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Feb 16, 2011 07:59 AM

Driving through...

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?


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  1. Stop in Richmond for dim sum. Red Star, Sea Harbour, The Jade, amongst dozens of other places.

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    1. re: fmed

      "fmed" of the 3 dim sum places you listed in Richmond which one is the "best" for the $ spent?

      1. re: Pollo

        They all have their strengths so I am reluctant to proclaim any of them as "the best." I guess if I were to go to just one (eg like ecwashere7), then I would chose Red I have had some really good meals there over the last little while.

        1. re: fmed

          OK...thank you...will start with Red Star....

    2. Thanks for the Dim Sum recommendations. Any other suggestions? Is it easy enough to make a stop in the city (downtown, etc.) for a lunch?

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      1. re: ecwashere7

        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 ?

        1. re: LotusRapper

          I'll be traveling with my wife. I thought we'd try dim sum one day (our trip north) and something else the other day (our trip south). I certainly want to see the city a little bit too.

          Any other non-dim sum places that are worth the detour for lunch?

          1. re: ecwashere7

            It's a bit touristy, but Granville Island Public Market is a good place to grab some food. Just grab some meats from Oyama (excellent) and some bread, some cheese, etc...and have a little picnic.