1596 Johnston Street
Photo courtesy of Edible Canada
Edible CanadaGo for the distinctive, locally made gifts, but linger for the cuisine at this cozy shop-meets-bistro on Granville Island, right in the heart of Vancouver. Start with a beverage, which could be anything from a gluten-free Forager Lager to a bold Tinhorn Creek cabernet franc to a cocktail like the Manhattan, made from duck-fat-infused Alberta Dark Horse rye and cherrywood bitters. Then, move on to classic dishes that demonstrate the bounty of Canada, such as grilled bison, gluten-free fish-and-chips, and tomato soup with crispy chickpeas and chermoula (a Moroccan herb sauce). Passionate for poutine? Don’t miss Edible Canada’s hand-cut fries, glazed with a delicious gravy made from roasted Fraser Valley duck.