Vancouver really is a restaurant town. There are countless choices,
but not many I really like. If only I liked seafood…or Chinese food…
or deafening noise…or watered- down Gin and Tonics….
1505 West 1st Ave.
Walking distance to Granville Island
Even though I don’t like seafood, I and everyone else
love this place’s Fish & Chips ! It is a real Vancouver experience
to go down to the government fisheries wharf and wait in line
to order from their outdoor trailer. The french fries are
the freshest in the world. HUGE WARNING : Be sure to get there by 5:30 PM
to order, as they close at 6PM sharp. Begging does not work.
LES FAUX BOURGEOIS
663 E. 15th Ave.
There is a well-deserved buzz about town for this relatively new bistro.
The no-man’s land Kingsway/Fraser intersection area now hosts
one of the best deals ever on delicious French food.
Absolutely packed at all times, so make a reservation for sure.
My ‘steak frittes’ was just what I hoped it would be, and was under $20.00.
The Red Onion
2028 W.41st Ave
A short walk from my Kerrisdale store, this burger joint
is considered to be the best in town. I agree. You can watch
as they flame grill every hot dog (“double dogs” are exceptional)
and burgers arrive in a wicker basket. Just walk in.
1382 Hornby St.
More than a dinner out, this place is a scene I always enjoy.
Glamazons, Mr and Mrs Howell types, unusually muscular men
and Vancouver’s own ‘Who’s Who’ come for the great service
as well as the fabulous rustic Italian food. Keep an eye open
for in-town movie stars. Lunch on the courtyard patio in summer
is a memorable treat. Worth the $$$.
incl: 1530 West Broadway (604)733-0434
Yaletown, 357 Davie St. (604)685-8070
and others….like right on English Bay beach !
A very successful chain, with excellent food.
Hip interiors (I wonder who does them?), and
menu guidance by Vancouver food superstar
Rob Feenie . Beautiful wait staff are also always
surprisingly nice. Casual and addictive.
740 W.Hastings St.
COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE !
Seattle, Portland, Vancouver each
have a local chain that ‘the locals’ prefer….
this is ours -
With branches popping up all over town,
this is by FAR the best coffee in a coffee-crazy
city. Only this Hastings St. location has a full
kitchen, and it is the BREAKFAST you must go for.
I love the pan-seared French toast, served with
warm pear slices,syrup and filled with something
white and creamy…. see you there every Sunday
morning around 9-ish….
Domaine de Chaberton Winery’s ‘Bacchus Bistro’
1064 216th St.
Open for lunch Wed.-Sun. 11:30-3:00
Open for dinner Fri. & Sat. only, 5:30-9:30
Reservations are practically essential – you’ll know why !
Nestled in the prettiest part of South Langley,
this working winery also has a great restaurant!
Lucky for me, as I am now residing part-time nearby ! !
The food is (to me, anyway) country French,
casual and delicious. Portions are generous and nobody leaves hungry!
I also LOVE their Canoe Cove Shiraz -
be sure to buy some in the wine shop on your way out.
I wish you could get food like this in Vancouver.
Here is a picture of my warm ‘Onion Tart’ appetizer !