The greatness of Burnaby Heights has flown under the radar for some time, with only the locals knowing how special the community is. But over the past few years, it’s become an increasingly popular neighbourhood in Metro Vancouver. Along this strip of Hastings Street, a real community exists with local, family-run businesses that have called the street home for a decade or more.

Finding something to eat in Burnaby Heights is an adventure in choice – French, Italian, Vietnamese, Indian, Thai… the list is endless. With so many delicious food offerings, your biggest problem is deciding when you’re full.

Pick out a few favourites from the list below, or stroll along historic East Hastings Street and discover for yourself just how good food tastes in “The Heights”.

Chad Thai

The award-winning Thai street food restaurant, open for lunch or dinner, won Best Thai in the Best of Burnaby by Burnaby Now in 2013, 2015, and 2017. Eat a filling lunch for under $10 here.

4010 East Hastings Street

Chez Meme

Open for breakfast and lunch, grab a tasty French-inspired meal to-stay or to-go. The family-owned business serves baguette sandwiches, soups, and French toast brioche, amongst other favourites.

4016 East Hastings Street

King Mahal

Specializing in Northern Indian cuisine, King Mahal has been open for over 20 years. The team is dedicated to creating healthy dishes with low sodium and low fat. If you’re craving a night in, they’ll even deliver.

4051 East Hastings Street

Broken Rice

For authentic Vietnamese cuisine, look no further than Broken Rice. The modern restaurant adds a contemporary spin to traditional recipes, but always stays true to their Vietnamese culture.

4088 East Hastings Street

Glenburn Soda Fountain and Confectionary

Your sweet tooth is in for a treat – day or night. Glenburn Soda Fountain and Confectionery will send you on a trip back in time with their nostalgic aesthetic, ice cream creations, and selection of candy.

4090 East Hastings Street

Butchers Block BBQ

Fancy a backyard-style BBQ? There’s one at Butchers Block BBQ. Limited quantities are smoked each day, so be sure to go early if you’re really in the mood.

4091 East Hastings Street

Oui Coffee House

Oui is the perfect cozy nook for your morning (or afternoon) coffee. This French-style café also serves pastries and desserts throughout the day, and wine, beer, and cheese platters in the evenings.

4092 East Hastings Street

The Pear Tree

Owned by a husband and wife team, The Pear Tree opened in 1998, and continues to serve the community organic, locally-sourced dishes.

4120 East Hastings Street

Cioffi’s Meat Market and Deli

You’ll always have fresh, delicious food in your fridge with Cioffi’s down the street. It’s been recognized as the best and most authentic Italian and European food supplier in Metro Vancouver for over 20 years. Cheeses, meats, oils, pastas, antipasti, and lots of meals to-go or to stick in your freezer for a lazy day.

4142 – 4156 East Hastings Street

The Gray Olive

A newcomer to the ‘hood, The Gray Olive offers mouth-watering comfort food in a modern space. This’ll quickly become your favourite weekend brunch go-to. Or stop by for breakfast or lunch during the week. Psst… there’s avocado toast.

4190 East Hastings Street

Anton’s Pasta Bar

This 25-year-old spot is legendary. You’ll know you’re there by the line that trails down the block. Known as Vancouver’s original pasta bar, Anton’s serves traditional Italian meals in enormous portions and at reasonable prices.

4260 East Hastings Street

X-Site Grill and Bistro

Featuring musicians on most nights, X-Site Grill and Bistro is a great casual spot to go with a few friends and a big appetite. From gourmet burgers to nachos, you’ll find your favourite pub food here.

4625 East Hastings Street

Chez Christophe

Renowned across the Lower Mainland for artisanal chocolate and pastries, Chez Christophe will help you celebrate any special occasion with elegance – or pop in for a piece of chocolate on your way home or fresh croissants in the morning.

4717 East Hastings Street


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