If you like good food and are looking for a fun go-to Vancouver restaurant that is equally enjoyable with or without your kids, you really need to check out the Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co.
Kid-Friendly Vancouver Restaurant
Some restaurants are kid-friendly because they have kid sized meals on their menus. Other restaurants are considered kid-friendly because no one looks at you funny when your toddler has a tantrum and kicks and screams under the table. Then there are places like the Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co., which are uniquely kid-friendly by not only offering a fresh and delicious kids menu, but also by having an amazing play space right in the dining room.
Their adorable wooden play kitchen, complete with child-sized aprons, pots and pans and plush fruits and vegetables, is the perfect thing to keep your child busy and entertained while waiting for your meal to be served. The best part is that they do all of this for children, while still maintaining a grown-up atmosphere that makes it the kind of place I would go to with my girlfriends on a Friday night.
The kids menu is amazing. They have pizza, obviously, but also macaroni and cheese, organic free range chicken and a grilled cheese sandwich, to name just a few. They even have a pretty appealing veggie plate which my toddler happily tucks in to each time we go.
This Vancouver restaurant even offers some fun and memorable experiences. Every Sunday and Monday evening from 5:00 to 7:00pm, kids can make their own pizzas: roll out their dough, spread tomato sauce and add their toppings. Or better yet, they also host birthday parties, where each child can make his or her own pizza at a cost of $13 per child. Sure, you could probably host a pizza making birthday party at home for less money, but then you’d have to clean up the mess!
Pizza, Pasta and More
Everything I’ve ordered at the Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. tastes fresh and flavourful. My recent favourite is the Farmer’s Market pizza, which changes almost daily and has four or five local seasonal toppings in addition to pesto and goat’s cheese.
The restaurant isn’t all pizza. Their menu is also filled with pastas, sandwiches, salads and more. The varieties are flavourful and unique, and the daily specials are always particularly interesting.
A Business that Gives Back
Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. claims to buy as much produce as they can from local farmers. I like that, not only because it supports the local economy,but also because I think it makes for a better tasting dish.
This Vancouver restaurant also offers fundraising programs to help local schools. You can hold a Tuesday night fundraising event in the restaurant (where 10% of all sales goes to your school) or organize a frozen pizza sales fundraiser (where $3 from every pizza sold goes to your school). It sounds like a pretty tasty way to make a difference in the community.
Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co.