Vancouver’s Nomad Restaurant set to close this month


Main Street’s Nomad Restaurant opened in 2014. They will have their last day in business on Oct. 27, 2019. Nomad Restaurant/Facebook

Known for their contemporary dishes made with regional ingredients, Main Street’s Nomad Restaurant is set to wrap up a five-year run at the end of October.

The team behind Nomad told me ahead of their November 2014 that the idea for the restaurant was first sketched out on a paper napkin, then over a period of about a year and a half became reality in a renovated space in the Riley Park neighbourhood. They even ran a crowdfunding campaign to help them get their vision off the ground.

Showcasing the flavours and bounty of the Pacific Northwest, Nomad always flew steadily under the buzz radar during its tenure, but was beloved for their bar program and brunch by many.


“We are officially sell outs,” declared the restaurant at the end of September, announcing their Oct. 27 end date. “Thank you for the support over the years. Come through this month to celebrate a great run.”

The restaurant has adjusted their hours a bit for their last month, and will be closed on Sunday nights and Mondays and Tuesdays. According to the Nomad team, the closures during their final weeks is to allow for the new owner of the business to be in the restaurant to work on their concept. No word, however, on who the new owners are or what kind of restaurant they have in the works for the space.

Nomad Restaurant is located at 3950 Main Street in Vancouver.

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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, 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: // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom