8 New & Closing Vancouver Food Spots

A hot weekend incoming!

Hey there,

Welcome to the August 4th 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.

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


Friday: 28°C 🌤️ | Night time 17°C
Saturday: 28°C 🌤️ | Night time 19°C
Sunday: 26°C ☀️ | Night time 17°C
Monday: 24°C ☀️ | Night time 16°C
Tues/Wed/Thurs: 🌧️


Last week we concluded our first food festivals. After receiving some feedback from both the vendors and you the attendees, we are happy to hear a lot of the positive sentiment of the event!

We appreciate you joining us this June/July for the festival and hope you were able to create some memories from it!

We are actively planning to hold a self-guided Fall Food Festival this October. But it is contingent on whether we can get a sponsor.

Will keep you up to date on it 😀 

P.S. Festival Passport + Mission entries are due Aug. 8th. Winners will be announced in the next newsletter issue.


Photo source: Tom Sushi

1. 🍣 New Sushi Concept on Broadway - Top-rated Tom Sushi is launching a different sushi bar, Tozen, this September.

2.🍗 bb.q Chicken lands at Metrotown - popular Korean fried chicken chain Grand opens with a crazy good deal

3.🍔 Gordon Ramsay's Burger & Steak Concepts set for BC- Launching two high-end eateries in Metro Vancouver next year

4.🍸 'The Watson' Cocktail bar debuts - New Victorian-style bar, by team behind Bartholomew Bar, opens in Mount Pleasant.

5.🥞 Jam Cafe North Van launches - Popular brunch spot opens in Lower Lonsdale TODAY

6.🍸 New Speakeasy opens in New Westminster - Dive into a 1920s speakeasy atmosphere with era-inspired cocktails and cuisine at Flapper Lounge.

7.🥐 Iconic Burnaby bakery announces closure - The Valley Bakery to end on a high note after 65 glorious years of operation.

8. 🍰 Farewell to Ganache Patisserie - After 20 years, the cherished Yaletown bakery prepares to close doors.

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

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


Photo credits: Jennchanmedia

1. 🍵 Summer High tea returns at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver - "Tea in the Window" experience kicks off August 11th.

2.🍣 Sushi vending machine? - TransLink launches a sushi vending machine at Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain Station. 8 other stations will get it too.

3.☕️ Pallet Coffee Roasters PLUS - Their Semlin drive location got an upgrade and now offers a full-fledged brunch service

4.🎉 Seafood Shake's Grand Opening - BOGO deals on their debut weekend, Aug 4-6.


🐟 Bluefin otoro & uni don from Moltan

🍧 Black Sesame Bingsoo from My Frosty

🍜 Pad si ew moo grob from Unchai

🦪 Deep fried oyster mushrooms from Memory Corner


Photo source: Powell Street Fest

1.🇯🇵 [FESTIVAL] 47th Annual Powell Street Festival (Aug 5 - 6) - cultural entertainment, food, vendors; @ Oppenheimer Park; 1130AM - 7PM 

2.🏳️‍🌈 [EVENT] Vancouver Pride (Aug 4- 6):

  • Pride at the Pier at The Shipyards in North Vancouver; Aug 4; FREE

  • Vancouver Black Pride; 1100 Bute Street; Aug 5; 5PM - 12AM

  • Pride Pit Stop at BC Place; Aug 6; 11AM - 7PM; FREE

  • Pride Parade; start at Davie St; Aug 6; 12PM - 3PM

3.🍞 [EVENT] Myloveatfirstbite x Makers Metrotown Macaron Pop Up (Aug 7 & 13) - cute macarons, bear cookies, and salted egg cookies; @ Makers Metrotown Store; 12PM - 6PM

4.🚚 [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

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 long weekend!