It appears as though the traditional street snack of Mexico has finally made its way north and found a hungry and welcoming second home in Vancouver. That all these worthy taquerias are vying for supremacy can only mean excellent things for your Mexican food cravings. ¡Hola, tacos! [Image courtesy of Tacofino. Photo credit: Laura McGuire]
Who doesn't like spicy meat prepared on a rotating spit? Shawarma has quickly become a staple in Vancouver for those looking for a fast and delicious meal with some international flair. Related to gyros and donairs, they're not exactly known as a healthy food item, but you would be hard-pressed to find something quite as delicious.
How did summer just sneak up on us like that? With the weather finally starting to heat up, there’s no better time to grab that tasty cold smoothie packed with nutrients and vitamins. There are plenty of options around town, whether you’re a hardcore green monster or looking to dabble in a fruity mix. Check out these fresh summer smoothies and healthy snack options in Vancouver. [Image courtesy of The Juice Truck]
Despite what one might think, no two samosas are ever the same. Fillings, spices, cooking methods and ambience all combine to differentiate one samosa experience from another. I’ve traversed Vancouver to come up with seven different locales - from Little India treasures to West Coast bakeries - where discerning foodies can consume this beloved snack. [Photo credit: iStock.com/Shikhar Bhattarai]
Sunny days on the West Coast are to be savoured. For many Vancouver locals, the perfect summer day in the city means heading to the beach to enjoy some sun, sand and surf before capping the day off with eats and a pint near the water. Here are some choice spots to grab a bite near my favourite Vancouver beaches: Jericho, English Bay, Kitsilano, Dundarave, and Third Beach. [Photo credit: iStock.com/wundervisuals]
Preparing a healthy vegetarian or vegan meal is often last on the list when you’re a busy professional or an exhausted weekend warrior. Coming to your rescue are these Vancouver restaurants and takeout spots, each offering fast, meat-free options for pickup, allowing you to relax while others do the work. [Photo courtesy of Nuba]
These eateries in Vancouver’s diverse Chinatown neighbourhood offer delicious meals for under $10 each: ideal for quick and satisfying lunches on the go.
The cooler, younger sibling to Vancouver’s trendy Gastown neighbourhood, Railtown is bursting with new cafés, restaurants and tasty gems to explore. Visit these locations for a lunchtime pick-me-up and to sample some of the city’s most delicious fresh food from independent suppliers. [Railtown Cafe photo credit: Jelger + Tanja Photographers]
Much in the same way that movie theatres and the scent of buttery popcorn can never be separated, hot dogs have a distinctly nostalgic element. These savoury snacks bring up memories of Little League games and beans-and-weinies at home. Thankfully there are more and more places in Vancouver serving the humble hot dog in a variety of grown-up flavours and styles. [Photo © Yellow Pages / Pages Jaunes]
There’s nothing more comforting than the smell of fresh-baked bread wafting from the oven. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have time for all that kneading, rolling and flouring – but we can grab our daily (handmade) bread at one of these fine Vancouver bakeries, where rustic rye, French baguette and plain ol’ white are on display among other, more adventurous varieties. [Photo credit: iStock.com/LOVE_LIFE]
Surrey is a great destination when you've got a hunger for burgers. Locals have been discovering more hidden gems in this Vancouver suburb every year. Here are the best burger joints to try the next time you’re in Surrey. [Photo © Yellow Pages / Pages Jaunes]
These North Vancouver restaurants have burgers to match your appetite, no matter what your diet. Fish, falafel, beef and chicken – there are no rules for what goes inside the bun. [Photo © Yellow Pages / Pages Jaunes]
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