The food in Vancouver is as diverse as it is delicious. Here are our top 5 destinations to get a true sense of what this city has to offer.
Blue Water Café
Blue Water Café is the destination for exquisite seafood. This upscale eatery in a converted warehouse offers kitchen views from each table, a raw food bar and an extensive wine selection. If you're looking for more privacy, there is also a heated patio and private dining rooms. Order the ahi tuna tataki from the raw bar or try the scallops with caramelised Belgian endives from the a la carte menu.
1095 Hamilton Street
Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck
If you're after a quick, cheap bite, Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck is for you. In addition to daily specials such as Mom’s Meatloaf on Mondays and grilled cheese sandwiches (pick from a range of cheeses and breads, vegan options available), Mom's Grilled Cheese truck also has some delicious sweet treats. Give The Sweet Little Val a try. Think lemon mascarpone, poached blueberries with thyme and honey and toasted almonds decadently grilled between buttered brioche.
Corner of Howe Street & West Georgia
Granville Island Public Market
While the theatres, artisan workshops and craft studios on Granville Island should be on every visitors to-do list, do not overlook the Island's Public Market. Offering sit-down restaurants by the water, food stalls and even distilleries and a sake maker, the Public Market has something for everyone.
1669 Johnston Street
While you certainly can order absinthe here, it’s the delicious French food that takes centre stage at this family-owned restaurant. The frequently changing menu features delicate choices such as goats cheese terrine and slow braised beef in a red wine sauce with celeriac puree. Don't skip out on the dessert menu offering delights like lava cake with banana ice cream and crème brûlée.
1260 Commercial Drive
Frequently named the city’s best restaurant, Hawksworth Restaurant in the Rosewood Hotel Georgia serves contemporary cuisine in a luxurious setting. As a true destination restaurant, this is the perfect place to end your holiday. And if you're having trouble choosing from the menu, opt for the share platters or tasting menu to try a bit of everything.
801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC