The thing about foodies is that these aroma-sniffing, flavour-discerning folks in our lives have been trying great, adventurous food all year round. So, a mere box of cookies isn’t going to impress them. What will impress them is a great gastronomical experience. And that’s why we’ve curated this list of some of Vancouver’s best eateries that are sure to make your foodie friend very happy.

But it isn’t just the foodie friends that these gifts will please; they will be rewarding for you too. How so? Glad you asked. So, every place on this list accepts a Neo Card which offers some serious cashback rewards that are averaging at 5%. We swear we aren’t kidding!

Neo Financial, as you might already know by now, is a relatively new West Coast-born fintech company that’s fast becoming popular for having simplified banking. And even more popular because their cashback rewards are about 1.5 times higher than others. That’s why we are using our Neo Card for all our holiday shopping this year. And you can too.

On to the list now!


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For anyone who likes to amp up their comfort foods game and a hearty choice of beers and cocktails, there’s nothing better than a meal at the CRAFT Beer Market. With gourmet-ed versions of popular comfort food and some 150 or so taps running quality beer from around the world and some ciders, wines and cocktails as well, CRAFT can please just about anyone.

Cashback: Up to 19.5%

Chambar Restaurant:

Frankly, it’s hard to imagine a foodie who hasn’t visited Chambar multiple times but it is certainly worth another gazillion visits. This Belgian-inspired restaurant barely needs an intro and it’s not because they’ve been around for years. It’s because they deliver an unreal quality and atmosphere.

Cashback: Up to 15%


With sushi galore and sides as fun as they get, this Aburi-cuisine restaurant can please the pickiest of eaters, let alone a die-hard foodie. The place has been wowing Vancouverites with its own brand of classy for years on end.

Cashback: Up to 15%

Paragon Tea Room: 


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If you’re looking for an upbeat, urban vibe, every tea you could imagine, and to-die-for bubble waffles, look no further. Paragon Tea Room checks every box.

Cashback: Up to 25.5%

Prado Cafe: 


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Need a delicious latte, sandwich or baked good? Say hello to Prado Cafe All their locations will impress you in more ways than one. From cute interiors to yummy classics to a chill vibe, Prado Cafe has everything.

Cashback: Up to 10.5%

Eager to please the foodies in your life while also keeping your bank balance from dropping below freezing levels? Check out the Neo Financial website here to grab your card and earn rewards. And in case, you have a friend who can invite you to get the card, you and your friend will both receive a $50 bonus as well. Happy holidays, indeed, eh!