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Here’s the full list of winners from this year’s Stars of Vancouver 2022

Our annual readers' choice awards showcase the best your city has to offer.
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These are your Stars of Vancouver 2022 winners!

Over the span of a few weeks you readers submitted picks for your favourite shining lights of our great (er, awesome!) city.

From your favourite local politician (Major Kennedy Stewart) to your favourite pet store (Tisol), the categories run the gamut. These are the best of the best, as dedicated by you.

Please support these local businesses, and take care of each other.

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

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ART & CULTURE

LOCAL POLITICIAN 

  • Kennedy Stewart
  • Don Davies 
  • John Horgan

NEIGHBOURHOOD

  • Kitsilano
  • Mount Pleasant
  • West End

TOURIST ATTRACTION

  • Stanley Park
  • Granville Island
  • Jack Chow Insurance Building

PUBLIC ART

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

EAT & DRINK

BAKERY

  • Purebread
  • Breka Bakery & Café
  • COBS Bread Bakery (Tie)
  • Maxim's Bakery (Tie)

BRUNCH

  • Café Medina
  • Yolks
  • Jam Cafe

BEST BURGER

  • White Spot
  • Vera's Burger Shack
  • Romers' Burger Bar

BEST FOOD DELIVERY SERVICE

  • DoorDash
  • Uber Eats
  • Skip The Dishes

CHINESE RESTAURANT

  • Sandy La Chinese Restaurant
  • Peaceful Restaurant
  • Szechuan Chili Restaurant

COFFEE SHOP

  • JJ Bean
  • 49th Parallel Café 
  • Bean Around the World
  • Cafe Artigiano

CRAFT BREWERY

  • 33 Acres Brewing Company
  • Parallel 49 Brewing Company
  • Granville Island Brewery

DESSERT

  • True Confections
  • Thierry Chocolates
  • Thomas Haas

FINE DINING 

  • Hawksworth Restaurant
  • Seasons in the Park
  • Blue Water Cafe

FOOD TRUCK

  • Tacofino
  • Chickpea
  • Japadog

GREEK RESTAURANT

  • Stepho's Souvlaki Greek Taverna
  • The Greek by Anatoli
  • Maria's Taverna & Minervas Restaurant

ICE CREAM/GELATO

  • Earnest Ice Cream
  • Rain or Shine
  • La Casa Gelato

INDIAN/ SOUTH ASIAN RESTAURANT

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

ITALIAN RESTAURANT

  • Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca 
  • Pepino's Spaghetti House
  • Ask for Luigi

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

  • Miku Restaurant
  • Minami Restaurant
  • Applause Japanese Restaurant

KOREAN BBQ RESTAURANT

  • Chosun Korean BBQ Restaurant 
  • Sura Korean BBQ Restaurant
  • Kook Korean BBQ Restaurant

LATE NIGHT EATS

  • Breka Bakery & Café
  • The Naam
  • Lucy's Diner

LATIN AMERICAN RESTAURANT

  • Cuchillo
  • El Camino's
  • Havana Vancouver (Tie)
  • Sal y Limón (Tie)

MIDDLE EASTERN RESTAURANT

  • Nuba
  • Jam Jar
  • East is East

NEW RESTAURANT (OPENED IN 2021)

  • Chupito (Tie for #2)
  • Maxine's Cafe & Bar (Tie for #1)
  • Alimentaria Mexicana (Tie for #2)
  • Giovane Bacaro (Tie for #2)

PATIO

  • Mahony's Tavern
  • Tap & Barrel
  • Joe Fortes Seafood & Tap House

PIZZA

  • Via Tevere Pizzeria
  • Pizza Garden
  • La Ruota Pizzeria 

SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

  • Blue Water Cafe
  • Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
  • Rodney's Oyster House

SPANISH/ TAPA RESTAURANT

  • Bodega on Main 
  • Como Taperia
  • España Restaurant

SPORTS BAR

  • Shark Club Sports Bar & Grill
  • Boston Pizza
  • Red Card Sports Bar + Eatery

TACO

  • Tacofino
  • La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop
  • Sal y Limón

THAI RESTAURANT

  • Sawasdee Thai Restaurant
  • Sala Thai
  • Bob Likes Thai Food (Tie)
  • Maenam (Tie)

VEGAN RESTAURANT

  • MeeT
  • Chickpea
  • CHAU Veggie Express (Tie)
  • Heirloom (Tie)

VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT 

  • The Naam
  • MeeT
  • Heirloom

LIFESTYLE & SERVICES

APPAREL

  • Lululemon
  • Eddie Bauer
  • Aritzia

ARTS & CRAFT SUPPLIES

  • Michaels
  • Opus Art Supplies
  • Urban Source

AUTO REPAIR

  • M & N Auto Repairs 
  • Tremblay Motors
  • Canadian Tire 

BABY/CHILDREN'S STORE

  • West Coast Kids
  • Babes on Fourth 
  • Toys R Us

BARBERSHOP

  • The barbershop
  • Big Bro's Barbershop
  • TopGun Barber

BIKE SHOP

  • Ride on Bikes
  • Reckless Bike Stores
  • Our Community Bikes

BRIDAL STORE

  • Bisou Bridal
  • Bello Wedding World

BUTCHER

  • Windsor Quality Meat
  • Columbus Meat Market
  • Beefway Meats (Tie)
  • Rio Friendly Meats (Tie)

CAR DEALER

  • Brian Jessel BMW
  • Mercedes
  • Regency Toyota

CAR SHARE

  • Evo Car Share
  • Modo
  • ZEROCAR

CAR WASH

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

CATERER 

  • Savoury City Catering
  • Emelles Catering
  • The Lazy Gourmet

CHARITY 

  • Covenant House Vancouver
  • BC Children's Hospital Foundation 
  • BC SPCA

COBBLER

  • The Quick Cobbler
  • Kim's Shoe Repair
  • Both Feet on Main

CONTINUING STUDIES INSTITUTION

  • Langara College
  • Vancouver Community College
  • University of British Columbia 

COOKING CLASSES

  • Dirty Apron
  • Gourmet Warehouse
  • Vancouver Community College

DRY CLEANER

  • Busy Bee
  • Fletcher's Cleaners Ltd

ETHNIC FOOD STORE

  • T&T Supermarket
  • Persia Foods
  • Jasmine Halal Meats & Mediterranean Foods

EYEWEAR STORE

  • Hi-Care Vision Centre
  • Bailey Nelson
  • Fyidoctors

FLORIST

  • Flower Factory
  • Celsia Florist (Tie)
  • Queen Bee Flower Shop (Tie)

FUNERAL HOME

  • Kearney Funeral Services
  • Amherst Funeral & Cremation Services Inc. (Tie)
  • Mount Pleasant Universal Funeral Home (Tie)

FURNITURE AND DECOR STORE

  • Structube
  • Parliament Interiors
  • IKEA (Tie)
  • The Cross Decor & Design (Tie)

GARDEN STORE

  • Hunters Garden Centre
  • Figaro's Garden
  • Southlands Nursery

GAS STATION

  • Esso
  • Chevron
  • Petro Canada

GIFT SHOP

  • Pacific Arts Market
  • Bird on a Wire
  • Giving Gifts (Tie) 
  • Welk's General Store (Tie)

GROCERY STORE

  • T&T Supermarket
  • Save on Foods
  • Donalds Market

HAIR SALON

  • Suki's
  • Chura Hair Salon
  • East Vanity Parlour

HARDWARE STORE

  • Rona
  • Home Hardware
  • Home Depot

HEARING CLINIC

  • NexGen Hearing 
  • Vancouver Hearing Centre
  • Connect Hearing

HOME APPLIANCE STORE

  • Trail Appliances
  • Coast Appliances
  • Home Depot

HOME RENOVATIONS

  • Home Depot
  • Home Renovations
  • Garage Door Depot

HOTEL

  • Fairmont Vancouver
  • The Westin Bayshore
  • Fairmont Pacific Rim (Tie)
  • Pan Pacific Vancouver (Tie)

INSURANCE BROKER

  • Jack Chow Insurance
  • BCAA (Tie)
  • Westland Insurance (Tie)

JEWELLERY

  • Blue Ruby (Tie for #1)
  • Tiffany & Co. (Tie for #1)
  • Bijoux Birks (Tie for #2)
  • Leah Alexandra Jewellery (Tie for #2)

KITCHENWARE STORE

  • Gourmet Warehouse
  • Ming Wo
  • Welk's General Store

LANDSCAPING

  • Elemental Gardens
  • Great Canadian Landscaping Company (Tie)
  • Sprout Landscapes (Tie)

LASER AND SKIN CLINIC 

  • Vancouver Laser & Skin Care Centre
  • Arbutus Laser Centre
  • Skin Technique

LAWYER

  • Russell G. Lew
  • Taylor and Blair LLP
  • Krista Simon - Hammerco Lawyers LLP

LIQUOR/ WINE STORE

  • BC Liquor Stores
  • Legacy Liquor Store
  • Liberty Wine Merchants

MEAL KIT DELIVERY 

  • Fresh Prep
  • Hello Fresh
  • Goodfood

MORTGAGE BROKER

  • Niki Cuthbert - Ask Niki Mortgages (Tie for #1)
  • Vancity (Tie for #1)

NAIL SALON

  • Pure Nail Bar (Tie)
  • Modern Nails (Tie)
  • Joyride Beauty Salon

OIL CHANGE

  • Mr. Lube + Tires
  • Destination Mazda (Tie)
  • M & N Auto Repair (Tie)

PET STORE

  • Tisol
  • PetSmart
  • KORNA Natural Pet Supplies Ltd. (Tie)
  • MrPets (Tie)

PLUMBER

  • Hillcrest Plumbing & Heating
  • Milani Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning 
  • Papa Plumbing Heating & Drainage Ltd. 

PRIVATE SCHOOL 

  • St. George's School
  • Crofton House School
  • York House School

REALTOR 

  • Rod Chow 
  • Michelle Yu 
  • Becca Auld

SENIORS CARE SUPPORT SERVICES 

  • Ace Personnel Domestic Services Inc.
  • Nurse Next Door
  • Vancouver Coastal Health - Home Support

SENIORS RESIDENCE 

  • Blenheim Manor (Tie)
  • Louis Brier Home & Hospital (Tie)
  • Opal by Element

SHOE STORE 

  • Gravitypope
  • Browns
  • Fluevog Shoes

SHOPPING CENTRE 

  • CF Pacific Centre
  • Kingsgate Mall
  • City Square (Tie)
  • Oakridge Centre (Tie)

SPA/ BEAUTY THERAPY 

  • Spa Utopia
  • Sabai Thai Spa
  • Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Pacific Rim

TOY STORE 

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

TRAVEL AGENCY

  • Travel Best Bets
  • Flight Centre
  • Expedia Cruises Center

VETERINARIAN

  • Atlas Animal Hospital & Emergency Vancouver
  • The Granville Island Veterinary Hospital (Tie)
  • Yaletown Pet Hospital (Tie)

VINTAGE/ CONSIGNMENT STORE

  • Value Village
  • Front and Company
  • Turnabout 

WEDDING VENUE

  • Stanley Park
  • Brock House Restaurant
  • Heritage Hall (Tie)
  • Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden (Tie)

HEALTH & WELLNESS

ACUPUNCTURE

  • Jenny Abel Acupuncture
  • Jill Truscott - Local Health Integrative Clinic
  • Kitsilano Community Acupuncture

BEST AT HOME WORKOUT EQUIPMENT

  • PowerBlock
  • Peloton
  • Fitness Town

BEST WORKOUT APP

  • Peloton
  • Down Dog (Tie)
  • FitOn (Tie)

CHIROPRACTOR

  • Dr. Bradley Yee - C.A.R.E. Clinic
  • Broadway AT Yew Chiropractic & Massage
  • Dr. Alexa Dykun

DENTIST 

  • Family Dental Care Kitsilano - Dr. Harry Sangha Dentistry
  • Strathcona Community Dental Group
  • Aarm Dental Group

DENTURE CLINIC

  • Northwest Denture Clinic
  • Kerrisdale Denture Clinic (Tie)
  • Inspire Dental Group (Tie)

FERTILITY CLINIC

  • Olive Fertility Centre
  • Grace Fertility Centre (Tie)
  • Dr. Elena Fenske (Tie)

HEALTH & FITNESS CENTRE

  • Trout Lake Community Centre
  • Equinox (Tie)
  • Fitness World (Tie)

HEATLH & WELLNESS STORE

  • Finlandia Pharmacy & Natural Health Centre
  • Body Energy Club
  • Alive Health Centre

LASER EYE CLINIC 

  • Lasik MD
  • Marpole Optometry Clinic
  • Pacific Laser Eye Centre

MASSAGE THERAPY

  • Spa Utopia
  • Nicole Scott, RMT - Local Health Integrative Clinic
  • Sabai Thai Spa

NATUROPATHIC CLINIC

  • Local Health Integrative Clinic
  • Dr. Elena Fenske
  • Dr. Vanessa Lindsay

NUTRITIONIST 

  • Jordan Bruce Wellness
  • Kelsey Ellis - Healthy with Kelsey
  • Ready to Nourish

OPTOMETRIST 

  • FYidoctors
  • Raymond Chow - Keefer Place Optometrist
  • Mount Pleasant Optometry 

ORGANIC PRODUCE STORE

  • Whole Foods Market
  • Greens Organic and Natural Market
  • Choices Market

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

  • Total Therapy
  • Tall Tree Physiotherapy & Health Centre
  • Kelvin Physiotherapy Clinic

SPIN STUDIO 

  • Spin Society
  • Cadence Cycling Studio (Tie)
  • Method Cycling (Tie)
  • Ride Cycle Club (Tie)

WALK IN CLINIC 

  • Viva Care Medical Clinic
  • UNA Medical Clinic
  • Yaletown Medical Clinic

YOGA STUDIO

  • Oxygen Yoga and Fitness
  • YYoga
  • Open Door Yoga

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

URBAN HIKE

  • The Seawall
  • Pacific Spirit Park
  • Stanley Park

BEACH

  • Kitsilano Beach
  • Jericho Beach
  • Spanish Banks Beach

PUBLIC GARDEN

  • VanDusen Botanical Garden
  • Queen Elizabeth Park
  • Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

OFF-LEASH DOG PARK

  • Spanish Banks
  • Trout Lake
  • Queen Elizabeth Park 

BIKE TRAIL

  • Stanley Park
  • The Seawall
  • Arbutus Greenway

RUNNING TRAIL

  • Pacific Spirit Park
  • The Seawall
  • Stanley Park

PLACES

BEST OUTDOOR PLACE ON A RAINY DAY

  • Stanley Park
  • Granville Island
  • Pacific Spirit Park

FAMILY OUTING

  • PNE/Playland
  • Science World
  • Stanley Park

DOG WALK 

  • Pacific Spirit Park
  • The Seawall
  • Spanish Banks

STAYCATIONS

BEST HOTEL

  • Westin Bayshore
  • Fairmont Pacific Rim
  • The Sylvia Hotel

BEST TV SERIES

  • Game of Thrones
  • Ozark
  • Riverdale

FAVOURITE SKI HILL

  • Mt Seymour
  • Cypress Mountain
  • Whistler Blackcomb