Golden Plates 2014 Winners

Golden Plates winners

Best restaurant Twitter feed

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

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 W. 4th
  2. The Templeton, 1087 Granville
  3. Lucy's Eastside Diner, 2708 Main
  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 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 E. Hastings
  4. Williams-Sonoma, 955-2903 Granville Street

Best specialty food store

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

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
  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

Best grocery store café

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

Best bistro

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

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, Granville Island

Best vegetarian

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

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
  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
  3. Sophie's Cosmic Cafe, 2095 W. 4th

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 desserts

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

Best gelato

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

Best new restaurant

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

Best diner

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

Best chocolate shop

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

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

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
  2. Maurya Indian Cuisine, 1643 W. Broadway
  3. Rangoli, 1480 W. 11th

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

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

Best Imported Wine/Winery (Red)

  1. Wolf Blass, 97 Sturt Highway, Nuriootpa, South Australia 5355
  2. J. Lohr Vineyards & Wine, 1000 Lenzen Ave., San Jose, California
  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 restaurant for watching the game

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

Best independant bar lounge

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

Best wine bar

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

Best restaurant for cocktails

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

Best imported beer

  1. Guinness
  2. Stella Artois
  3. Heineken

Best local brewery

  1. Granville Island Brewing, 1441 Cartwright St., Granville Island
  2. Parallel 49 Brewing Company, 1950 Triumph St.
  3. Brassneck Brewery, 2148 Main Street

Best locally brewed beer

  1. Granville Island Brewing, 1441 Cartwright St., Granville Island
  2. Parallel 49 Brewing Company, 1950 Triumph St.
  3. Brassneck Brewery, 2148 Main Street

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 Road, West Kelowna
  3. Painted Rock, 400 Smythe Drive, 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 coffee shop (national chain)

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

Best fair trade coffee shop

  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 W.40th
  2. DAVIDsTEA, Various locations
  3. Shaktea, 3702 Main
  4. The Urban Tea Merchant, 1070 W. Georgia

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 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.
  3. Miradoro Restaurant - Tinhorn Creek Winery, 537 Tinhorn Creek Road, Oliver
  4. Terrace Restaurant, 1730 Mission Hill Road, West Kelowna

Best izakaya

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

Best African

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

Best barbecue

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

Best chicken

  1. Homer St. Cafe and Bar, 898 Homer
  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 E. Hastings

Best fish and chips

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

Best fries

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

Best hot pot

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

Best Japanese

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

Best Korean

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

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 Middle Eastern

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

Best noodles

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

Best Persian

  1. Cazba Restaurant, Various locations
  2. Zeitoon, Various locations
  3. Afghan Horsemen, 202-1833 Anderson St., Granville Island
  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
  3. Uncle Fatih's Pizza, Various locations

Best pizzeria

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

Best Spanish

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

Best steak

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

Best sushi

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

Best tacos

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

Best Thai

  1. Maenam, 1938 W. 4th
  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 E. Georgia

Best French

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

Best Latin American

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

Best Pacific Northwest

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

Best tapas

  1. Espana, 1118 Denman
  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 (West 33rd Avenue at Cambie Street)
  2. Chambar Restaurant, 568 Beatty
  3. Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville

Best fine dining

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

Best mid-price restaurant

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

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, 760 Pacific Blvd. S
  3. Grand Villa Casino, 4331 Dominion St., Burnaby
  4. Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, 2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam

Best view restaurant

  1. Seasons in the Park, Queen Elizabeth Park (West 33rd Avenue at Cambie Street)

Best resort restaurant

  1. Araxi Restaurant + Bar, 110-4222 Village Square, Whistler

Best restaurant service

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

Best use of local ingredients

  1. Forage, 1300 Robson
  2. 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 place for food on campus

  1. The Delly, 6138 Student Union Blvd., UBC

Best place for food on campus

  1. Pie R Squared, 6138 Student Union Blvd., UBC

Best food truck

  1. DougieDog, Mobile locations

Best takeout/delivery

  1. Panago, Various locations

Best gluten-free dining

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

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 Burnaby restaurant

  1. The Pear Tree Restaurant, 4120 E. Hastings, Burnaby
  2. Anton's Pasta Bar, 4260 E. Hastings, Burnaby
  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., North Van
  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 West
  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, Whistler
  3. Rimrock Cafe, 2117 Whistler Rd., Whistler

Most vegan-friendly

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

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