Vancouver eating suggestions please - Visiting from NYC
Hi, I've followed chowhound for a while not but never posted...
I'm going to visit Vancouver next week and will be there for 2-3 days roughly (going to Whistler mainly).
What places/things should I eat? I'm from New York, and I used to live in Hong Kong so I'm pretty picky about Chinese food - although I love it! I eat anything and budget wise I wouldn't want to spend more than 70 per meal including drinks and tip.
Whereabouts are you staying and will you be on transit or driving ?
Having asked that, Richmond, a Chinese-dominant suburb just south of Vancouver proper and the airport, is famous for having "the best Chinese" foods outside of HK. From downtown (or the airport) you can easily hop onto the Canada Line rapid transit and get to Richmond. A landscape of mini plazas and strip malls spread out over long blocks, it's not a great environment to just wander around as a pedestrian unless you have a pre-planned itinerary. Aberdeen Center Mall and The Yaohan Center are two of the bigger and better-known Asian malls with shops, food courts, etc. Between the two, Aberdeen Mall is definitely a destination mall and offers several restaurants in it, and is directly accessed via the Aberdeen Station:
If it's Asian foods you're going to focus on, here's the best resource site (to my knowledge) that is dedicated for that:
Every Sunday there is a gathering of food trucks at the Olympic Village (just east of the Cambie Street Bridge, on south side of False Creek):
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