Best Family Restaurants On The Drive

  • When everyone wants something different for dinner, it’s time to grab the family, throw them in the car or better yet — walk to neighbourhood restaurant that feels like home, but where you don’t need to do the dishes! If you’ve just moved into the Commercial Drive area, as your East Vancouver real estate experts, we’ve put together a list of the best family-friendly restaurants in the area.

    Family-Style Italian Feast on Commercial Drive at Arriva

    Nothing says ‘family dinner’ like an Italian feast. At Arriva Ristorante Italiano, the food is fresh, and the place is still run by the family that opened it 25 years ago. Commercial Drive’s heritage as greater Vancouver’s Little Italy is prevalent; the atmosphere is friendly, the portions family-sized, and  there’s also a variety of gluten-free and vegetarian options to please even the pickiest of eaters in your family.

    1537 Commercial Drive

    The Drive’s Best Comfort Food at Cafe Deux Soleils

    Just like the slogan says, Cafe Deux Soleils is “your home for healthy comfort food, morning, noon and night.” With a happy hour, frequent live events such as Vancouver Poetry Slam and Open Mic nights; you can get anything from a drink to a full, hot delicious meal. It’s the perfect place for large groups or to bring your young ones for a play date.

    2096 Commercial Drive

    Fresh Mexican Food at Bandidas Taqueria

    The all-day breakfast, kids’ menu and fresh griddle corn tortillas on the Drive make Bandidas Taqueria the spot for Vegetarian Mexican. With true community roots and low environmental-impact practices, Bandidas strives to give back to local causes and events while offering healthy, affordable food.

    2781 Commercial Drive

    Ocean Wise Seafood and Sushi at Tatsu Japanese Bistro

    Proud partner of the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise seafood conservation program, Tatsu Japanese Bistro offers a variety of delicious Japanese fusion dishes in a quaint environment that’s both inviting and family-friendly.

    1441 Commercial Drive

    Feast on Greek at the Saloniki Taverna

    Book a table at the bustling Saloniki Greek Taverna for a guaranteed flavourful and entertaining evening; especially Friday and Saturday evenings when live bands perform at one of the Drive’s oldest and most delicious Greek restaurants. They even have 24 hours guaranteed parking for patrons, which is hard to beat on this busy street.

    1815 Commercial Drive


    What’s your favourite family-friendly eatery on the Drive? Share with us on Facebook! Tip: if you’re selling your East Vancouver home, restaurant recommendations and favourite neighbourhood spots that highlight the excellent proximity and promote community are great info for buyers.


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