Indian in Fairview & South Granville

This small, bistrolike satellite of Cambie St's landmark Vij's restaurant is always popular. Service is brisk and friendly and if you score a table on the patio you'll soon be enjoying the hum of conversation around you as you tuck into top-notch dishes such as lamb in cumin and cream curry. Add some naughty mogo fries to share.

There's always a cool microbrew bottle or two to keep your grub company (IPAs are a great curry accompaniment) and the coconut pudding dessert is enough to make anyone smile. If you like what you've had (and you're staying in a place with a kitchen), you can also pick up ready-to-eat meals to go from the cabinets near the front. And if you're hungry for more, look out for the Vij's Railway Express food truck around town.