The best Mediterranean eats in Vancouver

Looking for some authentic Mediterranean eats in Vancouver? These neighbourhood eateries are serving up some mouthwatering European fare throughout the city. Opa! [Photo credit: iStock. Anna Bryukhanova]


3116 Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V6K 2H3

The menu might feature recipes that have been passed down for generations, but the tasty Lebanese fare at Nuba still manages to feel fresh, healthy and modern. We suggest sharing a few traditional mezze dishes among friends; the gluten-free and vegan-friendly falafels – prepared with organic chickpeas, fava beans, veggies and spices – are a must-try. If you’re looking for something a bit heartier, order a beef skewer with tahini sauce paired with a fattoush salad.

Olympia Pizza

3205 Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V6K 2H5

Six brothers from the Greek island of Evia opened this Kistilano restaurant back in 1967. Today, the neighbourhood pizzeria delivers a crowd-pleasing menu of hot and cold Mediterranean appetizers (spicy feta dip, vine leaves, calamari, saganaki), fresh soups and salads, pizzas, pastas, souvlaki and traditional Greek dishes like moussaka and dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves). The sprawling patio here a lively hot spot. Visit early to grab a seat, order a pitcher of sangria and enjoy people watching from this prime locale.

Al Basha

3143 Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V6K 2H2

Whether you choose to get your grub on a plate or wrapped in a pita, the authentic Mediterranean flavours at this neighbourhood takeout joint definitely won’t disappoint. The always-popular chicken shawarma wraps are stuffed with chunks of spiced chicken, lettuce, tomato, homemade hummus and tahini. The large portions, affordable prices and late-night hours make this a popular spot for those seeking sustenance after a night out.

Stepho's Souvlaki Greek Taverna

1124 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1N1

Stepho's Souvlaki has some of the best chicken and lamb souvlaki Vancouver has to offer. The meat is expertly seasoned and cooked to your liking. You get heaping portions for your buck, and the garlic spread that comes with your pita is house-made, delicious and never overpowering. You’ll love the mussels and calamari here, too. Be sure to try their signature tiroboukes, or cheese balls, before you leave – they're sure to become a favourite!

Mythos Taverna

132 3rd St W, North Vancouver, BC V7M 1E8

When you’re in North Vancouver and have a craving for Greek food, Mythos Greek Taverna is the place to be. Nestled in central Lonsdale, Mythos Greek Taverna is best known for its lunch special, which includes tender tiger prawns and scallops. The cold appetizers menu has plenty of options like octopus, tzatziki, feta cheese, and olives. You’ll also love the extensive beer and wine list, which includes many delicious white wines from Greece.

Tourism Vancouver’s annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival is back this winter from January 19th to February 4th. The 17-day culinary festival will see some of the city’s hottest restaurants serving an array of mouth-watering prix-fixe menus. If you want to take your significant other for a special meal, plan a date night at one of these romantic eateries. [Photo courtesy of Boulevard/Leila Kwok]
Tourism Vancouver’s Dine Out Vancouver Festival is back this winter from January 19th to February 4th. The 17-day culinary event will see some of the city’s top restaurants serving mouth-watering prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner. If you’re looking for a kid-approved spot with a casual atmosphere and plenty of choices for picky eaters, book a table at these family-friendly restaurants. [Photo courtesy of Bufala]
Tourism Vancouver’s annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival is back this winter from January 19th to February 4th. The 17-day culinary event provides foodies with a great opportunity to eat at Vancouver’s most acclaimed restaurants for less. If you want an upscale meal in an elegant setting, these high-end spots deliver a great bang for your buck. [Photo courtesy of YEW Seafood + Bar]
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