Vancouver: Food Guide - Dining Out
A multicultural metropolis with snowcapped crags, city-hugging beaches and waterfront forests
Vancouver seems to be made for dining out - and not just for tourists. The Vancouver locals spend more money on eating out than those in any other Canadian city. You can’t blame them – the city’s diverse population is reflected in the enormous number of restaurants and the staggering choice of world cuisine on offer.
Pan-Asian cuisine is especially dominant in Vancouver, with sushi being the leading choice. There are hundreds of sushi bars, with the majority serving high-quality sushi for $10-20 (6-12 euros) – try somewhere like Yoshi’s on Denman, which is a little more pricy. Vietnamese cuisine is also prevalent and extremely cheap – you can get a steaming bowl of pho and egg rolls for less than $10 (6 euros). Kam’s Place on Davie Street is to be recommended for keenly priced delicious Singaporean cuisine. Indian food is also popular, with restaurants such as Vij’s on 11th Avenue producing great modern Asian cuisine.
Of course, dining out in Vancouver is not all about exotic flavours, but the mix of influences is pervasive. Restaurants such as Goldfish Pacific Kitchen in Yaletown focus on local produce and give it the ‘west coast’ flavour – a mix of Pacific Rim flavours. And of course, there are plenty of good family restaurants that won’t cost the earth, such as The Old Spaghetti Factory in Gastown.