In preparation for the launch of Eastpark, our new community on Main and Quebec at 35th Ave, we decided to shop the area for furnishings for the presentation centre. Main Street has such a personality in itself, we couldn’t help but want to incorporate a bit of that character into our community.
Main Street is a haven for those who are-lets just say-not afraid to be different. This neighbourhood is anything but cookie cutter, and is as unique as its residents and shop owners. The streets are lined with small local shops and eclectic restaurants-there truly is something for everyone in this area. Whether you want to find your next exciting vintage clothing purchase, or have a delicious vegetarian meal, this is the street for you. We have put together a list of some of our favorite shops and restaurants on this iconic street, and hope that you will get a chance to visit them yourself!
Bruce’s Eyewear-Tucked away in a small storefront on 20th and Main, this is a shop you won’t want to miss. Carrying designs by some of fashion’s most iconic designers (like Oliver Goldsmith, who designed Audrey Hepburn’s black sunglasses from “Breakfast at Tiffanies”), this store is sure to impress. With an eclectic collection of eyeglasses and sunglasses, you will never have to worry about someone “copying you.” Each design is truly one of a kind.
Baker’s Dozen Antiques-Located on 21st and Main, this store is full of unique and fascinating trinkets and furniture. From antique globes, to gold leafed whiskey glasses,this store has it all, and rarely will you walk out empty handed.
Vancouver Special-A mid-century modern home store, Vancouver Special truly is…well, special! Located at 20th and Main, they carry everything from bright colored chairs to felt clocks. It begs the question, “I wonder if this is too cool to put in my home?”
Regional Assembly of Text-Arguably one of the most unique stores on Main St, this stationery shop is truly a must see destination. Carrying everything from greeting cards to journals and memory books, you are sure to find what you are looking for, even if you weren’t even looking. Located on 23rd and Main.
Meet on Main-Don’t let the name fool you, this restaurant is completely vegan, and completely delicious! Who says that eating healthy doesn’t have to taste great? Located on 27th and Main
Burgoo-Although they have expanded into other locations around the city, the bistro on Main Street. remains a local favorite. Serving an array of comfort food and delicious drinks, this restaurant is the perfect place to spend your summer days (they even have a patio!). Located at 15th and Main.
Acorn Vegetarian-Named one of Vancouver’s 10 best new restaurants in 2013, acorn is a unique vegetarian experience. With an emphasis on presentation, the dishes they serve are not only beautiful, but delicious! Located on 24th and Main, you don’t have to be vegetarian to enjoy this restaurant.
Radicle Juicery-Following the healthy-living mentality of Main St. residents, Radicle Juicery offers a broad range of made-to-order juices, as well as home made protein bars and sweets. Located at 16th and Main, it’s a great place to stop and grab a drink while doing your other shopping.