The Chopped Leaf’s staff quickly whips up healthy, hearty wraps, gourmet salads, and thick chowders, along with a kids' menu. Following recipes carefully curated by their chefs or the whims of each customer, they blend traditional and ethnic flavours such as pesto, chipotle, and cranberry into their signature and custom dishes, in addition to preparing gluten-free and vegan options. Diners also have the option to create their own salads and wraps using the more than 50 fresh ingredients available to them. They also cook up catered portions of these flavourful, nutritious eats to satisfy cravings at parties, offices, and long lines at the supermarket checkout.
Led by a husband-and-wife team, the expert kitchen crew at The Patio Buffet beckons patrons to take unlimited culinary journeys through a buffet spread brimming with classic comfort fare and homestyle brunch cuisine. Hash browns, bacon, and scrambled eggs form edible mountains atop limitless plates, and diners can raise their opera glasses to marvel at chefs as they transform custom ingredients into made-to-order omelettes. Customers venture to the hot bar to break from breakfast fare and sample the savoury flavours of meat loaf, brisket, and chicken. Rivers of gravy cascade over potatoes as eaters devour handmade cabbage rolls between sips of apple, orange, and cranberry juice. Meanwhile, televisions spring to life to add sides of hockey, football, and basketball to meals. Many buffet options are gluten-free, and patrons can break from balancing brunch-loaded plates atop their heads to ask staff members which foods match their dietary needs.
The chefs of Edo Japan Westbank speedily dispense delectable Japanese cuisine and sushi rolls concocted in traditional Teppan style. Steady, skilled hands flip morsels of meat and other delectables on the 450-degree Teppan grill until they sport a seared outer crust, sealing in the kitchen’s authentic flavours. Raw and vegetarian dishes such as a selection of maki and nigiri sushi sate palates stag or as part of an extensive platter, while an abundance of original teriyaki dishes arrives kissed in sweetness and salt by Edo Japan Westbank’s signature teriyaki sauce. Bento boxes supply diners with a diverse sampling of eats precisely packaged for busy feasters to easily whisk away, be it to a business meeting or to an evening glow-in-the-dark book club.
Chronic Tacos, whose tacos and burritos were voted some of the best in Vancouver in 2011 by readers of Georgia Straight, culls its recipes from the salsa-splattered pages of a family recipe book filled with three generations of Mexican delicacies. Chefs marinate and grill juicy morsels of steak, chicken, and pork several times a day, then tenderly tuck them into preservative-free corn and flour tortillas. To add extra zest, dollops of housemade salsa and sour cream perch atop tacos and, in the event of an emergency, rain from sprinkler systems.