In the Media


March 13, 2017

Eat the World: 9 Best Food Tours by Ann Abel

“This outfit runs several tours of a city that’s rich in seafood, creativity and immigrant cuisines. Most fun is the crawl through downtown with stops at food trucks selling everything from Japanese hot dogs to hoisin chicken wraps to authentic tandoori naan.”



March 3, 2017

Is This City the New Craft Beer Capital of North America?  by Celeste Moure

“Vancouver’s craft beer scene is hopping thanks to adventurous entrepreneurs who have ventured past the city’s downtown core to open their own breweries. What were once warehouses, bike shops, or industrial facilities in edgy neighborhoods are now occupied by brew houses with chic tasting rooms and driven by an independent spirit and true love of beer.”


Global News

November 20, 2016

How to Build a Cheeseboard your Guests Will Not Forget

Video: Lynn and Jay learn how to take a holiday party cheeseboard to the next level with tips from Restaurant 62’s Chef Jeff Massey.


Evening Standard

September 22, 2016

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Vancouver in 2016 by Miranda Thompson

“More than 140 food trucks call Vancouver their home, and a crawl between some of the best is an excellent way of sating both your wanderlust and your stomach… For fresh, locally sourced fish, you can’t get any better than Vancouver – its city-wide OceanWise scheme (run by the Aquarium) promotes sustainably-sourced seafood..”


Vancouver Sun

August 26, 2016

Flavours of the Fraser Valley By Joanne Sasvari

“Just a short drive from Vancouver’s busiest urban centre is a place of country pleasures just waiting to be explored. The Fraser Valley, that fertile delta between the Coast and Cascade mountains, is British Columbia’s largest agricultural region. It’s also home to boutique winemakers and craft brewers, beekeepers, bakers and baristas.”


Fodor’s Travel

August 5, 2016

Long Weekend in Vancouver by Amber Gibson

“Pop into L’Abattoir for a cocktail or French-inspired dinner. Sit at the bar if you’re dining solo or head to the plush atrium in back. The antique crystal glassware and custom-crafted chandeliers juxtaposed with exposed brick create a casual yet sexy vibe, the perfect atmosphere for rich dishes like foie gras on warm brioche or roasted duck breast. Vegetarian options here are surprisingly impressive.”


Vancouver Sun

July 20, 2016

Farm Market Producers: Passion for Pasture-Raised Meat By Randy Shore

“It’s a symbiotic relationship between plant and animal. As the hogs are moved from pasture to pasture, the vegetables are planted in behind them to benefit from the added nutrients left behind… They have covered the land with fenced pastures, a petting zoo stocked with ducks and goats and several funky outbuildings, all built from reclaimed materials. There is an apartment-sized gazebo and the yoga studio sits in the branches of a tree. The greenhouse — which has seen three expansions in as many years — is reinforced with old electrical conduit. Needless to say, sustainability is a core value in every aspect of the business.”


New Zealand Women’s Weekly

July 1, 2016

Weekly Travel: Vibrant Vancouver by Sharon Stephenson

“When a country’s national dish is a calorie-laden concoction of hot chips coated in melted cheese and gravy, you know you’re in for a good time.”


Seattle Times

April 7, 2016

Best Bets for Weekend Dining in Vancouver, B.C. By Bethany Jean Clement

“A few observations from the walking: Vancouver truly is far more cosmopolitan than Seattle — I overheard a dozen languages, no exaggeration… One weekend really wasn’t long enough. Here’s where we ate — and all prices are Canadian, which means with the U.S. dollar strong, all this food is essentially on sale.”


604 Now

April 4, 2016

Best Restaurants in Coquitlam By Crystal Scuor

“The city of Coquitlam is a gateway community to gorgeous mountains, yet also a quick drive away from Vancouver. Coquitlam is perfect for the outdoorsy types: with places like Lafarge Lake, Minnekhada Regional Park and Burke Mountain. But all that hiking will make you hungry, so naturally we’ve comprised a tasty list of the best restaurants to fill your belly!”


Bon Appétit Magazine

March 3, 2016

Everything You Should Eat And Drink In Vancouver Right Now By Amiel Stanek

“The grass is even greener (and fresher, and tastier, and cheaper) on the other side of the 49th parallel. Vancouver is the real deal, a temperate paradise with an exploding food scene that takes advantage of pristine Pacific seafood and interior British Columbia’s bounty, diverse immigrant traditions, and of-the-moment culinary trends alike.”


Virtuoso Traveler

February/March 2016

Sea Change – Vancouver Chefs Lead the Way to a Sustainable Future for Seafood By Michael Shapiro

“(Chef Ned) Bell is a leader of Canada’s sustainable seafood movement, launched in Vancouver… A decade later, Ocean Wise has more than 3,100 participating restauraunts across Canada… whatever is featured is abundant, in season, and typically locally sourced.”



February 23, 2016

New Westminster Raises the Bar for Waterfront Dining by Anya Levyke

“When it comes to food, especially, New West is becoming a destination for dining and drinking, thanks to a few old and new standouts.”


CBC News

January 27, 2016

B.C.’s Best Sommelier Crowned in High-Pressure Competition by On the Coast

“A group of sommeliers put theirs to the test on Monday when the Canadian Association of Sommeliers and the Vancouver International Wine Festival held a contest to find the best sommelier in B.C. … The winner was Alistair Veen from Tap restaurant in South Surrey.”


Global News

January 21, 2016

Canada’s 100 best restaurants, according to OpenTable by Patricia Kozicka

“From coast to coast, Canadians love to experience great food in exceptional restaurants.” Thirteen of Canada’s top 100 restauraunts, as rated by OpenTable diners, are found in the Vancouver area (see infographic).


Shanghai Daily

January 18, 2016

Vancouver foodies flock to food truck heaven

“Vancouver’s food scene is as diverse as its population. The food trucks serve up cuisines from China, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines and other places.”


The Province

January 1, 2016

South Surrey Offers Sparkling Setting or Fine Dining by Tracey Tufnail

“We were tempted by the pan-seared Haida Gwaii halibut with its brown butter and pancetta lardons ($33) and the Sloping Hills pork chop with its leek and bacon bread pudding ($28), but a confit leg of duck ($30) proved a good choice; it melted on the tongue, and had plenty of crispy skin as well as an Okanagan cherry sauce.”


The Culture Trip

December 18, 2015

The 10 Best Restaurants & Local Eats in Coquitlam By Julie Daunt

“From traditional grills to Asian-fusion eateries and charming pubs, here is a list of the top ten restaurants and local eats in Coquitlam to suit every taste and occasion.”


North Shore News

September 30, 2015

Chocolate Class is Fun, Informative by Chris Dagenais

“A recent evening spent making chocolate from scratch at Coconama was nothing short of transformative.”


604 Now

May 27, 2015

10 Best Restaurants in New West by Crystal Scuor

“New West is home to more than just a beautiful Quay and quirky antique shops. The food scene will make your mouth water with everything from tangy Thai to monstrous burritos.”


The Loop

May 5, 2015

Proof Vancouver has quietly become the best food city in Canada by Kat Tancock

“British Columbia has some of the country’s best agricultural land (not to mention the longest growing climate), and they were some of the first folks eating local and organic.”

“Vancouver is practically drowning in awesome microbreweries.”

“While Toronto can’t get it together to launch a decent food-truck program, Vancouver has a scene that puts others to shame.”


USA Today

March 30, 2015

Where to Splurge in Vancouver with the Strong Dollar by Flash Parker

“Vancouver offers Western Canada in miniature; a remarkable mountain backdrop sets the scene for whale watching, North Shore biking, skiing and hiking, urban exploration, and gastronomic whimsy.”


 Condé Nast Traveller

 April, 2015

The World’s Best Food Cities: Reader’s Choice Awards 2014

Vancouver was named 12th Best Food City in the World


The Loop

May 5, 2015

Proof Vancouver Has Quietly Become the Best Food City in Canada by Kat Tancock

“British Columbia has some of the country’s best agricultural land (not to mention the longest growing climate), and they were some of the first folks eating local and organic.”


Make My Lemonade (France)

October 12, 2015

Summer Trip Vancouver

“…this city is part of my top 3 of the cities in which I would like to live.”


The Wall Street Journal

September 3, 2015

Ocean Spray Turns to Oculus Rift to Promote Cranberry Harvest  by Nathalie Tadena

“The film, shot during last year’s harvest on a farm in British Columbia, has a narrator to explain every step of the growing process.”