10 New & Closing Vancouver Food Spots

A hot weekend incoming!

Hey there,

Welcome to the July 28th edition of Noms Mag weekly run-down!

We're here to keep you in the know on all the latest happenings in the Metro Vancouver food scene. Whether it's new restaurants opening, beloved spots closing their doors, or mouthwatering events to attend, we've got you covered.

This is the LAST weekend for both our Ice Cream Fest and Summer Sips Fest. If you’re still itching to try one of the vendors or need a few more stickers to fill up your passport, this is your last chance!

Also don’t forget to complete your festival missions and add it to your posts to be entered to win a prize from our prize pool!

Anyways - buckle up and let's dive in to get filled in for this weekend!


Friday: 26°C 🌤️ | Night time 16°C
Saturday: 24°C 🌤️ | Night time 14°C
Sunday: 24°C ☀️ | Night time 14°C


[LAST 3 DAYS] 60+ Festival Drinks. 30+ Vendors.

Sipping on a nice refreshing cold beverage is the next best thing to beating the summer heat. Well for the Summer Sips Festival, you'll find over 30 vendors throughout Vancouver, Burnaby, and Richmond offering something that will definitely quench your thirst!


1. ☕️ Specialty coffee spot reopens in a new Richmond location - Award-winning cafe, Moving Coffee, is finally back and with its unique coffee-tasting experiences.

2.🐱 Hello Kitty Cafe opening delayed - our source (+ confirmed on Google) that the opening is being push back to September instead of early August.

3.🥞 Expanding brunch hotspot - Port Moody’s The Hard Bean Brunch Co. is expanding to downtown Vancouver and Langley.

4.🛒 24/7 cashierless convenience store expanding into Metro Vancouver - Aisle 24 already has locations in Ontario & Quebec.

5.☕️ Oide Coffee relocating to iconic Waterfall Building - The much-loved East Van café to move to Kitsilano soon.

6.🍜 Award-winning BBT spot to open in Vancouver - CHICHA San Chen to open first Vancouver location by Langara Canada Line Station

7.🌊 Seafood-forward Bar Bravo coming to Vancouver - Set to open mid-August at the previous Ubuntu Canteen location, serving raw oysters, crudo, and dry-aged fish with a creative cocktail program.

8.🍺 Farewell to award-winning Andina Brewing - Closed permanently due to landlord dispute, the business is now for sale.

9.☕️ JJ Bean closing Woodward's location - The Vancouver coffee chain is shutting its downtown Gastown cafe on July 31.

10.🍵 Farewell, Tea Drop Café - The downtown bubble tea joint is closing its doors July 30 after a year of operation.

👉 Check out 10 more new restaurants that have opened here.

👉 Or check out 10 more restaurants that have closed recently here.


1. Major restaurant group files for creditor protection - it is reported that Joseph Richard Hospitality owes $45 million.

2.🏴‍☠️ White Spot's Pirate Pak Day FINALLY returns - after three years, the brand’s famous pirate boat w/burgers and treats is back Aug. 16th.

3.🥦 Sungiven Foods lands another Burnaby outpost - Today the Chinese specialty grocery store opens its new Greystone Store (𝟏𝟔𝟎𝟏 𝐁𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐰𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐃𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐞, 𝐁𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐛𝐲)

4.🍔 Karen's Diner pop-up returns with sass - Immersive 1950s-style dining experience returns to Zawa Restaurant, August 19-20.

5.🧐 First Marugame Udon in Vancouver empty - the popular udon chain was first announced back in January. But the supposed unit is still EMPTY with no progress.

6.🙃 Giant gatchapon machine in Aberdeen - see our amazing winnings at this machine!


🥐 Black Sesame Yuzu Croissant from Cadeux Bakery

🍦 Szechuan Pepercorn ice cream from J Squared Ice Cream

🇲🇾 Malaysian food at John 3:16

🍚 Claypot Rice from Ajea Noodles (Yaohan)


[LAST 3 DAYS] 30+ Festival Flavours. 15+ Vendors.

From BETA5's Baked Alaska Ice Cream Cake to Passione Gelato's Yuzu Honey Dream to Glenburn Soda Fountain's Generation Sundae Series...there's no doubt several items at the Ice Cream Festival that you and your friends will be swooned by!


Photo source: Honda Celebration of Lights

1.🏮 [FESTIVAL] Honda Celebration of Lights (July 29) - Philipines ends this year’s fireworks; 10PM

2.🚶🏻‍♂️[EVENT] Car Free Day Downtown New West (July 29) - live music, food trucks, beer gardens, and more; noon - 8PM; Columbia Street New West

3.🚚 [EVENT] Thank Granville It’s Food Trucks (every Friday until Aug 25th) - a haven for foodies with a rotating lineup of food trucks and games; 12PM - 3PM + 4PM - 7PM; Fir Street x 10th Ave

4.🎊 [FESTVAL] Caribbean Day Celebration 2023 (July 29) - food, entertainment, parade, and more; 11AM - 7PM; Coquitlam Town Centre Park; FREE

5.🖼️ [FESTIVAL] Art Downtown (June 21 - Sept 15) outdoor summer art festival; artists presenting their work around downtown

6.🍡 [MARKET] Richmond Night Market (Apr. 28 - Oct 8) - the return of the most popular night market in Canada.

7.⚓️ [MARKET] Shipyards Night Market (May 12 - Sep 15th Fridays) - artisan vendors, food trucks, beer garden, live entertainment; Free admission.

That's all for now! Stay cool and have a delicious and exciting weekend!