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Location: Vancouver

Day 1 - 14 Sep 2021

Samesun Vancouver

Vancouver, Samesun Vancouver

Content: For a cheap, clean, traveler friendly hotel this is the best choice in town. You can make this your home base for the duration of the trip

Mediterranean Grill

Vancouver, Mediterranean Grill

Content: If driving across the US border to Vancouver like me you’ll arrive hungry for lunch. Head to this Mediterranean grill for killer green wraps & kebabs.

Location: Richmond

Day 1 - 14 Sep 2021

Lamajoun

Richmond, Lamajoun
Richmond, Lamajoun
Richmond, Lamajoun
Richmond, Lamajoun
Richmond, Lamajoun
Richmond, Lamajoun

Content: Tucked into an industrial mall this Armenian restaurant is one of my favorites in Vancouver. Get the dumplings & the meat pide.

Location: Vancouver

Day 1 - 14 Sep 2021

Hawkers Delight Deli

Vancouver, Hawkers Delight Deli

Content: If you can stomach a mid-afternoon snack grab some authentic noodles from Hawkers Delight.

East is East

Vancouver, East is East

Content: Before dinner walk the streets with a steaming cup of almond chai from East is East. The Almond Masala is best.

MeeT on Main

Vancouver, MeeT on Main
Vancouver, MeeT on Main
Vancouver, MeeT on Main

Content: This is a vegan spot. With killer cocktails and the “butter chicken” poutine and cauliflower bites are worth the trip in. Also get the basil pineapple cocktail.

Location: Vancouver

Day 2 - 15 Sep 2021

Siegel's Bagels

Vancouver, Siegel's Bagels
Vancouver, Siegel's Bagels

Content: Did you know that Canada has their own style of Bagel?? The Montreal bagel. The best version in vancouver is here. Get the rosemary rocksalt flavored one. It’s a Canadian favorite.

English Bay Beach

Vancouver, English Bay Beach
Vancouver, English Bay Beach
Vancouver, English Bay Beach

Content: You should take a walk around the English Bay beach to help digest all this food. Also the beach is pretty and filled with these cool art sculptures.

Legendary Noodle

Vancouver, Legendary Noodle
Vancouver, Legendary Noodle
Vancouver, Legendary Noodle
Vancouver, Legendary Noodle

Content: Get the cumin lamb cut noodles. Also throw in some of their noisy salt and pepper chicken while you’re at it.

Storm Brewing LTD.

Vancouver, Storm Brewing LTD.
Vancouver, Storm Brewing LTD.
Vancouver, Storm Brewing LTD.

Content: Vancouver has loads of good breweries but this one is great for a sunny day and super unique. Mostly because of its no frill no fuss atmosphere. I LOVED the pineapple Pilsner.

Bomber Brewing

Vancouver, Bomber Brewing
Vancouver, Bomber Brewing
Vancouver, Bomber Brewing

Content: If a traditional glass cup type of brewery is more your jam Bomber had tons of unique brews like this Yuzu Sour just up the street. And you can watch all the cyclists fly up the street.

House Of Dosas

Vancouver, House Of Dosas
Vancouver, House Of Dosas

Content: Best Indian food in little Saigon. Get a Dosa. Flavor doesn’t matter. Also I recommend the mango lassi. Monday has a Dosa special that comes with dessert for $6.

Location: Vancouver

Day 3 - 16 Sep 2021

Breka Bakery & Café (Main st)

Vancouver, Breka Bakery & Café (Main st)
Vancouver, Breka Bakery & Café (Main st)
Vancouver, Breka Bakery & Café (Main st)

Content: Start your day with a velvety espresso and Italian pocket or with a London fog donut and lavender latte. This bakery has it all.

Stanley Park

Vancouver, Stanley Park
Vancouver, Stanley Park
Vancouver, Stanley Park

Content: Take the afternoon off and wander Stanley park. You can check out the various viewpoints and see the city skyline by the water.

Peaked Pies

Vancouver, Peaked Pies

Content: Grab a quick and easy dinner at pealed pies. I’d never had an Aussie pie or any Aussie food. Although the mushy peas are British.

Location: Vancouver

Day 4 - 17 Sep 2021

AlHadbah Donair

Vancouver, AlHadbah Donair
Vancouver, AlHadbah Donair

Content: PHENOMENAL. get any kebab or plate and you’ll be happy.

Guu with Garlic

Vancouver, Guu with Garlic
Vancouver, Guu with Garlic
Vancouver, Guu with Garlic
Vancouver, Guu with Garlic
Vancouver, Guu with Garlic
Vancouver, Guu with Garlic

Content: This is my favorite restaurant in Vancouver. It’s a traditional Japanese izakaya. The menu changes but you have to try the scallop mayo pizza (yes seriously), raw beef, pork cheek, and chicken nan ban.

Location: Vancouver

Day 5 - 18 Sep 2021

Ramen Danbo

Vancouver, Ramen Danbo
Vancouver, Ramen Danbo
Vancouver, Ramen Danbo
Vancouver, Ramen Danbo

Content: Ramen for breakfast. I liked the spicy variety. With the lunch special you get 3 gyoza with two added toppings. The pickled veggies and egg were my favorites.

New Town Bakery & Restaurant

Vancouver, New Town Bakery & Restaurant
Vancouver, New Town Bakery & Restaurant
Vancouver, New Town Bakery & Restaurant

Content: Grab a quick for the road snack for when you leave the city tomorrow from this Chinese bakery in historic Chinatown. I always gravitate for pineapple buns.

Phnom Penh Restaurant

Vancouver, Phnom Penh Restaurant
Vancouver, Phnom Penh Restaurant
Vancouver, Phnom Penh Restaurant
Vancouver, Phnom Penh Restaurant

Content: This is a close second (maybe a tie) for my favorite restaurant in Vancouver. Here you’ll want the fried chicken (trust me), the butter beef, and any of the Cambodian Specialities that strike your fancy. This place is best with a large group but very doable with two hungry people.

The Chickadee Room in Juke

Vancouver, The Chickadee Room in Juke
Vancouver, The Chickadee Room in Juke

Content: Seal out a perfect eating tour of Vancouver with some fancy cocktails at the chickadee room in historic Chinatown. I prefer the gin varietals.