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20+ fantastic Vancouver restaurants to satisfy every craving

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We spent a lot of time in Vancouver when Mike was producing a TV show. Every night and every weekend (when he wasn’t working) we’d scour the city for the best places to eat in Vancouver, and found a little over twenty places we loved.

Here’s our list of our favorite Vancouver restaurants (in a vague order of preference)…

1. Bao Bei

Chinese Brasserie — Chinatown

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Shao Bing at Bao Bei.

2. Forage

Farm-to-Table Bistro — Downtown

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Garlic Butter BC Fiddleheads.

3. Vij’s Restaurant

Indian food — Mount Pleasant

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The Lamb Popsicles at Vij’s.

4. Hawksworth

Contemporary fine-dining — Downtown

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Crispy Halibut Tempura at Hawksworth.

5. Medina Cafe

Middle Eastern breakfast — Downtown

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The Harissa Burger at Medina Cafe.

6. Osteria Savio Volpe

Italian — Mount Pleasant

7. Vij’s Rangoli

Indian — South Granville

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Tamarind and Yogurt Marinated Chicken at Vij’s Rangoli.

8. Blue Water Café

Sustainable seafood — Yaletown

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Sashimi Platter at Blue Water Cafe

9. Guu Garden

Japanese — Downtown

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Fantastic Chicken Karaage at Guu Garden.

10. Minami

Sushi — Yaletown

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Aburi Style Sushi at Minami.

11. Chambar

Belgian cuisine (great waffles!) — Downtown

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Merguez sausage tagine at Chambar.

12. Homer Street Cafe

Upmarket roast chicken and cocktails — Downtown

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Rotisserie chicken.

13. Flying Pig

Comfort food — Yaletown, Gastown, Olympic Village

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Short Rib at Flying Pig.

14. Tuc Craft Kitchen

Modern pub fare — Gastown

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Crispy Bacon Egg at Tuc Craft Kitchen.

15. Sushi Itoga

No frills sushi — Robson

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Sushi Combo at Sushi Itoga.

16. Parlour

Pizza — Yaletown

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Half veggie and half meat pizza from Parlor.

17. Provence

French style seafood + brunch — Yaletown

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Savory and sweet crepes at Provence.

18. L’Abattoir

French (great desserts) — Yaletown

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Chocolate Crémeux with mango curd, lemon, and yuzu at L’Abattoir.

19. Go Fish

Fish tacos — Granville

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Seared Tuna Tacone at Go Fish.

20. West Oak

Mediterranean fusion — Yaletown

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Chinois Prawns at West Oak.

Bonus Vancouver yummies:

These are the places to go in Vancouver to go for some special yummy treats…

Bubble Tea Shop — West End

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Oreo Bubble Waffle Parfait– a puffy waffle, chocolate & vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce all on top of corn flakes.

Small Victory Bakery — Yaletown

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Best croissant ever!

Jugo Juice

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Cheap, low-cal acai bowl — just unsweetened almond milk, blueberries, organic açai berries, cranberry juice, and banana.

Scandalicious Foods — Burnaby

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Under all the whip cream is gingerbread spread, apple pie filling, and apple slices is a liege waffle. It’s called The Apple Pieffle.

Yale Saloon — Downtown

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Corn Flake-crusted Mac and Cheese Popsicles from Yale Saloon.

We’d also love to know what YOUR can’t miss Vancouver restaurants are, so leave ’em in the comments!

Megan Finley Horowitz

I'm a part-time writer, editor, and full-time eater from Los Angeles. I live with my husband/travel partner, our rescued senior chihuahua and grumpy-ass cat.

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