Indulge your tastebuds with West Coast cuisine at the quietly luxurious Bishop’s in Kitsilano; owner/chef John Bishop was among the first in the city to focus on using only the freshest local ingredients.
If you love seafood head to Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar in Yaletown for miso-sake-glazed sablefish and Gulf Island swimming scallops, all as sustainably caught as they are delicious. Tojo’s serves iconic sushi, including the Golden Roll: tender seafood wrapped in a paper-thin egg crêpe.
The Vancouver area is also a terrific place for Asian dishes. Try delicate dim sum at Kirin Restaurant, Indian lamb popsicles in fenugreek curry at Vij's restaurant, or enjoy a taste of Hong Kong cuisine in Richmond, just south of Vancouver. Richmond’s Alexandra Road, also known as Food Street, has more than 200 Asian eateries along a three block stretch.
For traditional European flavours, savour the exceptional risotto at the Yaletown Italian eatery Lupo or the Belgian beer and mussels at Chambar near Gastown.
Craving a really great burger? Visit the Cactus Club Cafe chain of restaurants helmed by Canada’s first Iron Chef, Rob Feenie.