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Chow-worthy daytrip destination for pescatarian and dog?

1newyorkguy May 23, 2013 10:27 PM

My mom is coming to visit. I haven't been outside of Van very much..can you recommend a really nice setting with a really chow-worthy destination for us? We are pescatarians and I'll have my dog with me..so it should have an outdoor eating area, have a convenient/safe place to tie her up outside. Even an incredible bakery in a really nice setting would work. Thanks.

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    jerkstore May 24, 2013 01:06 PM

    Steveston maybe? Fish and chips at Pajo's is pretty decent I think. Lots of places to wander around outside.

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      LotusRapper May 24, 2013 01:21 PM

      I was thinking the same. Nice spot to take Mom around.

      This local Tourism Richmond-sponsored food blog will give you all there is to know about Richmond eateries etc


      Unfortunately the site doesn't have a geographic index you can search by on the right of the page, but if you typed "Steveston" in the search tool you'll get all that have been reviewed.

      1. re: LotusRapper
        Philx May 24, 2013 02:47 PM

        I like Chungs Fish and Chips just across the river from Steveston. You could get some take out there and drive back to Steveston in about 10 min. We did that and the F/C was still nice and hot.


        By the way the side provided by Lotusrapper reviews several bakeries in Steveston worth checking.

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          LotusRapper May 24, 2013 04:16 PM

          That Chung's looks really good. Thanks Philx.

      2. re: jerkstore
        1newyorkguy May 24, 2013 03:20 PM

        Yeah that was a possibility in my head I'd heard about. Anything up around Squamish or East to Hope that would be good?

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          Sam Salmon May 24, 2013 08:12 PM

          Sunflower Cafe in Squamish might suit-the soup is always vegetarian, you can sit outside, the food is great the setting lovely-it's a classic BC bakery/cafe.


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            1newyorkguy May 24, 2013 08:32 PM

            thanks for the tip..do you think dogs are allowed at the squamish farmers market?

            1. re: 1newyorkguy
              Sam Salmon May 24, 2013 09:31 PM

              I have petted many a dog @ that market and hope to pet many more this year-All Are Welcome!

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                1newyorkguy May 24, 2013 10:53 PM

                haha sweet...hope for some sunshine tomorrow!

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            LotusRapper May 24, 2013 08:26 PM




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              grayelf May 24, 2013 08:51 PM

              Sushi Sen is where I would go in Squamish but they are/were closed for renos per their website so you might want to call before you make plans (which I realize you probably will anyway because of the pooch).

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          jmil May 24, 2013 09:58 AM

          Go Fish at the fishermans wharf just outside of Granville Island.
          Or just grab some items at the market and find a nice spot outside if the weather is nice.

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          1. re: jmil
            1newyorkguy May 24, 2013 12:31 PM

            Thanks. Looking for a trip outside of van though.

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