Most Instagrammable Places in Richmond, B.C.
Just a short drive from downtown Vancouver, you’ll come across Richmond B.C. It’s best known for its authentic Asian cultural, but it also has some of B. C’s most instagrammable food. Today’s blog post I’ll take you around Richmond, introducing you to some of the yummies, and most photogenic, restaurants, cafes, and of course, the Richmond Night Market
Who doesn’t look forward to the Fair where they can treat themselves to delectable mini fried donuts covered in cinnamon sugar? Now you don’t have to wait till September to indulge in these mini delights thanks to Outpost Mini Donut Co. These gourmet donuts are unlike the traditional ones you find at carnivals, as they come in a wide variety of flavours and toppings. From the classics, including cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar, chocolate icing, vanilla bean and maple icing, to the more fancy and gourmet options like coconut, blueberry, lemon, Boston cream and cheesecake, Outpost serves up just about every flavour to help crave your sweet tooth.
Step away from Starbucks and Tim Hortons and treat your taste buds to Caffe Artigiano. This locally based Italian artisan coffee house use whole, organic and real ingredients to craft all their delicious beverages and sweet treats. Although you can find several locations around B.C., I highly suggest hitting up the one at McArthur Glen Designer Outlets. With its European flair, you’d swear you’re walking into an Italian café. From your standard coffee to cappuccinos and espressos, to its wide range of scones, croissants and other fresh pastry options, which are baked fresh each day, this is not your typical hipster hangout.
While you’re taking a moment to shop the outlets, be sure to swing by Hugo’s Churros for lunch. While their authentic Mexican tacos, burritos and nachos are mouth-watering on its own, their deep fried sugary, fresh to order churros stole the show. Not only is this restaurant a hidden gem, it’s warm, inviting, instagrammable and vegan!
From its marble tabletops, to its pink velvet chairs and gold accents, it doesn’t get any more photogenic than Spiritea. It’s new to the Richmond area, but that doesn’t mean it’s not serving up some of the fanciest and most delicious teas around. The owners pride themselves on their craftsmanship, and soak each tea left in low-tem’perature glacial water, which helps release the tea tannins and caffeine, to produce a smooth and rich tea aroma.
ZenQ is unlike any restaurant I’ve been before. This authentic Taiwanese desserts handmakes everything in house, but its number one dessert would have to be their DIY Monster Shaved Iced Creations. You’ll have the opportunity to pick your flavour of ice and then 3 toppings, anything from fresh fruit, to candy, marshmallows and ice cream to garnish with. It’s honestly unlike anything you’ve had before.
Although the puppy pug at Sweethoney Dessert may be too cute to eat, the chocolate ice cream with chocolate mousse cake inside is to die for. I highly recommend eating it within a few minutes of it being served, while it’s still slightly frozen and ice cold. This authentic Hong Kong style dessert restaurant also offers an array of other delicious desserts worth exploring.
Milkcow is a Korean dessert cafe, best known for its unique milk soft ice cream and extraordinary toppings. Although each item on the menu looks mouth watering, it’s famous for its watermelon ice cream sandwich. You start by taking a large slice of watermelon, splitting it down the middle, so you have two thick slices on either side. It’s then filled with organic watermelon-flavoured milk soft ice-cream and chocolate chips, instead of seeds. It’s slightly sweet with a burst of freshness. Perfect sweet treat on a hot summer day.
Now let’s jump into the Richmond Night Market most instagrammable options. First up, taste the rainbow with a rainbow grilled cheese from Say Cheeeese Toast. I’ll let the photos speak for itself. There are no words on just how delicious and fun this grilled cheese really is. It’s made with fresh mozzarella cheese and has condensed milk inside to create somewhat of a sweet taste.
Souffle pancakes are all the range in Japan, but now you can get these fluffy goodness at Fluffy Souffle. They start by separating the egg yolk from the egg whites, which are then beaten to make a meringue like texture, then gently folded and carefully rested into the batter. What you’re left with is a little piece of heaven topped with fresh organic strawberries. It honestly melts in your mouth and is the perfect mixed between savory and sweet.
If you didn’t make it to the outlets for churros, stop by the Pancho’s Bakery for the best churros in Canada. If you can’t decided between the classic churro filled with either condensed milk, dulce de leche or chocolate, or the churro cone, which is a churro wrapped as a cone and then filled with ice cream, sauce and your choice of toppings, I suggest getting both (or that’s what I at least did). Honestly, you can’t go wrong with either. These cinnomony-sugary, warm, soft big stick of chewy goodness just melt in your mouth and leave you wanting more.
What do you get when you combine fresh milk and fresh tea, fresh happiness…or at least that’s what Milk Cha is trying to deliver with their milk tea baby bottles? These triple-layer Milk Cha combines tea, fresh milk and flavour all into one colourful, delicious and refreshing drink. You start with your choice of tea, followed by creamy milk and finished off with your fave flavour. You can immediately see the 3 layers, but when you shake it up, that’s where the real magic happens.