Restaurants

Top Choice Bakery in Whistler

Purebread

When this Function Junction legend finally opened a village branch, the locals came running and they've been queuing ever since. They're here for the cornucopia of drool-worthy bakery treats, including salted-carame…
Top Choice International in Nanaimo

Gabriel's Gourmet Café

An expanded new location for Nanaimo's best farm-to-table eatery (check out the tables made from old bowling-alley wood) means a larger menu of international-influenced comfort dishes. But some things never change, …
Top Choice Cafe in Fairview & South Granville

Beaucoup Bakery & Cafe

Vancouverites used to content themselves with humdrum croissants and lame French pastries that would be laughed off the counter in Paris – until this amazing bakery opened. Now, it's the pilgrimage spot of choice fo…
Top Choice Mexican in Fairview & South Granville

La Taquería Pinche Taco Shop

This popular taco spot expanded from its tiny Hastings St location (which is still there) with this larger storefront. It's just as crowded but luckily many of the visitors are going the take-out route. Nab a bright…
Top Choice Italian in Fairview & South Granville

Pronto

A delightful neighborhood eatery, this charming Cambie Village trattoria combines woodsy candlelit booths, perfectly prepared housemade pasta and the kind of welcoming service few restaurants manage to provide. Drop…
Top Choice Japanese in Downtown & West End

Guu with Garlic

One of Vancouver's best izakayas (Japanese pubs), this welcoming, wood-lined joint is a cultural immersion. Hotpots and noodle bowls are available but it's best to experiment with some Japanese bar tapas, including …
Top Choice Indian in Fairview & South Granville

Vij's

A sparkling (and far larger) new location for Canada's favorite East Indian chef delivers a warmly sumptuous lounge coupled with a cavernous dining area and cool rooftop patio. The menu, a high-water mark of contemp…
Top Choice Canadian in Yaletown & Granville Island

Bistro 101

Vancouver's best-value gourmet dining option, the training restaurant of the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts is popular with in-the-know locals, especially at lunchtime, when $22 gets you a delicious three-course…
Top Choice Burgers in Commercial Drive

Cannibal Café

This is a punk-tastic diner for fans of seriously real burgers. You'll find an inventive array, from classics to the recommended Korean-BBQ burger, all made with love. Top-notch ingredients will ensure you never sli…
Top Choice Canadian in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

Fable

One of Vancouver's favorite farm-to-table restaurants is a lovely rustic-chic room of exposed brick, wood beams and prominently displayed red rooster logos. But looks are just part of the appeal. Expect perfectly pr…