What’s it like to eat in one of the world’s most-multicultural cities? From cheap sushi to deep-fried cheese curds, these are 27 Signs you’re “totally eating in Vancouver!”
1. We love our ice cream organic
Thank you to Earnest Ice Cream, Rain or Shine, and Soft Peaks for making our indulgence feel so wholesome
2. Cold-pressed juice has a cult following
And we want to drink the Kool-Aid…er, juice ????
Photo Credit: @juicetruck
3. Sashimi is a thing of beauty
Where fish and fine art meet
Photo credit: @kikikat_foodindex
4. A California Roll often costs less than your coffee
Photo credit: Japanese Food Story
5. Speaking of coffee, we absolutely love the stuff
CN Traveler even made a list of Vancouver’s 11 cities best coffee shops!
Featured: Revolver Coffee in Gastown, Vancouver
6. Our cuisine is a culture mash up of. Exhibit A: Japanese hot dogs…
We <3 you, Japadog!
2017 brought a myriad of poke shops to Vancouver!
Featured: The Poke Shop in downtown Vancouver
Puns like this are only the beginning at Bao Down Snack Bar in Gastown
…and flame-seared sushi
You have not experienced Vancouver until you have tasted the Aburi Oshi Sushi at Miku
7. We’re *OBSESSED* with ramen
Featured: Hida Takayama Ramen in downtown Vancouver
8. $2 fresh-shucked oysters are the norm
Because the ocean is our backyard!
Featured: Fanny Bay Oyster Bar in downtown Vancouver
9. Deep-fried cheese curds are a hit snack
Photo credit: Timber Vancouver
10. Foodie or not, everyone can use chopsticks. How else would we eat dim sum?
Featured: Kirin Restaurant
11. “Biking the seawall” = “biking between the craft breweries”
The true motivation behind Vancouver’s “fitness”
Photo Credit: Modacity, capturing 33 Acres Brewery
12. Ergo, this beer growler bike strap is a necessity
13. …Beer can even be delivered to your desk!
Thank you to amazing food delivery services like Foodee!
Photo Credit: Postmark Brewing via Foodee
14. Even Lululemon jumped aboard the beer train!
(This is a new way to put those stretchy yoga pants to the test…)
Photo Credit: Insider
15. Sometimes, we’re vegetarian, even if we’re not really vegetarian
Vancouver has so many vegan/vegetarian options that are just too good to refuse! Our favourites include Heirloom Vegetarian, Virtuous Pie, and The Acorn.
Photo Credit: The Acorn
16. Foodies love the gourmet food trucks
Fish tacos, handmade naan kebabs, organic salads, artisan grilled cheese sandwiches…
17. We’ve waited HOURS for a cup of gelato from Bella Gelateria
It’s the world’s best gelato, like, officially. You’ve got to try the Salted Caramel and the Strawberry (summer only!) #NoRegrets
18. Vancouver office workers eat really well
With food delivery companies like Foodee, our faves from local restaurants come right to our desks
19. We’ve all got at least one gluten-free friend
And foodies know exactly what restaurants to hit up. Edible Canada, Market by Jean Georges, and Nicli Pizzeria have amazing options! Even Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck has gluten free bread.
Photo Credit: Edible Canada at the Market
20. We’ll casually shop at the Granville Island Public Market
You know, just picking up North America’s best charcuterie…
Photo Credit: Oyama Sausage Company
21. Vancouver’s favourite late-night foods are poutine, shawarma, dim sum and izakaya
It is a GOOD time to be alive.
Featured: Six Acres, Gastown
22. Good mornings mean Avocado Toast
Our favourites come from The Federal Store (below) and Nelson the Seagull in Gastown.
23. Brunch is our religion
And we will line up…for hours…every weekend. Show up nice and early for Cafe Medina, Fable, Au Comptoir, Yolks and Jam Cafe! Or, check out Edible Canada at the Market on Granville Island for brunch 7 days a week!
Featured: Cafe Medina
24. We really care where our food is coming from
From local meats to local produce, it’s a farm-to-fork kind of place out here.
Featured: Nuba Restaurant, Gastown
25. We’re experts at sorting our food waste
Only 4 bins to decipher? Let me do this with my eyes closed.
Photo Credit: Jennifer Gauthier
26. We go a wee bit crazy for Spot Prawn season
Foodie Tip: BC Spot Prawns are an ocean delicacy. They are available in Vancouver for 6-8 weeks, starting in May.
27. We enjoy good food with a good view
Come hither patio season, we’re ready for you! Awesome patios include Miku, Dockside Restaurant on Granville Island (below), Reflections at Hotel Georgia, and Tap and Barrel (all locations).
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