Grab a big juicy burger and fries from local chain Vera’s Burger Shack (with locations around town) or the local summertime favourite of Nimby Burger near Kitsilano Beach. Little Nest, on Commercial Drive, has a play area and organic, locally sourced food. The menu changes often, but count on whole wheat baguette sandwiches, organic salads and peanut-free treats.
When you are ready for a treat head for La Casa Gelato on Venables Street and try to pick one of the 218 flavours available.
Other local must-tries include bubble tea — fruity drinks laced with big gooey bubbles sucked through an extra fat straw — and Nanaimo bars, a home-grown chocolate, icing and wafer crust concoction available at bake shops around town.