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5 new Vancouver restaurants to check out in January

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

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.