Ready for a culinary adventure? One of the best things about living in Burnaby-Willingdon Heights is taking full advantage of the diverse and delicious restaurants in the area. You don’t have to head into Vancouver to enjoy award-winning local cuisine: North Burnaby’s got everything you need.
4260 Hastings St, Burnaby, BC
If you live here, you already know. This North Burnaby institution is famous for its pasta challenge—finish a 63-ounce plate of pasta and win a commemorative pen!—and though the line may be daunting, the generous portions are worth the wait. It’s not just about quantity, either: the quality here is as high as you’d expect. Come hungry, but don’t be surprised if you need to pack up your leftovers.
4120 Hastings St, Burnaby, BC
The Pear Tree is a destination restaurant that proves you don’t have to brave downtown Vancouver parking to enjoy an intimate French fine dining experience. Reserve in advance for the multi-course chef’s menu, and prepare to be blown away. It’s not just the best in the ‘burbs—it’s one of the best restaurants in the Lower Mainland, period.
4010 E Hastings St, Burnaby, BC
Craving Thai food? Nothing warms a drizzly North Burnaby day more than some spicy green curry served with fragrant coconut rice. You’ll find the best deals at lunchtime, and while it can get a little crowded, you’ll never have to wait too long for a table.
4091 Hastings St, Burnaby, BC
Just follow your nose: you’ll smell the smoker before you see Butchers Block. Here, you’ll find backyard-style BBQ ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork, chicken, and sausages. It may not be the best place to bring your vegan buddies, but hey, that just means more cornbread for you.
Jo Ju Tofu Hot Pot
4544 Hastings St, Burnaby, BC
Banish the chill of a cold winter day with a sizzling bowl of kimchi hot pot. This Taiwanese/Korean restaurant offers individual hot pot combos for super affordable prices, great for when you don’t feel like making dinner on a Wednesday. Tasty, filling, and with plenty of vegetables so you can pretend it’s healthy? That’s a win in our books!