Where to Eat in Vancouver for Kids
When you hear the phrase kids eat free, what do you think of? For most of us, it conjures up images of family restaurants with cheap, predictable food and crayons on the table. We don’t think of hip, urban eateries. Yaletown dining lounge SOCIETY is trying to change that with their Family Nights, each Sunday starting at 4:30pm. It’s where to eat in Vancouver for the 12 and under set and their parents.
We got in touch with the folks at SOCIETY, and they told us that their cuisine embodies a union of opposites, where down-home meets completely new. The menu features familiar comfort food reimagined in a whole new way. From Tomato Soup with Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches to Lobster Shepherd’s Pie, childhood stand-bys are charged with refined, inventive ingredients. The Family Night, where kids 12 and under eat free, is just another extension of this union of opposites. Hip-Yaletown-restaurant-meets-families.
Mixing Things Up
Inspired by sultry, electric dining lounges you find in Los Angeles, SOCIETY has 40-seat street-side patio with eggplant coloured leather banquettes and wicker chairs. Inside you’ll see oversized electric pink, handcrafted Mod-Murano chandeliers. Snug banquettes of deep purple and pearly leather, and tufted black-leather bar stools set apart the more casual brasserie chairs. Upstairs in the lounge, up-lit bronze acrylic panels line the back wall and combine with an eclectic mix of lounge seating options.
Proprietor Emad Yacoub says, “SOCIETY is all about mixing things up. This is your play room. Don’t be shy. Bring your favourite people. Settle in for Kahlua milkshakes and scope out the scene. Anything can happen here. I know you’ll love it.” It sounds like your kids will love it, too – although they’ll have to have their milkshakes without the Kahlua. There are other kid-friendly touches as well, like cotton candy, homemade ice cream sandwiches and candied popcorn. Wondering where to eat in Vancouver to get your carnival food fix all year round? This is it.
Amber Strocel is a writer, aspiring math teacher, suburbanite, wife and mom of two. She believes in the power of the Internet to connect people, and she believes that numbers are the poetry of the universe. You can often find her knitting, sewing, volunteering, working in her garden, and sneaking chocolate when no one's looking. She blogs at Strocel.com and shares her photos on Instagram as @AmberStrocel.