Vancouver is one of North America’s most international cities, and nowhere is this more apparent than in its cuisine. From craft beer and food trucks to fresh seafood and a wide variety of Asian cuisines, Vancouver has something for every gourmand. See below for some can’t-miss dishes and experiences.
Vancouver offers an eclectic mix of global cuisines. Downtown boasts a burgeoning food truck scene, with outfitters parked close serving Japanese-style hot dogs, butter chicken on naan, classic tacos, and gooey grilled-cheese sandwiches. On a weekend morning, dim sum is a surefire way to sample multiple brunch options, and there are also several exceptional vegetarian restaurants in the city. For the best Indian food, Vij’s restaurant is a must. Craft beer is a staple in the Pacific Northwest, and any of the small local breweries will have excellent microbrews.
- Explore the artisan crafts and stalls at the Granville Island Public Market, either independently or on a guided foodie tour.
- Sample poutine, frothy beer, and delicious pizza on a walking food tour of Vancouver’s historic Gastown neighborhood.
- Stroll Chinatown on a culinary and cultural tour that explores the neighborhood’s historical landmarks and local cuisine before heading to a dim sum lunch.
- Take the SeaBus to North Vancouver for a walking food tour that’s a little off the beaten path.
- Go fishing for crab, then eat your catch right on the beach when you’re done.
- Sample the wares from several food trucks under the guidance of a local food expert on a food truck tour.