10 quick bites in Vancouver

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

Earl Grey, Watermelon and Whiskey Bacon donuts at Cartems Donuterie in Vancouver
Clockwise from top right: Earl Grey, Watermelon and Whiskey Bacon donuts at Cartems

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.

2. Japadog

Ebi tempura and Okonomi hot dogs at Japadog in Vancouver
Ebi tempura and Okonomi hot dogs at Japadog
Yakinuku rice hot dog at Japadog in Vancouver
Yakinuku rice hot dog at Japadog

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

Smoked meat poutine at La Belle Patate in Vancouver

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 in Vancouver

Inside Granville Island Public Market in Vancouver

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?

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5. La Casa Gelato

Ice cream cone at La Casa Gelato in Vancouver

Cup of ice cream at La Casa Gelato in Vancouver

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.

Posted on July 3, 2018

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10 quick bites in Vancouver
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