Eating your way through Vancouver is a real treat. The slow food movement is a big deal, locally sourced food is ‘king’, and YOU get to indulge in it all. We have some dining spots we think you’ll enjoy on your next stay in Vancouver. Check it out!
Serving contemporary Canadian cuisine, Hawksworth Restaurant is a perfect choice for a special evening on the town. Located in the iconic Rosewood Hotel Georgia, the dining room exudes elegance, but with a relaxed feel, and the staff is attentive and charming.
Chef David Hawksworth is one of the most celebrated chefs in Vancouver, and it shows. The Pacific Squid and the Alberta Beef are popular choices on the dinner menu.
Consider eating breakfast here too. The Brioche French Toast with bananas and chocolate cream sauce is worth the calorie splurge. Simply plan to bike the Stanley Park Seawall later in the day to work off the meal. For a lighter choice, opt for the house made granola topped with yogurt and fresh berries.
Dinesty Dumpling House on Robson Street
If you decide to go here, you’ll need to get a few things straight first. Yes, it’s a chain. Yes, tourists dine here. But if you’re a tourist shopping on Robson Street, you need somewhere to eat, and Dinesty Dumpling House will satisfy your Chinese food craving.
Get here early to avoid crowds, but don’t skip this spot if you see a line of people out the front door. Once inside, you’ll be served in no time.
Children will delight in watching the chef’s creations in the open kitchen. The pot stickers are delicious, and people rave about the kimchi dumplings.
Don’t expect to linger. When you’re seated, the waitstaff tells you the exact time you must leave your table. Really. It’s reminiscent of New York’s ‘Soup Nazi’ from the Seinfeld days.
But you’re not here for bend-over-backward customer service. If you require uber-attentive waiters, eat somewhere else. Otherwise, enjoy your food and exit the premises as instructed.
The Black Frog
First-timers to Canada will want to taste Poutine, the classic Canadian dish of French fries smothered in gravy and cheese curds. Head to the Black Frog, a pub in the Gas Town neighborhood that not only serves up poutine but also a large variety of local beers on tap.
Eat, drink, and enjoy a nice view of Canada Place. Does it get any better?
Granville Island Public Market
Bustling in summer, Granville Island Public Market is a wonderful place to grab items for a makeshift picnic. Choose organic breads, artisanal patés, quality salami, and the finest cheeses for a fun lunch in the sun. Top it all off with some delicious pastries or gelato.
Everything offered at the Granville Island Public Market is locally sourced and produced, demonstrating Vancouver’s deep commitment to the slow food movement.
Vancouver has exceptional dining options from casual fare to the ultimate in fine dining. These are simply a few places to add to your list of eateries to check out when visiting this vibrant city.
Are you ready to start planning a trip to Vancouver or other amazing places in Canada? Contact your FROSCH Travel Consultant today to arrange a Canadian trip tailored specifically to you.