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Taking out in RC: Chefhyve

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BY PAUL REID

2525 Kingsway, Vancouver
778-858-5070

Hours: Open daily from 12 pm or until the day’s fresh batch sells out

Chefhyve’s fish and chips is always made from fresh wild lingcod. Photo by Julie Cheng

Greetings food fans. Let’s talk about the new food place that everyone is buzzing about: Chefhyve (pronounced chef-hive).

Chefhyve’s owner, Ala Munzer Barghouti, explained to me what Chefhyve is all about.
“It’s a food hall where you can watch local chefs prepare an endless variety of cuisines from all over the world.”

Our Renfrew-Collingwood location features a Mediterranean food bar, artisan salads, gourmet fish and chips and a variety of desserts including a full waffle bar.

“Everything at Chefhyve is locally sourced and fresh. The only thing in the freezer here is ice cream.”

After a delightful conversation with Ala, I decided upon the falafal salad, which includes handmade falafel, spinach, chopped iceberg, hummus, seasonal hummus (carrot), seasonal pickles, spicy olives, tomato onion, cucumber, pita crisps, tahina dressing ($16.75).

Chefhyve’s falafal salad is amazing. Photo by Paul Reid

Also that day, for the ol’ accomplice, I ordered the lingcod fish and chips: fresh wild lingcod served with fresh-cut chips and homemade tartar sauce ($14.95).

For dessert, a slice of raspberry white chocolate cheesecake ($8.95).

Everything was out-of-this-world amazingly good, especially my falafal salad.

I highly recommend that you investigate Ala’s Chefhyve where fresh, local and gourmet all come together.

You can read more on the Chefhyve.ca website, phone for pick-up, or get their goodness delivered by Skipthedishes, Ubereats or Doordash. Bon appetit.

Copyright 2021 Renfrew-Collingwood Community News

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