Credit: ¿CóMO? Taperia


Air Canada’s enRoute Magazine releases a Top Ten list of Canada’s Best New Restaurants each year, and this year Vancouver’s very own ¿CóMO? Taperia placed second. 

The authentic Spanish eatery first opened its doors in December of 2018 in Vancouver’s hip neighborhood of Mount Pleasant. The restaurant has swiftly gained popularity, quickly becoming a Vancouver favorite for locals and visitors alike. ¿CóMO?’s classically Spanish menu includes items like Goats Cheese Stuffed Peppers, Torreznos, Patatas Bravas, Garlic Shrimp, and of course, homemade Tortilla. 

Alongside ¿CóMO? Taperia’s hot new opening and national recognition, Vancouver has had an abundance of noteworthy restaurant and café introductions in 2019 with more anticipated to open before the new year.


Blossom Dim Sum and Grill (Open)

A take on East Meets West cuisine where traditional Asian flavors are reimagined with a state-of-the-art western twist.

Seaside Provisions (Opening mid-November, 2019)

Part of the North Shore’s new Seaside Hotel, Seaside Provisions is coastal, local, and distinctly North Vancouver. 

Tasty Indian Bistro, Yaletown (Open)

This family-owned restaurant first opened in Delta, B.C. and has remained a local favorite for years. Tasty Indian recently opened its second location in Yaletown, which has quickly become a trendy hotspot for traditional Indian cuisine. 

Egg & Co. (Open)

Fraserhood’s new haven for breakfast and brunch where the “egg” is the star of the menu.

Papi’s Seafood and Oyster Bar (Open)

In the heart of the West End with a menu of casual seafood-focused dishes.

Farina a Legna (Open)

Sister of famous Pizzeria Farina, Farina a Legna serves up rustic Italian woodfired pizzas on Vancouver’s North Shore. 

Little Bird (Open)

Aesthetically pleasing décor and Dim Sum in Kitsilano? Yes, please. 

Freebird Chicken Shack (Open)

Chinatown’s new chicken addition with menu items like Hai Nan Chicken on Rice, Roast Chicken Croissant Sandwich, and Kohlrabi Salad.


Pallet Coffee Roasters HQ & Roastery (Open)

Established in Vancouver in 2014, Pallet has soon become one of the city’s most beloved roasters. They have recently opened their sixth location in Railtown, which also serves as their HQ and Roastery.

Mello (Anticipated opening November 2019)

A one-stop-shop for donuts and coffee in Vancouver’s Chinatown. 

Livia (Open)

A family run business named after founder Claire Livia Lassam’s beloved Nona, Livia. Open for beautiful coffee and lovingly made pastries, as well as Italian inspired breakfasts and lunches.

Beta5 Chocolates (Expansion)

This contemporary and innovative chocolate and pastry shop in Vancouver has expanded its business by providing chocolate lovers with a new retail and 16-seat café experience. 

Nemesis at the Polygon Gallery (Opening Soon)

Downtown Vancouver’s Nemesis Coffee will be joining Lower Lonsdale’s newly renovated Shipyard’s District and can be found in Lolo’s waterfront Polygon Gallery.