In addition to its incredible sights and inviting Canadian-Pacific spirit, Vancouver gets you in the gut with an eclectic mix of fixins. During my latest jam-packed, four-day visit to Vancity, I was able to fit in some of my favorite Vancouver cheap eats. Poutine… check. Japadog… check. Tim Hortons (my greatest weakness)… check. Here are 10 quick Vancouver bites to delight.
1. Cartems Donuterie
Cartems Donuterie in downtown Vancouver dazzles the taste buds with their wonderfully creative donut flavors. Check out the Cartems menu for a taste of what they’re currently bakin’ up.
Combining two great loves—hot dogs and Japanese cuisine—is a can’t-miss proposition. Japadog—an uber-popular fixture of the Vancouver street food scene since 2005—is the master of the craft.
3. Poutine at La Belle Patate
When you’re north of the border, poutine is always in order. La Belle Patate in Davie Village serves up 30 or so varieties of poutine for your devouring pleasure.
4. Granville Island Public Market
Granville Island Public Market is a splendid spot to wander around and feel out your belly’s cravings. Seafood, fresh fruits, cured meats, Montreal-style bagels, macarons, fish and chips, Belgian chocolates, donuts, honey… As it is with all great open-air food markets, the question becomes, how many laps will you do before you make your pick?
5. La Casa Gelato
Sensory overload is most certainly achieved at La Casa Gelato, Vancouver’s famous ice cream shop that serves 238 different flavors at all times. 238! That’s a whole lot of tiny tasting spoons. So many choices, so little time (and stomach space), but that’s a tasty problem to have.