In under three years, the collection of young companies housed within this 90-year-old, warehouse-chic space have, together, grown into one of Vancouver’s food and beverage powerhouses.
With four, forward-thinking (not to mention delicious) brands – Postmark Brewing, FreshTAP, Roaring Twenties Wine Co and Belgard Kitchen – 55 Dunlevy has become a destination for the beerhound, the wine savvy and the foodie.
There are many things to love about The Settlement Building, but I’ve narrowed it down to fifteen.
1. The Inspired Food at Belgard Kitchen
Chef Reuben Major has travelled the world honing and familiarizing his palate with global flavours. The proof lies on his solid, multicultural lunch menu (tortilla soup, Asian slaw, Korean rice bowl) and 20-item dinner menu (charcuterie, hummus, ruby red beet dip), which was built for social eating. The food here is anything but dull.
2. Mindful Ingredient Sourcing
Chef Reubs takes the motto “support thy neighbour” to heart. His suppliers include BC-based Wild Ocean, Mikuni Wild Harvest and Emma Lea Farms. Even his leather-adorned kitchen aprons are made locally (across the street at Union Wood Co.) Pictured: Chinatown Slaw
3. The Mighty Korean Rice Bowl
This dish is hearty, filled with veggies and topped with an egg. Instant winner in my books. The sriracha and bbq sauce lathered rice is extra satisfying washed down with a cold glass of Postmark’s crisp Saisonella.