Why Fraserhood is the Best Place to Eat and Drink
Fraser and Kingsway is the core of Vancouver’s trendiest neighbourhood, appropriately named Fraserhood. While this area has historically been home to a working class community, today, you’ll find a host of new restaurants, cafés and even ice cream spots, each more unique than the last.
615 Kingsway (at 15th Ave) | saviovolpe.com
Rustic Italian with a modern twist, Savio Volpe is sure to please both friends and Nonna’s alike. It’s our new favourite dinner spot, but be sure to reserve early!
Les Faux Bourgeois
663 E 15th Ave (at Kingsway) | lesfauxbourgeois.com
Forget tipping the maître d’ at Les Faux Bourgeois – you’ll find classic French dishes at reasonable prices. No detail is spared on the menu of this lively bistro, and the wine list is sure to impress any sommelier.
Le Marche St. George
4393 St George St (at 28th Ave) | marchestgeorge.com
A not-so-secret neighbourhood gem. A friendly neighborhood corner store and café with thoughtfully rustic details and big supporters of local produce, crafts, and people. Get here for weekend coffee and stroll. Check out their impressive social media following on Instagram here.
Earnest Ice Cream
3992 Fraser St (at 24th Ave) | earnesticecream.com
Some could argue if you haven’t tried Earnest Ice Cream, you’re not a true Vancouverite. Born in Vancouver, Earnest is made in small batches with simple real ingredients (sans preservatives), and put virtually all store-bought ice creams to shame. Their Blueberry Lemon flavour’s ingredients list is somewhat surprisingly simple – cream, blueberries, and lemons.
Bows x Arrows
4194 Fraser St (at 26th Ave) | bowsandarrowscoffee.com
Coffee connoisseurs unite! When stepping foot into Bows x Arrows, it’s clear that coffee is their passion. While this is Bows x Arrow’s first brick and mortar location, their beans are distributed throughout North America in over 40 locations. Their beans and coffee accessories are sure to delight the toughest coffee critics.
Tip: Keep a close eye on The Eastwood restaurant, opening soon at 4245 Fraser St.