Local pork crackling? Head to Tuc Craft Kitchen for food you can feel good about

April 11, 2018


“We asked ourselves what made dinner parties with friends so enjoyable and we concluded it was food and drink made and served with love in a comfortable, relaxed environment. We decided to open a restaurant that embodied those principles.”

If those words from Tuc Craft Kitchen owner Colin Ross don’t make you want to stop by the restaurant, we’re not sure what will.

As one of our Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL restaurants, Tuc Craft Kitchen is dedicated to sharing their eat-drink-local ethos. Their local menu is mouth watering. We think their delicious Crackling and Fregola – Gelderman Farms pork belly, kimchi vegetables from Barnston Island Farms and fregola from Cioffi’s will inspire you. Their NY Strip Diane; striploin from 63 Acres served with BC nugget potatoes and Misty Mountain King and button mushrooms are the epitome of BC at its best.

At Tuc Craft Kitchen, they not only serve delicious dishes, but they use fresh and local produce as well. According to Ross, eating and drinking local is extremely important to them. “All things being equal, the quality of BC ingredients sets food and drink apart immediately.

“We use a variety of local suppliers, including Gelderman Farms, Barnston Island Farms, Taylor Shellfish, 63 Acres, Maple Hill Farms and a host of local fishermen as we only serve fresh, local fish.”

Their menu also features Peace River elk, Hallmark Farms chicken and Salt Spring mussels. You can find a range of BC beverages on their menu as well – Tuc Craft Kitchen offers local spirits, beer and wine to satisfy any connoisseur.

Spirits from Odd Society, Legend Distilling, Okanagan Distilling, beer from Parallel 49, 33 Acres, Powell Brewery, Twin Sails, Left Field Cider and wines from Summerhill, Haywire, Pentâge, Painted Rock and Liquidity are just some of what you can taste at the restaurant.

Ross said BC is a wonderful place to live if you want fresh, local produce: “We are so lucky to live in an area that can supply such an abundance of healthy fresh ingredients throughout the year!

“We visit all of our suppliers regularly to see what they are doing. We want to draw people’s awareness to how great BC food and drink is.”

“We want people to support our local farmers and suppliers,” Ross added. “They work hard and do an amazing job… and it is good for the environment!”

You can find Tuc Craft Kitchen on West Cordova St. in Gastown – check out their profile for opening times.

As Colin Ross says: “At Tuc, we welcome you to dine at our table.”

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