When it comes to the most beautiful cities in the world, there is no doubt that Vancouver is on top of the list. Because of its high standards of living it is consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world. There is no wonder it lures in so many visitors. This multicultural city takes your breath away with its abundance of natural beauty, vivid life style and sophistication.
Vancouverites like to live well, which of course includes eating well. From street food to high-end restaurants, and its serious relationship with sushi, Vancouver has an evolved culinary culture that has spoiled Vancouverites. The location and multicultural influence (especially Asian) makes Vancouver one of the most unique cities in the world when it comes to food.
Therefore, we have decided to dedicate this Vancouver city guide entirely to food, introducing you our top 5 places to eat in Vancouver.
Monday to Thursday 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday 11:30 AM – Midnight
Saturday 11:00 AM – Midnight
Sunday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Amidst Vancouver’s old Chinatown, an up-and-coming neighborhood in Vancouver rests Bestie. This quirky joint is dedicated to German street food, adding a little bit of sophistication to the humble German sausage by using organic and all natural ingredients. You can choose from several local sausages to go, either with your currywurst or your sausage and sauerkraut. Bestie is unique and offers a fresh approach to street food.
Monday to Thursday 11:30 AM – 10 PM
Friday 11:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
When eating ramen at Marutama, you are either doing yourself a favor or a huge disfavor. If you are a resident of Vancouver, congrats, you have officially found the best place to eat in the highly competitive ramen scene of the city. If you are on a visit, you will forever daydream of one day coming back, because this place is one of kind.
Located on a quiet side street in Koreatown’s Robson Street, Marutama has so much to offer: From a beautiful wooden décor to a charming and professional staff – lead by possibly the kindest man in Vancouver; Tats.
Their minimalistic menu is a testament of their main focus: to create the perfect ramen dish. With their signature ramen made from hand-made noodles, a delicious, secret broth with depth, fresh vegetables and a soya-soaked boiled egg; Well, that’s exactly what Marutama does.
15 W 8th Ave
Monday to Friday 09:00 AM – 11 PM
Saturday to Sunday 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Founder Josh Michnik merges his love for delicious beer and tasteful interiors at 33 Acres Brewing Company – a combo that is hard to come by. One of the most amazing things about this wonderful place is their collaborations with local chefs and food trucks. Every day of the week there is a different truck parked in front of 33 Acres, serving a new menu to take inside and enjoy with your beer. Every Monday night, emerging talent Juno Kim provides the menu. Juno uses local ingredients to create his recipes and plates up the most beautiful dishes. A wonderful collaboration indeed.
The food truck culture is very much alive and kicking in the city of Vancouver, with a vast amount of varieties being offered from all parts of the world. As a result, sticking out can be quite the task. But the people behind Japadog have not only created a most original concept, they also flaunt a great staff to work the food. Eating at Japadog is a tasty and fun experience that will leave you craving for more of the imaginative combinations they have to offer.
163 Keefer St.
Tuesday to Saturday 5:30 PM – Midnight
Sunday 5:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Bao Bei is a Chinese brasserie in the heart of Chinatown, Vancouver. Bao Bei’s mission is to introduce Chinese fine dining. The dapper décor is modern but is cozy and stays true to traditional roots. The same goes with the food. Japanese-French chef Joel Watanabe takes classical Chinese flavors and turns them into fresh, sophisticated small share plates. We recommend Shao Bing: sesame flatbread with cumin lamb sirloin, pickled red onion and cilantro.