5 Upcoming Restaurants We Can’t Wait to Try

In the mood for something new? We'll help you stay ahead of the game with these highly-anticipated restaurants soon to grace Vancouver.

In the mood for something new? We’ll help you stay ahead of the game with these highly-anticipated restaurants soon to grace Vancouver.

The Vancouver eatery scene is an ever-shifting landscape, with new restaurants popping up faster than you can keep up with. Keeping an ear to the ground for the latest spots in your ‘hood can feel like a full time job. From an Italian-rooted bakery on the Drive to the next classic pizza-and-pho late night joint on Main, we’ve got you covered with the most promising upcoming restaurants in Vancouver.


1399 Commercial DriveThere can never be too many bakeries in this city, especially when Claire Livia is behind the counter. Taking a step away from restaurant supplying (you may have had her famous potato buns at local spots like DownLow Chicken), Livia is venturing into her very own bakery and eatery. Expect fresh baked bread daily and a selection of Italian-inspired options. Livia plans to open soon, according to Instagram.https://www.instagram.com/p/BsJTs09BhEM/

Autostrada Downtown

350 West Pender StreetLovers of Cinara (one of the winners of last years Van Mag Restaurant Awards) will be pleased to know that the recently-closed Italian restaurant will be re-opening as Autostrada under the same owners. As the second branch of Austrada’s original Main Street location, you can be sure to expect the same standards of antipasti, pastas, cocktails and charm.  According to their Instagram, Autostrada Downtown is expected to open January 17th.https://www.instagram.com/p/BsGvqpGhVYy/


865 West BroadwayPreviously known as Moderne Burger, the milkshake and burger staple that was closed down early last year, Burgerette will open just down the street from its previous location. An example of the quintessential burger joint, Burgerette proves that diners never go out of style. From their Instagram, Burgerette is set to open by late January.https://www.instagram.com/p/Bru_7jFhC4k/

Sing Sing YVR

2817 Main streetLate night munchers will soon be able to satisfy their cravings with this Main street spot created by the same team behind Back and Forth bar. With a menu that includes an eclectic mix of beer, pho and pizza, Sing Sing is sure to be laid back and unique. How long before you can try out this Italian-Vietnamese culinary experience? Their mysteriously cryptic Instagram simply states that they are “opening soon.”https://www.instagram.com/p/Br3YipxhU0W/

Hustle Pizza Co.

1600 Franklin Street2104 West 41st Ave6526 Victoria DriveIs it really a surprise that vegan pizza seems to be in such high demand that this pizza hot spot is opening up two brand new locations (with more in the works)? Known for their vegan, veggie, dairy-free and gluten friendly options, Hustle Pizza Co. is not only re-locating from their commercial location to Franklin Street, but also plans on opening two more locations on West 41st and Victoria Drive. While they make the transition to their new place, they are currently operating a dark kitchen.https://www.instagram.com/p/BjiCuMkj-5z/