Vancouver Foodster's Commercial Drive Tasting Plates - Part One

Doing battle with the smoke like everyone in the city and province, we arrived humidity frazzled, with slightly burning eyes at The Drive Coffee Bar on Commercial to check in and meet with Richard Wolak and everyone else participating in this event. We would be back here for a coffee when things had cooled down a bit.

Once on our way to our first destination, we temporarily forgot our global warming related woes ( we should never really forget this) in anticipation of some good eats.
First stop was at Pasture to Plate. We visited their Denman Street location as part of West End Tasting Plates not too long ago and their offering was spectacular.  This location is a butcher shop rather than a restaurant so we enjoyed our tacos standing outside.
This was a very tasty pulled pork taco with cheese, avocado and pico de gallo. Being on the thirsty side, we were disappointed that the promised Kombucha was unapologetically not available. Oh well! On to the next stop!
Rosemary Rocksalt offered respite from the heat of the evening and although a beverage was not part of their sample, we were able to purchase and enjoy an Italian soda to go with a couple of very nice Bagel sandwiches
I have never been here before but loved their chewy and delicious Montreal style bagels (boiled and then baked). One was topped with a nice helping of very good Montreal smoked meat while the other was served exactly as bagels should be, with lox, cream cheese, capers and red onion! Wonderful and maybe my favorite taste of the evening!
Marie loved the little cheesecake sample but unfortunately, cheesecake is not on their regular menu. It definitely should be! This is a friendly and comfortable place to stop for a decent snack or pick up some bagels for home. Check out their website and note that they have impressive ethics that include decent treatment of their employees. This impresses me as much as the food!
Stay tuned for part two of Vanfoodster's Commercial Drive Tasting Plates!

Rosemary Rocksalt Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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