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My Vancouver #2: Eating my way through the city

My Vancouver #2: Eating my way through the city
My Vancouver #2: Eating my way through the city

I love to explore new places in and around Vancouver, get lost on the trails, and eat my way through the city! In the My Vancouver series I’ll share the latest places I’ve explored, eaten at, and adventured to. I’d love to hear about your latest city discoveries!

Currently Eating

Charcuterie platter at Homer Street Cafe

We have a new goal at work: find the best charcuterie platter in Vancouver. Homer Street Cafe is in the lead right now!

Sashimi at Shizen Ya

Shizen Ya is my favourite place to go for healthy and gluten-free sushi (next to Miku). Their sashimi is always fresh and I love to have the spinach gomae and braised lotus root to start.

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Drinks at Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar

The cocktails, wine, and other drinks at Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar are always spot on. Their charcuterie board also gives Homer Street Cafe a run for its money. Get the wine flight, and impress your friends with your wine knowledge… by reading the tasting notes paper the wine flight is served on. Drop by Viti Wine & Lager next door for expert advice on a bottle of wine to bring home.

Americanos at 6 Degrees Eatery

A relatively new cafe in Coal Harbour with beautiful views of the water and Stanley Park, 6 Degrees Eatery serves coffee by day and drinks and tapas by night. They have comfy seats, free WIFI, kind owners, and great service.

Brunch at Jam Cafe

A Victoria brunch-institution, Jam Cafe has now opened a location on Beatty Street in Vancouver. This eclectic all-day breakfast spot serves “hearty, playful, and perfectly share-able breakfast creations.” Go hungry, especially if you get one of the carb-heavy breakfast bowls.

Coconut Milk Lattes at Whole Foods

Whole Foods is one of the few places I have found that a) serves coconut milk and b) does not charge extra for non-dairy milk. The lattes are perfectly creamy and I prefer the taste of coconut over almond milk.

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Smoothies at Victoria’s Health

I love Victoria’s Health, particularly their smoothies. While their health food store items can be a bit over-priced, their smoothies are well-priced and filling. My go-to are the Rise & Shine (Vega French Vanilla, apple, oats, spices, almond butter) and Tropi-Kale (mango, pineapple, greens, shredded coconut, coconut milk, and coconut water).

Green juice at Sina Pharmacy

For organic green juice, I head to Sina Pharmacy on Seymour close to Yaletown. The owners are very nice and the green juice is super green and very delicious.

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Two Daughters Bakery Scones

My guilty pleasure, especially during marathon training, is scones. Specifically the gluten-free vegan blueberry or raspberry scones with cashew cream. Made by Two Daughters Bakery, you can buy them at Be Fresh Local Market and Cafe. Thank me later, or better yet bring me one!

What is the best food you have discovered or restaurant you have eaten at lately?

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