Shelley Mason

Shelley Mason

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Shelley is a freelance writer living and eating her way around Vancouver. She grew up in Australia and has been taking advantage of her dual Canadian citizenship ever since she tried her first caesar in 2015.

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VAN Review


Hawksworth in the Hotel Georgia is one of the fanciest restaurants you'll find, and one of the best meals you'll have in the city.

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VAN Review


Bring a small group to Pidgin in Gastown to share some of the most creative food you'll find in the city.

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VAN Review

Hunnybee Bruncheonette

When you want to eat brunch somewhere bright with a nice patio, head to Hunnybee in Strathcona and get the ricotta pancakes and a mimosa.

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VAN Review

Caffe La Tana

Caffe La Tana is a tiny Italian spot in Commercial Drive where you can come for pasta for lunch, charcuterie for a picnic, or natural wine at night.

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VAN Review

The Downlow Chicken Shack

Downlow Chicken Shack is just a small room where they play loud, dance music and serve the best fried chicken in the city.

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VAN Review

Kingyo Izakaya

Eating Japanese small plates at Kingyo in West End is a quintessential Vancouver experience.

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VAN Review

DD Mau Chinatown

DD Mau’s Chinatown location is right below a club, so it’s the perfect spot to start a night with Vietnamese food and a group of friends.