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, the Belgian beer and mussels at Chambar near Gastown, or the Spanish tapas at Judas Goat Taberna in Gastown.
Craving a really great burger? Visit the Cactus Club Cafe chain of restaurants helmed by Canada’s first Iron Chef, Rob Feenie.