Restaurants in British Columbia

$14 for $20 Worth of Customized Gourmet Burgers at Vera's Burger Shack

Vera's Burger Shack

Multiple Locations

Burgers that have been voted best in Vancouver in readers choice polls for over a decade made fresh daily with 1,000+ available combinations

C$20 C$14

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$11 for $20 Worth of Gourmet Waffles, Valid Monday through Friday at West Coast Waffles

West Coast Waffles

Downtown

Sweet, savoury, and fruit-infused waffles such as the caramel-apple or the Carter waffle with chicken, cilantro, and barbecue sauce

C$20 C$11

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Greek Cuisine for Dine-In or Take-Out at Minoas Greek Taverna (Up to 43% Off)

Minoas Greek Taverna

Garden Village

Authentic Greek cuisine served in a space with white stucco walls and blue accents, reminiscent of the home country

C$30 C$17

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$12 for $20 Worth of Casual Gastropub Fare at Kove Kitchen

Kove Kitchen

Steveston

Extensive menu filled with classic pub dishes such as pretzel-bun burgers, fried chicken, and crab cakes

C$20 C$12

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Fresh Asian Cuisine for Two or Four at Wok Box (Up to 46% Off)

Wok Box

Clearbrook Commercial

Indian, Thai, Chinese, and Japanese cuisine come together in pan-Asian boxes full of jasmine rice, ribbon noodles, and sweet ginger sauce

C$22.98 C$13

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Breakfast or Lunch for Two at The Bread Company (Up to 46% Off)

The Bread Company

South Pandosy - K.L.O.

Homemade pancakes, frittatas, and hot and cold gourmet deli sandwiches served on artisan rolls

C$17.50 C$9.50

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Burgers and Wings for 2, 4, or 10 People at Cat & Fiddle Sports Bar & Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Cat & Fiddle Sports Bar & Grill

Port Coquitlam

Wings in 16 different flavours served alongside burgers topped with ingredients such as pulled pork or smoked cheddar

C$36 C$18

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$9 for Asian at Teriyaki Experience (Up to $18.74 Value)

Teriyaki Experience

Willowbrook Shopping Centre

Quick-serve teriyaki rice dishes topped with chicken, beef, shrimp, or tofu. Served with fresh vegetables and white or brown rice

C$18.74 C$9

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Breakfast or Steak-House Food for Dinner at Hot Springs Steakhouse (40% Off). Four Options Available.

Hot Springs Steakhouse

Harrison Hot Springs

Burgers, poutine, and french dip sandwiches or steak-house classics like steak au poivre, new york strip, or steak with shrimp and crab

C$20 C$12

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Four-Course Pan-Asian Meal for Two or Four at Shang Noodle House (Up to 48% Off)

Shang Noodle House

Multiple Locations

Red-mushroom hand-pulled ramen, deep-fried chicken wing, steamed-pork dumpling in spicy sauce, soda, and fresh green-tea pudding

C$42.46 C$21.99

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Gourmet Burgers and Fries at Burger 55 (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Burger 55

Penticton

Cooks at a renovated 1946 garage eatery slide handmade Angus patties onto buns with gourmet condiments

C$23.48 C$12

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Casual Fine Dining for Two or Four or More at 19 Okanagan Grill + Bar (40% Off)

19 Okanagan Grill + Bar

West Kelowna

Made-from-scratch soups and Alberta AAA steaks with a signature demi-glace pair with views of Two Eagles Golf Course and Okanagan Lake

C$40 C$24

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Tasting Dinner for Two or Four at Brentwood Bay Resort Dining Room (Up to 49% Off). Two Menus Available.

Brentwood Bay Resort Dining Room

Brentwood Bay

Views of the ocean and Malahat Mountains inspire locally sourced, seasonal meat and fish dishes and sweets

C$88 C$49

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Four-Course Dinner or Pizza Dinner for Two or Four at Steeples Bar and Grill (Up to 58% Off)

Steeples Bar and Grill

Shawnigan Lake

Four-course dinners with pasta, barbecue, or pizza entrees

C$74 C$39.99

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$54 for a Three-Course Dinner for Two Served Completely in the Dark at Dark Table ($78 Value)

Dark Table

Kitsilano

Visually impaired servers lead patrons into a completely dark dining room, where they eat gourmet meals with options for surprise dishes

C$78 C$54

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$15 for $28 Worth of Healthy Cuisine for Two at The Chopped Leaf

The Chopped Leaf

Brickyard Station

Chefs craft nutritious ingredients into fresh salads and wraps, soups, sandwiches, and warm rice bowls

C$28 C$15

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18th-Anniversary Four-Course Seafood Dinner for Two or Four at Nautical Nellies Restaurant (54% Off)

Nautical Nellies Restaurant

Downtown

To celebrate the restaurant’s 18th anniversary, seasonal oysters and other seafood join steak and fresh-fish entrees

C$152 C$69.99

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Three-Course Dinner for Two or Four at Handi Cuisine of India (41% Off)

Handi Cuisine of India

Burnaby

Spices & masala blend before dishes bake in clay tandoori-style oven, yielding butter chicken, prawns & chicken tikka

C$49 C$29

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Four-Course Prix Fixe Dinner for Two or Four at Steveston Seafood House (Up to 42% Off)

Steveston Seafood House

Steveston

Award-winning restaurant serves crab cakes, oysters, and wild salmon, alongside steaks and duck

C$119 C$69

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$15 for $30 Worth of Pizzas, Sandwiches, and Salads for Two at Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria

Multiple Locations

Fire-roasted pies forged from hand-stretched, Italian flour dough

C$30 C$15

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Upscale Pub Cuisine for Two or Four or More at Turtle Bay Pub (40% Off)

Turtle Bay Pub

Winfield

Picturesque views of Wood Lake complement pub cuisine, including flatbreads, fish and chips, and braised beef curry

C$30 C$18

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Bistro-Style Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Chad's West Coast Grill & Bar (Up to 45% Off)

Chad's West Coast Grill & Bar

Port Coquitlam

Ultra-fresh seafood highlights pastas and tacos, while gourmet burgers, sandwiches, and flatbreads round out the bistro-style menu

C$30 C$17

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Two Medium Pizzas with Pasta or Two Extra-Large Pizzas with Sides at Freshslice Pizza (Up to 53% Off)

Freshslice Pizza

New Westminster Downtown

Diners create inventive pizzas from three different sauces, 20 toppings, a variety of cheeses, and wholesome multigrain crust

C$33.70 C$16

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Upscale American Cuisine for Two or Four at Sol Grill Room & Lounge at Holiday Inn Osoyoos (50% Off)

Sol Grill Room & Lounge at Holiday Inn Osoyoos

Osoyoos

Filet mignon, wild salmon, and rack of lamb pair with wine in spacious eatery overlooking Lake Osoyoos

C$40 C$20

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Upscale Surf n' Turf Dinner for Two or Four at The Waterfront Grill & Pizzeria (Up to 48% Off)

The Waterfront Grill & Pizzeria

Peachland

Prawns and scallops accompany dinners of blackened lime chicken, seared lemon dill salmon, or grilled ribeye with garlic roasted mushrooms

C$58 C$32

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Japanese Cuisine and Sushi for Dinner at Kibo Restaurant and Lounge (53% Off). Two Options Available.

Kibo Restaurant and Lounge

Downtown Vancouver

Robata grill cooks short ribs and barbecue squid; other dishes include marinated sablefish, uni shooters, and several types of sushi

C$30 C$14

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$12 for $20 Worth of Pizza at Papa John's

Papa John's

South Surrey

Hand-tossed pizzas slathered with sauce made from vine-ripened, California-grown tomatoes

C$20 C$12

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Seafood and Pub Fare at Flying Otter Grill (Up to 54% Off). Two Options Available.

Flying Otter Grill

Downtown

Floating, harbour-side restaurant serves fresh, local seafood in a warm setting with floor-to-ceiling windows

C$25 C$12

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Hot-Pot Dinner and Bottomless Virgin Drinks for Two or Four at Posh Restaurant (66% Off)

Posh Restaurant

Kingsway-Beresford

Diners gather around bubbling broth to poach bites of beef, pork, and veggies, which they pair with virgin cocktails

C$74 C$26

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High Tea with Sandwiches and Scones for Two or Four at Capstone Tea and Fondue Richmond (Up to 52% Off)

Capstone Tea and Fondue Richmond

Richmond

Take tea with an air of sophistication with high-tea service that pairs tea with sandwiches, scones, and little desserts

C$59.95 C$29.95

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Casual Fine Dining, North American & International Cuisine at The Yellow House Restaurant (Up to 47% Off)

The Yellow House Restaurant

Downtown Kelowna

Fine-dining restaurant with casual atmosphere features North American and international dishes such as New York steak and New Zealand lamb

C$40 C$22

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$10.99 for a Meal for Two, Featuring Two Regular Subs, Bags of Chips, and Drinks at Quiznos ($20.63 Value)

Quiznos

New Westminster

Enjoy crispy subs layered high with meats, veggies, and cheese, and paired with bags of chips and drinks

C$20.63 C$10.99

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Four-Course Chef-Designed Dinner for Two or Four at Bogners of Penticton (Up to 50% Off)

Bogners of Penticton

Penticton

Local ingredients shine in dishes such as seasonal wontons, smoked butternut squash soup, and pan-seared beef tournedos

C$124 C$66

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Sushi for Two or Four at Oishii Sushi (50% Off)

Oishii Sushi

West End

Eco-conscious restaurant combines influences from Japan and the West to create fresh sushi with ingredients such as avocado

C$25 C$12.50

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Sushi for Two or Four or Takeout Sushi for Two at Rockn' Rolls (Up to 40%)

Rockn' Rolls

Victoria

Specialty rolls such as Fisherman’s Roll with shrimp tempura topped with crab and scallops and Albacore Heaven with tuna, avocado, and crab

C$20 C$12

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Sushi and Japanese Food for Two or Four at Hananoki Japanese Restaurant Cafe (40% Off)

Hananoki Japanese Restaurant Cafe

Thompson

Udon and soba noodles served alongside chicken teriyaki, beef curry, and plenty of fresh sashimi, nigiri, and maki

C$20 C$12

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$12 for $20 Worth of Barbecue Dinner at Memphis Blues Barbeque House

Memphis Blues Barbeque House

Central City

Slow-roasted ribs, beef brisket, and pulled pork served with barbecue beans, coleslaw, and potato salad

C$20 C$12

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7-Course Indian Dinner for Two at Atithi (Up to 45% Off)

Atithi

Vancouver

Restaurant lauded by “Vancouver” magazine dishes up curries, naan, and kofta made with recipes from across India

C$67 C$37

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$10.99 for Any Two Small Sub Sandwiches, Drinks, and Chips or Cookies at Quiznos ($18.34 Value)

Quiznos

Victoria West

Meats, cheeses, and vegetables piled on gourmet sandwiches or rolled into wraps crisp and melt when toasted in an oven or on a grill

C$18.34 C$10.99

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Pub Food at The Big River Brew Pub (50% Off). Two Options Available.

The Big River Brew Pub

Richmond

Customers chow down on pub favourites such as wings and burgers with beer-braised onions, washed down with brews crafted on-site

C$30 C$15

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Dinner for Two or Four, or $100 Gift Certificate at Social 242 Lounge and Grill (Up to 39% Off)

Social 242 Lounge and Grill

Central City

Anchored by a 250-bottle wine wall, sleekly decorated restaurant serves fresh seafood and steak at dinner

C$64 C$40

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Fusion Cuisine for Two or Four at The Ascot (50% Off)

The Ascot

Downtown Vancouver

Sassafras beef short ribs, pulled pork tacos, and halibut ceviche served in an English-style pub with a heated open-air patio

C$30 C$15

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Meal for Two or Four at the Oyster Bar at the DOCKS seafood + steak + oyster bar (Up to 51% Off)

The Docks Seafood + Steak + Oyster Bar

On the Harbour

Chefs prepare a seafood-centric lineup of small plates, including calamari, albacore tuna sliders, crab cake burgers, oysters & beef sliders

C$39.96 C$20

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Dine-In Vietnamese Food During Dinner or Takeout Any Time at Xyclo Vietnamese Cuisine (Up to 43% Off)

Xyclo Vietnamese Cuisine

Steveston

Vibrant, flavorful Vietnamese cuisine made with fresh ingredients, such as pho spring rolls and pad thai

C$30 C$17

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Locally Sourced Bistro Dinner for Two or Four at 48 North (Up to 45% Off)

48 North

South Pandosy - K.L.O.

Wild salmon topped with bacon-corn relish, fresh halibut in a blonde beer batter, and chicken stuffed with spinach, mushrooms, and tomatoes

C$50 C$30

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Sandwiches, Pasta, and Mediterranean Food for Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner at Avenue Grill Restaurant (Up to Half Off)

Avenue Grill Restaurant

Kerrisdale

Entrees such as pecan chicken with mustard demi-glace sauce, and whole-wheat pasta tossed with prawns, avocado, and tomato

C$20 C$11

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Burrito Meal for Two or Four or $5 for $10 Worth of Fast Mexican Food at Taco Time Victoria

Taco Time Victoria

Multiple Locations

Quesadillas encase chicken and seasoned ground beef, and daily-made ingredients burrow into hand-rolled burritos at quick Mexican eatery

C$24.46 C$12

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$10.99 for a Meal for Two, Featuring Two Regular Subs, Bags of Chips, and Drinks at Quiznos ($21.54 Value)

Quiznos

Richmond

Enjoy crispy subs layered high with meats, veggies, and cheese, and paired with bags of chips and drinks

C$21.54 C$10.99

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Dinner for Two Adults and Two Children, or $20 for $40 Worth of International Food at Brasserie Bistro

Brasserie Bistro

Vancouver

Chefs whip up a variety of Canadian- & comfort-food, from chili lime prawns to poutine to burgers made with prime rib or salmon fillets

C$40 C$20

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Weekend Brunch for Two or Four at The Reef (45% Off)

The Reef

Downtown

Chefs with a love of the tropics create exotic brunch dishes, including huevos rancheros, jerk salmon benedicts, and jerk chilaquiles

C$20 C$11

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Ukrainian Meal for Two or Four at European Breads (Up to 69% Off)

European Breads

Downtown Vancouver

Eastern European specialties such as borscht, perogies, and cabbage rolls served in a cozy café that specializes in artisan breads

C$46.85 C$15

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Nepalese and Tibetan Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Gurkha Himalayan Kitchen (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Gurkha Himalayan Kitchen

West End

Chef from Gorkha channels his heritage into crafting Nepalese and Tibetan cuisine, including curries, rices, and vegetarian-friendly foods

C$24 C$12

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Pizza Meal with Cheese Bread and Salad for Dine-In, Takeout, or Delivery at My Slice Pizza (Up to 44% Off)

My Slice Pizza

Fairview

Hand-tossed, thin-crust, and gluten-free pizzas crowned with toppings such as capicola, ham, salami, mozzarella, chicken, and mushrooms

C$30.14 C$16.99

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$28 For $50 Worth of Tapas, Entrees and Desserts at The August Jack

The August Jack

Kitsilano

Seasonal dishes made with proteins that are ethically and organically raised without antibiotics or hormones; locally sourced produce

C$50 C$28

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Afternoon Tea, Including Sandwiches, Scones, Tea & Desserts, for Two or Four at Capstone Tea & Fondue (50% Off)

Capstone Tea & Fondue

Downtown

Little sandwiches and mini quiches accompany sweet treats and two types of scones as guests sip tea in this modern tea house

C$55.90 C$28

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Indian Food for Two or Four at Mezbaan Fine Indian Fusion (56% Off)

Mezbaan Fine Indian Fusion

Vancouver

Chef grind their own masala spices for dishes such as lamb methi with fenugreek, home-made paneer, and rice pudding with cardamom nuts

C$24 C$11

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$24 for $40 Worth of Italian Cuisine for Two or More at Al Porto Ristorante

Al Porto Ristorante

Downtown Vancouver

Restaurant nestles diners in rustic Tuscan ambiance for authentic Italian antipastos, pizzas & succulent seafood entrees

C$40 C$24

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Lunch or Dinner for Two, Valid Monday-Thursday at Handi Cuisine of India (Up to 50% Off)

Handi Cuisine of India

Ambleside

Flavorful dishes with East Indian-focus include veggie-stuffed chicken breast, marinated lamb shank, and seafood biryani

C$50 C$25

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West-Coast Dinner Cuisine for Two or Four at Seven Dining Lounge (Up to 46% Off)

Seven Dining Lounge

Mt. Pleasant

West-Coast cuisine crafted with ingredients sourced daily from local suppliers

C$41.97 C$23

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10 Chicken or Beef Kebabs, 41-Piece Barbecue Platter, or Five-Pound Leg of Lamb from Hanna Meat (Up to 57% Off)

Hanna Meat

Renfrew-Collingwood

Takeout platters of kebabs, marinated legs of lamb, or a 41-piece barbecue platter that includes chicken, soulvaki, and kebabs

C$30 C$13

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Pizzeria Cuisine and Drinks at Famous Famiglia (Up to 60% Off). Two Options Available.

Famous Famiglia

Downtown Vancouver

International pizza franchise featured on "Celebrity Apprentice" vanquishes hunger with fresh specialty pizzas, garlic knots, and calzones

C$10 C$4

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Indian Cuisine at Jolly’s Indian Bistro (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Jolly's Indian Bistro

Kitsilano

Chef Jolly Kumar cooks up mugali malai kofta, chicken keema, and fresh naan stuffed with chicken, cheese, or potatoes

C$25 C$13

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Himalayan Dinner for Two or Four at Yak & Yeti Bistro (Up to 50% Off)

Yak & Yeti Bistro

Kitsilano

Modern Himalayan cuisine highlights imported spices and local ingredients in dishes such as duck cooked in ginger and chicken sizzler

C$25 C$14

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Indian-Fusion Dinner for Two or Four at Copper Chimney Indian Grill & Bar (43% Off)

Copper Chimney Indian Grill & Bar

Downtown Vancouver

Chefs craft Indian-fusion fare & present feasters with inventive appetizers, entrees, and desserts

C$96 C$55

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Nine-Course Thai and Malaysian Tasting Menu for Two or Four at Spoon Kitchen (Up to 55% Off)

Spoon Kitchen

Kitsilano

Nine-course Thai and Malaysian meal includes naan with coconut curry, fish stir-fried with caramelized ginger, and sweet black-rice pudding

C$72 C$35

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Three-Course Dinner for Two or Four or Lunch for Two at La Régalade French Bistro (Up to 45% Off)

La Régalade French Bistro

La Regalade

Beef bourguignon, roast duck, and steamed and marinated mussels served in a casual French eatery with an outdoor garden patio

C$107 C$59

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Dinner for Two with Two Soups, Salads and Entrees on Weekdays or Weekends at L.A. Grill & Bistro (Up to 47% Off)

L.A. Grill

Vancouver

Restaurant serves hefty helpings of grilled steaks, Cajun chicken, pasta, and burgers in a trendy atmosphere

C$61.70 C$33

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Dinner for Two or Four or $13 for $20 Worth of Carryout at Lemongrass Thai Bistro 

Lemongrass Thai Bistro

Downtown Vancouver

Eatery in downtown Granville dishes out homemade Thai cuisine such as curry, spring rolls, cashew chicken, and pad thai

C$20 C$13

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$17 for $30 Worth of Gourmet Pub Food at Displace Hashery

Displace Hashery

Kitsilano

Local pub with organic flair offers wings in whisky-barbecue sauce, locally raised beef burgers, stone-oven-baked pizzas, and weekend brunch

C$30 C$17

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$11 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Fare for Two at Zen Japanese Restaurant

Zen Japanese Restaurant

Dundarave

Sushi rolls unite traditional ingredients & West Coast influence in restaurant with ocean views

C$30 C$11

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$13 for $24 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Maurya Bistro

Maurya Bistro

Ambleside

Menu of traditional Indian cuisine includes tandoori chicken, fish masala, and naan

C$24 C$13

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In March of 2014, Vancouver institution Solly?s Bagelry celebrated its 20th year of serving its signature Brooklyn-style bagels. In honor of the anniversary, we spoke with the founder and current owner Leah Markovitch about how she kept true to her grandmother's traditional recipes over the course of two decades.

Bohemian Spirit

Solly?s Bagelry exudes a homespun charm. Markovitch describes the delis as places where people could feel comfortable kicking off their shoes and relaxing. The antique furniture, mismatched sets of chairs, and soundtracks of old jazz and Jewish songs exemplify Solly?s Bagelry's laid-back and nostalgic spirit.

What's Not To Like?

Markovitch grew up baking and cooking alongside her grandmother, who taught her to create traditional Old-Country meals with simple but flavorful ingredients. When faced with an unfamiliar dish, Markovitch would ask her grandmother, "Will I like this?", and she invariably received the same response: "What's not to like?"

Solly?s Bagelry continues to use many of Markovitch's grandmother's generations-old recipes today, making everything from challah to knishes from scratch. None of the dishes can be considered haute cuisine or upscale street foods, but they emphatically aren't meant to. Instead, Markovitch says that her grandmother's family recipes showcase the sort of flavors that can only come from rustic, traditional home cooking.

"What's not to like?" now serves as a slogan at Solly?s Bagelry.

The Bagels

Taking inspiration from the Jewish delis of Brooklyn, Solly?s Bagelry boils and hand-rolls more than a dozen styles of bagels, which move straight from the deck ovens to the display cases. This style of bagel is famous for its texture, which is noticeably chewier than many deli or caf? bagels. Although they might seem different at first, Markovitch recommends trying one of these signature creations "if you want to taste tradition."

Artistic License

Markovitch recognizes how fortunate she is to have access to butter, chocolate, and other ingredients that would have been considered luxurious delicacies for past generations of Eastern Europeans. She uses these ingredients to add richer and heartier flavors to certain creations, and she even takes a bit of artistic license by creating inventive items, such as samosa knishes and chocolate matzah. However, she is quick to point out that, even when experimenting, Solly?s Bagelry never strays too far from the original recipes, and tradition is still the baseline. Some of the items' flavors may have changed a bit, but Markovitch says, "there's not too much that my grandmother would be surprised at."

368 W 7th Ave.
Vancouver,
BC
CA

As Justin Lussier traveled through Naples in 2005, he decided to stop for the city's famous pizza at a small street-side eatery bearing the sign Pizzeria Sorbillo. He loved his traditional thin-crust pie so much that he rushed to a pay phone and called his friends Christian Bullock and Jason Allard to tell them that he wanted to make that same pizza. When Justin returned to Canada, the trio travelled to confer with the culinary experts at Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN) in order to uncover what truly makes a pizza Neapolitan. Two years later, the friends set out to open Famoso.

Famoso's chefs all follow strict guidelines set by the AVPN?they only use OO Caputo flour imported from Naples, and they hand mill tomatoes imported from the foot of Mount Vesuvius, where each crop is grown in soil enriched by volcanic ash and sung to daily by volcanologists. Chefs top the crust with local fior di latte mozzarella, fresh basil leaves, and pecorino romano cheese. They then spread dough into wafer-thin disks, which they blast-fire at 900 degrees for 90 seconds inside imported Italian bell-shaped ovens. Pizzas are also topped with ingredients such as soppressata, oven-roasted Italian sausage, kalamata olives, and truffle oil.

Famoso Baristas can pair many of these pies, some of which are reinvented twice each year, with a mix of local and international wines?including vintages from Italy and Canada?and hand-crafted gelato. At each restaurant, they ferry dishes and drinks through rustic and inviting interiors, each of which reflects the unique style of its neighbourhood, though all are united by accents of exposed brick and wood, wine-bottle art, and sculptural pizza-box displays.

Pad 3 - 15865 Croydon Dr.
Surrey,
BC
CA

Ken Hueston grew up with a penchant for bones. According to the Goldstream News Gazette, he began his formal education in pursuit of paleontology, but he soon found that although his instincts were correct, they were slightly misguided?his place was not among dusty and brittle dinosaurs, but in the steam of a kitchen. There, his commitment to local ingredients, handmade cuisine, and chef education would earn him the B.C. Chamber of Commerce's Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2008, a spot on enRoute's Best New Restaurant list, and a 2012 feature on Food Network Canada's You Gotta Eat Here.

Today at Smoken Bones Cookshack, after a brief absence, Ken is back as head chef, bringing with him a fresh dose of creativity and heeding the traditions of artisanal cooking, forming his menu's burgers, cheeses, and bacon by hand, without additives. Ken and his apprentices prepare everything on site, using scratch cooking techniques, including smoking food with local Vancouver island woods. Featured on You Gotta Eat Here, their pork and beef ribs, pulled pork, and beef brisket stake out the spotlight, though the Cookshack has not forgotten seafood, chicken, and stacked sandwiches. The emphasis on all-natural methods also extends past the cuisine and into the smoking process itself, which employs wood from Vancouver fruit and alder trees.

The forest figures heavily into the restaurant's decor too: in between praising the venue's bacon ice cream, Heed the Hedonist recounts "exposed ducts and exposed wood everywhere, including a plywood bar that was fashioned from a Douglas Fir that had blown down during a windstorm." Big-screen televisions augment the natural appeal, broadcasting sports on game nights, and live blues music twangs during special events.

1701 Douglas Street
Victoria,
BC
CA

For nearly a quarter of a century, Oliver Twist Pub has provisioned patrons with to-go and bar-side libations alongside feasts of eclectic pub fare. Inside the welcoming two-storey pub or on the open-air patio, patrons sup on hearty burgers, steak, and seafood, or pastas and rice bowls inspired by cuisines from around the world, washing down meals with frosty brews on tap. As the Canucks complete blind passes and flawless toe loops and football and baseball players battle it out on the nine HDTVs, the air buzzes with the excitement of nighttime activities ranging from karaoke and DJ sets to poker tournaments and music bingo.

Oliver Twist’s attached liquor store equips on-the-go customers with a full range of lottery prizes, wines, liquors, and a walk-in chilled beer cave that mimics the Neanderthal frozen brew palaces of the Ice Age.

7557 Edmonds Street
Burnaby,
BC
CA

For the best beer, wine and pub fare in Washington, head on down to Brewster's in Point Roberts. A combination wine shop and restaurant, Brewster's serves up culinary delights with class for lunch and dinner, and even offers a Sunday brunch where you can nosh on smoked salmon benedict while sipping a mimosa. Children love Brewster's as much as their parents do for its meals made especially for them. Join the wine club for discounts, specials and free wine and beer tastings each month. Locals love the beer selection at Brewster's, and the service is out of this world. The next time you want a pub experience served up in style, come out to Brewster's.

1379 Gulf Rd
Point Roberts,
WA
US

Aromas of spicy garlic, honey-roasted pork cheeks, and hot soups flood the dining room at Hakkasan Contemporary Chinese Cuisine, wafting an olfactory preview of the menu's contemporary Chinese cuisine past diners' tables. Although the chefs rely on traditional Cantonese spices and cooking techniques, their goal is to elevate Chinese fare—without masking the dishes' regional roots—by integrating eclectic ingredients such as foie gras and Berkshire pork loin. They also complement the Eastern flavours with Western presentations, carefully sculpting and arranging every entree on its plate to create a thoroughly refined dining experience, and one that has earned praise from the Richmond Review and the Vancouver Sun. In addition, Hakkasan won Best Service Award from the 2011 HSBC Diner's Choice Awards.

The restaurant's signature tasting menus rotate seasonally, which allows the chefs to incorporate fresh bounties of locally sourced produce, organic greens, and free-range chicken. Additionally, the à la carte menu tempts diners with its own selection of entrees, including a fragrant quail-and-fungus soup that double boils inside of a young coconut for three hours.

2188 Number 5 Road
Richmond,
BC
CA