Collected by Emily Taylor
Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2, Canada
777 Thurlow St, Vancouver, BC V6E 3V5, Canada
Sure, in the summer there is absolutely no better place to be than on the patio at Joe Fortes, enjoying their lavish hospitality in their sun-trap garden in the heart of the city, but really, every smart Vancouverite knows, that Joe’s is great...
2198 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1N7, Canada
This award-winning local roaster has paired with a delicious doughnut maker to be a one-stop shop for that perfect combo. It’s always a tough call at 49th Parallel for me: which doughnut to try today? Although let’s be honest, I rarely get past...
375 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B8, Canada
Steamworks has been brewing unique craft beer in historic Gastown since 1995, utilizing the building's rare steam delivery system that to this day is the only one of its kind in Canada. The Steamworks craft list is tremendous. You'll find seasonal...
85 W 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 3K8, Canada
994 Nicola St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2C8, Canada
The West End is the largest neighbourhood in Vancouver's downtown core, and has a broad demographic. Greenhorn Espresso Bar opened up smack in the middle of the West End, in between heritage apartment buildings, corner grocery stores, and a few...
159 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H5, Canada
This Whistler-based family bakery does extremely well at Vancouver farmer's markets, and finally opened up a downtown bakery on Hastings Street. This is particularly handy if you grab a sandwich at Meat & Bread around the corner, and want...
546 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E9, Canada
Cult breakfast favourites Yolks, began life as a food truck (you can usually find them on Burrard at West Pender) and has since morphed into a bricks and mortar brunch-serving behemoth! They opened a new location on Broadway at Cambie in November...
639 E 15th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 2R6, Canada
Matchstick is a small batch roaster, who specialise in single origin coffees and hand crafted prep. Visit their Fraser Street branch at E15th St, and if you’re lucky, you can get a delicious latte made by Ian Chagunda, who just won the 2015 latte...
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...
791 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2T4, Canada
4232 Village Stroll, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
Swing by Hot Buns Bakery on Sunrise Alley, just off of the Village Stroll in Whistler, for a low-key breakfast and down-to-earth service. Frequented often by those that live and work on the mountain, you’re sure to find good food at a good price....
8104 Mckeevers Pl, Whistler, BC V0N 1B8, Canada
Alpine Cafe is a hidden brunch spot beloved by Whistler locals. The charming space is warm, inviting, and the food is simple, but wonderful. The café’s menu features the usual brunch items like eggs benedict and French toast, but the care and...
Mount Currie Coffee Company is my preferred place to grab a coffee and pastry on morning walks through the Village. They brew Intelligentsia coffee and make awesome lattes as well as other espresso drinks. One of the best parts of the coffee shop...
4205 Village Square, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
Armchair Books, the ultimate hangout for book nerds and literary fiends, is a small and well-stocked bookstore located in the south end of Whistler Village. Here you can find both new and ripened books, as well as a selection of magazines on...
4314 Main St Unit 1, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
Despite the snow and the freezing cold temperatures, an ice cream still sounded like a good idea. Lucky for us, we found Cows in the middle of the Village Stroll, serving over 32 unique and interesting flavors. With fresh ingredients imported from...
1040 Millar Creek Rd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B1, Canada
After your first bite of a morning glory or pecan-sticky bun, it will become very clear to you that Mark and Paul Lamming, the founders of Purebread, infuse love and care in to everything they bake. All items sold at the bakery are hand-made on a...
4359 Main St, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
Sachi is a gem of a sushi restaurant in Whistler Village. They have an expansive menu that includes excellent vegetarian options, as well as a number of unusual rolls—if you're feeling a bit adventurous, try the "cupcake roll" (a delicious mix of...
4369 Main St, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
Splitz Grill has been home to the best burger in Whistler since 1997. Each burger is made fresh to order and to your liking. You can try the eternally delicious Classic Splitz Burger or create your own customized burger, for which there are...
780 Richards St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3A4, Canada
Without a doubt the longest queues in the city form every day to eat the ambrosial offerings at Café Medina, but smart diners beat the crowds and head there at off peak lunch hours (especially Tuesdays and Wednesdays) or at 2pm, the last call is...
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