Vancouver in Early March – Part 29 – Food for Thought

One of the many things we look forward to on our Vancouver trips is visiting our favourite local restaurants. Vancouver has quite an active dining scene, with so many varied ethnic and local eateries, we sometimes have trouble fitting them all in. It was even more difficult on this trip, due to the approaching pandemic and the fact that all establishments were restricted to take out effective March 17 (our last day in Vancouver, before our drive home).

Some of our stops on this trip

Parallel 49 Coffee Shop at 689 Thurlow – on our way in from the airport to pick up ground coffee to use during our stay. Great beans and ground coffee.

Tartine Bread and Pies at 1069 Davie – on our way from the airport to pick up a sour cherry pie as a hostess gift. We went here more than once, but always for the sour cherry pie. Yummmmmmmy.

Italian Tomato at 1047 Davie – great Italian food with large portions and live music the Friday night we were there to celebrate our arrival and other things.

Italian Tomato – huge plates of great Italian food – Happy Hour options as well

Forage Restaurant at 1300 Robson – Sustainable, locally sourced cuisine – good coffee and great breakfasts.

Viet Sub at 1682 Robson – great green papaya salad and excellent banh mi at reasonable prices.

The Mexican at 1049 Granville – authentic Mexican cuisine, cerveza and margaritas at reasonable prices

Paramount Fine Foods at 560 Robson – great Middle Eastern cuisine. This was close to the closure of all in restaurant dining. Here is the cleaning notice posted at the time.

The Teahouse in Stanley Park at 7501 Stanley Park Drive – fine dining in a beautiful setting. We enjoyed pan fried Brussels sprouts and fish and chips on this day.

Go Fish at 1501 – 1st Ave. W – great takeout fish and chips and homemade coleslaw. Not cheap, but delicious and fresh, as it is right beside the Public Fish Sales dock.

Belle Patate at 1215 Davie – good inexpensive poutine in a variety of sizes and topping. How Canadian, eh?

Parthenon Supermarket and lunch counter at 3080 West Broadway – great selection of Greek foods both in store and on the lunch counter.

Peaked Pies Aussie Pie Shop at 975 Denman – great Aussie pies with mashed potatoes, mushy peas and gravy, as well as some traditional Aussie desserts. We did not dine here on this trip, but did do take and bake on 2 evenings. Still delightful.

Beetbox at 1074 Davie – delicious vegetarian bowls and boxes. Again, we did take out from here.

Solly’s Bagelry at 2873 W Broadway – good selection of traditional bagels and schmeers. Takeaway again.

Cartems Donuts at 3040 W Broadway – not cheap, but, hey, its donuts. How can that be bad?

13 thoughts on “Vancouver in Early March – Part 29 – Food for Thought

  1. Food is one of the reasons why I love exploring the world. I loved Nanaimo bars as it happened to contain three of my favourite things – custard, chocolate and wafer. Maybe that’s where I feel under Vancouver’s spell 😂😂😂 next time I’m visiting Vancouver, I would love to sample bannock! Thanks for sharing and I hope all is well with you and your family 😊 Aiva

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    1. Agreed and when you know a place, like we know Vancouver, you know where you want to go back to. As to bannock, this might be the place where you could get in in Vancouver. Everything is fine here Aiva, except for the incessant rain, kinda like being in Ireland without the plane ride. Thanks for reading and stay well. Allan

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    1. For some reason food culture is necessary for vacation enjoyment. When I look back at this post, it makes it look like we ate every meal out, which was not quite the truth. Ohhhhh, but the sour cherry pie. Thanks for reading and commenting Lynette. Allan

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      1. Hahaha. For M and me, eating out is one of the best things about travelling. I love how it connects you to a place much better than many other things.
        When I finish this contract, we will be returning full-time to Penticton (I’ll be retiring and we have our permanent home there.)

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      2. I chose my end date 26 months out and the years did indeed fly by. Nonetheless the challenges did not stop thanks to an employer that was hell bent on outsourcing. But, I knew what I was working toward and made it out alive. Keep your eyes on the prize, Lynette. Allan

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