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vancouver for 3 days -- must eat?

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hi,

i will be in vancouver for just a few days in mid august. i'm looking for tips on any kind of food that my husband and son and i should not miss! especially local, in season, all kinds of ethnic.

thanks!

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  1. Vancouver has some of the very best restaurants but for a three day visit I would go to:
    Parkside (for a nicer, kinda romantic, quiet atmosphere)
    Guu (noisy, japanese not sushi-verrrrrry busy so make it an early dinner)
    Nu-if it a beautiful sunny day have lunch or early dinner on the patio

    If your son is really young, there is a bistro called The Mill...let me say the food is totally average (nachos, bar food) but it is right on the seawall and there is a water park for the kids to play in front of it.

    1. I've mentioned this before.... Vij's is some of the best & most ineresting food that I have had in a long time. The wait can be long, but it is pleasant and they serve little snacks while you wait.

      1. With our ten year old, we have been fortunate enough to enjoy some great meals in Vancouver...One tip though is always get first seating....places are very accomidating with kids when its early...later during a rush, not so much.

        Parkside -great staff, even though we live in Seattle and only go once every 6 months they remember us and are fabulous....

        Feenies - son loved the burger - I had great Kazu sablefish and my wife a fantastic shepards pie(it was Feb) again, service was fantastic, and family friendly...

        We also had a great time at Dim Sum, and be sure to mess around on Granville Island.

        Have a great time !

        1. 1) Vij's
          2) Szechuan Chongqing on Broadway near Granville for ginger beef, hot & sour soup, eggplant hotpot, dry fried green beans (and good dim sum any morning)

          1. If it's a nice sunny day, I would suggest Go Fish! for lunch of fish&chips and other fresh seafood entrees. They get their fish daily from the Fisherman's Wharf where they are located and it's a great stop before or after visiting Granville Island.