I wish I had budgeted more time, but I'll only be driving through the Vancouver area on my way from Whistler to Seattle (and back). I was thinking of stopping in Vancouver for lunch.
What would you recommend? I'll be driving up to Whistler on a Monday and coming back through on Friday. I love all foods. I'd love to try something that Vancouver does well. Dim Sum? Seafood?
Parking isn't cheap downtown. You're not missing anything major downtown dim sum-wise. For your best value foodwise, Red Star (8298 Granville, Vanc) as Fmed suggested does quite nicely. Red Star also has a resto in Richmond (8181 Cambie Rd), but I've not eaten there so I can't vouch for them personally.
Or Sea Harbour (3711 #3 Road, Richmond).
Parking at either location is easy enough.
Will you be travelling/eating on your own ?