraps

  1. WrapZone, Various locations
  2. Steamrollers, Various locations
  3. Nuba Restaurant and Cafe Nuba, Various locations

Best B.C. wine/winery (white)

  1. JoieFarm Wines, 2825 Naramata Rd., Naramata
  2. Gray Monk Estate Winery, 1055 Camp Rd., Okanagan Centre
  3. Blasted Church Vineyards, 378 Parsons Rd., Okanagan Falls

Best Imported Wine/Winery (Red)

  1. J. Lohr Vineyards & Wine, 1000 Lenzen Ave., San Jose, California
  2. Wolf Blass, 97 Sturt Highway, Nuriootpa, South Australia 5355
  3. Peter Lehmann, Para Road, Tanunda, South Australia 5352
  4. Caymus Vineyards, 8700 Conn Creek Rd., Rutherford, California

Best university/college pub/lounge

  1. Koerner's Pub, 6371 Crescent Rd., UBC
  2. Mahony & Sons
  3. The Pit Pub, 6138 Student Union Blvd., UBC

Best bubble tea house

  1. Dragon Ball Tea House, 1007 W. King Edward
  2. Bubble World, Various locations
  3. Bubble Queen, 8888 Odlin Cr., Richmond

Best Pre-Theatre Restaurant

  1. Chambar Restaurant, 568 Beatty St.
  2. Cibo Trattoria, 900 Seymour St.
  3. Siena, 1485 W. 12th

Best Restaurant For Watching The Game

  1. Shark Club, Various locations
  2. Boston Pizza, Various locations
  3. Earls Restaurant, Various locations

Best Independent Bar Lounge

  1. Granville Room, 957 Granville
  2. The Keefer Bar, 135 Keefer St.
  3. Uva Wine Bar, 900 Seymour St.
  4. Pourhouse, 162 Water St.

Best Restaurant B.C. Beer Selection

  1. Alibi Room, 157 Alexander St.
  2. Craft Beer Market, 85 West 1st St.
  3. Restaurant + Bar, Various locations

Best Wine Bar

  1. Uva Wine Bar, 900 Seymour St.
  2. Salt Tasting Room, Various locations
  3. Joey Restaurants, Various locations

Best Winery/Vineyard Restaurant

  1. Old Vines Restaurant - Quails' Gate Winery, 3303 Boucherie Rd., West Kelowna
  2. The Sonora Room - Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, 500 Burrowing Owl Pl., Oliver
  3. Miradoro Restaurant - Tinhorn Creek Winery, 537 Tinhorn Creek Rd., Oliver
  4. Terrace Restaurant, 1730 Mission Hill Road, West Kelowna

Best Cocktails

  1. The Diamond, 6 Powell St.
  2. Pourhouse, 162 Water St.
  3. YEW seafood + bar , 791 W. Georgia
  4. L'Abattoir, 217 Carrall St.

Best Imported Beer

  1. Guinness
  2. Stella Artois
  3. Heineken

Best B.C. Beer Brewed Outside Vancouver

  1. Driftwood Brewery, 102-450 Hillside Ave., Victoria
  2. Phillips Brewing, 2010 Government St., Victoria
  3. Whistler Brewing Company, 1045 Millar Creek Rd., Whistler

Best Canadian Beer Brewed Outside B.C.

  1. Steam Whistle
  2. Mill St. Brewery, 55 Mill St., Toronto
  3. Unibroue, 80 Des Carrières Street, Chambly, Québec

Best B.C. Wine/Winery (Red)

  1. Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, 500 Burrowing Owl Pl., Oliver
  2. Mission Hill Family Estate, 1730 Mission Hill Rd., West Kelowna
  3. Painted Rock, 400 Smythe Dr., Penticton

Best B.C. Wine/Winery (White)

  1. Kim Crawford, Hammerichs Road RD3, Rapaura, Blenheim, New Zealand
  2. Oyster Bay Wines, Level 1, 10 Viaduct Harbour Ave., Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  3. Astrolabe Wines, 56 Scott St., Marlborough, New Zealand

Best Private Wine Store

  1. Liberty Wine Merchants, Various locations
  2. Legacy Liquor Store, 1633 Manitoba St.
  3. Marquis Wine Cellars, 1034 Davie Street

Best Private Liquor Store

  1. Legacy Liquor Store, 1633 Manitoba St.
  2. Brewery Creek Liquor Store, 3045 Main St.
  3. Granville Liquor Store, 2658 Granville Street
  4. Liberty Wine Merchants, Various locations

Best Coffee Shop (National Chain)

  1. Starbucks, Various Locations
  2. Blenz, Various locations
  3. Tim Hortons, Various locations

Best Fair Trade Coffee

  1. Salt Spring Coffee, B.C. Ferries-Tsawwassen Kiosk
  2. Trees Organic Coffee & Roasting House, Various locations
  3. Ethical Bean, 1315 Kootenay

Best Tea House

  1. The Secret Garden Tea Company, 2138 West 40th Ave.
  2. DAVIDsTEA, Various locations
  3. The Urban Tea Merchant, 1070 W. Georgia
  4. Shaktea, 3702 Main

Best Wine Festival/Event

  1. Vancouver International Wine Festival
  2. Naramata Bench Wineries Festivals
  3. Fall Okanagan Wine Festival
  4. Vancouver Craft Beer Week

Best Food Festival/Event

  1. Dine Out Vancouver
  2. EAT! Vancouver
  3. Food Cart Fest
  4. Feast of Fields

Best Middle Eastern

  1. Afghan Horsemen, 202-1833 Anderson St.
  2. Nuba Restaurant and Cafe Nuba, Various locations
  3. East is East, Various locations

Best African

  1. Simba's Grill, 825 Denman St.
  2. Harambe, 2149 Commercial Dr.
  3. Axum Ethiopian Restaurant , 1279 E. Hastings

Best Barbecue

  1. Memphis Blues Barbeque House, Various locations
  2. Peckinpah Restaurant, 2 Water St.
  3. Hog Shack Cookhouse, 160–3900 Bayview St., Richmond

Best Caribbean

  1. The Reef, Various locations
  2. Calabash Bistro, 428 Carrall St.
  3. The Lion's Den Cafe and Restaurant, 651 E. 15th

Best Chicken

  1. Homer St. Cafe and Bar, 898 Homer St.
  2. Nando's, Various locations
  3. Swiss Chalet, Various locations

Best Dim Sum

  1. Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant, Various locations
  2. Kirin Seafood Restaurant, 200 Three W. Centre, 7900 Westminster Hwy., Richmond
  3. Pink Pearl Chinese Restaurant, 1132 East Hastings St.

Best Fish And Chips

  1. Go Fish, 1505 West 1st Ave.
  2. Pajo's, Various locations
  3. The Fish Counter, 3825 Main St.

Best French

  1. Le Crocodile, 100-909 Burrard St.
  2. Les Faux Bourgeois, 663 East 15th Ave.
  3. Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville

Best Fries

  1. Fritz European Fry House, 718 Davie St.
  2. McDonald's, Various locations
  3. Belgian Fries, 1885 Commercial St.

Best Hot Pot

  1. Fatty Cow Seafood Hot Pot, 5108 Victoria Dr.
  2. Landmark Hot Pot House, 4023 Cambie St.
  3. Posh Sukiyaki Restaurant, Various locations
  4. Garden City Hot Pot, 8788 McKim Way, Richmond

Best Japanese

  1. Tojo's, 1133 West Broadway
  2. Miku Restaurant, 70-200 Granville St.
  3. Guu, Various locations

Best Korean

  1. Damso Modern Korean Cuisine, 867 Denman St.
  2. Jang Mo Jib, Various locations
  3. Sura Korean Royal Cuisine, 1518 Robson
  4. Ma Dang Goul

Best Latin American

  1. Baru Latino Restaurante, 2535 Alma
  2. Chicha, 136 East Broadway
  3. Cuchillo, 261 Powell St.

Best Lebanese

  1. Nuba Restaurant and Cafe Nuba, Various locations
  2. Babylon Cafe, Various locations
  3. Best Falafel

Best Malaysian

  1. Banana Leaf, Various locations
  2. Kaya Malay Bistro, 1063 W. Broadway
  3. Tamarind Hill, Various locations
  4. Tropika, Various locations

Best Mexican

  1. Las Margaritas Restaurante y Cantina, 1999 W. 4th
  2. La Taqueria, Various locations
  3. La Casita, 101 W. Cordova

Best Noodles

  1. Peaceful Restaurant, Various locations
  2. The Noodle Box, Various locations
  3. Shaolin Noodle House, 656 W. Broadway

Best Pacific Northwest

  1. Bishop's, 2183 West 4th Ave.
  2. Raincity Grill, 1193 Denman
  3. West, 2881 Granville St.

Best Persian

  1. Cazba Restaurant, Various locations
  2. Zeitoon, Various locations
  3. Afghan Horsemen, 202-1833 Anderson St.
  4. East is East, Various locations

Best Pizza By The Slice

  1. Flying Wedge Pizza, Various locations
  2. FreshSlice, Various locations
  3. Uncle Fatih's Pizza, Various locations

Best Pizza Takeout/Delivery

  1. Panago, Various locations
  2. Pizzeria Farina, 915 Main St.
  3. Uncle Fatih's Pizza, Various locations

Best Pizzeria

  1. Nicli Antica Pizzeria, 62 East Cordova St.
  2. Pizzeria Farina, 915 Main St.
  3. Via Tevere, 1190 Victoria Dr.

Best Poutine

  1. La Belle Patate, 1215 Davie St.
  2. Fritz European Fry House, 718 Davie St.
  3. Belgian Fries, 1885 Commercial St.

Best Seafood

  1. Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar, 1095 Hamilton St.
  2. The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant, 102-1535 Johnston St., Granville Island
  3. COAST Restaurant, 1054 Alberni

Best Spanish

  1. La Bodega Restaurante & Tapas Bar
  2. Espana, 1118 Denman St.
  3. The Sardine Can, 26 Powell St.

Best Steak

  1. Keg Steakhouse & Bar, Various locations
  2. Hy's Encore, Various locations
  3. Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar, 615 Seymour St.

Best Sushi

  1. Miku Restaurant, 70-200 Granville St.
  2. Toshi Sushi, 181 E. 16th
  3. Tojo's, 1133 West Broadway

Best Tacos

  1. La Taqueria, Various locations
  2. Tacofino Commissary, 2327 E. Hastings
  3. Chronic Tacos, Various locations

Best Thai

  1. Maenam, 1938 West 4th Ave.
  2. Thai House, Various locations
  3. Kaya Malay Bistro, 1063 W. Broadway
  4. SalaThai Thai Restaurant, 102–888 Burrard Street

Best Wings

  1. Wings Tap & Grill
  2. Earls Restaurant, Various locations
  3. Phnom Penh Restaurant, 244 East Georgia St.

Best izakaya

  1. Hapa Izakaya, Various locations
  2. Guu, Various locations
  3. Kingyo Izakaya, 871 Denman

Best tapas

  1. Espana, 1118 Denman St.
  2. La Bodega Restaurante & Tapas Bar
  3. The Bimini Public House, 2010 W. 4th

Most romantic restaurant

  1. Seasons in the Park, Queen Elizabeth Park (W. 33rd at Cambie)
  2. Chambar Restaurant, 568 Beatty St.
  3. Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville

Best budget restaurant

  1. White Spot, Various locations
  2. La Taqueria, Various locations
  3. Save On Meats, 43 W. Hastings

Best place for food on campus

  1. Mahony & Sons
  2. The Delly, 6138 Student Union Blvd., UBC
  3. Pie R Squared, 6138 Student Union Blvd., UBC

Best restaurant for people-watching

  1. Cactus Club Cafe, Various locations
  2. Earls Restaurant, Various locations
  3. Havana, 1212 Commercial

Best food court

  1. Pacific Centre, 701 W. Georgia
  2. Metropolis at Metrotown, 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
  3. Aberdeen Centre Food Court, 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond
  4. Richmond Centre, 6551 No 3 Rd., Richmond

Best Mid-Price Restaurant

  1. Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville
  2. Fable, 1944 W. 4th
  3. Cactus Club Cafe, Various locations

Best Restaurant Overall

  1. Chambar Restaurant, 568 Beatty St.
  2. Hawksworth Restaurant, 801 West Georgia St.
  3. Fable, 1944 W. 4th
  4. Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville

Best Fine Dining

  1. Hawksworth Restaurant, 801 West Georgia St.
  2. Bishop's, 2183 West 4th Ave.
  3. Chambar Restaurant, 568 Beatty St.
  4. Le Crocodile, 100-909 Burrard St.

Best Hotel Restaurant

  1. Hawksworth Restaurant, 801 West Georgia St.
  2. YEW seafood + bar , 791 W. Georgia
  3. Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville

Best Hotel Café

  1. Bel Cafe, 801 W. Georgia
  2. Giovanni Cafe + Wine Bar, 1038 Canada Place
  3. Cafe Pacifica, 300–999 Canada Place

Best Casino For Eats

  1. River Rock Casino Resort, 8811 River Rd., Richmond
  2. Edgewater Casino
  3. Grand Villa Casino, 4331 Dominion St., Burnaby
  4. Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, 2080 United Blvd.

Best View Restaurant

  1. The Boathouse Restaurant, Various locations
  2. Seasons in the Park, Queen Elizabeth Park (W. 33rd at Cambie)
  3. Cactus Club Cafe, Various locations

Best Restaurant Service

  1. Bishop's, 2183 West 4th Ave.
  2. Hawksworth Restaurant, 801 West Georgia St.
  3. Fable, 1944 W. 4th

Best Use Of Local Ingredients

  1. Fable, 1944 W. 4th
  2. Forage, 1300 Robson St.
  3. Edible Canada, 1596 Johnston, Granville Island

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant

  1. White Spot, Various locations
  2. Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co., Various locations
  3. Little Nest, 1716 Charles

Best Chain Restaurant

  1. Cactus Club Cafe, Various locations
  2. Earls Restaurant, Various locations
  3. Joey Restaurants, Various locations

Best Restaurant Patio

  1. Dockside Restaurant, 1253 Johnston, Granville Island
  2. Tap & Barrel Restaurant, Various locations
  3. Cactus Club Cafe, Various locations
  4. Local Public Eatery , 2210 Cornwall

Best Hole-In-The-Wall

  1. Hawker's Delight, 4127 Main St.
  2. The Narrow Lounge, 1898 Main
  3. The Red Wagon, 2296 E. Hastings
  4. Bon's Off Broadway, 2451 Nanaimo St.

Best Food Truck

  1. DougieDog, Mobile locations
  2. Tacofino Food Truck, 2327 E. Hastings
  3. Vij's Railway Express, Mobile locations

Best Takeout/Delivery

  1. The Noodle Box, Various locations
  2. Panago, Various locations
  3. Hon's Wun-Tun House, Various locations

Best Burnaby Restaurant

  1. The Pear Tree Restaurant, 4120 East Hastings St.
  2. Anton's Pasta Bar, 4260 East Hastings St.
  3. Hart House, 6664 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby

Best North Shore Restaurant

  1. Salmon House on the Hill, 2229 Folkestone Way, West Vancouver
  2. Burgoo, 3 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver
  3. Arms Reach Bistro, 107C–4390 Gallant Ave.
  4. Tomahawk Restaurant, 1550 Philip Ave., North Van

Best Richmond Restaurant

  1. Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant, 140-3866 Bayview St., Richmond
  2. Hog Shack Cookhouse, 160–3900 Bayview St., Richmond
  3. Kirin Seafood Restaurant, 200 Three W. Centre, 7900 Westminster Hwy., Richmond
  4. Flying Beaver Bar & Grill, 4760 Inglis Dr., Richmond

Best Surrey, Delta, White Rock, And Langley Restaurant

  1. Uli's Restaurant, 15021 Marine Dr., White Rock
  2. The Fat Cow & Oyster Bar, 20178 96th Ave., Langley
  3. Giraffe Restaurant, 15053 Marine Dr., White Rock

Best New Westminster, Port Moody, Coquitlam Or Port Coquitlam Restaurant

  1. Wild Rice, 122–810 Quayside Dr., New Westminster
  2. Longtail Kitchen, 116–810 Quayside Dr., New West
  3. The Boathouse Restaurant, Various locations
  4. Tamarind Hill, 103 628 6th Ave., New West

Best Whistler Restaurant

  1. Araxi Restaurant + Bar, 110-4222 Village Square, Whistler
  2. Bearfoot Bistro, 4121 Village Green
  3. Rimrock Cafe, 2117 Whistler Rd., Whistler

Most Vegan-Friendly

  1. The Acorn, 3995 Main St.
  2. The Naam Restaurant, 2724 W. 4th
  3. Graze Food & Drink

Best Gluten-Free Dining

  1. The Wallflower Modern Diner, 2420 Main St.
  2. The Acorn, 3995 Main St.
  3. Edible Canada, 1596 Johnston, Granville Island

Best Organic Dining

  1. Aphrodite's Organic Cafe & Pie Shop, 3605 West 4th Ave.
  2. The Acorn, 3995 Main St.
  3. Forage, 1300 Robson St.

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