Now, we have a lot of family who live in Vancouver. Which means that when we visit, it is more likely for a barbecue on my brother’s balcony in East Van, or my sister-in-law’s deck in North Vancouver than it is for a dinner out. So I have a bit of knowledge about eating in Vancouver, but not a lot of experience actually doing it.
In October, our friend John Estacio is premiering his opera Lillian Alling. We will be there, with bells on, and hopefully a few adult meals. We pulled together this list of places to nosh in Vancouver for a family who just sold their Edmonton home, and set off on a road trip for a move to the coast to follow their dreams. Would you add anything?
Restaurants – adult night out
Vij’s 1480 West 11th Avenue – top notch Indian fare, no reservations, prepare to wait!
Tojo’s 202-777 West Broadway – most famous sushi on the coast
La Quercia – 3689 West 4th Avenue – authentic Italian fare, tiny intimate spot
Guu Garlic – 1698 Robson Street – weird ass Japanese food – Japanese tapas
Lucy Mae Brown 862 Richard’s – trendy, in Yaletown
Restaurants – cheap eats
Café Deux Soleil – 2096 Commercial – play area for the kids right in the restaurant!
Greedy Pig – 307 Cordova – artisan sandwiches, in Gastown
Kam’s – 1043 Davie Street – Singapore food