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Here’s the full list of winners from this year’s Stars of Vancouver 2021

Our annual readers' choice awards showcase the best your city has to offer.
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The best of Vancouver.

As modern consumers, we all vote with our wallets. We choose the places that deserve our support because they best fulfill our needs, and often times align with our values. 

Stars of Vancouver gives us another way to let our favourite businesses shine. Over the past few weeks we've encouraged readers to vote in a number of different categories, to help others sort through the myriad of choices they have to make every day. 

Thank you to everyone who voted this year, and congratulations to the winning businesses. Many others have not made it through the phases of the COVID-19 pandemic we've been through, and the ones that are left can use all the support they can get. 

Bob Kronbauer
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Vancouver Is Awesome

ART & CULTURE 

LOCAL POLITICIAN 

  • Spencer Chandra-Herbert 
  • Kennedy Stewart 
  • Joyce Murray 
  • Pete Fry 

NEIGHBOURHOOD 

  • Kitsilano 
  • Mount Pleasant 
  • West End 

TOURIST ATTRACTION 

  • Stanley Park 
  • Granville Island 
  • Science World 

PUBLIC ART 

  • Olympic Cauldron 
  • A-maze-ing Laughter 
  • Vancouver Mural Festival

EAT & DRINK 

BAKERY 

  • Breka Bakery & Cafe 
  • Purebread 
  • Beaucoup Bakery & Café

BRUNCH 

  • Medina Café 
  • Banana Leaf on Davie 
  • Jam Café 

BEST BURGER 

  • Burger Heaven 
  • White Spot 
  • Romers Burgers 

BEST FOOD DELIVERY SERVICE 

  • Door Dash 
  • Uber Eats 
  • Skip the Dishes 

CHINESE RESTAURANT 

  • Peaceful Restaurant 
  • ChongQing Restaurant 
  • Kirin Restaurant 

COFFEE SHOP 

  • Starbucks 
  • JJ Beans 
  • 49th Parallel 

CRAFT BREWERY 

  • The Parkside Brewery 
  • 33 Acres Brewing Company 
  • Strange Fellows Brewing

DESSERTS 

  • Cheesecakes etc. 
  • The First Dessert 
  • Thierry Chocolates 

FINE DINING 

  • Five Sails Restaurant 
  • Hawksworth Restaurant 
  • Blue Water Café 

FOOD TRUCK 

  • Tacofino 
  • Chickpea 
  • Japadog 

GREEK RESTAURANT 

  • Stepho’s Souvlaki Greek Taverna 
  • The Greek by Anatoli 
  • Apollonia Greek Restaurant 

ICE CREAM/GELATO 

  • Earnest Ice Cream 
  • Rain or Shine 
  • Mario’s Gelato

INDIAN/ SOUTH ASIAN RESTAURANT 

  • Tasty Indian Bistro 
  • Vij’s 
  • Sula Indian Restaurant

ITALIAN RESTAURANT 

  • Anton's
  • Ask For Luigi Restaurant 
  • Osteria Savio Volpe 

JAPANESE RESTAURANT 

  • Minami 
  • Miku Vancouver 
  • Applause Japanese Restaurant 

KOREAN BBQ RESTAURANT 

  • SURA Korean BBQ 
  • Kosoo Korean Restaurant Chicken & BBQ 
  • Miss KOREA BBQ 

LATE NIGHT EATS 

  • Lucy’s Eastside Diner 
  • Denny’s 
  • Breka Bakery & Cafe 
  • The Naam 

LATIN AMERICAN RESTAURANT 

  • El Camino’s 
  • Cuchillo 
  • Sal y Limón 

MIDDLE EASTERN RESTAURANT 

  • Nuba 
  • Afghan Horsemen Restaurant 
  • East is East 
  • JamJar Canteen

NEW RESTAURANT (OPENED IN 2020) 

  • Ophelia Restaurant 
  • Lunch Lady 
  • Published on Main 

PATIO 

  • Tap & Barrel 
  • Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House 
  • Bridges 
  • Cactus Club 
  • Local 

PIZZA 

  • Via Tevere Pizzeria 
  • Pizza Garden 
  • Pizza Hut 

SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 

  • Joe Fortes 
  • Blue Water Cafe 
  • The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant 

SPANISH/ TAPA RESTAURANT 

  • Bodega on Main 
  • España Restaurant 
  • Como Taperia 

SPORTS BAR 

  • The Score 
  • Shark Club 
  • The Rio Theatre

TACO 

  • Tacofino 
  • La Taqueria 
  • Sal Y Limon 

THAI RESTAURANT 

  • Sawasdee Thai Restaurant 
  • Maenam 
  • Sala Thai Thai Food

VEGAN RESTAURANT 

  • MeeT
  • Heirloom 
  • Chickpea 

VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT 

  • MeeT 
  • The Naam 
  • Acorn 
  • Heirloom

LIFESTYLE & SERVICES 

APPAREL 

  • Lululemon 
  • Arcteryx 
  • 8th and Main 

ARTS & CRAFT SUPPLIES 

  • Opus 
  • Michaels 
  • Urban Source 

AUTO REPAIR 

  • Pawlik Automotive 
  • Sunlight 
  • M & N Auto Repair 
  • Tremblay Motors

BABY/CHILDREN’S STORE 

  • Westcoast Kids
  • Active Baby 
  • Bean Sprouts 

BARBERSHOP 

  • Barber and Co 
  • Dunbar Barbershop 
  • Jeffersons’ Barbershop 

BIKE SHOP 

  • West Point Cycles 
  • Denman Bikes 
  • Reckless Rider 

BRIDAL STORE 

  • Bisou Bridal 
  • Union Bridal 
  • Bello Wedding World 

BUTCHER 

  • Windsor Quality Meats
  • Columbus Meat Market
  • Rio Friendly Meats 

CAR DEALER 

  • OpenRoad Toyota
  • Granville Toyota
  • Brian Jessel BMW

CAR SHARE 

  • Evo
  • Modo
  • Uber 

CAR WASH 

  • Shine Auto Wash
  • Esso
  • M & J Car Wash 

CATERER 

  • Peake of Catering
  • Emelle’s Catering
  • Lazy Gourmet 

CHARITY 

  • Covenant House 
  • BC Children’s Hospital 
  • Two Paycheques Away 

COBBLER 

  • Quick Cobbler 
  • Kim’s Shoes & Bag Repair 
  • East Van Shoe Repair 
  • Hugo’s Shoes Repair 
  • La Galoche 
  • Robson’s Shoes Repair 
  • Progressive Shoe Service 

CONTINUING STUDIES INSTITUTION 

  • BCIT 
  • UBC 
  • Langara College 

COOKING CLASSES 

  • Dirty Apron 
  • Vancouver Community College 
  • Salt and Earth Virtual Classes - Jonah Joffe 

DRY CLEANER 

  • Busy Bee Cleaners 
  • Fletchers Fabricare 
  • Shirtland Drycleaners 

ELECTRICIAN 

  • Burr Electric 
  • Wicks Electric 
  • West Skype

ETHNIC FOOD STORE 

  • T&T Supermarket 
  • Bosa 
  • Persia Foods 

EYEWEAR STORE 

  • Hi-Care Vision Centre 
  • Clearly Contacts 
  • Bailey Nelson 

FLORIST

  • Flower Factory 
  • Celsia Florist 
  • Queen Bee Flower Shop 

FUNERAL HOME 

  • Kearney Funeral Services
  • Hendersons 
  • Dignity 
  • First Memorial Funeral Services - Burkeview Chapel 

FURNITURE AND DECOR STORE 

  • Structube 
  • Ikea 
  • Homesense 

GARDEN STORE 

  • Hunter’s Garden 
  • Figaro’s Garden 
  • Southlands Nursery

GAS STATION 

  • Petro Canada 
  • Chevron 
  • Esso 

GIFT SHOP 

  • Bird on a Wire Creations 
  • MAKE Vancouver 
  • Giving Gifts 
  • Welks General Store 

GROCERY STORE 

  • H-Mart 
  • Save-on Foods 
  • Safeway 

HAIR SALON 

  • Suki's
  • Artel Salon 
  • Big Joy Barber & Salon 

HARDWARE STORE 

  • Rona 
  • Home Depot 
  • Home Hardware 

HEARING AID CLINIC 

  • NexGen Hearing 
  • Costco 
  • Connect Hearing 

HOME APPLIANCE STORE 

  • The Brick 
  • Canadian Tire 
  • Trail Appliances 

HOME RENOVATIONS 

  • Home Depot 
  • Actis Projects 
  • Woodpecker Flooring 

INSURANCE BROKER 

  • Jack Chow Insurance 
  • AllWest Insurance 
  • Westland Insurance

JEWELERY 

  • Maharani Jewels 
  • Blue Ruby Jewellery 
  • Tiffany & Co. 

KITCHENWARE STORE 

  • Ming Wo 
  • Gourmet Warehouse 
  • Welks General Store 

LANDSCAPING 

  • Elemental Gardens 
  • MRD Landscaping 
  • Watermark Gardens 

LASER AND SKIN CLINIC 

  • Vancouver Laser & Skin Care Centre 
  • Arbutus Laser 
  • Pacific Dermatology

LAWYER 

  • Russell G. Lew 
  • Krista Simon - Hammerco Lawyers 
  • Angela Cao-Queenstone Law Corporation 

LIQUOR/ WINE STORE 

  • BC Liquor Store 
  • Legacy Liquor 
  • Marquis Wine Cellars 

MEAL KIT DELIVERY 

  • Fresh Prep 
  • Hello Fresh 
  • Good Food 

MORTGAGE BROKER 

  • Birgit Holm 
  • Mike Sato 
  • Todd Hickling 

NAIL SALON 

  • Purenails 
  • La Lotus Nail Salon 
  • Ari Beauty 
  • Sparkle Nail 
  • Yaletown Nails 

OIL CHANGE 

  • Mr. Lube 
  • Pawlik Automotive 
  • Mobile 1 Lube Express 

PET STORE 

  • Bosley’s 
  • Tisol 
  • PetSmart 

PLUMBER 

  • Perfect Fit Plumbing & Heating 
  • R&M Mechanical 
  • Hillcrest Plumbing 

PRIVATE SCHOOL 

  • Stratford Hall
  • Crofton House School 
  • York House School 

REALTOR 

  • Rod Chow 
  • Shino Zhang 
  • Paul Tofolli 

SENIORS CARE SUPPORT SERVICES 

  • Ace Personnel Domestic Services 
  • Home Instead 
  • Legacy Senior Living 
  • VCH Home Support Services 

SENIORS RESIDENCE 

  • Tapestry 
  • Granville Gardens 
  • Louis Brier

SHOE STORE 

  • Footlocker 
  • Gravity Pope 
  • John Fluevog 

SHOPPING CENTRE 

  • CF Pacific Centre 
  • Kingsgate Mall 
  • Oakridge Centre 

SPA/ BEAUTY THERAPY 

  • Spa Utopia 
  • Sabai Thai Spa 
  • Absolute Spa 

TOY STORE 

  • Granville Island Toy Company 
  • Kaboodles Toy Store 
  • Toys”R”Us 

TRAVEL AGENCY 

  • Flight Centre 
  • Expedia Cruiseship Centres 
  • BCAA 
  • DA Vinci International Travel 
  • Gaba Travel Ltd. 

VETERINARIAN 

  • Yaletown Pet Hospital 
  • Atlas Animal Hospital & Emergency 
  • Granville Island Veterinary Hospital

VINTAGE/CONSIGNMENT STORE 

  • Value Village 
  • Turnabout 
  • Front & Company 

WEDDING VENUE 

  • Brock House 
  • Stanley Park 
  • Vancouver Club

HEALTH & WELLNESS 

ACUPUNCTURE 

  • Jenny Abel - Local Health Integrative Clinic 
  • Trikinetic Massage Therapy Clinic 
  • Yasaman Safarzadeh - Backs in Action Rehab and Wellness 

BEST AT HOME WORKOUT EQUIPMENT

  • PowerBlock 
  • Peloton 
  • Fitness Town 

BEST WORKOUT APP

  • Peloton 
  • Beachbody 
  • Nike Run Club 

CHIROPRACTOR

  • Dr. Bradley Yee - C.A.R.E Clinic *TIE*
  • PainPRO Therapeutics *TIE*
  • Dr. Anne Stacey
  • Eastpoint Natural Health Clinic 

DENTIST 

  • Dr. Harry Sangha
  • House of Teeth
  • Willow Dental

DENTURE CLINIC 

  • Victoria Drive Denture Clinic
  • Burke Mountain Denture Clinic
  • Dr. M. Tao Inc Platinum Denture Clinic
  • Precision Denture Clinic 

FERTILITY CENTRE 

  • Olive Fertility Centre 
  • PCRM Fertility Centre 
  • Genesis Fertility Centre 

HEALTH & FITNESS CENTRE 

  • Trout Lake Community Centre 
  • YYOGA 
  • YMCA 

HEALTH & WELLNESS STORE 

  • Popeye’s Supplements 
  • Finlandia 
  • Body Energy Club 

LASER EYE CLINIC 

  • Pacific Laser Eye Centre 
  • London Eye Centre 
  • Lasik 

MASSAGE THERAPY 

  • Spa Utopia 
  • Absolute Spa 
  • PainPRO Therapeutics 

NATUROPATHIC CLINIC 

  • Local Health Integrative Clinic 
  • Natural Factors 
  • Vancouver Naturopathic Clinic 
  • Dr. Aaron Van Gaver

NUTRITIONIST 

  • Stephanie Burns Staiano 
  • Nicole Porter 
  • Kelsey Ellis 

OPTOMETRIST 

  • Mount Pleasant Optometry Centre 
  • FYI Doctors 
  • Asgarpour Optometry 
  • Ollie Quinn 

ORGANIC PRODUCE STORE 

  • Whole Foods Market 
  • Choices Market 
  • Greens Organic and Local Market 
  • Spud.ca 

PHYSIOTHERAPIST 

  • Total Therapy 
  • Wil Seto - InSync Physiotherapy 
  • PainPRO Therapeutics 

SPIN STUDIO 

  • Spin Society 
  • Ride Cycle Club 
  • Cyklus 

WALK IN CLINIC 

  • VivaCare 
  • Cross Roads Clinic 
  • Khatsilano Medical Clinic 

YOGA STUDIO 

  • Oxygen Yoga 
  • YYOGA
  • Hot Box Yoga 
  • Just Yoga 
  • Modo 
  • Moksha

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES 

URBAN HIKE 

  • Pacific Spirit Regional Park 
  • Stanley Park 
  • The Seawall 

BEACH 

  • Kitsilano Beach 
  • Spanish Banks 
  • English Bay 

PUBLIC GARDEN 

  • VanDusen Botanical Garden 
  • Queen Elizabeth Park 
  • Stanley Park 

OFF-LEASH DOG PARK 

  • Spanish Banks 
  • Trout Lake 
  • Kitsilano 

BIKE TRAIL 

  • The Seawall 
  • Arbutus Greenway 
  • Stanley Park 

RUNNING TRAIL 

  • The Seawall 
  • Stanley Park 
  • Pacific Spirit Regional Park

PLACES 

BEST OUTDOOR PLACE ON A RAINY DAY 

  • Granville Island 
  • Stanley Park 
  • Pacific Spirit Regional Park 

FAMILY OUTING 

  • PNE/Playland 
  • Granville Island 
  • Stanley Park 

DOG WALK 

  • The Seawall 
  • Pacific Spirit Regional Park 
  • Stanley Park

STAYCATIONS

BEST HOTEL 

  • Sheraton Wall Centre 
  • Fairmont Pacific Rim 
  • Westin Bayshore 

FAVOURITE SKI HILL 

  • Cypress Mountain 
  • Mt Seymour 
  • Grouse Mountain