Deep down, we’re all foodies at heart. And the stomach wants what the stomach wants – but it never hurts to try something new and expand your palate, either. And what better way to ring in the new year than with a special meal at a new restaurant? From recent additions to exciting openings slated for 2023, here are 10 new restaurants & bars to keep your eye on.

Now open



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Captioned simply “we hide, you seek,” Bagheera is Vancouver’s newest speakeasy-style bar. And the hidden spot is now open from 5 pm to late from Tuesday to Sunday. Note that the venue only accepts groups of 6 and under. Simply follow the clues in their Instagram stories to uncover its location!

Where: Downtown Vancouver

The Farmhouse

The Farmhouse is a rustic, intimate spot that keeps things simple so that the emphasis is all on the food. Serving Northern Italian fare in a comfy space, you’ll definitely feel like you’re dining in someone’s home when you’re here. The new spot is officially open from Wednesday to Sunday from 4 pm to 10 pm (and until 11 pm on Fridays and Saturdays).

Where: 352 East 10th Avenue

Hynes’ Irish Pub


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Located in the heart of Kits is Vancouver’s newest Irish Pub and local watering hole. Hynes’ opened just before the holidays, and it’s already become a community fixture. Why not say hello and grab a couple of pints with some friends?

Where: 3468 West Broadway

Novella Coffee Bar 

After a year of build-up, Novella Coffee Bar is finally open on Main Street. Coming from the folks behind the acclaimed Published on Main, Novella is a multi-concept cafe, grocery store, and hangout spot. Think along the lines of other Vancouver greats like Le Marché St. George and Aperture. In addition to their own creations, guests can expect to sip on coffee roasted by House of Funk Roasting and treats from Butterboom Bakery.

Where: 2650 Main Street

Opening soon

The Burger Crush 


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A new spot for quality burgers, shakes, and fried grub is coming to Vancouver sooner rather than later – and they have some mouthwatering vegan options as well! The new Vancouver location will mark The Burger Crush’s second outpost, and will open its doors downtown on Wednesday, January 11th.

When: January 11th
Where: 755 Nelson Street

ZUBU Downtown


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With several locations across Metro Vancouver, it’s clear that ZUBU ramen is one of the best in the game. And there’s going to be a new spot downtown where you can indulge in their delicious ramen, sushi rolls, Japanese cakes, and drinks.

When: Slated to open January 2023
Where: 869 Hornby Street



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According to a recent Instagram post, Daigyo is expanding to Vancouver early this year, and the Japan-based cafe will set up shop on Robson Street. Guests can expect to munch on a variety of specialty-pressed sandwiches and sip on coffee, matcha, and tea.

When: TBA
Where: 1725 Robson Street

The Halal Guys

The first Vancouver location for The Halal Guys is set to open on Robson Street, so keep your eye out for the opening date! Known for their delicious falafel platters, gyros, and shawarma, your mouth will definitely be watering long before they open their doors.

When: TBA
Where: 570 Robson Street

Pablo Cheese Tart

According to their Instagram page, the highly-anticipated Japanese cheese tarts are still en route to Vancouver. As for their opening date, Pablo Cheese Tart has not yet dropped the deets. But we’re hoping it’s soon!

When: TBA
Where: 511 West Broadway, Vancouver

Forêt Noire Café


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Last but certainly not least, we have the newest Forêt Noire Café, which is nearly (but not quite) open on Robson Street. For now, you can load up on pastries and specialty cakes at their original spot on West Broadway.

Once open, the new cafe on Robson Street will be open from 8 am to 10 pm from Monday to Saturday, and from 9 am to 9 pm on Sundays.

When: TBA this month
Where: 1126 Robson Street

And that’s a wrap on some exciting new openings to keep an eye out for in Vancouver early this year. For now, check out some spots that are open and we’ll check back in soon!