Stars of Vancouver 2016 winners...

The votes have been counted and the readers have spoken. From bloggers to mascots, cocktails to coffee shops, think of this as a guide to Vancouver, created by those who live here. As you walk around your community, look for the Stars of Vancouver logo displayed in the windows of winning merchants and businesses. It indicates our readers think it’s worth looking into and enjoying for yourself.

We hope this gives you an incentive to try out some of the very best businesses and services our wonderful city has to offer.

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Arts + Culture
Children’s Entertainment
CITYWIDE
  • Science World
  • Granville Island
  • Stanley Park
Cinema
CITYWIDE
  • Cineplex Odeon Fifth Avenue Cinemas
  • Vancity Theatre
  • Scotiabank Theatre
Classical Music Ensemble
CITYWIDE
  • Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
  • NOVO Ensemble
  • Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble
Community Centre
CITYWIDE
  • Hillcrest Centre
  • Trout Lake Community Centre
  • Kitsilano Community Centre
Craft Fair
CITYWIDE
  • Got Craft?
  • Circle Craft
  • Portobello West Market
Dance/Theatre Production Company
CITYWIDE
  • Goh Ballet Academy
  • Ballet BC
  • The Dance Centre
Entertainment Venue
CITYWIDE
  • Orpheum
  • Rogers Arena
  • Commodore Ballroom
Canuck (of all time)
CITYWIDE
  • Daniel Sedin
  • Pavel Bure
  • Orland Kurtenbach
Festival
CITYWIDE
  • Italian Day on The Drive
  • Car Free Day
  • Vancouver Folk Music Festival
Gallery/Museum
CITYWIDE
  • Vancouver Art Gallery
  • Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
  • Museum of Vancouver
Live Music Venue
CITYWIDE
  • Commodore Ballroom
  • Orpheum
  • The Belmont Bar
Local Blogger
CITYWIDE
  • Miss 604
  • Vancity Buzz
  • Jessica Luxe
Movies Shot in Vancouver
CITYWIDE
  • Deadpool
  • Scary Movie
  • Juno
Neighbourhood
CITYWIDE
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Kitsilano
  • Commercial Drive
Nightclub
CITYWIDE
  • Venue
  • Celebrities
  • The Roxy
Opera/Choral Group
CITYWIDE
  • UBC Opera
  • Vancouver Opera
  • Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir
Sporting Venue
CITYWIDE
  • Rogers Arena
  • BC Place
  • Brockton Oval Fieldhouse
Sports Team Mascot
CITYWIDE
  • Fin the Whale (Vancouver Canucks)
  • Leo the Lion (BC Lions)
  • Jack the Giant (Vancouver Giants)
Theatre Production
CITYWIDE
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
  • Arts Club
  • Carousel Theatre for Young People
Tourist Attraction
CITYWIDE
  • Stanley Park
  • Granville Island
  • PNE

 

Eat + Drink
Bakery/Patisserie
EAST
  • Fratelli Authentic Italian Baking
  • Cobs Bakery
  • Bakery Sate
WEST
  • Beaucoup Bakery
  • Cobs Bread
  • The Bakeshop
DOWNTOWN
  • Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Café
  • Cobs Bakery
  • Faubourg
Bar/Pub
EAST
  • Augustine’s
  • The Tiki Bar
  • Storm Crow Tavern
WEST
  • The Wolf & Hound
  • Gargoyles Bar and Grill
  • Miss Me Yet?
DOWNTOWN
  • The Refinery
  • Long Table Distillery
  • Blarney Stone
Breakfast/Brunch Spot
EAST
  • Nice Cafe
  • Red Wagon
  • Tangent Cafe
WEST
  • Jethro’s Fine Grub
  • White Spot
  • Milestones
DOWNTOWN
  • Cafe Medina
  • White Spot
  • Twisted Fork Bistro
Burger House
EAST
  • Vera’s
  • Kobob Burger
  • Relish Burger
WEST
  • Vera’s
  • Modern Burger
  • Romer’s Burger Bar
DOWNTOWN
  • Vera’s
  • Red Robin
  • Stackhouse Burger Bar
Butcher
EAST
  • Windsor Meat Co.
  • J N & Z Deli
  • Trimpac Sysco Inc.
WEST
  • Windsor Meat Co
  • Jackson’s Meat & Deli
  • Market Meats
DOWNTOWN
  • Tango’s Gourmet Meats Ltd
  • Robson Gourmet Butcher
  • Save on Meats
Café/Coffee Shop
EAST
  • JJ bean
  • Prado Cafe
  • Starbucks
WEST
  • 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters
  • Elysian Coffee
  • Bump n Grind Cafe
DOWNTOWN
  • Greenhorn
  • Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Café
  • Cafe Artigiano
Caterer
CITYWIDE
  • Taste to Savour Catering and Fine Foods
  • La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop
  • No Fixed Address Catering
Cheese & Charcuterie/Deli Store
EAST
  • les amis du FROMAGE
  • La Grotta Del Formaggio
  • Bosa Foods
WEST
  • Benton Brothers Fine Cheese
  • les amis du FROMAGE
  • Solly’s Up Main
DOWNTOWN
  • Dunn’s Famous
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Urban Fare
Chef
CITYWIDE
  • Rob Feenie
  • David Hawksworth
  • Vikram Vij
Child Friendly Restaurant
EAST
  • Earls Kitchen + Bar
  • McDonald’s
  • White Spot
WEST
  • White Spot
  • Earls Kitchen + Bar
  • Enigma
DOWNTOWN
  • White Spot
  • The Old Spaghetti Factory
  • McDonald’s
Chinese Restaurant
EAST
  • ChongQing Restaurant
  • Lucky Noodle Chinese Restaurant
  • Congee Noodle House
WEST
  • Mamalee
  • Kirin Restaurant
  • Golden Ocean Seafood Restaurant
DOWNTOWN
  • Kirin Restaurant
  • Dinesty Dumpling House
  • Victoria Chinese Restaurant
Cocktail Bar
EAST
  • The Charlatan
  • La Mezcaleria
  • The Keefer Bar
WEST
  • Barra 41
  • Prontino
  • Grapes & Soda
DOWNTOWN
  • Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar
  • Sidecar
  • Prohibition
Craft Brewery
EAST
  • Powell Street Craft Brewery
  • 33 Acres Brewing Company
  • Brassneck Brewery
WEST
  • Granville Island Brewing
  • CRAFT Beer Market
  • Steel Toad Brewery
DOWNTOWN
  • Steamworks Brewery & Taproom
  • Postmark Brewing
  • Yaletown Brewing Company
Dessert Spot
EAST
  • Earnest Ice Cream
  • Dolce Amore
  • Sweet Revenge
WEST
  • Sweet Obsession
  • Thomas Haas Chocolates & Pâtisserie
  • True Confections
DOWNTOWN
  • Chicco Dall Oriente
  • Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Café
  • Mosquito
Ethnic Food Store
EAST
  • T & T Supermarket
  • Bosa Foods
  • Chong Lee Market
WEST
  • Parthenon Supermarket
  • African Breese Specialty Foods
  • Persia Foods Produce Markets
DOWNTOWN
  • Konbiniya
  • H-Mart
  • Ayoub’s Dried Fruits & Nuts
Farmers Market
CITYWIDE
  • Trout Lake
  • Kitsilano
  • Mount Pleasant
Fine Dining
EAST
  • Osteria Savio Volpe
  • Federico’s Supper Club
  • The Acorn
WEST
  • Bishop’s
  • La Quercia
  • 41 West
DOWNTOWN
  • Le Crocodile
  • Hawksworth
  • Cibo Trattoria
Food on Demand
CITYWIDE
  • Enroot
  • Lazymeal
  • Whole Foods Market
Food Truck
CITYWIDE
  • Japadog
  • Disco Cheetah
  • Mom’s Grilled Cheese
Greek Restaurant
EAST
  • Saloniki Greek Taverna
  • Athens Pizza
  • Cristos Greek Taverna
WEST
  • Simpatico
  • Athene’s
  • Summer In Greece Souvlaki
DOWNTOWN
  • Stepho’s Souvlaki Greek Taverna
  • Takis’ Taverna
  • Opa!
Ice Cream/Gelato Shop
EAST
  • Earnest Ice Cream
  • Dolce Amore
  • Bellagio’s Gelato
WEST
  • Rain or Shine
  • Earnest Ice Cream
  • Paradiso Italian Gelato
DOWNTOWN
  • Bella Gelateria
  • D’oro Gelato & Caffè
  • Soft Peaks
Indian/South Asian Restaurant
EAST
  • Sula Indian Restaurant
  • Indian Village Eatery
  • Tandoori Palace
WEST
  • Vij’s
  • Handi Indian Restaurant
  • Maurya Indian Cuisine
DOWNTOWN
  • Crave India Restaurant
  • India Gate Restaurant
  • Salam Bombay
Italian Restaurant
EAST
  • Via Tevere Pizzeria Napoletana
  • Osteria Savio Volpe
  • L’Artista Italian Restaurant
WEST
  • Trattoria
  • La Buca Restaurant
  • La Quercia
DOWNTOWN
  • Zefferelli’s
  • Italian Kitchen
  • Francesco’s Ristorante Italia
Japanese/Sushi Restaurant
EAST
  • Sushiholic
  • Kishimoto Japanese Restaurant
  • Toshi Sushi
WEST
  • Yuji’s from Japan
  • Kinome Japanese Kitchen
  • Ajisai Sushi Bar
DOWNTOWN
  • Miku
  • Kitanoya Guu with Garlic
  • Kitanoya Guu Original Thurlow
Latin American Restaurant
EAST
  • Boteco Brasil
  • La Mezcaleria
  • Sal Y Limon
WEST
  • Baru Latino
  • Boca
  • La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop
DOWNTOWN
  • Cuchillo
  • Tacomio
  • La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop
Middle Eastern Resturant
EAST
  • Tamam: Fine Palestinian Cuisine
  • Jamjar
  • East is East
WEST
  • Nuba
  • Sofra Mediterranean Kitchen
  • East is East
DOWNTOWN
  • Nuba Café
  • Rice ‘N Spice
  • Saj & Co.
New Restaurant (Opened in 2015)
CITYWIDE
  • Osteria Savio Volpe
  • Torafuku
  • Royal Dinette
Patio
EAST
  • Havana
  • Falconetti’s East Side Grill
  • The Reef
WEST
  • Tap & Barrel
  • Dockside Restaurant
  • LOCAL Public Eatery
DOWNTOWN
  • Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio
  • The Keg Steakhouse + Bar
  • Tap & Barrel
Pizza
EAST
  • Ragazzi Pizza Co.
  • Trilussa Pizza & Pane
  • Via Tevere Pizzeria Napoletana
WEST
  • Nat’s New York Pizzeria
  • My Slice Pizza & Bread
  • Bufala
DOWNTOWN
  • Nicli Antica Pizzeria
  • The Parlour
  • Romano’s Pizza
Seafood Restaurant
EAST
  • Sun Sui Wah
  • Phoenix Garden Chinese Seafood Restaurant
  • The Fish Counter
WEST
  • Fish Cafe
  • West Restaurant + Bar
  • Go Fish
DOWNTOWN
  • Blue Water Cafe
  • The Fish Shack
  • Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio
Spanish/Tapas Restaurant
EAST
  • Cuchillo
  • Divino Restaurant
  • La Bodega
WEST
  • Pepitas
  • AnnaLena
  • Mission Kits
DOWNTOWN
  • España
  • The Refinery
  • The Sardine Can
Thai Restaurant
EAST
  • Sawasdee Thai Restaurant
  • Thai Son
  • Aree Thai
WEST
  • Jitlada
  • Benjarong Thai Cuisine
  • Thai House
DOWNTOWN
  • SalaThai
  • Simply Thai
  • Thai Basil
Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant
EAST
  • Meet on Main
  • The Acorn
  • Sweet Cherubim
WEST
  • The Naam
  • Heirloom Vegetarian
  • 3G Vegetarian
DOWNTOWN
  • Nuba Café
  • Loving Hut Express
  • Chau Veggie Express
Working Lunch
EAST
  • Bandidas Taqueria
  • Burgoo Bistro
  • The Foundation
WEST
  • Earls Kitchen + Bar
  • Milestones
  • Joey
DOWNTOWN
  • Earls Kitchen + Bar
  • Meat & Bread
  • Nuba Café

 

Lifestyle + Services
Art & Craft Supplies
CITYWIDE
  • Opus
  • Michaels
  • De Serres
Bike Shop
EAST
  • Dream Cycle
  • The World Cycles
  • Sidesaddle Bicycle Boutique
WEST
  • Ace Cycles
  • Ride On Again Bikes
  • Reckless Bikes
DOWNTOWN
  • Simon’s Bike Shop
  • Super Champion
  • Bicycle Sports Pacific
Car Share/Co-Op
CITYWIDE
  • car2go
  • Modo
  • Evo Car Share
Car Wash/Auto Detailing
CITYWIDE
  • Shine Auto Wash Vancouver
  • Fraser Carwash & Auto Detail
  • Kingsway Auto Detailing Centre
Chiropractor
EAST
  • Peakform Wellness – Dr. Dominic Chan
  • Jointworks Chiropractic
  • Synergy Health Group
WEST
  • Back2Health
  • MSK Health & Performance Clinic
  • Evolution Wellness Centres
DOWNTOWN
  • N8 Wellness
  • Advantage Chiropractic
  • Vitality Clinic
Cobbler
EAST
  • Hugo’s Shoe Repair
  • Both Feet On Main
  • Happy Laundry
WEST
  • Gold Star Shoe Rebuilders Ltd.
  • Jericho Shoe Repair
  • La Galoche
DOWNTOWN
  • East Van Shoe Repair
  • Denman Shoe Repair
  • Robson Shoe Repair
Continuing Studies Institution
CITYWIDE
  • Vancouver Community College
  • University of British Columbia
  • Simon Fraser University
Denture Clinic
CITYWIDE
  • Svetlana Lopareva Denture Clinic
  • Main Street Denture Clinic
  • Victoria Drive Denture Clinic
Dry Cleaner
EAST
  • Busy Bee One Hour Cleaners
  • Five Star Coin Laundry
  • Busy Bee Cleaners
WEST
  • Fletchers Fabricare
  • Busy Bee Gold Dry Cleaners
  • Tuesdays Fine Dry Cleaners
DOWNTOWN
  • My Favourite Drycleaner
  • Fast Iron Cleaners
  • Swan Laundry Drycleaning
Environmentally Responsible Business
CITYWIDE
  • Choices Markets
  • Whole Foods Market
  • MEC
Grocery Store
EAST
  • Famous Foods
  • Donald’s Market
  • East End Food Co-op
WEST
  • Stong’s Markets
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Choices Markets
DOWNTOWN
  • Whole Foods
  • West Valley Market
  • MarketPlace IGA
Hair Salon
EAST
  • Catz Hair-Lair
  • Trim Hair Salon Inc.
  • Barbarella
WEST
  • Salon Haze
  • Ann’s Hair Salon
  • éliane Hair & Spa
DOWNTOWN
  • Suki’s International Hair Design
  • The House of Blond
  • Barber & Co.
Health & Fitness Centre/Gym
EAST
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Trout Lake Community Centre
  • Spartacus Gym
WEST
  • Steve Nash Fitness World & Sports Club
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Urban Fitness Club
DOWNTOWN
  • Kalev Fitness Solution
  • Urban Fitness Club
  • Steve Nash Fitness World
Health & Wellness Store
EAST
  • Peakform Wellness
  • Famous Foods
  • Sweet Cherubim
WEST
  • Finlandia Pharmacy & Natural Health Centre
  • Choices Markets
  • Whole Foods Market
DOWNTOWN
  • Pure Integrative Pharmacy
  • Oceana Massage
  • Body Energy Club
Liquor/Wine Store
EAST
  • BC Liquor
  • East Side Craft House
  • Liberty Wine Merchants
WEST
  • BC Liquor
  • Liberty Wine Merchants
  • Legacy Liquor
DOWNTOWN
  • BC Liquor
  • Yaletown Liquor Store
  • Crosstown Liquor Store
Naturopath
CITYWIDE
  • Cross Roads Naturopathic Clinic
  • Electra Health Floor
  • Eastpoint Natural Health Clinic
Pet Daycare
EAST
  • Canine Concierge
  • EZDog Grooming & Dog Supplies
  • Wagababa Pet Shop
WEST
  • Pet Shop Boys
  • Dogcity
  • Diamond Dogs Pet Sitting
DOWNTOWN
  • Dog Days Lounge
  • City-Dog.ca Pet Services
  • Sit Doggie Daycare
Pharmacy
EAST
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • London Drugs
  • Cloud Pharmacy Inc.
WEST
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • London Drugs
  • Finlandia Pharmacy & Natural Health Centre
DOWNTOWN
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • London Drugs
  • Costco Pharmacy
Physiotherapist
EAST
  • Physio Room
  • The Eastside Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Clinic
  • Back in Motion Physiotherapy
WEST
  • Physio Room
  • PhysioWorks
  • Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic
DOWNTOWN
  • City Sports & Physiotherapy Clinic
  • Burrard Physiotherapy
  • Restore Physiotherapy
Preschool/Daycare
CITYWIDE
  • Hastings Park Daycare
  • Extra Steps Preschool
  • Westside Montessori Academy
Private School
CITYWIDE
  • John’s School
  • Stratford Hall
  • West Point Grey Academy
Produce Store
EAST
  • Donald’s Market
  • Fas Farm Produce & Meat
  • Kims Mart
WEST
  • Kin’s Farm Market
  • Top 10 Produce
  • Young Bros Produce Ltd.
DOWNTOWN
  • West Valley Market
  • Kin’s Farm Market
  • T&T
Seniors Care Support Services
CITYWIDE
  • Driving Miss Daisy
  • Meals on Wheels
  • CBI Eldercare Services
Seniors Residence
EAST
  • Cavell Gardens
  • Shannon Oaks
  • Royal Ascot Care Centre
WEST
  • Legacy Senior Living
  • Amica at Arbutus Manor
  • Tapestry At Wesbrook Village
Spa/Beauty Therapy
EAST
  • Image Masters Hair Salon & Spa
  • Stanley Nails & Spa
  • The Body Politik
WEST
  • Open to Beauty Esthetics Lounge
  • Le Petit Spa
  • Kits Beauty Spa Inc.
DOWNTOWN
  • Sugarbox Waxing Boutique
  • Skoah Yaletown
  • Willow Stream Spa
Sporting Equipment Store
EAST
  • Fitness Depot
  • North America Sports Soccer Shop
  • Distance Runwear
WEST
  • Mountain Equipment Co-op
  • Westside Sporting GoodsCompany
  • Sport Chek
DOWNTOWN
  • Granville Sports Corner
  • Vancity Sports
  • Robson Sports
Yoga Studio
EAST
  • Moksha Yoga
  • Ommamma Yoga
  • Unity Yoga Teahouse
WEST
  • YYoga
  • Semperviva Yoga
  • Sacred Space Studio
DOWNTOWN
  • YYoga
  • Chopra Yoga Center
  • One Yoga for the People

 

Style + Home
Baby/Children’s Store
CITYWIDE
  • Room For 2 Maternity & Baby
  • dandelion KIDS
  • Crocodile Baby
Bridal Store
CITYWIDE
  • Tiffany’s Vancouver Bridal
  • Angeline Bridal Boutique
  • Bisou Bridal
Eyewear Store
EAST
  • Pleasant Optometry Center
  • Eye Spy Eyewear
  • Hakim Optical
WEST
  • The Optical Boutique
  • Envision Optical
  • Della Optique Optometry & Eyewear
DOWNTOWN
  • Opticana Family Eyewear Store
  • Clearly
  • Galaxy Eyewear
Florist
EAST
  • Flower Factory
  • The Flowerbox
  • Arbutus Florist
WEST
  • Garlands Florist
  • Celsia Florist
  • Oasis Flowers
DOWNTOWN
  • Choice Flowers
  • City Garden Florist
  • Divine Vines
Furniture Store
CITYWIDE
  • Inspiration Furniture Inc.
  • BoConcept
  • The Cross Decor & Design
Garden Store
CITYWIDE
  • Hunters Garden Centre
  • Art Knapp Plantland
  • Home Depot
Gift Shop
CITYWIDE
  • Fine Finds Boutique
  • The Cross Decor & Design
  • Front & Company
Hardware Store
CITYWIDE
  • The Kerrisdale Lumber Co. Ltd.
  • Blight’s Home Hardware
  • Home Depot
Home Appliance Store
CITYWIDE
  • Trail Appliances
  • Home Depot
  • Future Shop
Home Décor Store
CITYWIDE
  • The Cross Decor & Design
  • Chintz & Company
  • Homesense
Jewellery Store
CITYWIDE
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Blue Ruby
  • Birks
Kitchenware Store
CITYWIDE
  • Cook Culture
  • Ming Wo Cookware
  • The Gourmet Warehouse
Men’s Clothing Store
CITYWIDE
  • Zara
  • Roden Gray
  • Harry Rosen Menswear
Pet Store
CITYWIDE
  • Tisol
  • Bosley’s by Pet Valu
  • Pet Food ‘N More
Shoe Store
CITYWIDE
  • Zara
  • Aldo
  • Town Shoes
Shopping Centre
CITYWIDE
  • Oakridge Centre
  • Pacific Centre
  • Kingsgate Mall
Sporting Apparel Store
CITYWIDE
  • Sport Chek
  • Mountain Equipment Co-op
  • Lululemon Athletica
Toy Store
CITYWIDE
  • Kaboodles Toy Store
  • The Granville Island Toy Company
  • Toys“R”Us
Vintage/Consignment Store
CITYWIDE
  • Front & Company
  • Changes Clothing & Jewellery Bar
  • Turnabout Luxury Resale
Women’s Clothing Store
CITYWIDE
  • Zara
  • JQ Clothing Ltd.
  • Aritzia

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