Find your dishes. Eat your wishes.

Trying to find new eats in the city without leaving it to the luck of the draw? Want to appear as the food expert amongst your friends?

Our mission at Hidden Gems is to provide the ultimate guide to the top dishes from the best small restaurants in Vancouver, BC.

A Hidden Gems restaurant is a small scale restaurant that cooks up an authentic taste reflecting the very best of Vancouver. Our diverse group of food curators hand-picks the best dishes from these restaurants and describes exactly why they loved them, and why you should too. Find us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter as well!

Restaurants, tell us about your best dishes!
Foodies, tell us about your favourite Hidden Gem!

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The Core Team

Cedric Wong
Sales Lead

Cedric is a well-travelled food enthusiast who has lived in New York, Toronto, and of course, his hometown Vancouver! While he has his go-to staples for comfort food, his adventurous spirits often lead him on many hole-in-the-wall food adventures.

Cecilia Wong
Operations Lead

I’m not a foodie. Call me a food lover and snacker. I eat 5 meals a day. I see myself as a simple person who loves to eat and connects to people through food. Most of my friendships develop and revolve around edible happiness.

Jenny Yu

Jenny is a writer and editor who loves good food and good grammar. While she calls Vancouver home, she has also lived in London and Amsterdam — and devoured their food scenes, too. You can find Jenny and her eating escapades on Instagram.

Marissa Cheung
Creative Lead

Marissa has a small stomach capacity so whatever that goes in has got to be heavenly! She has constant cravings for Japanese izakaya, ramen and dim sum. Marissa is the artsy brain behind Hidden Gems, so if something looks wrong on here, let her know!

Albert Yu
Whatever's Left

A passionate foodie who has travelled the world eating but still finds Vancouver to be his food paradise, Albert is all about making new friends and collaborations, so give him shout if you want to connect!

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