Whether you are a foodie or just appreciate a good meal, “la gastronomie” is always a top priority when traveling. Vancouver, as a hub of multiculturalism, delivers a wide variety of taste and ambiance. From organic local grocers to affordable eastern cuisine and late night oyster bars, the only problem is choosing where to spend those precious dollars in so short a time.
My local grocery store: The August Market on Main st.
The best place to buy apples, oranges, avocados and bagels. Excellent prices and friendly staff, this newly opened grocery store also sells a variety of organic products and has its own in house fruit juices. Go on a Saturday and say hi to Rebecca!
Pizzaria: Trilussa Pizza & Pane on Main St.
Delicious Pizza at great price. Go for lunch and grab a slice of the mozzarella pizza with olives or the smoked salmon toped over arugula pizza. Add a nice americano or drip coffee to complete the meal.
Korean: Seoul Duck Baeki House – 1031 Kingway
I really enjoyed the relaxing environment. It felt like eating at my grandmother’s house, if my grandmother were a small Korean lady. The food was really tasty, we had a delicious seafood soup and BBQ ribs. It was so good and well priced we returned a second time!
Japanese: Ebisu Japanese Restaurant
A fun Japanese themed restaurant and bar. We ended up eating at two of the three locations in Vancouver; Ebisu on Robson St. and Ebusi on Cambie St. The happy hour was great with buck a shuck royal miyagi oysters, 69cent wings and a large pitcher of sapporo for $10.99. We added some shooters for desert! Booths are quite private and the atmlsphere is pleasant.
Desert: Earnest Icecream on Fraser St.
The best ice cream cafe in town! Go inside one of the two locations (Quebec St. & Fraser St.) and ask to sample some of the great flavors: Whiskey Hazelnut, London Fog, Salted Caramel, Eggnog or even Gingerbread ice cream! Yum! Extra yum late at night right after hot yoga.
The most important thing is to ask people what is good in town and be open to trying some new foods. Enjoy!