Stars of Vancouver 2017 winners

The results are in...

The votes have been counted and the readers have spoken. From bakeries to bars, patios to pet stores, think of this as your guide to the best of Vancouver. As you explore the city, keep an eye out for the Stars of Vancouver logo displayed in the windows of winning merchants and businesses, as a sign of locals’ favourite spots.

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Thanks to everyone who voted this year, and a huge congratulations to all of the businesses that made the winners list.

* Denotes the winner

Arts and Culture

CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT                                                         

  • * Telus World of Science
  • Children's Festival
  • Granville Island - Kid's Market              

ENTERTAINMENT VENUE

  • * The Commodore Ballroom
  • The Orpheum
  • Queen Elizabeth Theatre               

MOVIES SHOT IN VANCOUVER

  • * Deadpool
  • Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Twilight          

THEATRE PRODUCTION

  • * Arts Club Theatre
  • Bard on the Beach
  • TUTS

CINEMA

  • * 5th Avenue Cinema
  • The Rio
  • Dunbar Cinema

CLASSICAL MUSIC ENSEMBLE

  • * Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
  • Vancouver Bach Choir
  • Pacific Baroque Orchestra

FESTIVAL

  • * Vancouver Folk Music Festival
  • Vancouver International Jazz Festival
  • Vancouver International Film Festival

NIGHTCLUB

  • * The Roxy
  • Celebrities
  • Venue

CRAFT FAIR

  • * Circle Craft Fair
  • Make it Vancouver
  • Dunbar Community Christmas Fair

LIVE MUSIC VENUE

  • * The Commodore Ballroom
  • The Orpheum
  • Roger's Arena

SPORTING VENUE

  • * Rogers Arena
  • BC Place
  • Nat Bailey Stadium

CANUCK (of all time)

  • * Trevor Linden
  • Pavel Bure
  • Henrik Sedin

DANCE/THEATRE PRODUCTION COMPANY

  • * Arts Club Theatre
  • Ballet BC
  • Arts Umbrella

LOCAL BLOGGER

  • * Miss 604
  • Erin Ireland
  • Frances Bula

SPORTS TEAM MASCOT

  • * Fin (Canucks)
  • Spike (Whitecaps)
  • Leo (BC Lions)

NEIGHBOURHOOD

  • * Kitsilano
  • Commercial Drive
  • Mount Pleasant

TOURIST ATTRACTION

  • * Stanley Park
  • Vancouver Aquarium
  • Grouse Mountain

GALLERY/MUSEUM

  • * Vancouver Art Gallery
  • Museum of Anthropology
  • Bill Reid Gallery

OPERA/CHORAL GROUP

  • * Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir
  • Vancouver Opera
  • Chor Leoni

Eat and Drink             

BUTCHER

  • * Windsor Meats
  • Jackson's Meat and Deli
  • Rio Friendly Meats          

CHINESE RESTAURANT

  • * Kirin
  • Peaceful Restaurant
  • ChongQing Restaurant       

FINE DINING

  • * Hawksworth
  • Bishop's
  • Season in the Park          

ITALIAN RESTAURANT

  • * Ask for Luigi
  • Italian Kitchen
  • La Piazza Dario       

PIZZA

  • * Nicli Antica Pizzeria
  • Via Tevere
  • Uncle Fatih's

CAFÉ/COFFEE SHOP

  • * JJ Bean
  • Cafe Artigiano
  • 49th Parallel

COCKTAIL BAR

  • * The Diamond
  • UVA Wine Bar
  • Prohibition

FOOD ON DEMAND

  • * Enroot
  • Door Dash
  • Lazy Meal

JAPANESE/SUSHI RESTAURANT

  • * Miku
  • Toshi Sushi
  • Minami

SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

  • * Blue Water Cafe
  • Go Fish
  • Boathouse/Joe Fortes

BAKERY/PATISSERIE

  • * Fratelli's
  • Breka Bakery & Cafe
  • Terra Breads

CATERER

  • * The Lazy Gourmet
  • The Butler Did It
  • Culinary Capers

CRAFT BREWERY

  • * 33 Acres
  • Granville Island Brewery
  • Craft Beer Market

FOOD TRUCK

  • * Tacofino
  • Japadog
  • Mom's Grilled Cheese

LATIN AMERICAN RESTAURANT

  • * Las Margaritas
  • Sal y Limon
  • Baru

SPANISH/TAPAS RESTAURANT

  • * Bodega on Main
  • The Sardine Can
  • Bin 941

BAR/PUB

  • * Craft Beer Market
  • Darby's Public House
  • Storm Crow Alehouse

CHEESE & CHARCUTERIE/DELI STORE

  • * Les Amis Du Fromage
  • Benton Brothers
  • Santa Barbara

DESSERT SPOT

  • * Sweet Obsessions
  • True Confections
  • Thierry

GREEK RESTAURANT

  • * Stepho's Souvlaki Greek Taverna
  • Athene's Greek Restaurant
  • Minerva's

MIDDLE EASTERN RESTAURANT

  • * Nuba
  • East is East
  • Afghan Horsemen

THAI RESTAURANT

  • * Sala Thai
  • Sawasdee Thai Restaurant
  • Maenam

BREAKFAST/BRUNCH SPOT

  • * Medina
  • Yolk's
  • Jam

CHEF

  • * David Hawksworth
  • Vikram Vij
  • Rob Feenie

ETHNIC FOOD STORE

  • * T & T Supermarket
  • Persia Foods
  • Parthenon

ICE CREAM/GELATO SHOP

  • * Earnest Ice Cream
  • Rain or Shine
  • Bella Gelateria

NEW RESTAURANT

  • * Kissa Tanto
  • Mission
  • Savio Volpe

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN RESTAURANT

  • * The Naam
  • The Acorn Restaurant
  • Meet

BURGER HOUSE

  • * Vera's Burger Shack
  • Romer's
  • White Spot

CHILD FRIENDLY RESTAURANT

  • * White Spot
  • Rocky Mountain Flatbread
  • Denny's

FARMERS MARKET

  • * Trout Lake Farmer's Market
  • Kitsilano Farmer's Market
  • Nat Bailey Farmer's market

INDIAN/SOUTH ASIAN RESTAURANT

  • * Vij's
  • House of Dosas
  • East is East

PATIO

  • * Jericho Sailing
  • Tap & Barrel
  • Cactus Club

WORKING LUNCH

  • * Cactus Club
  • Meat & Bread
  • Smak

Lifestyle and Services               

ART & CRAFT SUPPLIES

  • * Michael's
  • Opus
  • DeSerres           

COBBLER

  • * Moneysworth & Best
  • East Van Shoe Repair
  • Quick Cobbler              

GROCERY STORE

  • * Stong's Market
  • Choices Market
  • Whole Foods Market               

NATUROPATH

  • * Lani Nylichuk
  • Cross Roads
  • Inspire Health              

PRIVATE SCHOOL

  • * St. George's
  • Crofton
  • Little Flower Academy               

TUTORING SERVICES

  • * Kumon
  • Teachers’ Tutoring Service
  • Brain Boost

SHOE STORE

  • * Ronson's
  • Fluevog
  • Ingledew's

BIKE SHOP

  • * Our Community Bikes
  • West Point Cycles
  • Mountain Equipment Co-op

COMMUNITY CENTRE

  • * Kerrisdale
  • Hillcrest
  • Roundhouse

HAIR SALON

  • * Suki’s
  • Salon Haze
  • Absolute Spa

PET DAYCARE

  • * Rex Dog
  • TIE: Waggababa/The Little Doggy Daycare/Canine Concierge

PRODUCE STORE

  • * Kin's Farm market
  • Donald's Market
  • Young Brothers Produce

YOGA STUDIO

  • * Y Yoga
  • Open Door
  • Semperviva

CHARITY

  • * Salvation Army
  • BC Children's Hospital
  • Union Gospel Mission

DRY CLEANER

  • * Kerrisdale Cleaners
  • Busy Bee
  • Fletchers

LIQUOR/WINE STORE

  • * BCL
  • Liberty Merchants
  • TIE: Legacy Liquor Store/High Point Beer Wine Spirits

PHYSIOTHERAPY

  • * Physio Room
  • Dunbar
  • GO Physio

SPA/BEAUTY THERAPY

  • * Absolute Spa
  • Spa Utopia
  • Cabello

BRIDAL STORE

  • * Bello
  • Bisou
  • Blush

HARDWARE STORE

  • * Home Hardware
  • Home Depot
  • Kerrisdale Lumbar

MEN'S CLOTHING STORE

  • * Harry Rosen
  • Hudson’s Bay
  • Finn's

VINTAGE/CONSIGNMENT STORE

  • * Front & Company
  • Turnabout
  • Salvation Army

Style and Home

FLORIST

  • * Flower Factory
  • Garland's
  • Studio Full Bloom           

HOME APPLIANCE STORE

  • * Trail Appliances
  • Midland Appliance
  • Home Depot

FURNITURE STORE

  • * IKEA
  • Inspiration
  • Moe's

HOME DÉCOR STORE

  • * Home Sense
  • West Elm
  • IKEA

SHOPPING CENTRE

  •  * Pacific Centre
  • Oakridge
  • Metrotown

CAR SHARE/CO-OP

  • * EVO
  • Car2Go
  • Modo

CONTINUING STUDIES INSTITUTIONS

  • * Langara
  • VCC
  • UBC

HEALTH & FITNESS CENTRE/GYM

  • * Steve Nash
  • Movement 108
  • YMCA

PET SUPPLIES

  • * Tisol
  • Bosley's
  • Petsmart

SENIORS CARE SUPPORT SERVICES

  • * Driving Miss Daisy
  • Nurse Next Door
  • West End Senior Network

VETERINARIAN

  • * Vancouver Veterinary Hospital
  • Yaletown Pet Hospital
  • Kerrisdale Vet Hospital

GARDEN STORE

  • * Gardenworks
  • David Hunter
  • Figaro's

JEWELLERY STORE

  • * Birk's
  • Blue Ruby
  • Tiffany

SPORTING APPAREL STORE

  • * Mountain Equipment Co-op
  • Sportchek Broadway
  • Lady Sport

CAR WASH/AUTO-DETAILING

  • * Shine Auto
  • M&J Car Wash
  • UltraShine

DENTURE CLINIC

  • * Svetlana
  • Lopareva
  • Denture Clinic

HEALTH & WELLNESS STORE

  • * Finlandia
  • Choices Market
  • Whole Foods Market

PHARMACY

  • * London Drugs
  • Shopper's Drug Mart
  • Safeway Pharmacy

SENIORS RESIDENCES

  • * Tapestry
  • Amica at Arbutus
  • Blenheim Manor

BABY/CHILDREN'S STORES

  • * Toys R' Us
  • Lusso Baby
  • Gap

GIFT SHOP

  • * Oh my gift
  • The Cross
  • Lala's

KITCHENWARE STORE

  • * Ming Wo
  • Gourmet Warehouse
  • Hudson’s Bay

TOY STORE

  • * Granville Island Toy Company
  • Toys R' Us
  • Dilly Dally

CHIROPRACTOR

  • * In Touch - Ahren Roy
  • Evolution - Dr Fred Meinzer
  • Alliance Wellness - Dr Jaipal Parmar

ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS

  • * Vancity Credit Union
  • Choices Markets
  • Soap Dispensary

NAIL SALON

  • * Absolute Spa
  • Pure Nail Bar
  • Dona Lucia

PRESCHOOL/DAYCARE

  • * Westside Montessori Academy
  • University Hill Kinder Club

SPORTING EQUIPMENT STORE

  • * Mountain Equipment Co-op
  • Sport Chek Broadway
  • Sportsjunkies

EYEWEAR STORE

  • * Bruce
  • Costco
  • Clearly Contacts

HEARING AID

  • * Sound Hearing
  • Connect Hearing
  • Precision Hearing

PET STORE

  • * Tisol
  • Bosley's
  • Pet Smart

WOMEN'S CLOTHING STORE

  • * Hudson’s Bay
  • Plum
  • Aritzia

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