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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

Coffee shops
Turk’s – 1276 Commercial Drive – very strong, very dark roast.  And amazing cinnamon buns.
Café Artigiano – 4359 Hastings Street, Burnaby – the prettiest cappuccinos you’ve ever seen

Food Shopping
Terra Breads (my brother used to work here) – on Granville Island/Kitsilano/False Creek
Granville Island (of course) –  a market every day.  Lucky you!


One thought on “Vancouver

  1. Love Vancouver. Used to go for a week every spring, and then started to go to Europe in the Spring. Haven’t been for 3 or 4 years, and I crave a Vancouver holiday. We have seen the sights and it is a really relaxing time spent reading, shopping, eating and talking. I love trips like that, too. Usually, we are up at dawn, and hoofing it until we trip over our tongues around mindnight and find our way to the bed. Love those holidays, too, though. Great post about where to go. I STILL have not been to Vij’s… and there are so many new places cropping up there all of the time. I will have to check some of these unknowns out. Thanks for the tips!

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