As a Canadian foodie destination, Vancouver offers no shortage of delicious restaurants to choose from. From ethically minded to locally sourced and everything in between, here are some restaurants to add to your next trip itinerary:
H2 Rotisserie & Bar | 1601 Bayshore Dr. | Opened May 2017
Located in the Westin Bayshore Hotel, H2 focuses on serving quality free run and grass-fed rotisserie chicken (from the local Maple Hills Farms), served with everything from herb roasted fingerling potatoes to onion rings to steamed vegetables. Minutes from Vancouver's iconic seawall and with a view of the Burrard Inlet, tuck into individual or family-style portions and choose from any of the 16 local beers on tap (from Red Truck to Parallel 49 Brewing). Even better? The extensive menu is also available online for takeout orders.
Parallel 49 Street Brewing Kitchen +Tasting Room | 1950 Triumph St. | Opened May 2017
Founded in 2012, Parallel 49 Brewing's Street Kitchen and Tasting Room have become a mainstay in Vancouver's craft beer scene. As of May 2017, Parallel 49 Brewing re-opened its Tasing Room where beer lovers can now sample the company's latest brews and greatest hits from 40 taps, enjoy a full food menu from their indoor food truck including a specialty ’Truck Lunch’ daily special, fill growlers, or purchase product from their on-site Beer Store. For the full experience, participate in the (free!) guided brewery tours, which also includes a beer tasting.
Bells & Whistles | 3296 Fraser St. | Opened October 2017
Gooseneck Hospitality—the powerhouse behind Vancouver favourites Wildebeest, Bufala, and Lucky Taco—added another restaurant to their arsenal in early October 2017. Owned by James Iranzad, Nick Miller, and Josh Pape, and lead by Chef Alessandro Vianello, Bells & Whistles aims to celebrate fresh, locally sourced ingredients and every beer style and tradition the world has to offer. The 122-seat restaurant's friendly neighbourhood atmosphere puts it on track to become the newest local hangout, complete with a games room, two huge 4K screens, 19 beers on tap, and an upcoming sun-drenched wraparound patio. The sports-bar inspired joint will be open daily for lunch, dinner, and evening drinks.
Two Rivers Meats—The Shop | 180 Donaghy Ave., North Vancouver | Opened October 2017
Two Rivers Specialty Meats, a go-to source for ethical and sustainable meat in Western Canada, has just opened its own eatery in North Vancouver. Lead by Chef Tony Starratt, the menu features 60-Day Dry-Aged Burger and Rotisserie Chicken, and a selection of local BC beer and wine on tap. Along with the 32-seat restaurant, a European-style deli, and a take-away counter, Two Rivers Meats will also have recipe ideas available for customers who want to recreate a dish at home.