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.