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A Foodie’s Guide to Vancouver

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

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By Laura Schmitz

Vancouver has a lot to offer, not only as a city itself but also for those looking for a culinary experience. Vancouver is a real foodie city. To make it easier for you to decide where to eat, we’ve put together a short guide to help you make the most of your stay.

To satisfy your hunger you can pay a visit to the Forkhill House. It is a casual fine dining restaurant, which features warm Irish favourites with a contemporary twist. Each dish is thoughtfully plated with a combination of locally sourced, and imported bespoke ingredients from Ireland.

Another option is the Forage. The Chef’s vision features dishes that are unpretentious and innovatively prepared using products sourced from local and organic farmers, fishermen and producers whenever possible. The beverage philosophy of Forage mirrors that of the food. All 10 of their draught beers are British Columbia craft brews with a great selection of bottled Pacific Northwest cult beers.

If you are a lover of Asian cuisine the area has a lot to offer. Guu with Garlic is known as the first Izakaya (Japanese tapas) establishment in Vancouver, offering the most authentic real izakaya experience to Vancouver locals. Hot pots and noodle bowls are available but it's best to experiment with some Japanese bar tapas, including black cod with miso mayo, deep-fried egg and pumpkin balls or finger-lickin' tori-karaage fried chicken.

If Japanese is not to your taste you could try Malaysian cuisine at Banana Leaf. The food here is a celebration of the best that Southeast Asia has to offer, a sample of culinary inspiration from Indonesia, India, Thailand, and China.

For a small bite to eat for lunch you can check out the 6 Degrees Eatery. It’s a lounge and grocery store that offers a mix of West Coast fusion tapas, made with local Vancouver ingredients, hand crafted in an open kitchen.

In case you have a sweet tooth you will probably like Nero. Nero is a Belgian Waffle bar. Everything is made in-house and from scratch using the freshest natural and local ingredients, complemented with specialty ingredients from Belgium.


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