Ryan Reynolds, Shay Mitchell, and the cast of Riverdale are just some of the celebrities that frequent Vancouver / Hollywood North. They’ve been spotted out at local restaurants, cafes, and bars, and aren’t shy when it comes to talking about their favourite eats in the city. Why not check some of them out?

Here’s our roundup of celebrity-approved restaurants in and around Vancouver.

Rodney’s Oyster House


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Who better to kick things off than Melissa Fumero?? The Brooklyn 99 star and the show’s Director of Photography Rick Page were spotted at Rodney’s Oyster House a couple of months ago, and they sure look happy about it!

“Enjoyed some amazing oysters, chowder, & lobster rolls with Rick Page today. That’s the post.”

And that’s it from us, too. Check out Rodney’s for some comfort food of the sea. Amy Santiago’s stamp of approval is all we need!

Bodega on Main


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No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. Above is the cast of not one, not two…but FIVE different shows sitting together at one table at Bodega.

We’ve got cast members of Superman & Lois, Flash, Batwoman, Supergirl, and Million Little Things at one dinner party, in celebration of Azie Tesfai’s birthday in December 2021. Talk about a grand entrance!

Honey’s Doughnuts


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It’s no secret that Honey’s is a popular choice to satisfy the sweet cravings of the stars. And for good reason–the importance of a good doughnut fix cannot be overstated!

Among the most recent celebrity visitors are Kate Winslet, who “pines for Honey’s Doughnuts in Deep Cove,” and Vancouver native Shay Mitchell.

Lee’s Donuts


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Another Vancouverite worth mentioning is comedic legend Seth Rogen (maybe you’ve heard of him?) and Lee’s Donuts.

The Granville Island doughnut shop was the first food stop of the day for Rogen and celebrity Chef David Chang in their Netflix series, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Also spotted there in 2019 were Dave Franco and Alison Brie!

Finch’s Tea and Coffee House

Cole Sprouse is pretty much an honourary Vancouverite at this point (courtesy of Riverdale), and he’s definitely known to pop into Finch’s Tea for a cup of tea every now and again.

Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill


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Jason Momoa hasn’t been shy with expressing his love for Vancouver’s food scene. Just last month, he was spotted at celeb-hotspot Cioppino’s in full celebration mode. Red wine, big smiles all around, and of course, a delicious meal prepared by world-renown Chef Heinz Beck.

While it’s clear that he enjoyed his meal, it’s our city’s ramen that keeps him coming back again and again (well, that and his film schedule!)

The Aquaman & Game of Thrones star has also made several trips to Marutama Ra-men on Bidwell Street, documenting his “small addiction” on Instagram like the true foodie he is. We think it’s safe to say that we’ll be seeing more of Jason Momoa soon.

The Belgian Chocolate Cafe

From Joe Fortes to the rooftop terrace at Black + Blue, John Cena is no stranger to Vancouver’s food and drink scene. The WWE star visited The Belgian Chocolate Cafe for some coffee and pastries a few years back–a decision we can certainly get behind.

Minerva’s Restaurant 

Lucky for us, Ryan Reynolds’ favourite restaurant in the world is located right here in Vancouver! No, seriously. The actor was quoted saying those words exactly.

The Kerrisdale restaurant is a hidden gem and local favourite for Greek food since its opening in 1975. They’re known for their hand-pressed pizzas, charbroiled steaks, and traditional Greek dishes like Moussaka. Might be time to check out Minerva’s for their happy hour if you haven’t already!



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It’s no shocker that Miku is on this list. What may come as a surprise is that their handcrafted sushi is so good, that it even captured the attention of Beyonce and Jay-Z a few years back.

While the couple generally likes to keep their private life private, every once in a while they’ll throw the ‘Beyhive’ a bone. This bone happens to be Miku.

Rain or Shine


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Yes, this one’s also a bit of a throwback, but with a caption as equally mystifying as it is direct, how could we not include Kiernan Shipka’s “goodnight” post at Rain or Shine??

Juice Bar


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Tom Haverford is certainly known to enjoy the finer things in life, and it looks like Aziz Ansari didn’t need to dig too deep for that character inspo! The Parks and Rec actor, writer, and comedian was spotted at the Juice Bar (located inside Birds & The Beets).

The evenings-only bar and webshop is the ultimate destination for connoisseurs and wine lovers.

Gotham Steakhouse & Bar

Why not end this list with another celebrity hotspot, Gotham Steakhouse & Bar. Among the stars to visit include the cast of Twilight, George Clooney, Halle Berry, and even The Rock. Now, if only we could guess how each of them likes their steak!

Happy dining, Vancouver!