Visiting Vancouver Part 1

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"Food is our common ground, a universal experience."

-James Beard

Vancouver, British Columbia, is an incredible city! It has so much to offer even if you are on a short getaway. For me it was a 4 day girl’s trip with my best friend. In this post (Part I) I would like to share with you just a few of my favorite places were I enjoyed some amazing food.

First things first, as a coffee lover I had to sample all the lattes this coffeehouse city had to offer.

Moja Coffee

In the mornings we walked down the little streets marked with blooming flowers and picked up some freshly brewed lattes and pastries (cranberry scones were the best)!
Here are a few more of my favorite coffee shops:
– Turk’s Coffee Bar
– The Coffeebar.ca
– Nelson the Seagull
– Revolver

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Brunch + Lunch + Dinner

Now off to brunch, lunch and dinner. Vancouver has no shortage of fantastic restaurants that range from trendy low key hole-in-a-wall kind of places to award-winning over the top expensive affairs.

Provence Marinaside

Tractor

This little French seafood restaurant and bar in the Yaletown neighborhood had the best view of the Marina and many yummy brunch options that made it hard to choose.

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We stumbled upon this ‘everyday healthy  food’ establishment by accident. We were looking for a mid morning coffee pick me up when we realized that this place serves the most amazing brunch food. We shared the egg, arugula & avocado sandwich.

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Cactus Club Café 

Crépes 

Epic views and tasty food at Vancouver’s best waterfront dining.

This restaurant has an upscale vibe yet fun and relaxed atmosphere with a fantastic location, amazing food, great service, and not to mention their creative cocktails. It’s menu offers a wide variety of choices from quesadillas, to melt-in-your-mouth Short Rib Pappardelle. I was in the mood for salad so I ordered the Rocket Salad. It was amazing and I loved the fact that it was served upside down (chicken on the bottom covered with delicious pile of greens).

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Best street food ever
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Flying Pig 

La Mazcelaria 

Low key lunch with a view of Gustown

This place offers simple, seasonally inspired menu with fresh, local ingredients.

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One of those hole-in-the-wall kind of places that you just can’t help but keep coming back to over and over again.

We came back to this place twice and probably would have gone back more had we stayed longer. We had the best Taco Tuesday ever! La Mezcaleria serves dishes that mirror traditional Mexican recipes, plus they make every guest feel at home, as they prepare the dishes right in front of you.

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The Longhorn Saloon & Grill 

The Keg

Gibbons, Whistler

This place was sitting at the bottom of the Whistler mountain that was scattered full of mountain bikers zooming at high speed down the once snow covered slopes. We just kicked back and enjoyed a hearty meal while admiring beautiful mountain views and watching dare devil bikers leaving each other in clouds of dust.

We wanted to celebrate our last night in Vancouver with a special dinner. So, we picked the Keg with an open rooftop patio and good views of the city. I had a pistachio crusted salmon with garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed Brussels sprouts. Great food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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"So...Italian gelato. Take the deliciousness of a regular ice-cream cone, times it by a million, then sprinkle it with crushed up unicorn horns."

~ Jenna Evans Welch

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Bella Gelateria

You have to visit this tiny little gelato place in Yaletown whose owner won the largest gelato competition in Florence, Italy. It might be super busy, as we passed it twice because lines were out the door and down the street, but don’t give up it is SO worth it!!!

P.S. They serve gelato made of Buffalo Milk.

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I’m getting hungry reading this! 🙂

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