Discover New West: 8 essential dining destinations to visit in Western Canada’s oldest city

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With a little over two weeks of summer remaining, now’s the time to get outside and explore…

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With so many incredible destinations in B.C., it’s hard to know where to spend those vacation days. Fortunately, some of the province’s great destinations don’t require great journeys to get there. That’s why we partnered with the New West Record to highlight the must-try restaurants and eateries in New West. 

Just a short drive from Vancouver, New West is brimming with restaurants and  markets that many Vancouverites have yet to experience. Whether you’re driving in for the day or looking for a place to spend the weekend, let New West be your next AWESOME discovery. Here’s what to eat while you’re there.

River Market

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Located in the heart of New Westminster, River Market offers over 70,000 square feet for you to shop, eat, and play, all right next to the mighty Fraser River. Since 1892, New Westminster’s famous market has been a culinary destination for everyday foodies, tourists and locals alike.

Yianni’s

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Yianni’s specializes authentic Greek food alongside a wide selection of wines, beers and spirits.  Their house wine is imported from the Tsantali vineyards in Greece while their Greek beer, Mythos, is imported from the Thessaloniki brewery in Greece. They’ve been family-owned and operated in Uptown New West since 2000.

Tre Galli

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What’s summer without something sweet? Italians cook with their hearts, and Italian-born brothers Max, Saverio and Salvatore Gallo are no exception. Their gelato is homemade from a family recipe dating back decades and their thin crust pizza is cooked according to strict traditional guidelines. Drop in for a taste of Italy right here in Metro Vancouver.

Piva

Piva honours Joe Piva and his passion for farm fresh ingredients, traditional Italian cooking and exceptionally prepared food and drink with a modern approach. Bring your family to experience the tradition, history, and good taste at this modern Italian favourite in New West

Terminal Pub

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Terminal pub is a local pillar of New West boasting a unique and always rotating selection of BC Craft beers, fresh pub fare using sustainable and local suppliers at every opportunity. As New West’s favourite pub destination, it’s the perfect spot to catch the next big game or enjoy a new local craft brew.

Rozzini’s

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Rozzini’s is a family-friendly restaurant that serves up something for everyone. A great place to watch sports while sipping on your favourite cocktail, Rozzini’s restaurant offers a unique menu, serving everything from Greek and Italian to Indian. This local eatery guarantees that their extensive menu is made entirely from fresh ingredients.

Chronic Tacos

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Known for bold flavours and fresh ingredients, Chronic Tacos is a fast casual mainstay in Metro Vancouver. A lot of TLC is put into preparing the food at Chronic Tacos and the menu currently offers burritos, tostada bowls, tortas, taquitos, flautas, salads and tacos, including a breakfast menu all day.

Taverna Greka

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Voted Best Greek Restaurant in New West for seven of the past 13 years,  Taverna Greka serves fresh, home-made traditional Greek dishes, which have been the hallmark of this local family business for over a decade. Indulge in the ambience of the Greek Isles, just a short drive from Downtown Van.

Want to discover more? You can learn more about AWESOME shopping, dining and sightseeing in New West HERE.