6 sensational new restaurants you NEED to dine at this summer in Vancouver

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With so many new restaurants popping up all over Vancouver, it’s difficult to know where to take advantage of this year’s seasonal fare. To help you sort through the options, we’ve partnered with Strongbow Rosé Apple Cider to highlight this season’s best new restaurants.

From fresh seafood to Nordic pizza and apple cider-rose, this city’s got it all.

Popina – 1691 Johnston St

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Eat fresh seafood, epic burgers and “puffcream” treats under the renovated covered patio at this Granville Island gem. While Popina’s menu offers something for every taste, the chef-driven team set on a mission to master four particular dishes; the perfect lobster roll, the best fried chicken, amazing falafel and a new version of the city’s best burger. As if that weren’t enough, they also specialize in a more natural take on soft serve ice-cream, made from hormone free milk and proudly served in a fresh baked cream puff.

Finfolk – 1600 Franklin St

This cozy new  Nordic-inspired “Yeast Van” option  brings the very best from local beaches, gardens and farms and serves it to share on plates large and small. With a focus on craft beer,pizza and oysters, this inventive new restaurant is the new go-to destination for pizza and beer with a twist.

The Magnet – 309 W Pender St

A brand new craft beer focused bar and restaurant brought to you by the minds and palates of Brassneck Brewery and the Alibi Room. The Magnet offers a huge menu of beer in tandem with a small but mighty food program that offers everything from two-handed burgers to vegan pasta with zucchini noodles. They offer small and large pours of every beer on their menu and have a ridiculously amazing sticky toffee pudding

Douce Diner – 1490 Pemberton Ave

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Head to the North Shore to check out this charming new modern diner serving up top-notch daily breakfast and lunch fare. The restaurant’s menu can be described as West coast take on diner classics, including eggs benedict with smoked salmon, banana splits and panko crusted fried chicken sandwiches. Come for the breakfast, stay for the milkshakes.

Do Chay – 1392 Kingsway

This brand new Vietnamese eatery from the team behind House Special, features an all-vegetarian menu with plenty of vegan options thrown in for good measure. While the preparations remain rooted in traditional Vietnamese dishes, the restaurant’s distinct modern approach results in bright and bold flavours that makes this an awesome option for casual summer dining in the city.

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This summer, a perfectly paired cider is the recipe for elevated dining experience.   Strongbow Rosé Apple Cider is a crisp, semi-dry cider made with real and unique natural red-fleshed apples, giving it its light blush appearance. While Strongbow Original Dry and Gold Apple pair well with sweet and savoury snacks, their brand new Rosé Apple Cider pairs best with light summer-friendly foods including salads, pasta, grilled chicken and seafood.  

As the number one cider brand in the world, Strongbow features a range of award-winning ciders from dry to sweet. To learn more, visit strongbow.com