#YVRLIFE Kerrisdale

 

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CAFFEINE STOP: Enjoy locally roasted beans in a sleek, pared-down environment at (5631 West Boulevard).

LANDMARK: Let the quaint, pillared welcome sign greet you at Kerrisdale’s charming shopping district on West 41st Avenue between Maple and Larch streets.

WATERING HOLE: An impressive cocktail list boasting house-made syrups and tinctures makes (2407 West 41st Avenue) a must-visit.

GO-TO GREENSPACE: Take five at Kerrisdale Park—just steps away from the Arbutus Greenway—with a book and blanket.

 

For the style stalker

Kerrisdale may be situated on the city’s ritzy West Side, but the ’hood boasts boutiques that cater to a range of budgets. The birthplace of women’s fashion giant Aritzia,  (2125 West 41st Avenue) is a must-stop for quality, contemporary garb—from J Brand denim and ecofriendly frocks to Swedish-designed suiting and Adidas kicks—for both guys and gals.

A curated selection of breezy womenswear awaits at  (1856 West 57th Avenue), while those with tots in tow will find much to love at (2150 West 41st Avenue) and (5692 Yew Street). Looking to shop vintage or secondhand? Head to (3510 West 41st Avenue), a family-owned biz that’s one of the city’s oldest consignment stores, and  (2236 West 41st Avenue), proceeds from which support the Vancouver Hospice Society.

And then there are (2138 West 41st Avenue) and (2120 West 41st Avenue), two Asian chains that stock an assortment of affordable beauty goods, home items, and more. 

 

For the foodie

Because Kerrisdale used to be a predominantly British neighbourhood, you’ll find teahouses such as  (2057 West 41st Avenue), (5687 Balsam Street), and the (2138 West 40th Avenue) serving up classic scones and finger sandwiches.

For those who prefer Asian flavours, tasty noodles are offered at Chi Noodle Bar (6019 West Boulevard), while Chinese soup dumplings steal the show at Modern City Chinese Restaurant (2106 West 41st Avenue) and fresh Japanese bites are on the menu at (2081 West 42nd Avenue). Quench your thirst with bubble tea from (2184 West 41st Avenue), and indulge in a variety of matcha treats and drinks from (2135 West 41st Avenue).

Try out Italian and Greek dishes at the family-run (2411 West 41st Avenue), or pizza and shawarma at (2277 West 41st Avenue).