Virtuous Brunch at Jamjar on Granville

When I found out that Jamjar was opening on South Granville, I was super excited. Finally, I don’t have to go all the way to Commercial Drive for some healthy and tasty Lebanese food! Naturally, when I came home this summer, I had to visit. Jamjar took over Vij’s Rangoli’s old place, and they are…

Straight-up Durian smoothie at I.ce Queen

*Ahem, I want to take this opportunity here to proclaim that I am firmly in the Durian Lover camp. I understand some people refuse to touch this spiky, fragrant, creamy fruit with a 50-foot pole. For me, Durian is gold. It’s not the King of Fruits for nothing. Whenever someone cracks open a durian, particularly…

Reliving my teenage goth phase with Mister’s Coconut Ash

Black ice cream has arrived in Vancouver!! You know those social media obsessions that come every so often(unicorn frappe, I’m looking at you), and drive everyone nuts? Mister’s new summer flavor, coconut ash, smells like one of those. This looks like a flavor meant for instagram-crazed people, and I, being one of those IGers, happily…

Doing the Hafla at Chickpea’s New Restaurant!

Chickpea’s brick-and-mortar restaurant just opened on Main st.! I’v tried Chickpea’s ginormous wraps at their food truck before and was blown away by how delicious, flavorful and filling the wraps were. I did not miss the meat. Now that they’ve actually opened a restaurant, I happily dragged my friend to go with me to their…

Chinatown mishmash dinner: Fried Chicken & Plant-based pizza

Recently on a trip to Chinatown, Momma and I were planning to go to Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie, but for some reasons I cannot remember, Bao Bei was not open. A little disappointed but still hungry, we decided to explore the neighborhood. Because I only live in Vancouver for a few months every year now,…

Vibrant, Virtuous, Vegan Nice Vice Creamy

Needing something sweet and icy today to cool down from the Vancouver summer(a balmy 20 degrees,  but still, it’s approaching hot for Vancouver), I went to Yaletown. Now, I normally prefer a rich gelato, the chewier and creamier the better, but Nice Vice Creamy completely blew me away. Nice Vice makes gluten and soy-free, non-dairy,…