Christina Chandra’s Favourite Things in Vancouver

Here is my curated list of some of my favourite things in Vancouver, a compilation of local businesses in Vancouver from 2020.

I often talk about a multitude of things that I love and/or bring me joy (other than my children and family of course). These vary from foods, coffees, wines, essential oils, health products, etc. Having said that there are some things that I love so much it’s often hard to pick.

But I’m going to…try.

I have organized a number of categories, specific to Vancouver and all things that a part of my busy bee life as a mom. I find that every so often, in my love of all things local, I gravitate to a number of businesses for various reasons. So for all intents and purposes, this list is very much for fun and could be that I frequented these places, or used these products more than others and hence landing them on this list.

But I promise you…I truly am a fan of each of the below.

So without further or due, here is my list of favourite things in Vancouver (I hope I didn’t miss anything, I’m sure I did…oh well).

Fave Coffee Shop

Batard Bakery (I am obsessed with their dark chocolate mocha)

Fave Overall Restaurant

Nammos (read my review on this fab place here)

Fave Fine Dining


Fave Bakery

Pure Bread (I can’t even go in there without overdosing on something)

Fave Smoothie / Juice

Body Energy‘s Blueberry Acai Smoothie

Fave Brunch/Breakfast Spot

The Arc at Waterfront and Egg & Co (I’m sorry I can’t pick as one is fancy and one is a staple and both are sooooooo good in their own rights)

Fave Lunch Spot

Their There

Fave Chain to Eat At

Cactus Club

Fave Family Friendly Restaurant

Cactus Club (yes that counts)

Fave Pizza

AJ’s Brooklyn Pizza Joint

Fave Sushi

Dream Sushi (regular spot) and Seiza

Fave Ramen

Kokoro Ramen

Fave Indian

Sula on Main

Fave Greek

Nammos (see my review here)

Fave Seafood

Blue Water Cafe

Fave Healthy Take-out

Chopped Leaf

Fave Guilty Pleasure

Thomas Haas Double Baked Chocolate Croissant (I’m drooling thinking of it)

Fave New Discovery

Whisk Premium Matcha (the actual matcha that they sell, although love the cafe as well)

Non-Food Related Favourites…

I could probably add to this, as there are endless categories, but some of the things I have mentioned on the blog or Instagram are some of the things I thought to round up here.

Fave Playground

Hastings Park (right beside PNE/Empire Field)

Fave Bookstore

Book Warehouse (Main street)

Fave Area To Walk Around

False Creek / Olympic Village

Fave Salon or Barber

Studio D (for me) and Ace of Fades (for the guys)

Fave Nutrition Product

Toss-up between Goli Gummies and Organika’s Enhanced Collagen

Fave Health Service

Dr. Allana Polo of Polo Health, really anything she recommends.

For honourable mentions…just follow me on Instagram, you will see everything I try and what I love about it.

Also, this is not a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.

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