5 new Vancouver restaurants to check out in January


Kick off the new year with the resolve to try some of the city’s brand-new restaurants.

Among the many spots to try, there’s Spanish tapas, loaded late night burgers, and even an all plant-based eatery. Here are 5 new restaurants to check out in Vancouver this January.

Como Taperia

This long-awaited Spanish tapas joint opened up at the end of November, and is packed nightly with fans of gin, small plates, briny olives and oil-packed seafood. They’ve got sherry and vermouth on tap, too.

Address: 201 E. 7th Ave.


At Hundy, burger fans will find a patty made of a blend of beef brisket and shoulder from Two Rivers, with a signature bun and special sauce, of course. On the side will be double-cooked fries. The counter-service spot features craft brews, and operates select nights inside sibling Kits cafe Their There.

Address: 2042 W. 4th Ave. (within Their There)


No meat? No problem. Soil has a fully plant-based menu of approachable eats with an emphasis on partner purveyor Blue Heron’s dairy-free cheese and on minimal food waste.

Address: 2408 Main St.

Ubuntu Canteen

A new organic bakery and cafe has opened up in the space formerly occupied by Bows & Arrows. They have a daytime menu, as well as an evening menu, and has in its operating partnership innovative chef David Gunawan (Farmer’s Apprentice, Grapes & Soda).

Address: 4194 Fraser St.


Verre, a French-Mediterranean venture adjacent to Coal Harbour and the West End, is the project of chef Liam Breen, a Vancouverite who has worked across Canada as well as in Dubai. Look for elegant dishes made using seasonal ingredients that will suit vegetarians and omnivores alike.

Address: 550 Denman St.


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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom