Food and Drink in Vancouver
Vancouver is famous for being surrounded by spectacular water and mountain scenery, but it’s also become increasingly popular for its outstanding food and drink scene.
Right at the foot of Kitsilano is Granville Island with its centerpiece, Granville Island Public Market. Spend time walking down to the popular indoor market to shop for fresh produce, seafood, flowers and more. The island is also home to hundreds of businesses, many producing art and handmade goods
Ask for Luigi
This restaurant may be just blocks from Chinatown, but it gets Italian done right. Think piping hot servings of spaghetti with cod and clams, squid risotto arancini cut by double dips of saffron aioli and fist-sized meatballs that are good enough to dream about.
Blue Water Café
This Yaletown favorite is known for its seafood — and rightly so. The team sources entirely local and sustainable fish for sashimi and nigiri a cut above, and still, rolls see plenty of creative light.
If it’s Latin-inspired fare you’re after, head to this Kitsilano neighborhood newcomer, where chefs Jefferson Alvarez and Marcela Ramirez entertain guests on the daily with lunch, dinner and drinks steeped in south-of-the-border flavors met with progressive techniques.
Blink and you might miss the entrance to this second-floor destination, a go-to in the city for its clever cocktails and on-point sushi. Snag a seat alongside the windows to take in the bustling Gastown scene as you chow down on an array of nigiri and hand rolls, and leave yourself enough time for two rounds of the expertly tailored drams here.