Lolita's South of the Border Cantina

Davie Village

A cozy cantina on Davie Street, Lolita's South of the Border serves a modern Mexican menu showcasing sustainable seafood and local produce. The small dining room has...

  • Casual
  • Mexican

Hamburger Mary's Diner

Davie Village

Hamburger Mary's has a long history with the LGBTQ community of Vancouver, and it's no surprise to find it located at the rainbow-painted intersection in the heart...

  • Casual
  • American

L'Abattoir

Gastown

The setting and staff at L'Abattoir are as far from stuffy as you can imagine, making for a nice contrast with the French menu featuring classics like duck with foie...

  • Café or Bistro
  • French

Adesso Bistro

West End

Tucked into a residential neighborhood in the West End not far from the beach, Adesso focuses on Italy's northwestern Ligurian region with both a la carte and prix...

  • Casual
  • Italian

Bacchus Restaurant

The Bacchus Restaurant is an ageless and elegant beauty of velvet banquettes, rich woods and Venetian chandeliers. Located in the Wedgewood Hotel & Spa,...

  • Fine Dining
  • French

Botanist

Botanist opened in the spring of 2017 with tidy creative plates of new Pacific Northwest cuisine that highlight ingredients like morels, sidestripe shrimp, smoked...

  • Fine Dining
  • Local Cuisine

Chambar

Downtown

Chambar serves Belgian food - meaning waffle-lovers are in for a treat - with tinges of French and Moroccan influence. The brunch menu is good enough to make this a...

  • Casual
  • Other

White Spot

Various locations

White Spot began in 1928, when Nat Bailey transformed his 1918 Model T into a traveling lunch truck. That same year, the first White Spot drive-in opened on...

  • Casual
  • American

Ask for Luigi

Downtown

Ask for Luigi serves some of the most authentic and affordable Italian food in Vancouver. The teak-paneled dining room is tiny but organized, and service is prompt....

  • Family style
  • Italian

Beaucoup Bakery

Fairview

The croissants and pastries at Beaucoup Bakery are so fresh and skillfully-made that it's no surprise to hear the owner honed her craft in France. The seating area...

  • Bakery
  • Local Cuisine

Bistro 101

Granville Island

Bistro 101 is the training restaurant for Vancouver's Pacific Culinary Institute, meaning a market-driven three-course tasting menu is around $35 per person. Friday...

  • Café or Bistro
  • International

Blue Water Cafe

Yaletown

Located in a converted Yaletown warehouse with an award-winning team in the kitchen, Blue Water Cafe is known as one of the finest restaurants in Vancouver. The...

  • Seafood
  • Local Cuisine

Budgie's Burritos

Mount Pleasant

Budgie's Burritos serves Mexican-Canadian standards to eager crowds in Mount Pleasant. In keeping with Vancouver's green personality, all of the dishes are...

  • Casual
  • Mexican

Cafe Deux Soleils

Commercial Drive

Breakfast is served until 3 pm at Cafe Deux Soleils on Commercial Drive, and you might just catch a poetry slam, comedy show or live music to go with your meal. The...

  • Café or Bistro
  • International

Cafe Havana

Commercial Drive

A Cuban-themed eatery on Commercial Drive, Cafe Havana offers a brunch and dinner scene complete with entertainment in the form of live music and local theater....

  • Café or Bistro
  • Other

Campagnolo Roma

Grandview-Woodlands

Serving fresh pasta and Neapolitan-style pizza in a slick, modern dining room, Campagnolo Roma enjoys a solid reputation among local pizza purists. Portions can be a...

  • Casual
  • Italian

Cannibal Cafe

Downtown

A burger-centric menu and great beer list are the main attractions at Cannibal Cafe, which has two locations in metro Vancouver. Milkshake Mondays mean a free...

  • Casual
  • American

Catfe

Downtown

Hot on the heels of the cat cafe trend, Catfe in Downtown Vancouver combines a petting zoo experience with a selection of pastries and coffee drinks. The ticket for...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Local Cuisine

Dock Lunch

Mount Pleasant

A small storefront with old-fashioned lettering greets guests at Dock Lunch, where the soul food menu offers classics like stewed pork with biscuits and peach...

  • Seafood
  • Local Cuisine

Fable

Kitsilano

Kitsilano's Fable combines a small but sophisticated dining room with top-notch service and beautifully plated food. The atmosphere here is refined but...

  • Fine Dining
  • Local Cuisine

Five Sails

Downtown

The dining room at Five Sails has one of the best waterfront views in Vancouver. Run by husband-and-wife team Ernst Dorfler and Gerry Sayers, the menu features a...

  • Fine Dining
  • French

Forage

West End

The in-house restaurant at the Listel Hotel is run by Chef Chris Whittaker, whose personal food philosophy centers on hearty local fare. The restaurant serves...

  • Casual
  • Local Cuisine

Go Fish

Granville Island

A waterfront food shack serving fish-n-chips and other seafood dishes at very reasonable prices, Go Fish makes for the perfect lunch before or after wandering the

  • Fast Food
  • Local Cuisine

Guu with Garlic

West End

A Japanese fusion restaurant with a focus on all things garlic, the menu at Guu is organized into small tapas-style plates, many with a touch of Italian or Mexican...

  • Casual
  • Japanese

Hawksworth

Downtown

The Hawksworth regularly places on lists of Vancouver's Top 10 restaurants and it is one of the most coveted reservations in town. The layout of the restaurant...

  • Fine Dining
  • Local Cuisine

Jamjar

Commercial Drive

The menu at Jamjar is described as Lebanese folk food, featuring handmade staples like hummus and fattoush. The dining room is casual but slick, with communal...

  • Family style
  • Middle Eastern

Japadog

Downtown

One of the most unique eateries in Vancouver is food-stand-turned-restaurant Japadog. The formula is relatively simple: pork, beef, turkey or veggie hot dogs are...

  • Fast Food
  • Fusion

La Taqueria Pinche

Fairview

A modest little shop in Fairview, La Taqueria Pinche serves four tacos for $10, a great deal that draws flocks of crowds at lunch and dinner. You can get the...

  • Casual
  • Mexican

Mr. Red Cafe

Kitsilano

A cozy, family-owned eatery in Kitsilano, Mr. Red Cafe serves North Vietnamese food like deep fried crab, green papaya salad and bun bo hue. A sweet Vietnamese iced...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Other

New Amsterdam Cafe

Downtown

A chill cafe with stoner leanings and a vapor lounge, the New Amsterdam doesn't actually sell marijuana, but it is smoker-friendly and has various creative...

  • Café or Bistro
  • International