MISSION: NOW A LA CARTE

MISSION: NOW A LA CARTE

A CULINARY JOURNEY THROUGH THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Top Chef Canada's "All Star" alumni, Chef Curtis Luk constructs distinctive dishes using his philosophy of nose-to-tail and root-to-tip cuisine in this award-winning Kitsilano dining room. Showcasing the abundance of the vast Pacific Northwest region, Luk offers both share-plate and tasting-menu options to lead guests on a mouthwatering adventure through the province's fields and oceans. With virtuosity, mastery, and flare, each seasonally-changing plate at Mission delights. The kitchen's novel and ingenious tastes are never simply following trends, but rather, are creating them.

TIMBERTRAIN

TIMBERTRAIN

SERVING COFFEE SLOW-BAR STYLE

Timbertrain is a vignette of two loves: trains and coffee. Entering into the coffee shop is like stepping into a modernized rail car, the world is bustling and quick to pass by, but here you can settle back as a passenger, have a conversation, drink coffee, peruse the newspaper and enjoy the sites (feel free to hop back into the rat race at any time you like). 

CHAMBAR RESTAURANT

CHAMBAR RESTAURANT

WITH AN AMOROUS GLOW, CHAMBAR WILL TAKE YOU AWAY

Located in Crosstown (the ambiguous mid-zone between Chinatown and Yaletown), the remodel of the second location of Chambar was a collaboration between co-owner Karri Schuermans and Carscadden Stokes McDonald Architects, who are also based in Vancouver. Their design goal was to parallel the reach of the restaurant’s ambitions with "exquisite cuisine, exceptional service, and a room that glows", branding it as "an unpretentious fling with fine dining.”

WAY DOWN IN KOKOMO

WAY DOWN IN KOKOMO

CHINATOWN'S NEW BEACH CAFÉ ON GORE

Kokomo is a winsome new addition to the Chinatown/Strathcona neighbourhood. The area has had a significant influx of new cafés and eateries sprouting up over the past couple of years, but none quite as vibrant and refreshing as Kokomo. We’d like to get you excited about Kokomo for two reasons: their robust vegan food (the whole menu is “gluten-free, refined sugar-free, vegan, and largely nut-free”) and our favourite part... they're open early! Finally, our ethereal chow prayers have been heard! Accessible from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm Kokomo grants us early birds the perfect stop for a nourishing breakfast on a quick dash to work. 

BAUHAUS

BAUHAUS

A BEACON OF EXCEPTIONAL GERMAN CUISINE

A blend of classical German fare with contemporary European cuisine, Bauhaus' menu is one of the only delectably old-world dining experiences Vancouver has to offer. Being this far West of the multicultural continent known for its richness in art and culture, it's rare to come across a genuinely European eatery, but this award-winning German kitchen gives you that oft desired escape.

BUTLER

BUTLER

PASTRIES AND PICCOLOS: WILLIAMSBURG'S FINEST BISTRO

Given the moniker for the surname of its Michelin starred pastry chef Ryan Butler, this bright, propitious corner café at the base of the Williamsburg Bridge will remind you of your long-lost love for brioche, crumb cake, scones, and toast. Interlacing the nostalgia of freshly homemade baked-goods with the exultation of detail-oriented gourmet cuisine, Butler brings its guests back to what food is supposed to bestow upon us: emotion, nourishment, and reverie.

DEVOCIÓN ROASTERY & CAFÉ: 'FROM TREE TO CUP'

DEVOCIÓN ROASTERY & CAFÉ: 'FROM TREE TO CUP'

FARM DIRECT ARTISAN ESPRESSO

Becoming enamoured with Devoción coffee starts the minute you enter the Williamsburg Roastery. Design wise, Devoción is a very exciting place to check out and we highly recommend it to anyone in New York. It's the type of coffee shop gem you can only hope to come by when looking for good espresso.

NIGHTINGALE: LARGE SCALE MODERN CANADIAN

NIGHTINGALE: LARGE SCALE MODERN CANADIAN

CASUAL DINING, QUALITY CUISINE

Only recently has the term "Modern Canadian" become so reiterated. It's often offered up as an erudite way to describe a Chef's interpretation of their menu and where they draw inspiration from. Cooks across the country are seeking vision from traditional fare but putting a modern spin on each dish, while respectably trying to "keep it Canadian". The term is rooted in the mass Farm-to-Table movement that has taken restaurant culture by storm, championed by the likes of chef personalities like Dan Barber and famous food journalists like Michael Pollan. But Modern Canadian cuisine has rightly found that a focus on local produce--and a connection to the farmers they source their ingredients from--lends exceptionally to achieving the richest of flavour, texture, and succulence.

HOMER STREET CAFÉ

HOMER STREET CAFÉ

A ROMANTIC ROOM, HEARTY DISHES, & CLASSIC SERVICE

Situated in a building deeply rich with local history, Homer Street Café stops you in your tracks as soon as you enter the room. Featuring an open-concept Rotisserie, this upscale Café is known for a focus on its juicy and perfectly seasoned chicken - so much so, that with an order of chickpea dip and bread thins you get a crispy, fried chicken skin. By sourcing from BC estates like Salt Spring Island's Foxglove Farm, the team behind Homer Street's menu is committed to seeking out humanely raised proteins and freshly harvested produce - a place where nothing sits in a fridge or on a shelf for longer than it should.

ROYAL DINETTE

ROYAL DINETTE

FARM TO DOWNTOWN: TRUE SUSTAINABILITY IN MIND

A restaurant that truly exemplifies its "Farm to Downtown" branding, we first heard about it from Harvey's Organics at the Trout Lake Farmers Market. The menu changes every few weeks, is always seasonal, local, and "99% organic". Each type of pasta is handmade in-house, right in front of your eyes (if you get there early enough!) by one of the unbelievably consistent sous-chefs.