Coming Soon: Food options multiply in the Tri-Cities

Noodle shop, chicken shack, coffee house, brunch spot all open in Tri-Cities

When it comes to eating out, the Tri-Cities have a plethora of options and there’s about to be even more.

Port Coquitlam

Port Coquitlam loves its fried chicken, or so it seems with two fried chicken restaurants eyeing the city for new locations.

Opening this week is Mary Brown’s Chicken. The location at 130-2325 Ottawa Street in Port Coquitlam is set to open on April 15, the company told Dished Vancouver. The Canadian fried chicken chain recently launched a new item: the Nashville Mary.


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This will be the second location in the Tri Cities. There’s already a Mary Brown’s Chicken in Port Moody’s Suter Brook Village.

South Korea’s Pelicana Chicken is also planning to come to Port Coquitlam. The gourmet fried chicken restaurant opened its first Canadian location in Burnaby last year and is looking to expand. No opening date has been announced, but it will be located at Westwood Centre (206-2748 Lougheed Highway.)

Related: Fried and true: Our ranking of the top tried chicken in the Tri-Cities (so far)

In the coffee world, C Market Coffee recently opened its second Tri-Cities location at 820 Village Drive in Port Coquitlam. The 75-seat café is large. Director Bridgette Hyun told TriCity News that they want the location to be a community hub and have plans to open a training centre as well.

If you’re looking for baked goods, you could check out Cassandra Cake Co. The shop opened in March and is owned by Cassandra Curtis who competed on the Food Network show The Big Bake and won. It’s located at 105-2331 Marpole Avenue.

There’s also Good Wolf Café, which opened in February at 1388 Dominion Avenue in Port Coquitlam. Owner Jerrica Hackett serves up hot coffee and delicious treats.

Related: Former corrections officer looks to make a difference with Port Coquitlam coffee shop

One more new option for food is Port Coquitlam’s First Meal Kit. Rather than ready-to-eat options, they offer meal kits for pick-up and delivery. They have a variety of kits available like Tonkotsu ramen, tomato basil pasta and marinated BBQ pork.


Neptune Noodle Bar is opening a location in Coquitlam. According to its website, the restaurant is famous for its “gourmet specialty of abalone and seafood.” The restaurant is set to open at 1046-2929 Barnet Highway.

Port Moody

There’s a new brunch spot in Port Moody. Hard Bean Brunch Co. opened this week at 2781 Clarke Street. If brunch exists on a spectrum for you, this is the perfect spot. In addition to the classic dishes, Hard Bean Brunch Co. also has salads, bowls and burgers.

Honourable Mention

A food truck that got its start along Port Moody’s Brewers Row recently opened a brick and mortar location in Vancouver. Nonna’s Cucina serves up wood-fired oven sandwiches from its new home at 2166 E Hastings Street.

Related: Going mobile: Food trucks branch out at Brewers Row

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