Vancouver restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Gastown & Chinatown

Campagnolo

Eyebrows were raised when this contemporary, rustic-style Italian restaurant opened in a hitherto sketchy part of town. But Campagnolo has lured locals and inspired a miniwave of other restaurants in the vicinity. R…
Top Choice Diner in Gastown & Chinatown

Ovaltine Cafe

Like being inside Edward Hopper's Nighthawks diner painting, this time-capsule greasy spoon instantly transports you to the 1940s. Snag a booth alongside the hospital-green walls or, better yet, slide onto a tape-re…
Top Choice Seafood in Yaletown & Granville Island

Go Fish

A short stroll westward along the seawall from the Granville Island entrance, this almost-too-popular seafood stand is one of the city's fave fish-and-chip joints, offering halibut, salmon and cod encased in crispy …
Top Choice Northwestern US in Fairview & South Granville

Salmon n' Bannock

Vancouver's only First Nations restaurant is an utterly delightful art-lined little bistro on an unassuming strip of Broadway shops. It's worth the easy bus trip, though, for fresh-made aboriginal-influenced dishes …
Top Choice Vietnamese in Main Street

Anh & Chi

Warm and solicitous service wafts over you at this delightful contemporary Vietnamese restaurant where authentic, perfectly prepared dishes make this a must for local foodies. Not sure what to order? Check out the m…
Top Choice Indian in Fairview & South Granville

Vij's

Spicy aromas scent the air as you enter this warmly intimate dining space for Vancouver's finest Indian cuisine. Exemplary servers happily answer menu questions, while bringing over snacks and chai tea. There's a on…
Top Choice Breakfast in Fairview & South Granville

Paul's Omelettery

You'll be jostling for space with chatty locals at this breakfast and lunch joint near the south side of Granville Bridge. But it's worth it: the cozy, superfriendly place is superior to most bacon-and-eggs destinat…
Top Choice Vegan in Downtown & West End

Indigo Age Cafe

The kind of woodsy subterranean cave a health-minded hobbit would enjoy, this small vegan and raw food restaurant has legions of local fans. Snag a table (peak-time reservations recommended) and dive into hearty, sa…
Top Choice Sandwiches in North Shore

Meat at O'Neill's

A top-quality sandwich emporium fueling the local take-out crowd with satisfying all-day breakfast sandwiches and a mouthwatering array of slow-roasted meat sandwiches (pork loin or Mexican meatloaf recommended). Th…
Top Choice Desserts in Downtown & West End

Vegan Pudding & Co

There's a cult-like following in Vancouver for this hole-in-the-wall counter serving utterly delicious custard-style puddings made from kabocha squash, coconut milk and flavors including strawberry, chocolate and ma…