Photo: Tendon Kohaku
Dine the Line is back with delicious new itineraries!
The dining initiative launched in 2019 by WestCoast Food and TransLink is back this year with an expanded travel menu, offering transit riders even more options for exploration, all within a ten-minute walk from specific transit stations or stops.
This year there are 14 participating Burnaby locations spanning five exceptionally curated itineraries; World Cuisine via Expo Line, Breweries and Bites via Millennium Line, The Bubble Line, Explore East and Southeast Asia, and It’s Better with Friends.
Read on to find out which Burnaby locations you need to check out!
It’s Better with Friends
This is perfect for when you’re planning a dinner for 6+ or looking for a casual watering hole for your work crew, it’s essential to have go-to spots for groups. Invite all your friends and grab the big table with the It’s Better with Friends itinerary.
The beloved Tenen Restaurant in Burnaby features in this Dine the Line itinerary and serves up a wide array of Eastern European dishes. Located a 5-min walk away from Royal Oak station, this is the spot if you and your friends are craving home-cooked meals. Balkan-style BBQ, soups, salads, pasta, and different types of meat from pork to veal; Tenen Restaurant will fill your heart with dishes that you can’t easily find across the region. Click here to check out the full map for the It’s Better with Friends itinerary.
Breweries and Bites via Millennium Line
Did you know Millennium Line has 7 stops in Burnaby and Dageraad Brewing is one of the brewery locations along this route! Just a 4-min walk away from Production Way-University Station, Dageraad produces Belgium-style beer with a local punch. The name itself came from a square in Antwerp, Belgium. Truly, a taste of Europe from afar! If you’re feeling hungry, why not stop by Astro’s Kitchen who’s also part of the Breweries and Bites itinerary. Astro’s serves American-style breakfast and burgers. Located a 12-min walk away from Holdom Station, this diner spot is run by a couple that glows in their “mom-and-pop” style. Click here to check out the full map for the Breweries and Bites via Millennium Line itinerary.
Bubble Tea Line
It’s always bubble tea season, baby! Burnaby has four proud bubble tea spots participating in this year’s Dine the Line. If you’re around Patterson Skytrain, Money Tea is a 6-min walk away from the station. Serving their original Yakult-infused bubble tea, this one-of-a-kind bubble tea is a must-try. Still in the same area and distance, Come buy is a bubble tea chain to fix your bubble tea craving! If you walk a little farther away towards Metrotown, Wushiland Boba (now goes as 101 BoBA) is located inside Metropolis at Metrotown, serving fruit teas, milk teas, and even flavoured teas. Ki Dessert Cafe is also a beloved bubble tea spot near the Royal Oak station, only a 2-min walk away. Not only do they serve bubble tea, but they also serve light snacks such as waffles. If you’re thinking of getting sandwiches and bubble tea (a great combination by the way!), Tealips Cafe is the spot. Located a 12-min walk from Edmonds Station, they serve both sweet and savoury snacks ranging from dessert waffles to sandwiches and, of course, bubble tea. Click here to check out the full map for the Bubble Tea Line itinerary.
Explore East and Southeast Asia
Travel to the other side of the Pacific with the Explore East and Southeast Asia itinerary. The four Burnaby eateries on this itinerary will be sure to take you on a taste adventure. The famous Tendon Kohaku is one of them, located in Madison Centre across from Brentwood Station, their Japanese tempura rice bowls are neatly served, and the plating is insta-worthy for sure. Still in the Brentwood Station area, two restaurants- The Viet Noodle Guy and Glorious Bao offer unique tastes and experiences. The Viet Noodle Guy, having been voted as the Best of Burnaby two years in a row, 2020 and 2021 serving casual Vietnamese cuisine such as pho, banh mi, broken rice, and salad rolls. Glorious Bao is known for its fried rice and delicious baos. If you move farther away to Lougheed Station, Pho Japolo Sushi is where the heart is. A unique crossover between authentic Vietnamese cuisine and innovative sushi rolls, this spot is a rare gem that you wouldn’t want to miss. Click here to check out the full map for the Explore East and Southeast Asia itinerary.
Photo: Glorious Bao
World Cuisine via Expo Line
Journey around the world on a SkyTrain ticket! With 6 Skytrain stations in Burnaby, Expo Line is the commuter’s home. Burnaby has 3 participating restaurants on the line, from Metrotown to Edmonds. Cafe La Foret is the local’s favourite working or studying spot serving cakes, pastries, beverages, and brunch. A 10-min walk away from Royal Oak Station, Hanwoori Korean Restaurant is the star of the show for hotpot, Korean fried chicken, Korean BBQ, and Jjangmyeon. Here, you will get an authentic Korean dining experience with a lot of options to choose from. If you want to try something different, Anatolia’s Gate near Edmonds Station serves Turkish delicacies that you can’t find anywhere else across Metro Vancouver. Their rice platters and kabobs are things that you have to try at least once in your lifetime. Click here to check out the full map for the World Cuisine via Expo Line itinerary.
Dine the Line and WIN!
There is also a chance to win a grand prize of a 2-night stay in The Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver, dinner with Diva at the Met plus Compass Cards for two, pre-loaded with three days of unlimited transit on all SkyTrain lines, busses, and the SeaBus. You’ll also be kept dining around the whole time with $400 in gift cards to Dine the Line featured restaurants. The contest closes at 11:59 PM on March 15, 2023.
Enter to win here.