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josephml1 Apr 10, 2013 09:24 PM

Food trip in Vancouver...

First thanks everyone for taking the time to post in this thread...

Hello everyone... I am going to do a trip in Vancouver and I need some advice about where to eat...a most do not miss kind of place...

(I like the Italian steak house, a good Chinese, etc. I am open to suggestions.)

Inexpensive breakfast...Maybe a good public market!!!

A good Bar with good apetizers and inexpensive drinks "Happy hour"

Please let me know your opinions.

Thanks :)

  1. flowbee Apr 11, 2013 07:17 AM

    Unfortunately, happy hour doesn't exist in Vancouver. We're not really known for inexpensive drinks :(

    Where are you from?

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    1. re: flowbee
      josephml1 Apr 11, 2013 09:21 PM

      original from Spain, but now I am PR in Toronto.

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        KarenDW Apr 14, 2013 11:01 PM

        Happy hour in Vancouver, by law, can only offer inexpensive food items when drinks are ordered. Which, really, makes for a less expensive food & drink option. But only if you are planning to order food.
        In the neighborhood of the Sheraton Wall Centre, there are many casual drink-focused eateries, most of which have mediocre food.

        1. re: KarenDW
          grayelf Apr 15, 2013 07:54 PM

          If it's still open and the OP likes oysters, Oyster Raw Bar has buck a shuck in the afternoons.

          1. re: grayelf
            josephml1 Apr 17, 2013 08:49 PM

            sounds good, thanks for sharing.

          2. re: KarenDW
            josephml1 Apr 17, 2013 08:48 PM

            If you have in mind any place it that area, please let me know ;)

        2. grayelf Apr 11, 2013 09:26 PM

          Granville Island Public Market is kinda fun to wander around in. It's pretty touristy on the weekends but since you are a tourist :-). I can't think of a steakhouse I'd recommend here, and Italian is not really a strength either. Chinese for sure, especially Cantonese, but maybe you'd like to give us more of an idea of what kind of Chinese you like.

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          1. re: grayelf
            josephml1 Apr 12, 2013 09:49 PM

            a good Cantonese will be excellent.

            Also if you have a most go restaurant, please let me know.

            Thanks again

            1. re: josephml1
              grayelf Apr 12, 2013 11:46 PM

              If you want to stay in town, perhaps Kirin at 12th and Cambie for dimsum. In Richmond, I like Big Chef a lot. Both are better with more people to share of course.

              Check out Mogu for a downtown food cart.

              Do you know where you're staying yet? And will you have a car?

              1. re: grayelf
                josephml1 Apr 13, 2013 04:41 PM

                Great advice, I am staying at the sheraton downtown and I will have a car and do not mind to drive for a good restaurant.


                1. re: josephml1
                  grayelf Apr 13, 2013 05:27 PM

                  If you can do a week day, I like the breakfasts at Red Wagon, a straight shot east on Hastings. The lineups are ludicrous on the weekend, and I'd go early even on a weekday, but they have the best pancakes in town, and their pork belly (breakfast of champions) is delicious.

                  1. re: grayelf
                    josephml1 Apr 14, 2013 08:26 PM

                    Mmhhh sound great, definitive I will go there, thanks for the advice. ;)

          2. josephml1 Apr 12, 2013 10:01 PM

            Also If you have a favorite food cart, please let me know..

            I am open to suggestions about where to go...I have an open mind and like to eat like locals do.

            Thank you all!!!

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            1. re: josephml1
              KarenDW Apr 17, 2013 08:58 PM

              fries from Kaboom Box, usually parked near Granville and Georgia, make me happy.

              1. re: KarenDW
                grayelf Apr 18, 2013 01:13 PM

                The Salvadoran food cart Guanaco downtown also tasty. Clement Chan's Le Tigre has some fine offerings too and they are downtownish on certain days.

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                  josephml1 Apr 19, 2013 10:04 PM

                  Mmhhh sounds great, thanks!!!

              2. jinet12 Apr 12, 2013 10:03 PM

                Whatever you do don't miss eating Chinese food. The Best Chinese I've ever had was enjoyed in Vancouver

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                  josephml1 Apr 13, 2013 04:41 PM

                  definitive I will..Thanks!!!

                2. KarenDW Apr 14, 2013 11:05 PM

                  Public markets in the Vancouver area are significantly smaller than what you might experience in Barcelona (my only Spanish experience), or Kensington in Toronto. That said, I personally enjoy a visit to Granville Island, and the Aquabus from downtown Vancouver is an experience in itself.
                  I live in the neighbourhood of the Sheraton Wall Centre; very central to many options!

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                    josephml1 Apr 17, 2013 08:50 PM

                    definitive I will go to Granville Island... thanks for the advice.

                    1. re: josephml1
                      KarenDW Apr 19, 2013 12:36 AM

                      check for Farmers' Market schedules, too! http://www.eatlocal.org/markets.html
                      Most locations have food trucks, and other ready-to-eat food vendors.

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                        josephml1 Apr 19, 2013 10:05 PM

                        Great link very useful, thanks for sharing :)

                  2. KarenDW Apr 19, 2013 12:39 AM

                    Recently enjoyed late-afternoon lunch at Tap and Barrel at Olympic Village. Flight of 3 regional beers, and tasty flatbread; with a bonus side of people-watching. 20 minute walk from downtown, or, take the Aquabus, CanadaLine train, or bus. Patio is on the west side of the building, to catch afternoon sun (beware of children playing nearby).

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                    1. re: KarenDW
                      josephml1 Apr 22, 2013 09:49 PM

                      Sounds great...definitive will be there... Thanks again. ;)

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