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6 Tips to Help You Stay Healthy While Travelling

6 Tips to Help You Stay Healthy While Travelling

When it comes to travelling the world, a lot of us focus solely on having a fantastic time and kind of forget about our health and wellbeing. With so much different food and drink on offer, plus an excuse to just lay on the beach […]

Christmas in Whistler

Christmas in Whistler

While a white Christmas can’t be guaranteed everywhere, you can be almost certain of snow on the big day in Whistler, BC. This Canadian winter wonderland boasts Christmas card scenes as standard as well as some of the best ski and snowboard opportunities in the […]

Getting the Jump: Up-and-Coming Street Food Destinations

Getting the Jump: Up-and-Coming Street Food Destinations

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Getting the Jump: Up-and-Coming Street Food Destinations

Cities that are getting more delicious by the minute

 

Street food is a quick, convenient, usually delicious and authentically local way to get to know a new place. With this in mind, a recent study from Booking.com found that 37% of Canadian travellers plan to incorporate new food and drink destinations into their travel plans this year – and more than 46% say they pick a destination for its great food or drink. To help give travelling foodies the inside scoop on where to eat before it hits mainstream popularity, we have uncovered** three of the most promising up-and-coming street food destinations.

 

Melbourne in Victoria, Australia

Doughnuts from the USA, with an Aussie twist

 

Melbournians are already known for their deep and passionate love affair with coffee and when it comes to food, this Australian city is leading the world. The city’s first permanent food truck park was established in 2015 in Northcote, where a rotating list of trucks offer an international spread of comfort and health food.

 

Since then, street food in the city has gone from strength to strength, especially in the northern suburbs like Preston where you’ll find The Food Truck Park, serving up gigantic burgers, nachos, pizza and craft beers.

 

The Bell Motel is just a 5 minute-drive from the park and is the ideal location for napping off those massive portions. It’s also a short drive to River Graze – an unmissable, family-friendly event held along the banks for the Yarra River in mid-March. The culinary program includes ‘cheese showcases’, ‘dessert celebrations’ and the World’s Longest Lunch, a raucous celebration attended by over 1,700 people.

 

Granada in Andalucía, Spain

Golden churros served with cones of thick, dark chocolate

 

Andalusians are rightly proud of their street food. Visitors to Granada will find delicious, earthy flavours served with a touch of theatricality that is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the taste buds. Highlights include papas asadas (jacket potatoes) piping hot from portable vintage ovens, roast chestnut sellers with steaming trays, luminous prickly pears and gigantic slabs of ice cream, almost toppling out of sugar cones.

 

Travellers who like to graze on the go should head straight for the covered Mercado San Agustin (held daily in Plaza de San Agustín). Here you’ll find many of Granada’s signature dishes such as golden churros served with cones of thick, dark chocolate or lighter milk chocolate.

 

While the city’s main markets have enough to keep the casual visitors enthralled for hours, locals go out of their way to visit the Zaidin Market for low prices and fresh produce. Just in case your eyes are bigger than your stomach, the Granada Universal apartments are nearby and come with a complete kitchen.

 

Lat Krabang in Bangkok Province, Thailand

‘Boat noodles’ in Lat Krabang

Lat Krabang’s street food may already have popped up on your radar after one of the Bangkok district’s vendors made headlines for creating rainbow crepes, served with Nutella, bananas and plenty of social media acclaim. But there’s a lot more to the area’s street food than the ability to stay on trend.

 

Travellers with adventurous palates should pay a visit to the Suvarnabhumi Outdoor Market, where most of the menus are in Thai, and non-Thai speakers tend to just point to whatever looks and smells the best. Options include crispy chicken wings, pad thai, creamy red and green curries, egg noodle soups and portable cardboard containers of fragrant congee (rice porridge, often served with pork).

 

The Hua Ta Khae section of Lat Krabang used to be a floating village of market stalls and food hawkers. Today it’s still one of Bangkok’s most atmospheric neighborhoods. Visitors can stay at the Residence Suvarnabhumi which has its own café on-site with an extensive menu to try out, not to mention a local Thai market a 10-minute walk away.

 

 

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** The data scientists at Booking calculated which destinations had the most growth in endorsements for ‘street food’ from international travellers in 2017.

 

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South Korea SEOUL | Day 1 Gyeongbokgung

South Korea SEOUL | Day 1 Gyeongbokgung

This was my first time in Seoul, South Korea. My Cathay Pacific red-eye flight landed us in Incheon International Airport. We took the shuttle to our hotel. We briefly wandered the streets, showered and headed out to explore the city in 72 hours. First day […]

Fat Pasha Toronto | Middle Eastern Food

Fat Pasha Toronto | Middle Eastern Food

Some time ago we were visiting Toronto for a friend’s wedding. Like any other trip, it becomes culinary at some stage. We arrived at Fat Pasha. This was Anthony’s Rose latest collaboration with Robert Wilder. It is located at 414 Dupont Street (between Spadina Road and […]

Nubo Japanese Tapas Victoria | Vancouver Island

Nubo Japanese Tapas Victoria | Vancouver Island

Nubo Japanese Restaurant Victoria Vancouver Island Nomss Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle

Nubo Japanese Tapas is located on a quint little corner on 739 Pandora Ave. in downtown Victoria, British Columbia. We were over on Vancouver Island for a weekend getaway. Every time we are on vacation we always crave Asian food at least once – we always needed some sort of comfort food.

Nubo Japanese Restaurant Victoria Vancouver Island Nomss Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle

Nubo was clean and had a fusion, hip vibe. The menu offers more authentic Japanese cuisine than fancy fusion items.

Nubo Japanese Restaurant Victoria Vancouver Island Nomss Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle

Lucky Strike Roll 13: smoked salmon, seared tuna, spicy tuna, prawn tempura, avocado, fish eggs.

Nubo Japanese Restaurant Victoria Vancouver Island Nomss Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle

Nubo Japanese Restaurant Victoria Vancouver Island Nomss Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle

Nigiri sushi – Saba, Hotate, Amaebi. The sashimi was very fresh and I liked the giant pieces of butterfly scallops

Nubo Japanese Restaurant Victoria Vancouver Island Nomss Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle

Off the tapas menu we ordered Tamago Spam Musubi 9: spam, tamago, pressed sushi. This was not my favorite and thought it was rather dry and bland. The spam was too thin and the rice too dry.

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Nabeyaki Udon 17: udon soup, mussels, scallop, prawn

We could never have a Japanese meal without at least some cooked food. This Nabeyaki Udon was especially comforting for a windy night after spending a day at the waterfalls!

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Buta Gyoza 4: Pork dumplings.

 

If you have any recommendations for good quality sushi, please me know in the comments below! I need this next time we head over for a staycation!

 

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Nubo Japanese Tapas
URL: http://www.nubotapas.com
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi Bar
Hours:

Mon 11:30 am – 2:45 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Tue 11:30 am – 2:45 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 2:45 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 2:45 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 2:45 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Sat 11:30 am – 2:45 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Sun 11:30 am – 2:45 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm

 

739 Pandora Ave, Victoria, BC V8W 1N9
(778) 265-9909

 

 

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Morals Village Richmond | Chinese Hot Pot 德庄火锅

Morals Village Richmond | Chinese Hot Pot 德庄火锅

德庄火锅 Morals Village Richmond is located atEmpire Centre where Chef Tony 頤東大酒樓 and Shiang Garden is. The Richmond restaurant is a branch from its sister locations in Toronto (Downtown, Markham, Waterloo and Mississauga). Morals Village offers higher end hot pot with private rooms with its own […]

Be Love Victoria | Vegan Sustainable Organic Cuisine

Be Love Victoria | Vegan Sustainable Organic Cuisine

Be Love in a wonderful all vegan, organic and locally sourced plant based ingredients located in downtown Victoria at 1019 Blanshard Street. The restaurant is bright and airy. There are a patio seats outside perfect for a nice sunny day! Travelling is hard on the body, having […]

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Duncan | Vancouver Island Cowichan Valley

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Duncan | Vancouver Island Cowichan Valley

Blue Grouse Blue Grouse Estate Winery Duncan Victoria BC Instanomss Nomss Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle Canada

Blue Grouse Blue Grouse Estate Winery Duncan Victoria BC Instanomss Nomss Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle Canada

Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Vineyard is located in Duncan on Vancouver Island. Situated in the heart of Cowinchan Valley, Blue Grouse is one of the founding estate wineries on the island. The winery is family owned by Paul Brunner. Since 2012, the winery has undergone sizeable upgrades and renovations (structural, systems, buildings) since Brunner took over from the Kiltz family.

 

 

Blue Grouse Blue Grouse Estate Winery Duncan Victoria BC Instanomss Nomss Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle Canada

During our Vancouver Island road trip, we had no idea that the Cowichan Valley was home to so many BC wineries. Every few kilometers pointed us to a different vineyard. The southern slopes of the vineyard provide ideal growing conditions for German style wines. It is enveloped by evergreen trees to protect the vineyard from the wind. This area enjoys Canada’s warmest mean temperatures!

 

Cowichan: First Nation’s word meaning “the warm land”.

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Blue Grouse Estate varietals includes Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Muller Thurgau, Ortega, Black Muscat, Siegerrebe and Bacchus. Approximately 2500 cases are sold each year. Their 2015 Pinot Gris and Quill Rose are already sold out!

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Paul took Dave and I around facility and to the cellar. I love seeing the wine making process! Everything is like a science. It is very Walter White.

Blue Grouse Blue Grouse Estate Winery Duncan Victoria BC Instanomss Nomss Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle Canada

Blue Grouse Blue Grouse Estate Winery Duncan Victoria BC Instanomss Nomss Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle Canada

Both the barrel room and the sparkling wine room are temperature and humidity controlled.

Blue Grouse Blue Grouse Estate Winery Duncan Victoria BC Instanomss Nomss Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle Canada

Down the road from the Tasting Room is the Guest House. It has a gorgeous patio with a panoramic view of the vineyard. Trellis full of table grapes soon to be installed to provide shade to the ground floor. Ground floor suites now ready for private party and rentals.

Blue Grouse Blue Grouse Estate Winery Duncan Victoria BC Instanomss Nomss Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle Canada

Blue Grouse Blue Grouse Estate Winery Duncan Victoria BC Instanomss Nomss Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle Canada

Seriously, I can’t wait to wake up to this view. Easy!

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Dave and I tried a few different wines and our favorite was the Siegerrebe and Ortega.

The Siegerrebe is a clear and bright with aromas of ripe apple, grapefruite, spring blossom and pineapple. It is a light-medium bodied wine that is smooth with a refreshing mouthfeel with flavors of papaya, tangerine and floral aromas lingering on the finish.

The Ortega is a cross between Muller-Thurgau and Siegerrebe. The flavors are clear and bright with a bouquet of pear, green apple and elderberry. Again this light-medium bodied wine is balanced with refreshing acidity and flavors of dried apricots and grapefruit to round out the palate.

Blue Grouse Blue Grouse Estate Winery Duncan Victoria BC Instanomss Nomss Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle Canada

The Tasting Rooms gets busy usually between 1-4pm. For groups of six or more, reservation is highly encouraged. The cost for a group tasting is $5.00 per person and will not be refunded with purchase for parties of 10 or more.

This estate does not have a restaurant on site, so you will need to fuel up first!

 

I was invited by Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Town Hall Brands for menu tasting.

 

 

Blue Grouse Estate Winery
URL: http://www.bluegrouse.ca/
Cuisine: Estate Winery

Hours:

Sunday 11am – 5 pm
Monday 11am – 5 pm
Tuesday 11am – 5 pm
Wednesday 11am – 5 pm
Thursday 11am – 5 pm
Friday 11am – 5 pm
Saturday 11am – 5 pm

 

 

2182 Lakeside Road, Duncan, BC V9L 6M3
(250) 743-3834

2016 Ford Focus 5-Door Hatchback | Staycation Road Trip

2016 Ford Focus 5-Door Hatchback | Staycation Road Trip

We just came home from an incredibly relaxing road trip to Victoria on Vancouver Island. Unlike previous visits to the island, we avoided all things touristy and focused on water sports, waterfalls and trails, and of course good food! The Ford Focus is perfect for zipping […]

OLO Restaurant Victoria | Brunch in Chinatown

OLO Restaurant Victoria | Brunch in Chinatown

OLO Restaurant Victoria is an urban farm to table eatery in Chinatown at 509 Fisgard Street. Since the last time we were on Vancouver Island, the award winning Ulla closed and rebranded itself as a chic approachable spot perfect for brunch and late night. Executive Chef & Co-Owner Brand Holmes and […]

Hey Happy Coffee Victoria | Downtown Cafe

Hey Happy Coffee Victoria | Downtown Cafe

Hey Happy Coffee Victoria Chinatown BC Vancouver Island Instanomss Nomss Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle Canada

Hey Happy Coffee puts a smile on my face period. This single-cup service of robust coffee is located in Downtown Victoria at 560 Johnson Street. I’m happy to see a new wave of boutique cafes instead of chains that boast “serious coffee”.

Hey Happy Coffee Victoria Chinatown BC Vancouver Island Instanomss Nomss Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle Canada

Owner Rob Kettner coined the cafe Hey Happy Coffee after Indie film Hey, Happy. There are a few seating booths and a bright naturally lit space in the front. A bright splash of lime green on the wall highlights the menu and an old record player.

Hey Happy Coffee Victoria Chinatown BC Vancouver Island Instanomss Nomss Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle Canada

For coffee lovers, Hey Happy offers a rotating fresh sheet. 21 grams of coffee to 325 grams of water for each single brew pour over a Chemex. There is a method to this madness. There is a science to good tasting coffee. Stocklist and coffee beans includes Phil & Sebastian (Calgary), Heart (Portland), etc.

Hey Happy Coffee Victoria Chinatown BC Vancouver Island Instanomss Nomss Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle Canada

Regardless one sip of their coconut milk iced latte and you will be converted too! Still not convinced? Cascara Slushee, Mint Julep coffee cocktail and chilled bottle coffee makes your standard iced Americano cry.

But first, let’s talk about their coconut milk iced latte. Most “coconut milk” anything is thin and watery. Instead HH’s version is creamy, rich and ultra smooth. The coconut milk itself gives it that splash of sweetness. Now that’s five bucks I’m happy to pay for!

Nitro Cold Brew:  Smooth and crisp like beer. Super refreshing on dog days of summer.

Hey Happy Coffee Victoria Chinatown BC Vancouver Island Instanomss Nomss Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle Canada

Cascara Slushee: this light and slightly sweet slurpee is pretty just to look at. Cascara itself is actually the fruit that the coffee bean is grown in. The fruit is dehydrated and then steeped with honey, mint and lime. Then into the slushee machine. It is not the same cascara buckthorn native to Western North America from southern British Columbia south to Central California

 

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Does your coffee make you happy?

 

 

Hey Happy Coffee
URL: http://www.heyhappycoffee.com
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Cafe

Hours:
Mon 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Tue 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Wed 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Thu 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Fri 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

560 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8W 3C6
(250) 590-9680

 

 

 

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Blue Star Donuts Portland | Best Doughnuts Oregon PDX

Blue Star Donuts Portland | Best Doughnuts Oregon PDX

Blue Star Donuts in Portland is one of the best doughnuts available. I love them for their delicious buttery brioche dough. And if you’ve visited Portland, Oregon, I’m sure you’ve been told that Voodoo Doughnuts is a must. Truth is, Voodoo Doughnuts is for tourists. […]

Stumptown Coffee Roasters Portland | Oregon PDX Cold Brew

Stumptown Coffee Roasters Portland | Oregon PDX Cold Brew

Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Portland is a high-end coffee shop that has developed quite a cult following. This specialty coffee shop has locations throughout PDX (much like Prado and 49th Parallel coffee in Vancouver). But of course, many of its fans got really upset when […]