Top 10 Restaurants to Go to During the Winter Time

When I think of winter, I think of scraping frost from my car in the morning, curling up in my blanket- burrito style (best way to sleep in my opinion), Mariah’s ‘All I want for Christmas is you” blasting in my car, and eating hot soupy anything to keep my insides warm.

There are so many amazing restaurants in Vancity that serves up delicous hot eats, perfect for combating the nippy air and chilly wind so I thought I’d share a few of my favourites with you. These restaurants are in no particular order. They are all my favourite go-to places during the winter time.


1. Burgoo – Must Get Item: Soup and Sandwich Combo



Burgoo by far makes one of my favourite grilled cheese sandwiches because it’s made with an obscene amount of butter and cheese. *Drool*…. and when you pair that with their hot Seafood Potage soup? It’s the perfect lunch combo to warm you from inside out.

2. Dinesty – Must Get Item: Soup Pork Dumplings


The last time I blogged about Dinesty was back in 2011 and I wrote about my less than stellar experience. I’ve returned many times since then, and they’ve surprised me with improvements each time. Their Xiao Long Baos (soup dumplings) are pretty spot on and if you’ve never had them before… You are missing out. These little soupy meat purses will change your life. Like legit.

3. Crackle Creme – Must Get Item: Honey Lavender Creme Brulee


Honey. Lavender. Creme. Brulee. Need I say more??

4. Marutama – Must Get Item: THE EGG


Oh god. Their glorious egg still haunts me in my sleep and I’m constantly depressed at the fact that I live so far away from this place. Marutama serves up extremely rich, chicken broth-based ramen with an egg so delicious it’ll make you sing to the heavens. Just go and try it.

5. Swiss Bakery – Must Get Item: The Cronut (or Frissant)


It’s really hard to explain in words how a cronut tastes but all I can say is… if you like doughnuts, and you like croissants, you will love these cronuts from Swiss Bakery. During my hibernation in the winter, my body craves carbs and this is its calling.

6. CHAU Veggie Express – Must Get Item: Diving For Pearls Pho


What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when I say “vegetarian pho”? I can tell you the word ‘delicious’ was not on my mind. However, after trying their Diving For Pearls Pho, I am now a convert. This particular broth made with lychees and dates is still one of the most flavouful and delicious pho broths I’ve ever tasted to date. Give this place a try even if you have doubts. Most likely you’ll love it.

7. Chez Meme – Must Get Item: French Onion Soup and Bourguignon Baguette


One look at this picture and I’m sure you already know what I’m talking about. In addition to their AMAZING french onion soup, this local mom and pop shop located in Burnaby will surely blow your mind when you taste their baguette sandwiches. Meta Knight and I both love their short rib baguette called “Bourguignon”.

8. Gokudo Shabu ShabuMust Get Item: Hot Pot Combo


Everyone knows hot pot tastes better when it’s rainy, snowing, or windy outside. 🙂 During the winter, I like Gokudo because their hot pot combo gives you tons of veggies, tons of meat, a drink, a carbolicious side, and a dessert, all for about $15 bucks. Plus, their individual hot pots mean no-calling-in-sick-the-next-day-when-you’re-too-nice-to-ask-your-sneezing-friend-to-hold-off-on-double-dipping-her-chopsticks.

9. House of Tofu Soup – Must Get Item: Seafood Tofu Hot Pot and Fried Dumplings


I’m no vegetarian but these fried dumplings are the bomb. Also, Korean tofu soup is like the modern day chicken noodle soup. A little spicy, hearty, soupy, the perfect medicine to any cold.

10. ForageMust Get Item: Their Award Winning Seafood Chowder


Soup. Soup. Soup. Soup. Did I mention I like soup? As an avid seafood lover, I can’t imagine anything better than this award winning smokey seafood chowder on a cold windy night. As if that’s not enough, it’s topped with a soft boiled quail egg and pork rinds. Yes. I said pork rinds *wipes drool off keyboard*.

That’s it! Hope you enjoyed the post. 🙂 And if you’re anything like me in the winter time… you’ll relate.

Happy Eating!

Burgoo on Urbanspoon
Dinesty Dumpling House 聚 (No.3 Road) on Urbanspoon
Crackle Crème on Urbanspoon
Marutama Ra-men on Urbanspoon
Swiss Bakery on Urbanspoon
CHAU VeggiExpress 素食速遞 on Urbanspoon
Chez Meme Baguette Bistro on Urbanspoon
Gokudo Shabu Shabu Hot Pot 極道涮涮鍋 on Urbanspoon
Hanppy Tofu Pot House on Urbanspoon
Forage on Urbanspoon

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