($) Fast Food, Hot Dogs, Food Truck
When in Vancouver you have to try these Japanese hot dogs. They have several food trucks around the city and a few store locations.
The Hastings Warehouse
($) Premium Dive Bar
All food on the menu is $4.95 but you’d be mistaken for thinking it was a lot more. Great for a cheap bite.
Granville Island Public Market
($) Farmer’s Market
Definitely, a foodie heaven that’s a must-visit when in Vancouver.
Bao Down Snack Bar
($) Filipino, Tapas
Funky place with a lively atmosphere serving Filipino-inspired food.
Meat & Bread
Meat & Bread makes the most divine porchetta sandwich.
KFC – Korean Fried Chicken. Say no more.
Dinesty Dumpling House
($) Chinese (Dumpling)
Gotta try the Xiao Long Bao (soup dumpling).
La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop
$3 meat tacos with a flavor that explodes in your mouth.
Salmon n’ Bannock
($$) First Nations, Canadian
Vancouver’s only First Nations restaurant. Specializing in wild fish, free-range game meat and of course bannock, freshly baked daily.
($$) Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Lebanese
Three locations, Gastown, Yaletown, and Mount Pleasant. The Najib’s Special cauliflower is utterly delicious!
The Wallflower Modern Diner
($$) Comfort Food, Gluten-free (Breakfast, Brunch)
Featured on “You Gotta Eat Here!” this restaurant boasts all kinds of comfort foods, as well as their vegan alternatives.
Jinya Ramen Bar
($$) Japanese (Ramen)
Authentic Japanese Ramen. Try their Tonkotsu Black broth!
($$) Greek, Italian (Breakfast, Brunch)
Cozy European atmosphere. Try the lasagne, you will not be disappointed.
Kirin Seafood Restaurant
($$) Chinese (Dim Sum)
Our go-to for Dim Sum.
($$) Modern Canadian
Seasonal, locally farmed and foraged menu. Try the bison.
East is East
($$) Indian, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern
A blend of Eastern culture through food and music. You’ll feel like you’ve taken a trip along the Silk Road.
($$$) Japaense, Sushi Bar
Floor to ceiling windows showcase the scenic harbor background.
Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
($$$) Seafood, Steakhouse
Award winning Vancouver restaurant with a dining room, rooftop patio, and live entertainment.
Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie
A modern spin on old-school Chinese cuisine. The staff are knowledgeable and helpful.
($$$) French, Modern Canadian
Awful name but don’t let that stop you dining here as the dishes are superb.
One of the best pizzas you will find in Vancouver and not a lot of tourists.
($$$) Modern Canadian
Recently awarded best new restaurant.
Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio
($$$) Japanese, Peruvian, Seafood
Fantastic location and award-winning food.
($$$) Japanese, Korean, French
Asian and French techniques to mix Eastern and Western flavours.
($$$) Japanese, Italian
Japanese and Italian cuisine in Chinatown…. sounds strange but the food makes it worth a visit.
Sweets & Desserts
Breka Bakery & Cafe
Voted the #1 bakery in Vancouver in 2016, this bakery has two 24/7 downtown locations and the best red velvet cake in the city!
Desserts, Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt
One of our all-time favourite places to get gelato in the city!
There’s a good selection of desserts but they’re best known for their creme brûlée.
Nero Belgian Waffle Bar
Who doesn’t love Belgian waffles?
Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe
Patisserie, Bakery, Chocolatier
The French know their desserts. Macarons, chocolates, petit fours, cakes and more.
Chocolates and pastries from a workshop in an industrial estate. Try the Fisherman’s Friend lozenge-infused truffle, which won a Gold Medal at the International Chocolate Awards.
Coffee & Tea
Gemini Tea Bar
They have a grass jelly roasted tea that’s a must try. They make the grass jelly and pearls fresh in-house every day!
Two locations, one in Downtown and another in Gastown with a rotating menu of their favourite coffees from world-class roasters around North America and beyond.
49th Parallel Coffee
Grab a coffee and a Lucky’s Donut.
Finch’s Tea & Coffee House
Excellent if you’re looking for a good sandwich or baguette. Coffee and tea is decent too.
Timbertrain Coffee Roasters
Coffee roasting down to a fine art. They’ve taken the science of brewing to make a great cuppa.
The Buzz Café & Espresso Bar
A hipster’s delight, this trendy coffee shop is located inside an art gallery.
Granville Island Tea Company
Located at the Granville Island Market they have a huge tea selection. Try their chai.
Coo Coo Coffee
Great stop for coffee in Yaletown.
Bars & Lounges
Craft Beer Market
Canada’s largest selection of craft beers housed in the historic Salt Building.
Lounge, Cocktail Bar
A speakeasy-style bar with live music, swagged velvet drapes, and one of the city’s most creative cocktail lists. Try one of their Negronis.
Long Table Distillery
Distillery, Cocktail Bar
Extremely knowledgeable staff serving supremely good spirits and cocktails.
The Keefer Bar
Lounge, Cocktail Bar
Nominated as the 83rd best bar in the world.
Score on Davie
If you’re into sports and want to watch your favourite team, this is the place.
Cactus Club Cafe
Excellent location with views of the harbour. Perfect spot to relax and grab a cocktail… or two.
Salt Tasting Room
Wine Bar, Tasting Room
Salt is a tasting room specializing in artisan cheese, small-batch cured meats, and phenomenal wines.