There are few meals as satisfying as a perfectly cooked sirloin and an excellent glass of wine, and a steak dinner is even more enjoyable when it's served in elegant surroundings. Vancouver is home to many steakhouses, representing a range of styles and price points. Here are a few local favourites that’ll help satisfy your meaty cravings. [Photo credit: iStock.com/4kodiak]
Warm daal, spicy tandoor, nourishing curry: Indian cuisine offers some of the most comforting lunches around – and in Vancouver, they’re often among the most affordable, with midday specials ranging from reasonable to downright cheap. These local eateries will fill you up without emptying your wallet at lunchtime. [Image credit: iStock.com/JoeGough]
Some meetings are hard to define: is this the kind of date for a coffee or would your colleague-turned-friend really prefer a glass of wine? For when you just can’t decide what sort of drink the occasion demands, these Vancouver cafés offer the best of both worlds – a choice of alcohol or caffeine that avoids any awkward misunderstandings. [Image courtesy of Medina]
Do you crave a good meal with an even better view? The following eight Vancouver restaurants pair delicious meals and captivating vistas. From revolving restaurants to beachside bistros, there’s a dining option for everyone – and every taste – in the harbour city. [Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver/Clayton Perry]
Whether you prefer crisp romaine or nutrient-dense kale, fresh anchovies or crunchy bacon bits, there’s no denying that Caesar salads are a beloved standby on many a restaurant menu. But despite their ubiquitous nature, not every garlicky green bowl is created equal. When it comes to delivering fresh, creative and great-tasting Caesar salads, these Vancouver restaurants reign supreme. [Photo credit: iStock.com/PoppyB]
Spot prawn season is back! Sweet, succulent, sustainable spotprawns are making a delicious return to Vancouver restaurant menus this spring. Available for a limited time each year, these celebrity crustaceans are in high demand among local shrimp enthusiasts. If you didn’t snag tickets to the annual Spot Prawn Festival, pay a visit to these local seafood restaurants in May and June. [Photo courtesy of Miku Waterfront]
Whether you work in the area and are in need of some midday fuel or you’re a local searching out a new lunchtime haunt, the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood has no shortage of excellent sandwiches on offer. Stop in at any one of these eight restaurants for your fix of tasty bread and delicious fillings.
As a blogger, I’m often trying to uncover quick lunch spots where I can meet with fellow bloggers and potential collaborators. I like to find restaurants that balance great food with friendly service and a unique atmosphere. I’ve always felt that places with a unique flair and interesting touches help encourage creativity, which is essential in the fashion industry.
With the Pacific Ocean right on our doorstop, Vancouverites don’t have to go far to sample fresh-off-the-boat seafood. From casual neighbourhood fish counters to waterfront fine dining, these local restaurants have you covered for your next catch of the day. [Image courtesy of Fanny Bay Oyster Bar and Shellfish Market; Photo credit: John Sherlocke]
The West Coast might truly be the best coast, with its access to fresh ocean-ingredients and highly skilled Japanese chefs. Vancouver’s sushi joints have a wide variety of offerings (for a wide variety of budgets!), from authentic melt-in-your-mouth sashimi to wild fusion rolls you never would’ve expected to enjoy.
Ah, waterfront patios – does it get any more West Coast? False Creek provides a host of options for soaking in the sun on its south shore. With great views of the city, three bridges to frame the scene and plenty of sail-bys from beautiful people on beautiful boats, an afternoon on one of these Vancouver patios is sure to come with a healthy side of photo ops.
When you’re looking for a restaurant to meet a networking contact for lunch, there’s nothing worse than wasting time trying to come up with the right spot. To make that decision easier, here's a list of great venues for your next power lunch.
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