A look at the new restaurants coming to New West
By Roshni Riar, Staff Writer
New Westminster has seen a lot of new businesses open their doors over the past few years—from cute boutiques and shops, to a plethora of new restaurants popping up everywhere. The city has so much to offer and it’s not even close to being done growing yet.
2019 promises to be exciting for foodies, with a number of new restaurants opening soon. Most seem to be in the early stages of renovating and development, so here’s a list of places to keep your eyes open for this spring.
Where to find them: #112 810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster
When: Spring 2019
What to get: Whatever they recommend! There are no sneak peeks of the menu yet.
Located in the River Market, Amaranthus will be taking over Freebird Chicken Shack’s old space. Not to worry though, Freebird’s not gone. They’ve merged with Longtail Thai Kitchen and are operating out of that space going forward.
According to Amaranthus’ Facebook page, they will be a “plant based, feel good restaurant.” This is a really great addition to the River Market because while there are some vegan and vegetarian options available, they are somewhat few and far between. I look forward to seeing what this restaurant will be offering up—whatever it is, I hope it’s a hit with vegetarians and omnivores alike!
Angelina’s Dutch Corner
Where to find them: #122 810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster
When: April 2019
What to get: A delicious Dutch pannekoek with your choice of toppings.
Already a staple at the New Westminster Quay, Angelina’s has been in business serving up traditional Dutch breakfasts for 17 years at its current location. With Wild Rice recently closed, Angelina’s will be moving into their old space at the River Market. This gives them a lot more room to welcome customers with easier accessibility for the curious and hungry.
Since they’re already operating elsewhere, I’d recommend perusing their menu online to start narrowing down what you’re going to get. Trust me, there’s a lot. It’s all amazing and totally worth the wait.
Rocky Point Ice Cream
Where to find them: 500 6th Avenue, New Westminster
When: May 2019
What to get: A massive scoop of ice cream—duh!
Another well-known and loved local joint, Rocky Point Ice Cream has been a staple in Port Moody for over 20 years. You can find them at their Port Moody shop or at markets in their food truck across the Lower Mainland. What’s even better is that in a few months, you’ll be able to find them at their brand-new location in Uptown too.
Rocky Point prides themselves on their fresh, handcrafted, small batch ice cream. If ice cream isn’t really your thing, they’ve also got coffee, baked goods, milkshakes, and more. They’ll be a welcome addition to New West for all those with a sweet tooth.