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801 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1P7, Canada
Hotel bars can come off as stuffy, but Hawksworth inside the historic Hotel Georgia is a sophisticated and intimate place to imbibe. The drinks are executed in speakeasy fashion. I cannot say enough about the expertise of the staff here. It's an...
3995 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P3, Canada
Acorn, one of the city’s favourite Main Street neighbourhood restaurants has an award-winning team who cunningly create a menu that’s likely to satisfy everyone from the most hardcore vegan to meat-obsessed diners. It’s a small space and very...
1938 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M5, Canada
I’m not ashamed to admit that I am a little obsessed with the fermented sausage salad that’s on the menu at chef Angus An’s extraordinary Thai restaurant on West 4th. Chef An and his team offer up an exciting blend of traditional Thai dishes given...
1253 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9, Canada
Located "around the bend," in the beautiful Granville Island district is the Dockside Brewing Company. There's eight different brewed beers here. My favourite was the Jamaican brew, blended with hibiscus. The piece de resistance is the gorgeous...
616 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2G5, Canada
Yamato Sushi doesn't have a big space but if you're looking for one of the best cheap eats in Vancouver, it's worth it. You may have to wait, but it won’t be for long. The value here was phenomenal: over nineteen rolls plus gyoza and green tea...
45 Blood Alley Square, Vancouver, BC V6B 1C7, Canada
This little hideaway in a back alley, with its communal tables and chalkboard menus, is where I go with friends when we want to share snacks. They match wines to "tasting trios" selected from their cheese and charcuterie cellar. It’s best to let...
1944 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M7, Canada
Ex-Top Chef Canada competitor, Trevor Bird’s excellent farm-to-table (get it, Fable!) restaurant in Kitsilano has been packing them in for brunch ever since they opened - and no wonder, their benedicts are topped with a silky smooth olive oil...
1479 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1C1, Canada
New to the ramen scene in December 2015, this is the first ramen bar from the popular Hapa Izakaya chain. Their house speciality is a kimchi ramen made with a spicy Korean fermented chili paste. If you’re not a fan of kimchi, then try their shoyu...
1128 W Broadway #7, Vancouver, BC V6H 1G5, Canada
One of the city’s most popular restaurants that’s won acclaim in the UK’s Guardian and the New York Times, Salmon & Bannock serves up a genuine warm welcome and a modern West Coast approach to First Nations-inspired food. The...
833 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2L7, Canada
You’ll often find me perched at the bar in Buckstop, one of my all-time favourite Vancouver restaurants, thanks to their warm hospitality, innovative cocktails and flat-out fabulous barbecue food. If you’re with friends then you have to order a...
1669 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9, Canada
Granville Island Market was pulsing with energy from musicians, tourists, and a frenzy of food markets. After living in a desert region for so long, it was awesome to get a hold of fresh fish, fresh fruit, and the German sausage was pretty amazing...
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