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The Heights is a close-knit community in North Burnaby that sneakily offers some of the best places to eat in the Lower Mainland. These eight diverse spots – from the most generous pasta proportions you’ve ever seen to a French bistro that will transport you straight to Paris – are guaranteed to offer up something for everybody.
The Pear Tree embodies the best of The Heights by providing a sense of community with a high quality dining expereince. Run by the husband and wife team Scott and Stephanie Jaeger, The Pear Tree uses local, seasonal and organic products in many of their dishes. Book a reservation and try one of their delicious culinary creations, like the pan roasted trout served with pomme dauphine and butternut squash.
4120 East Hastings St., Burnaby
If you’ve never been to Anton’s Pasta Bar before and are worried about finding it, don’t stress. Just look for a long line stretching along East Hastings. The pasta served at Anton’s may come in monumental proportions (seriously, the servings are huge), but rest assured, quality is never sacrificed for quantity. The pasta is made fresh on site every day, and many of the recipes used in their dishes have been handed down from Italian owner Tony Mauro’s own mother, so you know it’s the real deal.
4260 East Hastings St., Burnaby
If the emptiness of your stomach is equaled only by the empitness of your wallet, then stop by X-Site Grill and Bistro the next time you eat out. Nothing on the menu is over $9.95, making it an affordable way to satisfy your craving for peppercorn steak, garlic prawns, souvlaki and more. And if you’re looking to really spoil yourself, you’ll definitely have enough in your pockets to splurge on dessert.
4625 Hastings St., Burnaby
Voted by Burnaby Now readers to be the Best Thai Restaurant of 2013 in Burnaby, Chad Thai has a diverse menu of Thai dishes. Everything, from popular favourites like Pad Thai to the more adventurous Panang Curry, tastes authentic and delicious, and offers up the signature flavours that accompany real Thai cooking.
4010 East Hastings St., Burnaby
Known for their mile-high burgers, Burger Etc. allows you to create your own burger masterpiece with a beef, chicken, or veggie patty. With a surplus of add-ons to choose from, including jalapenos, pineapple rings, bacon and onions, can be as wild as you want them to be. The Etc. part means you can also find additional BBQ dishes and even local craft beer.
4091 East Hastings St., Burnaby
You can’t consider yourself in-the-know foodie until you’ve been to the delightful Chez Meme on Hastings. The French owners are to thank for the crispy baguette sandwiches that contain tasty Brie and ham, braised lamb, or beef short rib. This French-style bistro with a Canadian twist is open for breakfast and lunch, but make sure you call for a reservation, as this spot is consistently busy around lunchtime.
4016 Hastings St., Burnaby
North Burnaby has a large Italian population, which means good food and family atmosphere isn’t far behind. Cioffi’s Meat Market & Deli has a range of deli items including fresh cheeses, olives, savoury cut steaks and even entire pigs for your next family gathering. If you don’t feel like preparing a meal, stop by their kitchen and order one of the many Italian-style meals ready-to-go.
4142 Hastings St., Burnaby
Take the DeLorean back in time to the 1950s at Glenburn Soda Fountain and Confectionary. This old-school diner has the inside scoop on ice cream sundaes, milkshakes, pies and classic treats. Pictured above is their Glenburn Sampler, complete with three house-made sauces. So head on down Daddy-O, you won’t be disappointed.
4090 Hastings St., Burnaby
Need an injection of Parisian romance? Your stomach will fall in love with the pastries and confections at Oui Paris, the Heights’s newest kid on the block. Having just opened earlier this spring, this cafe is still in its infancy, but things look promising. The atmosphere is positively French, and is this cafe is the perfect escape when you’re longing for a trip across the pond. Whether you’re looking for a delicious sandwich for lunch, or a little sweet with your coffee to get you over the afternoon hump, this is the place to be.