Good Eats in Port Moody
We are heading out for a vacation to beautiful BC and were looking for some family friendly places to get good food and produce in Port Moody.
We are also stopping in Chilliwack and Abbotsford to visit family. Any markets or diners/ cafes that are must stops?
What are the best things that I need to see and eat in these places?
Help & THANKS!
I have never eaten anywhere in Port Moody. Here's a link for you: http://www.dinehere.ca/results.asp?l=...
The only place I have personally heard good things about is Rehanna's - a Trinidadian Roti place. Follow that link - I see some highly rated places there.
Chilliwack and Abbotsford - definitely stop in at the fruit and vegetable stands.
There is a Boathouse in Port Moody now but from what I've heard they're having growing pains with service & consistency. That might have changed in the last 6 months.
There is a nice Italian deli & produce market in Newport Village in Port Moody that would be worth checking out. There is also a really good gelato place across from it.
As for Chilliwack & Abby, I second the rec for the fruit stands. I have also heard, but I haven't been there yet, that there is incredible pie at the Chilliwack airport of all places. I keep trying to get there when over there for work but haven't connected yet.
Saint St. Grill on St. John's is ok, but not really worth the price. You'd be better to drive into Vancouver and get a nicer meal for the same price. Carlos or Charlies has ok Mexican food, but again, you can find better in Vancouver. Pajo's at Rocky Point Park is a fish n chip stand and is very family friendly. Just be careful not to step on the goose turds on the grass!
Restaurant 62 in Abbotsford is supposed to be good. It's on my list of restaurants to try this summer. There's great produce in the Fraser Valley. Check out www.circlefarmtour.com for ideas. Chilliwack Honey has great honey. There's also this little old German man who owns a small farm on the same street (Adams Rd) and he grows organic veggies and hazlenuts. He also makes his own preserves and sausages and his wife makes spaetzle. He sells most of his stuff to his neighbours, but he's kind of fun to talk to because he's so passionate about his food. If you bake, check out Anita's Mill in Chilliwack. Prices are kind of steep, but they have all different types of organic flour and grains, ground to different coarseness.
I think the pie victoriafoodie is referring to is at the Abbotsford airport. It's ok, but not worth a special trip.
Rosa's Cucina Italiana
2331 Clarke Street, Port Moody
Tel: (604) 939-7500
They are an awesome little family run italian dining place, tiny (intimate) and great home cooking (comfort foods) with decent portions. We recommend the veal chops. We used to travel from Vancouver downtown just to go to this place for dinner.