EAT BLANSHARD STREET FOODIE GUIDEOur top picks for the tastiest street in town
Blanshard Street is fast becoming a top destination for restaurants in Victoria. From Middle Eastern cuisine to gourmet hotdogs, this street is chock-full of amazing local foodie establishements. Read on for our guide to our favorite stops and a few that are set to open soon.
1. DISCOVERY COFFEE
MUSTY TRY: ‘Tis the season for a Pumkin Spice Late and they make a mean one! Housemade spice mix, maple syrup, espresso and steamed milk.
VISIT WEBSITE: https://discoverycoffee.com/
MUST TRY: We have been taking guided tour groups here for 6 years and we love the Fried Halloumi Salad. Fresh herbs, salty cheese, with a lovely spiced dressing.
VISIT WEBSITE: https://letsgoyalla.ca/
3. LA TAQUISA
MUST TRY: Another one of our great tour partners! The veggie mole taco is awesome plus the mole sauce is handmade and a sentimental family recipe.
VISIT WEBSITE: https://www.lataquisa.com/
4. BAAN THAI WOK & GRILL
MUST TRY: Gaeng Curry – A complex flavour profile with sundried chili, galangal, lemongrass, kefir lime zest, shallot, cilantro root, garlic, shrimp paste and coarse sea salt. Simmered with fresh herbs, bell peppers, zucchini and bamboo shoots.
VISIT WEBSITE: https://baanthaivictoria.ca/
5. BOBADOG BUBBLE TEA AND HOTDOGS
MUST TRY: The Maui Wowi hot dog with pineapple salsa and the Fererro Milkshake are both amazing! They only just opened in September 2021 and they make a great addition to this already eclectic street.
VISIT WEBSITE: https://www.bobadog.com
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6. L’Apéro CHEESE EXPERIENCE
MUST TRY: We are so excited for this cheese-loving business to open! The Cheese Board on the Go is pretty awesome – customizable and they come in various sizes!
VISIT WEBSITE: https://www.aperocheeseexperience.com/
MUST TRY: We love surpizing our guests at this stop, it’s the one item that typically none of our guests have ever tried. Cheese tea! Cold tea topped with a foamy creamy layer of whipped cream combined with cream cheese.
VISIT WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/parteacanada/
8. MENBOW RAMEN BAR
MUST TRY: Spicy Shio Ramen – Tonkotsu (Creamy) Or Tori Broth (Clear) with toppings like BBQ Pork, Egg, Seaweed, Green Onion, Fishcakes, Mushroom, Beansprout, Spinach, Bamboo Shoot. YUM!
VISIT WEBSITE: https://menbowramenbar.com/
9. THE SUPERFLUX CABANA
MUST TRY: We can’t wait for this to open in the old The Livet space above Discovery Coffee. We have been huge fans of this Vancouver-based brewery for awhile and they will be a great edition to the street. We LOVE
VISIT WEBSITE: https://www.superfluxbeer.com/
10. Clarke & Co
MUST TRY: We love this cocktail bar and we think the Maple Butter Smoked Old Fashioned is to die for! Bookers Bourbon & Forty Creek Copper Pot Butter Washed Whisky, Hoyne Dark Matter, Maple Syrup, Cedar Smoked Glass, topped with Chocolate Bitters
VISIT WEBSITE: https://www.clarkeandcovictoria.com/