February 23, 2024

Vanmag Restaurants Awards 2024: Introducing Reader’s Selection

This 12 months, you get a vote in awarding the very best dining establishments in the metropolis.

We’re hungry for your impression. For the to start with time, Vancouver journal is happy to announce a Reader’s Option division of our once-a-year Restaurant Awards. In addition to our classic delicacies-targeted types (which will nonetheless be judged by our specialist panel),  we’ll be awarding over 30 Reader’s Selection awards. The eating places will be nominated and voted on by you—yes, you looking through this—and awards will be offered at our 2024 Vanmag Restaurant Awards ceremony on May 6, 2024.

This story will get deep into the Reader’s Decision awards, and contains a list of categories, guidance for how to vote and FAQs. If you want to skip proper to nominating, here’s where to do it.

A collection of dishes from Suyo, the winner of Very best Latin American in our 2023 Cafe Awards.

Reader’s Preference Awards: The Types

The 2024 Reader’s Alternative Awards are divided into a few regions of emphasis: dishes, kinds of eating and neighbourhoods/our favourite hotspots exterior of Vancouver.

Dishes Groups

Best Burger
Greatest Dim Sum
Finest Fried Rooster
Most effective Sizzling Pot
Most effective Pasta
Ideal Pizza
Finest Ramen
Finest Sandwich
Finest Seafood
Greatest Steak
Best Sushi
Greatest Tacos

Dining Classes

Best Bar (or Wine Bar)
Most effective Brewery
Very best Brunch
Greatest Espresso Shop
Finest Foods Truck
Greatest Vegan/Vegetarian Cafe

Best of the Neighbourhoods/Exterior Vancouver

We have mentioned loads of neighbourhoods underneath, but we’ll only be awarding the ‘hoods that get the most nominations and votes… so make confident to advocate tough for your favourite.

Ideal Downtown Cafe
Very best Chinatown Restaurant
Best Gastown Cafe
Best Yaletown Cafe
Best West Stop Restaurant
Greatest Business Generate Restaurant
Very best Mount Nice Restaurant
Most effective South Primary Cafe
Greatest Olympic Village Restaurant
Very best Fairview/Phony Creek Cafe
Very best South Granville Restaurant
Finest Kitsilano Restaurant
Best Kerrisdale Cafe
Greatest Fraserhood Cafe
Best Hastings-Dawn Restaurant
Finest South Cambie Restaurant
Best Neighbourhood We Missed*
*if your favourite neighbourhood cafe doesn’t in shape any where else, this is your publish-in opportunity.

Best Vancouver Island Cafe
Ideal North Shore Cafe
Ideal Okanagan Restaurant
Most effective Richmond Cafe
Very best Whistler Cafe

people putting a ballot into a voting box
Picture: Unsplash/Arnaud Jaegers

Reader’s Selection Awards: How to Nominate and Vote

Nominations are now open up for the Reader’s Option division of the 2024 Vanmag Restaurant Awards. Nominations can me produced on the net on this page.

Our on the internet nomination platform will request you for your initial and last name, postal code and e mail. You will want to enter this info only as soon as. Once you hit “nominate” on that first vote, we’ll deliver you an e mail to affirm that you are not a bot. Hit the confirmation backlink and you will be formally logged in—from there, the rest of the nominations will be a breeze.

Immediately after the nomination interval, we’ll have a voting period—check back right here or observe us on Instagram to continue to keep up-to-day.

Torn bread at AnnaLena, winner of Restaurant of the Yr in our 2023 awards. Image by Allison Kuhl.

Reader’s Option Awards: FAQs

Have a question? Possibly we’ve answered it.

How do I nominate a cafe in Vanmag’s Reader’s Option Cafe Awards?

Nominations can be manufactured on the internet as a result of our digital nomination tool—find the url here.

What if I spell a restaurant’s identify incorrect when I am nominating?

We’ve received both of those robots and humans on the case—rest assured, producing a typo in your nomination won’t affect that restaurant’s prospects of profitable. All I inquire is you test your ideal. —Alyssa, the human editor 

How do I vote for a restaurant in Vanmag’s Reader’s Selection Cafe Awards?

Voting will be accomplished through the same software, and at the same world-wide-web link, as nominations. Once voting opens, you can vote here.

Why do I have to enter my e-mail and postal code when I am nominating?

We choose your electronic mail to ensure that people are not voting various occasions. It is not a great method, but it’s the finest way to ensure that absolutely everyone has a honest shot. The postal code information and facts will only be used internally—we’re curious about which Vancouver neighbourhoods are most engaged with the cafe scene.

If I give you my e mail handle, are you heading to spam me with email messages?

No! We’ll send out you an electronic mail to allow you know when voting is open. Other than that, you’ll only hear from us if you decide in to our newsletters (which you should really, we’re quite entertaining).

My neighbourhood isn’t detailed. Why never you care about me?

Hey, we had to attract the line somewhere—there’s more than 30 unique neighbourhoods in the metropolis, and the boundaries fluctuate depending on who you ask. We listed as quite a few of the scorching dining ‘hoods as we could and also left a publish-in spot, so if your favourite neighbourhood cafe does not in shape into the listed groups, just publish it in there.

What about the usual Restaurant Awards, like Greatest French, Most effective Chinese and Most effective New Restaurant?

We’re nevertheless accomplishing our frequent awards—you know, the kinds that are judged by esteemed meals writers, restaurant critics and marketplace leaders. The Reader’s Decision Awards will be presented in addition to our regular awards on May 6.

Psst—we’re also introducing an Editor’s Picks division, with groups like Very best Day Night time, Very best Patio and Very best Business Lunch spot. Remain tuned.

Nonetheless have a query we have not answered? Drop us a line at [email protected].