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Apr 10, 2013 09:24 PM

Vancouver Food trip

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 :)

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  1. 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

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

      1. re: flowbee

        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

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

          1. re: KarenDW

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

        2. 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

            a good Cantonese will be excellent.

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

            Thanks again

            1. re: josephml1

              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

                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

                  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

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

          2. 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

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

              1. re: KarenDW

                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.

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

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                1. 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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                  1. re: KarenDW

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

                    1. re: josephml1

                      check for Farmers' Market schedules, too!
                      Most locations have food trucks, and other ready-to-eat food vendors.

                      1. re: KarenDW

                        Great link very useful, thanks for sharing :)