This week’s Vancouver Mom to Follow is the well-mannered Sunita Padda, Founder of TableSmarts. After studying Dining and Social Etiquette in London, England, Sunita founded TableSmarts. As a mom and masters-level teacher, Sunita has developed creative ways to teach our little ones to be considerate, eat politely, and exude confidence. As a teacher, Sunita understands the importance of personalized instruction and keeps her classes limited to 8 children. As a result, her interactive classes (did we mention the kids wear crowns and tiaras?) often sell out quickly. When Sunita is not busy teaching Vancouverites of all ages how to dine with confidence, she is exploring the beauty of our city with her son and loving husband Manny.
Sunita Padda’s favourite places
Family Ice Cream Spot
Glenburn Soda Fountain and Confectionary: Since moving to North Burnaby, we have enjoyed exploring the unique shops along The Heights. This neigbourhood favourite allows our family to satisfy our sweet tooth while also supporting a business that focuses on quality ingredients. The vintage 1950’s vibe also makes you feel like you have travelled back in time!
Bandidas Taqueria: My husband and I love Mexican food and this Commercial Drive spot also happens to be very kid-friendly… which helps us feel a lot more relaxed! Equipped with a little kid’s table stocked with toys and books along with the usual table crayons, this restaurant also serves up delicious vegetarian Mexican food.
Yaletown Seawall: After living in Yaletown for 5 years pre-kids, we love going back to enjoy a glass of wine on one of the restaurant patio’s. The bustling atmosphere of the neighbourhood is both contagious and relaxing! We often grab our dinner to go and picnic along one of the grassy areas by the water.
Go on! Follow Sunita and TableSmarts
Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).