Vancouver - Help me finish my itinerary please
- JonH Feb 13, 2008 06:49 AM
We will be coming to Vancouver in mid April. First few nights will be in Kamloops visiting the brother-in-law. Could use a lunch rec on the way from the Vancouver airport to Kamloops.
We will then drive back to Vancouver for three nights. Staying at the Marriott Pinnacle if it matters.
Day 1: We will be driving back from Kamloops, so we might grab lunch along the way. Once again, could use a rec. Supper at Chambar.
Day 2: Second day we will visit Stanley Park and the aquarium, so we booked lunch at The Fish House. Supper will be at West as soon as I able to book it. I love this place and no visit to Vancouver would be complete without a stop here.
Day 3: Third day we are going to Granville Island so we will likely grab lunch somewhere there. Any favorite spots? Need a supper suggestion. I was thinking of Raincity Grill or Vij's. Which one would you choose to round out my plans? Would you pick something else?
I think there is a branch of Caffe Artigian near enough to the hotel, so I was thinking breakfast there. Any other good breakfast spots near the hotel?
artigiano is good for breakfast unless you want a full breakfast, if so the other artigiano on Hastings has a bigger menu and more brunch type items. there is also a good little crepe place up the hill on Jervis and robson across from the palisades hotel- I went all the time when i lived around the corner.
go to Vij's if you can, get there well before 5:30 or else show up later in the evening after the first sitting. you could go to Rangoli for lunch (next to vij's, more casual menu, but equally as good since it's his food)
parkside is always a good dinner option, or hit one of the izakaya places like Hapa or kingyo....you should try and fit in Salt for drinks and snacks. raincity is hit and miss, i've had good meals there but lots of people haven't
We were planning on going to the aquarium in the AM, doing lunch, then doing Stanley Park by carriage in the afternoon. My wife will be 6 months pregnant, so doing a big walk through the park will be hard, plus the carriage sounds nice. I guess we could do lunch elsewhere and come back to the park. What do you like near the park?
If the weather is good, I'd suggest Go Fish! for your Granville Island lunch. It's just a 5 minute walk outside the GI area along the water.
If you're keen on Raincity Grill, maybe that could be your lunch near Stanley Park, and then save that 3rd day dinner slot for something else, like an Izakaya
Although I have a soft spot for the Fish House (mmm, sablefish), I'd second or third the izakaya option for one of your dinners. So much fun and so tasty. Since we're in kits, we like Zakkushi for the cozy factor and the skewers and there is an outpost of it on Denman you could get to but I keep hearing raves for Kingyo on Denman. It seems like this kind of izakaya is becoming a bit of a Vancouver staple (or at least an enduring trend)...
Revised Plans. What do you all think?
Day 1 - lunch at Peaceful Noodles. supper at Pied a Terre
Day 2 and Day 3 - off to Kamloops to visit the brother-in-law
Day 4 - lunch at Sun Sui Wah. supper at Chambar
Day 5 - lunch at Raincity Grill after trip to Stanley Park. supper at a couple of izakaya places - thinking Guu With Garlic and either Hapa and Kingyo
Day 6 - lunch at Go Fish after Granville Island. supper at West
I'm getting hungry just thinking about it! Thanks for all the suggestions.