Explore Vancouver‘s foodie and gastro side. Vancouver is nothing short of a glorious safari of freshness, flavor and ethnic origins that have foodies salivating at every turn.
The city’s dynamic, multi-cultural culture, coupled with Vancouver’s eat fresh ethos – the 100-mile diet originated here – and you’ll find something to satiate the most finicky taste-spuds.
Over 100 food trucks cover the gamut from hot dog carts to elite chefs spinning off their cuisine into low-cost menu items for the lunch crowds.
A great way to explore some of the city’s more unique flavours, especially if time is of the essence. Vancouver Foodie Tours offer options around Gastown, Granville Island and the best of downtown’s foodie trucks. Check out A Wok around Chinatown with Robert Sung for something a bit more offbeat, including a dim sum lunch. Taste Vancouver offers tours around Little Italy (Commercial Drive) and North Vancouver
Granville Island‘s indoor market bombards your senses with fresh produce, pyramids of strawberries, buckets of blueberries, wet fish, crabs, oysters on mountains of crushed ice ….. the list is mouthwateringly endless. Then think fresh baked goods – sweet, savory, and everything in between. Organic meets. Cheeses. Hand-cured meats. Olives. You get the picture.
Be sure to visit Edible Canada. It is just what it says. Menu items embrace BC food. The shop sells BC and Canadian food gift products.
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Or seek the hop yourself. Crafters are scattered throughout the city with an informal hub around Main Street and along the Adanac Bike Trail, including:
You’ll find another hub just east of Gastown in Downtown Eastside, including:
Tasting rooms aren’t only in craft ale houses and wineries. Some have taken tasting to a fine art, and always with the opportunity to enjoy unusual pairings. Favorites include:
If you’re looking for something that’s truly a taster’s delight, then put Bella Gelateria on your hit list. This tiny outlet at the corner of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel has garnered world renown for its extraordinary gelato ice-creams with flavors such as pecan and sea salt, drunken rum raisin, and Tiramisu.